Tough bonds: Ideas for rugged guest adventures and brawny bachelors’ or bachelorettes’ getaways |

Tough bonds: Ideas for rugged guest adventures and brawny bachelors’ or bachelorettes’ getaways

Horseback rides ” Check with stables to learn their full range of services. Some stables offer rides to coveted fishing holes, beautiful overlooks or cattle drives, fully catered overnight tours to huts or an easy afternoon ride with a focus on wildflowers or birds. Nature as seen from the back of a horse is just so relaxing.

Rafting and floating trips ” How about an afternoon floating lazily down the river or a nerve-wrecking tumble in a raft through whitewater? Rafting companies offer special discounts for groups and provide experienced guides to take the truly dangerous edge off the adventure. Get wet and get acquainted.

Jeep tours ” If your wedding party includes older, very young or disabled guests, a four-wheeling adventure through the back country is a fun way to get to know each other. Guests get to see vistas they wouldn’t ever see from the rest stop parking lot.

/ Mountain biking ” It’s not only for the fit and fearless, bike rental shops can custom-tailor a bonding adventure to each group’s abilities. A formidable way to enjoy the High Country, meet others in the wedding party or bond with fellow bridesmaids or groomsmen ” and you can have seconds without guilt on the big day.

/ Hiking ” It’s simple and stylish. Nature provides the beautiful backdrop and all your wedding party has to do is place one foot in front of the other ” at various angles. Make sure everyone carries plenty of water, some snacks and wears sunscreen along with comfortable shoes. There are trails for every ability level and guides or someone experienced with hiking will be sure to set a pace that is comfortable for everyone. It’s a good idea to complement a hiking outing with massages, a mountaintop picnic or some other “reward” to celebrate an adventure of the physical kind.

Fishing ” A sure winner with that fish fanatic. The High Country offers a plethora of fine fishing in highly rated streams and mountain lakes for all levels of patience and persistence. Guided trips and teaching workshops for fly-fishing can be fun even for the complete beginner ” just putting on waders and standing in a cold stream is a revelation.

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