Explore Colorado is an activities package filled with fun, friends and fabulous finds just for RMCAD students in their first semester. Whether you’ve lived in Colorado your entire life, or are a new resident of our incredible state, the Explore Colorado series will open your eyes and mind to fun, new activities just a short distance from campus.

The deadline to register for the 2019-2020 Explore Colorado program is September 20, 2019.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Doors 6:30pm | Buell Theatre

From the creators of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon is an acclaimed new production that follows the story of a young Vietnamese woman on her journey of survival through love and war. Experience the Denver Center for Performing Arts in all its glory and a spectacular Broadway production.

Monday, October 28, 2019
5:00pm-10:30pm | Stanley Hotel, Estes Park  

Visit the famous Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Steven King’s novel The Shining. The Stanley Night Tour is the perfect way to experience the hotel’s architecture, folklore, and pop culture. Explore Estes Park with us and enjoy dinner before immersing yourself in the rich history of this unique mountain town…after dark!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Doors 6pm | Pepsi Center

An all-time favorite of Colorado fans. Watch the Colorado Avalanche battle it out against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the start of the National Hockey League. This is an entertaining game for anyone, not just sports fanatics. Enjoy food, drinks, and the Pepsi Center Arena, which is home to the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Mammoth, and tons of concerts by big name acts.

Did You Know?: The Colorado Avalanche logo was designed by Michael Beindorff, a RMCAD alumnus! 

Saturday, December 7, 2019
5:30pm – 8:30pm | Denver Zoo

Celebrate 29 years of Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo. With over two million lights across 70 acres, this is a magical experience that is bound to get you in the Holiday spirit. Enjoy sweet treats, entertainment, and unexpected animal encounters along the way!

Saturday, January 25, 2020
7am-6pm | Loveland Ski Area

This is one of RMCAD’s favorite traditions. Join us for a day on the slopes at one of Colorado’s most loved mountains, Loveland Ski Area. This is a low-key resort, with deep snow, and a friendly atmosphere, so you will feel right at home. Program includes lift tickets and lunch. Students must bring their own gear. Rentals are available at the mountain.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 
9:30am-2pm | Lost Lake Trail, Nederland, CO

If you’re new to Colorado, you might be new to snowshoeing too! This is an activity that dates way back, but has gained immense popularity in recreational and outdoor sports. Join us for a day out in the magical backcountry of Nederland, Colorado. This is an intermediate hike along the Lost Lake Trail, with views of the Eldora Ski Mountain and distant views of the Continental Divide.