4 Outdoor Adventures to Explore During the 2022 APTA PPS Conference in Aurora, CO

Ah, the wild, wild west. Known for its breathtaking sights and incredible adventures, Colorado is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife, incredible natural formations, and beyond belief history. While the APTA PPS Conference will have you and your team pretty busy, we think it would be a shame if you were to miss out on some of these incredible sights and adventures. Check out these 4 outdoor adventures to explore during the 2022 APTA PPS Conference in Aurora, Colorado.

12 Mile Stables 

3 people riding adult horses walking through a green prairie setting

5547 S. Parker Road

Aurora, CO

Phone: 303-699-6128

Just a short 30 minute drive from the PPS official conference hotel, 12 Mile Stables allows you to tap in to the spirit of Colorado. With a team of wranglers and 27 miles of trails spanning across 3,000 acres of open space you can have your very own authentic western adventure. Open year round, you can choose from 1 of 4 rides like the dinner and sunset ride or choose something more daring the like 2 hour cowboy ride. Check out the 12 Mile Stables on YouTube to see them in action before you book your next adventure!

Cherry Creek

a gorgeous creek running down stream and a paved trail with a grassy knoll that runs along the side

4201 South Parker Road

Aurora, CO, 80014

Aurora Reservoir

Aurora Reservoir. People are boating in the water, laying out on the beach, and just enjoying a beautiful sunny day by the water

15151 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012, USA

Phone: 303.739.7000

An 8 mile loop that circles the picturesque Aurora Reservoir. While it takes about 2 hours and 24 minutes to complete the full loop, you can still enjoy the scenic views and gentle slopes without having to complete the full loop. This trail is most popular for walking, biking, running, fishing, dog walking. There is a slight elevation gain of 137 feet but many beginner hikers and casual walkers enjoy this trail loop for its ease and gentleness on joints and hips.


a man and a woman taknig a selfie with his arm extended holding the camera. they are smiling in front of a beautiful and brilliantly colored brick wall mural

9995 E Colfax Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80010

Experience the rich art culture Aurora and Denver, Colorado have to offer. Explore nearly a dozen murals in the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) on Colfax Avenue designed and executed by some of the Aurora-Denver metro’s best muralists. With each muralist displaying their unique flare and art style that has been shaped by their own personal experiences, culture, and taste you’ll be able to experience a wide range of culturally diverse art. Check out their walking map tour and experience for yourself the incredibly diverse art culture of Aurora and Denver, Colorado.


See You in Aurora, Colorado!

We can’t wait to join you November 2nd-5th in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Don’t forget to stop by booth #412 to say hi and shop conference exclusive savings! See you soon!


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