SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

September 15, 2014 14:08 ET

Gather, Harvest, Forage and Hunt in Colorado

Colorado Is Ripe and Ready to Fill Your Larders, Pantries and Plates

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) - The mountains, forests, fields and farms of Colorado are calling. Experience the unmatched freshness of recently harvested produce and the reward of rolling up your sleeves and rooting around in the dirt. Scour the majestic mountains on foot in search of an elk or lure a trophy trout to your line. Meander a farmers' market, picking your perfect produce before making it into jam; wander the woods to harvest mushrooms while spying on wildlife. Fall in Colorado is ripe and ready to fill your larder, pantry and plate.

Gather and Harvest....

  • Farmer for a day at Miller Farms, Platteville

During Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival enjoy authentic, in-the-dirt farm fun. Pick your vegetables and tour this family-farm.

  • Wander a Colorado Maze at Frederika Fall Festival, Avondale

Navigate a 10-acre "Colorado-Come to Life" corn maze with 3.9 miles of trails, located on a three-generation centennial-slated farm. Try a pumpkin trebuchet and festive fall activities.

  • Pitch your tent and pick a pear at Delicious Orchard, Hotchkiss

Focused on sustainable agriculture, this family-run farm is home of Big B's Juices. Dine at the on-site café, camp in the orchard and handpick fruits from bountiful orchards.

Forage...

  • Hunt & Gather Foods

Identify, harvest and prepare wild mushrooms and plants with Hunt & Gather.

  • Dandelions, wild wines and a cozy stay

Leroux Creek Inn invites you for a dandelion hunt and relaxing stay. Forage 54 acres surrounded by vineyards, canyons, mesas and mountains.

Hunt...
FUN FACT: Colorado is the only state with unlimited bull elk licenses during 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. Buy licenses without having to apply; valid in 92 game management areas.
Find your outfitter: http://www.coloradooutfitters.org/

Forest Bounty:

  • Combine history and the hunt with James Creek Outfitters, Meeker

Guided archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts for elk and mule deer at 1880's ranch -- James Creek Outfitters.

  • All aboard for a high-mountain hunt, Durango

San Juan Sky Outfitters' prime wilderness access including a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

In the air:

  • Pheasants and family at Broken Spoke Game Ranch, Grand Junction

A bird hunting adventure for ring-necked pheasants in premium game bird habitat; practice 3-D archer shoots with 36 targets.

  • Golf and game hunts at Neman Adventures, Holyoke

Daily Double combines hunting and golfing package on a stunning preserve in northeastern Colorado.

Gather, harvest, forage and hunt while you discover Colorado.

ABOUT COLORADO
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation, a thriving arts scene, rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and renowned ski resorts. Breathtaking landscape boasts natural hot springs, headwaters of seven major rivers, 11 national parks/monuments, and 58 mountains that top 14,000 feet. www.COLORADO.com.

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