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2 Things We’re Loving this October

Our new and noteworthy picks for Colorado families this month.

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From a new climbing facility to check out with your kids to an upbeat album to get you ready for ski season, here are two things on our radar this month:

Climb the Walls at Earth Treks

With soaring walls spiked in colorful crimps, the newest location of Earth Treks invites kids and grownups alike to climb the walls of North America’s largest indoor climbing gym. Opened on August 31, the 53,000 square foot gym in Englewood (approximately a half mile from the Englewood City Center light rail station) gives local families a place to test their climbing skills. Along with world-class high-rope climbing and bouldering terrain, the gym also offers fitness facilities, a yoga studio, on-site childcare, and birthday parties. Adventurous families will enjoy learning to climb together with a family belay lesson (for adults and kids ages six and up), while parents in need of a night out can drop the kids off for a parent-free night of games and climbing during Friday Night Rox (ages six to 12, $29 per child).

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What We’re Listening To:
Winterland by The Okee Dokee Brothers

They’ve taken us down the Mississippi river in a canoe, through the woods, and into the west of cowboys and wide open skies with their infectious bluegrass sound, now the Denver-raised Okee Dokee Brothers are celebrating something Coloradans know a little something about…winter.

From the winter welcome of “Blankets of Snow” to “You, You, You” a charming anthem about being authentically yourself, their new album Winterland is music for the whole family, not just the kids. The album, out October 19, benefits Keep the North Cold, an initiative dedicated to sustaining the unique northern winter climate and its traditions.

Track Notes: Put on “The Abominable Yeti,” grab the dictionary, and get ready to teach the kids some new adjectives.

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