Denver is known for its beautiful weather and scenic location at the foot of the Rockies. It’s home to some of the biggest companies in the region, with residents that know how to enjoy a good work-life balance. Your team may not have time to hit the slopes, but if you’re looking for some great team building ideas in Denver to get you out of the office, take a look at our list.
From outdoor adventures to indoor sports, we’ve come up with 11 of our favorite ideas in the Denver area. Plus, you can always browse Peerspace for more venue ideas to get inspired. You can search by date, location, amenities, and the type of activity you’d like to host, and you’ll find a range of unique venues offered by local hosts that you can book by the day or hour!
1. Tackle the obstacles at the Warrior Challenge Arena
The Warrior Challenge Arena offers gladiator-style team building programs to energize your team. You’ll complete challenges, such as crossing the room without touching the floor (while balancing on yoga balls!), as well as other activities that will test your collaborative skills. The arena has ropes, nets, mats, and more, giving you plenty of materials to work with for a one- to three-hour activity session. You can also add a professional development workshop to your outing.
2. Design your own team building outing at a Peerspace venue
Peerspace is your go-to option to host your own customized team building ideas in Denver and beyond. From multilevel event spaces in the city to private retreats surrounded by nature, this is a great way to pick and choose your activities and design your own team building retreat. Since these event spaces are offered by local hosts, you’ll be able to ask them directly for personal tips, such as catering or photographer recommendations. If you need more planning assistance, just call up the Peerspace Concierge service to arrange for event staff, furniture rentals, or A/V equipment.
3. Practice your aim at Archery Games
This isn’t the kind of archery you’ve seen in Robin Hood: these arrows have foam tips, making them perfect or archery dodgeball. Take your team to Archery Games, where anywhere from six to 80 people can play a variety of team building games with bows and arrows. Event facilitators will lead your group through the activities. Afterwards, bring your own food and drink, or choose one of their recommended caterers for a light lunch at the indoor picnic area beside the arena.
4. Get in sync with each other at Peak Rhythms
Making music together is one of the best bonding activities you can do as a team. Schedule a workshop with Peak Rhythms to build teamwork and boost creativity. Peak Rhythms will bring the drums for a percussion-based musical experience. Great for groups of up to 3000 people, this activity can be designed to last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours. Your team will learn about instruments from a variety of cultures and enjoy the relaxing, healing power of music.
5. Solve the puzzles at Escape Works Denver
Escape Works is one of the area’s best escape rooms, centrally located in downtown Denver. Break your team up into groups of up to 12 people. Each team will have an hour to solve clues and break codes in one of five different escape rooms, including an Egyptian tomb and a casino heist. Afterwards, you’ll evaluate how you did and see the roles that different members of the team fall into. Bring the lessons back to the office to improve your workplace performance!
6. Sample wines at the Infinite Monkey Theorem
For a more active alternative to happy hour, take your team to the Infinite Monkey Theorem, where you can book a tour and tasting of Denver’s local urban winery. This isn’t your typical vineyard: Infinite Monkey Theorem takes a creative approach to the wines they make. Your team will get to taste the wines, and see how they’re kegged, bottled, and even canned. This makes for a relaxed team building idea in Denver with plenty to learn along the way!
7. Play tabletop games at Board Game Republic
One of the easiest ways to build team spirit is to play games together. From cooperative games like Pandemic to competitive games like Risk, Board Game Republic has more than 750 games to choose from. Plus, it’s based in a pub, so you get to share great food and drink while you play your favorite board games. Book the whole venue for a private team building event. Staff will be on hand to help you choose the best board games for your group and learn to play.
8. Beat the odds at Denver Casino & Poker Rentals
For a different kind of game night, host a casino night at your retreat space or Peerspace venue. The team at Denver Casino & Poker Rentals will bring their professional quality casino games to you, including blackjack, poker, and roulette. Dealers will be on hand to facilitate the games, and everyone on your team will get chips that they can redeem at the end of the night for prizes. This is one of the funnest team building ideas in Denver that’s suitable for groups of all sizes.
9. Go on a geocaching quest with CBST Adventures
Spend time in the great outdoors with a team building workshop hosted by CBST Adventures. They offer a variety of challenges, including Olympic-style games, ropes courses, slack lining, archery, kayaking, and more. One of the most exciting is the GPS Orienteering Quest, which requires each team to navigate to outdoor locations via GPS and complete creative activities along the way. You’ll learn to find your way together and make decisions as a team.
10. Build bikes for local schoolkids with Wish for Wheels
Give back to your community with a team building workshop hosted by Wish for Wheels, which provides bikes to children at Denver public schools. Their goal is to donate bikes and helmets to every second-grader in the school system. As part of the workshop, you’ll assemble bikes while taking part in challenges, such as being blindfolded or answering trivia questions while you build the bikes. Learn to work together while doing something good for Denver schoolkids.
11. Take a spin on a bike bar with Pedal Hopper
Finally, why not take a tour of Denver on a 16-seater bike with Pedal Hopper? You can bring up to 112 people on multiple bikes for a bar crawl or BYOB experience. Everyone will have to pedal together in order to get to the next stop! This is a fun team building idea in Denver that requires more effort than a typical happy hour, but is still chill enough for some quality bonding time.
Denver’s creative spirit and beautiful outdoor surroundings make this the perfect city for local or visiting teams to host a corporate retreat or team building workshop. Remember, if you need to find a venue to host your event, search on Peerspace for even more local venue options.