Denver isn’t the only “Mile-High City” in Colorado. Colorado Springs also sits over a mile above sea level, and is close to Pikes Peak, the highest mountain in the Rockies. Colorado Springs is home to the US Air Force Academy and the US Olympic Committee, and was the location of Nikola Tesla’s Experimental Station, built in 1899 to study electricity. If you’re looking for team building ideas in Colorado Springs, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy these 11 options!
1. Solve the clues at Escape the Place
First, treat your team to a classic team building activity at Escape the Place, an escape room in Colorado Springs that offers games designed for two to 12 people. Choose from themed games like Quarantine and The Chamber, or bring their mobile escape game, Timebomb, to you. For large groups, you can book multiple rooms to accommodate up to 45 people. You’ll get to work together to solve the puzzles while improving your communication and critical thinking skills.
2. Host a workshop at a Peerspace venue
Create a team building workshop of your own at a Peerspace venue, where you can choose the games, decor, and the catering. Peerspace features thousands of unique spaces from local hosts across the country, such as this multi-level industrial retreat space in Denver or this beautiful mountain home with a wall of windows near Boulder. Whether you’re looking for a hi-tech space with A/V gear or a remote retreat where you can put away your laptops, you’ll find it on Peerspace.
Plus, you can reach out to the Concierge service for assistance putting your event together. Whether you need a caterer, a photographer, or a workshop facilitator, Peerspace can connect you with trusted local vendors to bring your team building ideas in Colorado Springs to life.
3. Explore the outdoors at Garden of the Gods
The Garden of the Gods is one of Colorado’s most impressive natural landmarks. Take your team on a “Corporate Trekker” outing to see these stunning sandstone formations up close. The Garden of the Gods Resort offers several team building options, including a two-hour “Mission to Mars” challenge that can accommodate up to 32 people, and a “Walk on the Wild Side” guided tour, in which you’ll meet wild animals up close at the Wolf & Wildlife Center.
4. Learn to curl at the Broadmoor Curling Club
Colorado Springs is home to the US Olympic Training Center, as well as several other national sports entities. Why not take the chance to learn a new Olympic sport with a team building trip to the Broadmoor Curling Club? All Learn to Curl Clinics include an introduction and safety lesson, warm-ups, on-ice instruction, and a short game. No previous curling experience is required.
5. Take a class with Colorado Springs Culinary Enthusiasts
If you’d rather learn a new skill in the kitchen, take part in the Cooking for Camaradie program offered by Colorado Springs Cooking Enthusiasts. They offer hands-on workshops intended to build team spirit through French-based culinary training. You can choose from participatory or demo classes that run for two to three hours and are followed by a sit-down dinner at the venue.
6. Paint your own canvas or pottery with Brush Crazy
Bring out your creative side with this team building idea offered by Brush Crazy. You can choose a painting class to suit any experience level, with 650 canvas patterns available. Host an event at their studio, or bring them to your office or Peerspace venue. They also offer ceramic, wood, clay, and mosaic workshops. All of the painting supplies you’ll need are included, and you can pick up your ceramic piece once it’s been glazed and fired.
7. Have a sports tournament at Soccer Haus
Rent the playing fields at Soccer Haus for a company field day. This venue isn’t just for soccer: you can also play flag football, dodgeball, lacrosse, volleyball, bubble soccer, and more. Finish the day with a meal and a drink at the Upper 90 Tavern, located on site at the indoor arena.
8. Improve your posture with Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga
If corporate yoga classes are too dull for your team, why not try goat yoga instead? Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga offers lessons in Colorado Springs, Denver, Golden, and more. Or, they can bring the goats to you for a private lesson in a backyard or an outdoor venue. What does goat yoga entail? Essentially, it’s just like a regular yoga class, except with baby goats to pet and take pictures with. Each class has up to eight goats wandering around the yoga mats.
9. Make your own terrarium with Bella Calla
Develop your green thumb with a DIY terrarium class hosted by Bella Calla. You’ll create your own succulent terrarium that you can bring back home or to the office. You can have your pick of containers, plants, stones, and other elements to show off your own personal style. Enjoy a selection of cheese and wine while you work. You can attend a class at the studio in Colorado Springs, or bring the workshop to your office or Peerspace venue for five or more people.
10. Go white-water rafting with Raft Echo
Colorado Springs is located near some of the region’s best white water rafting, particularly on the Arkansas River in Royal Gorge. You’ll enjoy a thrilling adventure with up to seven people (plus your guide) in each raft, helping you build team spirit as you navigate the river. Raft Echo has several packages available, including a Raft-N-Rail trip that includes a two-hour train ride.
11. Take a tour with Cheyenne Cañon Segways
For a team building idea in Colorado Springs that takes place on solid ground, go on a tour with Cheyenne Cañon Segways to explore some of the nature and history of the region. Choose the Broadmoor History Tour, which includes a visit to the Penrose Heritage Museum, or explore the kinetic sculptures made by Starr Kempf on the Cañon Nature/Art tour. They also offer Segway races and team building activities that you can enjoy as part of a company picnic or retreat.
Colorado Springs is full of fun team building adventures both indoors and out. Whether you try something new like goat yoga or something more familiar like an escape room, these 11 team building ideas in Colorado Springs should give you plenty of inspiration. Plus, you can book a venue on Peerspace to put together your own team building outing anywhere in the state!