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The Challenge Hill, Castle Rock: Almost 50 miles north of Manitou Springs resides the little brother of the town's famous outdoor attraction. When dreaming up the ambitious Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock looked to the Incline. The Challenge Hill was born, becoming the centerpiece of the state-of-the-art community park that opened in 2014 and continues to expand. The 200 timber steps aren't nearly as daunting as the railway-turned-footpath that climbs nearly 2,000 feet in less than a mile. But with multiple laps, locals get their desired workout. And with the ease of parking, they don't regret sticking around rather than driving down Interstate 25 and navigating the tourist-heavy Manitou. It's not only the plentiful and free parking at the Challenge Hill's base that will be unfamiliar to Incline regulars. The steps are uniform, the steepness never changing significantly as it does at times up Mount Manitou. But the best views await at the top of the Challenge Hill. The peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park rise in one direction, the hilly valley beyond the highway in the other. The impressive rock face known as Devil's Head is clear to the west, Pikes Peak to the south. A short trail loop back down the hill. Trip log: 0.10 miles up the hill, 0.4-mile trail down, 168-foot elevation gain, 6,509 feet max. We will carpool and meet at the Colorado RTD station off Evans street near Dave and Busters off Evans street at 8:45 am and leave at 9 am sharp! If you want to meet us at the mini-incline, parking is pretty easy & meet us at 9:30 am, here is the address: 1375 Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80109. We will go to Union American Bistro after. I am made us a reservation at 11:30 am when they open & they have half off all of their martinis all day Saturday! They are delicious & there are lots of them!!!! Its like 2 minutes from the mini incline. Here is the address if ya need it: 3 Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104. PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVPS UP-TO-DATE OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE GROUP! Also, please practice social distancing & bring a mask to the climb if you would like & bring it to the restaurant while entering & walking around inside it, Thanks!
Noble Riot: Honest Wines, Good Food, Genuine Hospitality and a bit of Mayhem. This is a quaint wine bar in the alley in RiNo and has delicious wines and great staff to explain the details of the wine and give us great suggestions of what to drink. Crush Walls will have just happened also, so we can walk around RiNo after and look at all of the awesome murals! To attend this event you need to pay or have already paid the yearly $50 membership fee. You can Venmo me the yearly fee @laurel-resneder or through PayPal at [masked]. When you sign up you will also get a yearly bottle of wine priced at around $25 that I will bring to the meetup. Let me know what your favorite grape is please! :) Remember the membership will include a bi-monthly membership only wine outing at a winery or bar in the Denver area. At those events, there will be raffles for prizes like premium bottles of wine, gift cards for cash, and all kinds of wine accessories. Also, please bring a mask to wear while entering & walking around in the restaurant & practice social distancing, please!
All about The Wild Animal Sanctuary: The Wild Animal Sanctuary offers an incredible 10,473 acres of natural habitats for its rescued animals to enjoy... and is home to more than 520 rehabilitated animals. Our two facilities represent the largest carnivore sanctuaries in the world and are designed and built like no others in existence. Everything about our two facilities are designed to ensure the animals' welfare remains the top priority, even with the numerous modern comforts we provide our guests. Check out their website, there is soooo much great info. on there: https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/ Admission fees = Adults (ages 13 to 69) - $30 per adult + unspecified animal care donation (whatever you consider appropriate to help the animals) We can have a max of 10 people so please keep your RSVPs UPDATED & be respectful of the group, please bring masks also as they will require we wear them on the 2-hour tour! If you guys want to carpool I would say try to coordinate that here on the page or message each other if you like. I'm doing this event again in the fall & in the evening so we can hopefully see more animals that are awake and lively! ;)
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery opened October of 2016 with the goal of offering balanced and drinkable beers, complimented by a creative gastropub foodery. This place has a wonderful brunch with bottomless mimosas for $16. Here is the brunch menu: https://www.briarcommon.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/09/FallBrunch1.0.2020.pdf We will be on the rooftop and spread out at 7 total tables; four 4-tops, one 2-top, and two 6-tops, here are the COVID guidelines for us: - Guest's temperatures will be taken upon arrival - The group much remain seated as much as possible - No mingling/congregating - No buffet or self-serving stations - Tables must be spaced 6 feet apart - No more than 8 guests allowed per table - No bar service will be available; table service by server ONLY - A time limit will be established for the event (2 hours total) - Guests are required to wear masks whenever they are not seated - No water pitchers will be placed on tables; water must be served by Briar Common staff PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP'S UPDATED OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE GROUP!