Dear ol' Dad — whether he’s one who thrives in the kitchen or one who maintains the area around your beautiful patio, life at Solstice along the High Line Canal near Littleton makes every day a mini-celebration. This year, take Father's Day up a notch by going a little further afield with one of these outdoor adventures — read on for details.
The Running of the Dads
The "Manly Mile" is just one of the races offered at the Father's Day Classic in Arvada, but don't worry — anyone can run! Strollers are welcome, as are your furry four-legged children. Held on the Ralston Creek bike path, the event includes post-race swag, a Sneakers4Funds station for responsible shoe donation, raffles and contests, and an afterparty at Elevated Seltzer in Olde Town. A perfect way to start your Father's Day celebrations with a healthy heart!

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Fly Fishing
Dads who need a little quiet alone time will appreciate the chance to get out into the cool waters to do some top-notch casting. Plan ahead to make sure Dad has the proper license and equipment — Estes Park boasts a number of excellent spots and local companies that can help with gear. Don't forget the snacks for energy and be ready to cook a delicious meal if he comes home with a bucket of juicy brook trout!

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Take Me Out
Baseball season is in full swing — see what we did there? If your Dad bleeds Rockies purple, the Rockies vs. Padres game on June 19 gives you an excuse to turn a Father's Day gift into a fun outing for you both. Spend the day at Coors Field with cold drinks, hot popcorn, and enough sunscreen that you won't regret purchasing the seats closest to the diamond — just for Dad.

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"All Things Engine"
Whether your Dad likes peeking under the hood or hopping a train for destinations unknown, he'll love checking out the inner workings of antique tractors, diesel motorcars, hit-and-miss engines, Model A and Model T automobiles, and even a fire truck. The Colorado Rail Museum in Golden will host a fun day for the whole crew from 10 am to 3 pm with food, family-friendly activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and even train rides every half hour. Advance ticket purchase ($2) is recommended. Solstice™ is about 20 miles from Golden tucked along the Hogback, so be sure to plan for travel time.

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Head to Empower Field at Mile High for the Denver BBQ Festival, a two-day smorgasbord of pure smoked bliss. Start with a calorie-burning Run for the Ribs before grabbing an ice-cold brew and sweet, savory, or spicy bites made by award-winning pitmasters from across the country. Protip: Pack extra wet wipes for those sticky fingers!

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However you choose to celebrate Father's Day, be sure to have his favorite beverage and a comfy chair ready when he returns to his castle — his lovely home at Solstice.

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