Summer is short in the Colorado high country, so Copper Mountain has packed August full of great events to help you get the most out of our sunny season, starting with the Aug.2-4 Copper Triangle, one of Colorado's classic Rocky Mountain road rides. Riders will tackle three mountain passes, climbing and descending more than 6,000 vertical feet in an event to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's disease.
Adventure racers will gather Aug. 9-11 for the Adventure Xstream, a mental and physical multi-sport endurance challenge including mountain biking, kayaking and trekking on a challenging 25 or 50 mile course.
Next up is the wildly popular Warrior Dash, benefiting St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. Billed as the world's largest obstacle race series, the Copper organizers are expecting 10,000 contestants for the Aug. 16-18 event. Worldwide, the Warrior Dash has seen more than150,000 participants raise over $5 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Toward the end of the month, Copper hosts a stop on the first-ever summer biathlon series. Contestants in the Powdr Shot (Aug. 24-25) must complete an air rifle target challenge, combined with either trail running or mountain biking.
August concerts at Copper
- There's plenty of live music, too, starting with Guitar Town (Aug. 9-11), an event that features some of the best strummers and pickers in the world, along with free guitar workshops, live music, a beer garden, the ArtGuitar silent auction and kids' music activities.
- Mellow jazz vibes are on the way with Genuine Jazz and Wine, when resort guests can meet and mingle with musical legends like Rick Braun, The Aug. 23-25 event is known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection.
- Finally, a lot of music fans are already anticipating Copper Country (Aug. 30-Sept. 1), when Kenny Rogers headlines in a free Labor Day family festival celebrating the best of the Western American spirit.