New Years Eve in Colorado is the one night of the year where you’re expected to plan something great. But if you’re sick of the standard bars and clubs and want to try something different, Colorado has a ton of different options to make your New Year’s Eve 2017 unique. Want to ring in New Year’s 2018 in a new and spectacular fashion? Check out our top picks to skip the standard New Years Eve parties in Denver and do something really special this year.
4 Unique Ways to Party on New Years Eve in Colorado
It doesn’t have to be New Years Eve in Colorado to need an excuse to play in the snow! Nothing says Colorado like skiing or snowshoeing to a backcountry meal. Take a guided 1.5 ski or snowshoe route up the Castle Creek Road near Aspen to the Pine Creek Cookhouse. They have a multi-course winter menu that is well worth the effort. If you don’t feel like getting your exercise in, you can skip the snowshoeing and take a horse-drawn sleigh instead.
If you’re more interested in the winter wonderland of Crested Butte, make a reservation at the Magic Meadows Yurt. After a one mile ski or snowshoe, you’ll be treated to a 5-course dinner. Make sure to make reservations early, New Year’s Eve is a busy night.
After you’ve spent the day in the mountains, head back down to experience the best new years eve Denver has ever seen — at City NYE!
Spend the Night in a Hut or a Yurt
Take your backcountry experience up a notch by doing a NYE hut trip or spending the night in a yurt. Gather your friends and hike up to a hut where you’ll spend the night around a winter fire and enjoy some exciting drinks for new years eve party celebrations. Check out Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division Hut Association to find huts or yurts for experiencing an interesting New Years Eve in Colorado. Most hut trips require you to bring in your own supplies, so plan on packing everything in and out.
Join the Best New Party at the McNichols Building
If you’re more of an indoor person and you don’t want to do some variation of freezing your ass off on a mountain, then check out the City NYE party at the McNichols building in Denver. McNichols is one of the most unique places in Denver for a party and NYE 2017 will hold its biggest NYE party yet. Party down at the renovated McNichols building, one of the best contemporary spaces in Denver, with a collection of local art and amazing Greek architecture.
At City NYE, enjoy a view of the Denver fireworks, an open craft bar with local brews and a rotation of the best local music and DJs and of course, the midnight countdown. If you’re looking to experience the best new years eve in colorado, then your search is over. This is a party experience that lets you skip the long lines, avoid drink waits, ditch amateur partiers, and forget about dropping a pretty-penny on drinks.
Do the Boulder Polar Bear Plunge
If you’re feeling especially adventurous join other Polar Plungers by taking a dip in the Boulder Reservoir on New Year’s Day. That’s right, strip down to your skivvies and jump into the ice-cold water of the reservoir. It’s been an annual New Year’s Day tradition since 1982, although the plunge may be moved back this year, keep your eye out at the Boulder Polar Plunge website. It’s certainly an easy way to curb your hangover from all your New Years Eve in Colorado shenanigans.
Try some of these suggestions if you want to liven up your New Years Eve in Colorado. Whatever you decide to do, whether it’s partying in a new place or snowshoeing for your supper, ring in your New Year’s 2018 with something epic. You can also check out our Blog to discover other things to do in Colorado on New Years Eve.
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