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Activities for Colorado Wedding Guests

Ideas for keeping every wedding guest entertained for the whole wedding weekend in Colorado.

Photo: Marisa Umsawasdi

Of course, your wedding is the main attraction of the weekend, but out-of-town guests who are spending more than just one night in town will have some extra time on their hands. Tell them about the best the Rockies have to offer. Not sure? Here's our local guide for each common guest type.

For Your College Crew

Skiing Vail Mountain
A wintertime wedding in Colorado isn't complete without a trip down the mother of all mountains: Vail. The largest ski resort in the US has almost 5,300 acres of free-ride terrain. About $100 for a single-day lift ticket, Vail, (970) 754-8245, Vail.Snow.com

For the Couples

Beano's Cabin
Meals here start out with a sleigh ride from Beaver Creek Village. Then comes the food. Veal Wellington and gingerbread-crusted Colorado rack of lamb are just two of the tantalizing options. There's also live entertainment and a fireplace. Beano's Cabin, Beaver Creek Mountain, (970) 754-3463, BeaverCreek.Snow.com

Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
Guests can take in 100 miles' worth of views while eating breakfast and sipping champagne. $225 per person, South Park Valley, (970) 468-9280, ColoradoBalloonRides.com

For the Ones Who Still Pinch Your Cheeks

The Dredge Restaurant & Bar
This restaurant weighs two million pounds! The floating eatery is a replica of one of the largest dredges to operate in Breckenridge. Your guests can get cozy in one of the booths or enjoy the water views. Seafood and steak fans will love the menu. Breckenridge, (970) 453-4877, DredgeRestaurant.com

Wheeler Opera House
Elderly guests not feeling the "Cha Cha Slide"? Send them to this more-than-a century-old opera house for a show that's up their alley. Past entertainment includes Bernadette Peters, La Boheme and films, and its smart seat setup means there's a great view of the stage from every spot. Aspen, (970) 920-5770, WheelerOperaHouse.com

For the PG Crowd

Gore Creek Fly Fisherman
After all that dancing, your guests may just want to lounge in the sun. Have them set out for a day of Western trout fishing. Gore Creek Fly Fisherman will guide guests along the peaceful Vail Valley waters, providing the gear and the know-how. From $250 for a half-day trip, Vail, (970) 476-3296, GoreCreekFlyFisherman.com

-- Alison Goldman