Active Adult Day Trips

Carbon Valley Active Adults (age 55 and older) are always on the go! Join us for day and extended trips to exciting destinations in Colorado and beyond. Register for your next excursion or getaway online, in person at the Carbon Valley Senior Center, or by calling 303-833-2739.

Trip Exertion

Each trip description includes an exertion level number. This is a generalization of the exertion levels that participants can expect on a trip.

Trip Exertion Chart

  1. Easy, mostly sitting
  2. Easy, mostly sitting with some walking
  3. Moderate, some walking, possible stairs
  4. Moderate to high, lots of walking, outside, some elevation
  5. High, long day, lots of walking, stairs, elevation

Pricing Codes

District Resident = D
Non-District Resident = ND

January

International Snow Sculpture Championships (4)
Teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge to hand-carve 20 ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art. The result is a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge. Meal cost on your own. Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior
Saturday, January 25, 8 am - 2 pm, $28 D, $35 ND

Mardi Gras Casino (4)
Feeling lucky? Sit back and relax as you are comfortably taken to the Mardi Gras Casino in Blackhawk. The casino package includes $5 food credit, $5 free play on card, and free drinks while gambling. A player’s card must be used to earn and receive the package. You must be 21 or older to go on the trip. Fee includes transportation. Meals are on your own.
Cancellation Deadline: Two weeks prior
Monday, January 27, 8 am - 5 pm, $7 D, $9 ND  

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Buell (3)
Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
Cancellation deadline: Friday, January 17
Wednesday, January 31, 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm, $80 D, $100 ND

February

Wine and Chocolate Festival (3)
The second annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Event Center. Sample sweets from the region’s finest chocolatiers and taste pours from a variety of wineries.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior                
Saturday, February 8, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, $58 D, $72 ND      

2020 Mile High Grilled Cheese and Beer Fest (4)
Fact: Grilled cheese is a basic food group, so is beer. Welcome to the festival that combines these two fundamental food groups. Sample tasty and creative gourmet grilled cheese bites made by local chefs and restaurants in an  array of styles. In between bites, you’ll get to sample more than 50 delicious beers from your favorite local breweries.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior          
Saturday, February 15, 11 am - 3:30 pm,

Mardi Gras Casino (4)
Feeling lucky? Sit back and relax as you are comfortably taken to the Mardi Gras Casino in Blackhawk. The casino package includes $5 food credit, $5 free play on card, and free drinks while gambling. A player’s card must be used to earn and receive the package. You must be 21 or older to go on the trip. Fee includes transportation. Meals are on your own.
Cancellation Deadline: Two weeks prior
Monday, February 24, 8 am - 5 pm, $7 D, $9 ND    

Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center (2)
Discover the wonders of the Himalayas at Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center in Golden. Since 2009, this establishment has served as an exhibition of the vibrancy and depth of Sherpa culture. Anyone who
appreciates food, people, art, and beauty is sure to find something to love here. Food cost on your own.            
Tuesday, February 25, 10 am - 2 pm, $9 D, $12 ND

March

Mardi Gras Casino (4)
Feeling lucky? Sit back and relax as you are comfortably taken to the Mardi Gras Casino in Blackhawk. The casino package includes $5 food credit, $5 free play on card, and free drinks while gambling. A player’s card must be used to earn and receive the package. You must be 21 or older to go on the trip. Fee includes transportation. Meals are on your own.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior
Monday, March 30, 8 am - 5 pm, $7 D, $9 ND  
Monday, April 27, 8 am - 5 pm, $7 D, $9 ND    

Empower Field at mile High Stadium Tour (4)
Get a glimpse into areas rarely seen by the public and the unique operations and inner workings of one of the most state-of-the-art stadiums in North America. After the tour we’ll stop for lunch. Food cost on your own.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior
Friday, March 6, 9 am - 2 pm, $40 D, $50 ND

Natural Forces:  Winslow Homer and Frederic at the Denver Art Museum (4)

Explore how two American artists helped shape a national identity that valued self-reliance, independence, and perseverance. This exhibition of the art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington will provide opportunities to view both artists’ most iconic paintings and sculptures, as well as explore their careers as wartime reporters and illustrators.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior        
Monday, March 16, 9 am - 1 pm, $17 D, $22 ND

Downtown Aquarium (4)
Wander through the vast freshwater and saltwater aquariums while learning about the world’s aquatic life and habitats and enjoy a meet and greet with Aspen the sloth. After the tour we’ll stop for lunch. Food cost on your own.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior
Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, $54 D, $68 ND

April

Curtains at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse (3)
It’s the brassy, bright and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. A hilarious journey for both performers and the audience.
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior                
Friday, April 10, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, $84 D, $105 ND
     
Forney Museum of Transportation Tour (4)
The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 60 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, and much more!
Cancellation deadline: Two weeks prior                    
Friday, April 18, 10 am - 2 pm, $22 D, $28 ND