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May 4, 2023


AURORA, Colo. (May 4, 2023) - Discover more of what you love this summer at Gaylord Rockies Resort: more adventure, more fun, more time together, more memories. With a thrilling slide and a winding lazy river, Arapahoe Springs Water Park is the perfect summer hangout spot for the whole family. Throughout the resort, explore delicious dining, relax in the spa, or explore interactive activities and fun seasonal events as you make this a summer to remember forever. The resort's Summer of More celebration is from May 19 through Sept. 4, 2023.

More Thrills
Guests can highlight their summer - and any season -- with family fun at Arapahoe Springs Water Park with outdoor swimming pools, a water slide, lap pool, outdoor hot tub, and a 720-foot-long lazy river that features waterfalls, water jets, and bubblers. An exclusive experience and amenity for overnight guests, the water park is the heart of the 85-acre resort. Guests can also reserve poolside cabanas, Presented by LIFEWTR, for the ultimate in stress-free pool time.

More Fun
During Summer of More, guests celebrate with family-friendly activities throughout the resort. Here's a look at activities planned for the summer-long celebration.

  • Young guests are invited to join Benji the Bighorn sheep, Rowan the River Otter, and everyone's favorite Adventure Kid, Sophie, for a new interactive show, Adventure Kids': Join the Club, Presented by LIFEWTR, to learn, imagine, explore, and discover the wonders of summer.
  • The all-new Adventure Kids' Clubhouse, Presented by LIFEWTR, inspires kids to let their inner artist come to life while creating fun crafts. This summer, the Captain's Crew has journeyed to the Clubhouse. Will you take the Princess' Oath and create a keepsake fit for royalty or join the captain's swashbuckling crew and fashion a pirate treasure or two?
  • Families will enjoy music, games, and poolside fun at the ARRRarapahoe Springs Pool Party, Presented by LIFEWTR.
  • Kids can set off on a swashbuckling scavenger hunt and search for clues in the Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt. Pirates have invaded the resort and Princess Evergreen has stashed the royal jewels. In this exciting scavenger hunt, guests will search high and low to find the treasure chests located around the resort to earn the pirate's booty.
  • In partnership with Nature's Educators, Animal Encounters provides up-close encounters with a variety of incredible creatures! During this special educational opportunity, you'll look at and learn about these animals and their unique personalities.
  • Detect fun facts about Colorado history in the Discover Colorado Escape Room: Riches in the Rockies as guests solve clues and riddles to break free.
  • Guests of all ages can take a virtual safari through the resort with Wildlife Rescue, an augmented reality experience presented by bubly™. Twelve endangered animals are hidden throughout the resort. As guests search for the tracking markers to find the hidden animals, they learn facts about each animal and will see them come to life through the magic of augmented reality.

More Dining

Wine dinners, beer dinners, and cocktail classes are on the menu for summer at the resort. Enjoy a six-course chef crafted Wine Dinner paired with hand selected wines in Old Hickory Steakhouse. June 17 features wines from Orin Swift Cellars and July 8 DAOU Vineyards. Wine Dinners are $175 per person. Old Hickory Master Cocktail Classes are adult experiences where guests learn from our master cocktail artisans, as well as local brand experts. Guests will take part in an hour-long course that begins with an overview of the spirits followed by crafting two cocktails with our master bartenders. Cocktail Classes are scheduled every Saturday at 3 p.m. and are $40 per person. In partnership with some of Colorado's best breweries, the Mountain Pass Beer Dinner series features a five-course dinner paired with hand selected beer from a local brewery. Highlighted breweries include Dry Dock and Odell Breweries. Beer Dinners are scheduled for June 10 and August 19 at 6:30 p.m. and are $75 per person.

More Relaxation

Guests visiting Relâche Spa can enjoy a full array of summer massage, facial and nail treatments. May features mood boosting Ylang-Ylang and honey-inspired services, June and July showcase immune boosting and anti-inflammatory ginger lime and agave-inspired services, and August highlights antioxidant and anti-aging Palisade Peach-inspired services.

More Relaxation

Gaylord Rockies offers a summer package that includes a guest room, two scavenger hunt booklets, s'mores, and a $50 resort credit so guests can bundle the fun and make the most of their stay. To book rooms, packages, spa treatments and buy event tickets, guests may visit

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, located minutes from both the Denver International Airport and Downtown Denver, offers a mix of entertainment both inside and out, creating a superior guest experience to the "Gateway to the Rockies." Guests are welcomed to the resort's 85-acre property which features breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The resort's amenities include family-friendly dining, an award-winning spa and fun in the resort's Arapahoe Springs Water Park all while ending the day with picture-perfect sunset views of the mountains.

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