10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN DENVER

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With an average of 300 sunny days a year, breath-taking mountain scenery and an ever-growing arts and cultural scene, there really isn’t much to dislike about Denver, Colorado.

Whether you’re looking to get out and explore the great outdoors or unwind while exploring the top sites of the city, there’s no shortage of things to do and see as you connect with team members and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re planning an upcoming retreat to Denver, keep reading for our recommendations on the best team building activities to make the most of your visit! 

HANDPICKED TEAM ACTIVITIES IN DENVER, COLORADO

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Fill your appetite with a cooking class

  • Cooking classes provide an immersive and hands-on way to mix up traditional team dinners and learn something new.
  • The activity lasts an average of two hours plus additional time to sit back and enjoy your meal with coworkers when you’re done.
  • An onsite instructor will take you through each step in preparing your dish from prepping ingredients to sharing techniques that will uplevel your cooking abilities.
  • You’ll also build on listening and teamwork skills as you work independently and collaboratively to cook your meal.
  • Most facilities have options to indulge in beer, wine or cocktails as you cook which adds a great social element to the experience. 
  • Keep in mind this activity can be a bit pricier but if it's in your budget it's an amazing way to add a dynamic element to team dining.

Build problem-solving skills with an escape room

  • Escape rooms are an awesome hands-on team building option if you’re looking to work on problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills.
  • You and your coworkers will choose between a number of different themed puzzles and work together to solve the mystery and beat the clock.
  • Staff are available onsite to answer any questions you may have and will even walk you through the solution if you run out of time. 
  • Most facilities change out their puzzles frequently making this a great option for both new and returning groups.
  • Some spaces even come equipped with restaurant and bar options making for a great add-on if you’re looking to continue socializing with team members after the activity!

Dark side of Denver ghost tours

  • Get to know the spooky side of Denver with a guided ghost tour through the city’s most haunted spots.
  • Combining storytelling with historical facts, these tours will give you and your team a fresh and fun perspective of the city. 
  • Your guide will offer a wealth of knowledge not only on Denver’s haunted history but also local folklore, fun facts and recommendations for must-see spots in the city.
  • Typically the tours last around two hours and covers quite a wide area of lower downtown Denver. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing a lot of walking! 
  • Unique and reasonably-priced, this is a great way to fill an evening especially as a follow-up to a team meal at a local restaurant. 

Cycle through Denver on a 16-passenger bike

  • Hit the streets and explore the sites of Denver on a 16-passenger bicycle.
  • The bikes typically require a minimum of 8 passengers and hold up to 16 riders but many businesses offer enough bikes to accommodate up to 80 participants.
  • On average the rides last two hours as a designated tour guide takes you through the city with stops at some of the best local bars.
  • While any drinks purchased on your tour will cost additional, many of the bars offer discounts for tour participants.
  • If you’re looking to see the city in a fun, active way this is a great, affordable option to see the city. You can even talk to the organizers about customizing your route to hit some spots on your Denver bucket list!

Get creative with a paint night

  • Paint nights offer a fun and accessible way to get creative and unwind with coworkers as you work to create your very own masterpiece.
  • Typically this activity runs around 2 hours and you’ll have the option of purchasing or bringing your own food and drink so you can sip and snack throughout the experience.
  • An instructor will walk you through every step in creating your final piece, offering advice on colour and technique as you work through at your own pace.
  • You’ll be provided with all the materials you need from canvases and brushes to easels, paint and aprons. 
  • This is a relatively affordable team building experience averaging at $30 per person with options to receive discounts if you’re booking with a larger group.

Discover Denver’s culinary scene on a food tour

  • Explore the city while feeding your appetite on a fun-filled food tour through some of Denver’s best eats.
  • Typically this experience runs around three-hours and requires quite a bit of walking so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • You and your team will enjoy up to five curated tastings accompanied by an expert tour guide who will provide you with insights on Denver’s history, food culture and recommendations on local hot spots to check out during the rest of your stay in the city!
  • Some tours even offer wine and cocktail tasting options, allowing you to sip and socialize as you sample some of the best local dishes.
  • While this is a bit of a pricier team building option, it's a great alternative to traditional team meals. Just keep in mind that not all tours can accommodate dietary restrictions so be sure to inquire ahead of booking if your team has any food allergies/special requirements.

Race to the finish at a go kart track

  • Unwind with coworkers through an adrenaline-filled trip to the go kart track.
  • You’ll be provided with all the equipment you’ll need from helmets to high-performance race carts and instruction on how to have fun and make the most of your experience.
  • Race in teams or hit the track tournament style to see which coworker is the quickest.
  • Many facilities offer additional amenities like private meeting rooms and food and drink options so you can continue to socialize with coworkers between and after racing. 
  • This team building experience tends to run a bit more expensive but is a ton of fun if it fits your budget.

Blow off some steam in a rage rooms

  • If you’re looking for a fun, laidback team building activity where you and your coworkers can unwind and relieve some stress, consider booking a Rage Room for your team retreat.
  • You’ll get to destroy objects like glassware, electronics and furniture using a variety of tools from sledgehammers to baseball bats and crowbars. 
  • You’ll be expected to arrive in closed-toe shoes, long-sleeve shirts and pants but all other safety gear such as gloves and goggles will be provided by the facility. 
  • Employees will walk you through everything you need to know to have a safe and fun experience before giving you around 30-60 minutes to smash away on your own time. 
  • This activity is fairly budget-friendly and works well to accommodate a wide range of group sizes. 

Take aim at an archery facility

  • Build new skills, unwind with team members and engage in a little friendly competition with an archery battle.
  • You’ll be split into two teams and battle it out with bows and foam tipped arrows. The game is similar to dodgeball and the ultimate objective is to tag all of the opposing players with arrows in order to eliminate them from the game.
  • The arrows are specially engineered to leave no bruises or marks, and masks are required at all times in the arena to protect your eyes.
  • This is a great activity for teams of all sizes accommodating groups as small as six and as large as eighty!
  • You’ll be provided with a referee to monitor your gameplay and all the equipment you’ll need, just make sure to wear comfortable workout attire and good shoes for running around.

Test your aim at axe throwing

  • Build a new skill, bond with coworkers and above all have fun, with a team axe throwing experience on your next retreat.
  • At the start of your experience a trained instructor will take you through all of the safety requirements and throwing techniques that will have you tossing axes like a pro in no time. 
  • Some facilities even offer mobile units where they’ll bring all of the axes and targets directly to you.
  • Add an element of friendly competition by organizing a tournament and see which of your coworkers comes out on top.
  • This is a fairly budget-friendly team building experience and is great at accommodating a wide range of group sizes - just be sure to wear closed toe shoes!

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