Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland every March — three days of frosty hilarity featuring 30 live bands in heated tents and outrageous events like coffin races, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. Celebrating its 16th year in 2017, Frozen Dead Guy Days continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come annually to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.
Peaceful Valley is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, off the Peak to Peak Highway, one of the most scenic roads you'll find anywhere.
There is so much to do here!
Want to spend the day on the green? Head over to Estes Park and combine a scenic drive with a round of golf. Practice your backswing and see if you can hit the ball farther in the thin mountain air. Estes Park has two golf courses, both open to the public. The 18 hole golf course is seasonal while the 9 hole golf course is open year round. Miniature golf is also available for a day of family fun!
Visit Estes Park for an activity filled day of river rafting. You can ride the rapids or float down a gentler river. With a few rafting companies to choose from, you can head down the Colorado or Poudre River. Companies offer trips for first timers as well as the experienced rafter. Guests must book with rafting companies directly.
It was nearly destroyed by the Big Thompson River flood of 1923, but this “gussiest” town in Colorado was rebuilt and is now a popular stopping point for almost every taste and pocketbook. Don’t forget to visit the Historic Stanley Hotel famous for inspiring Stephen King to write The Shining. Only 18 miles from Peaceful Valley, enjoy an afternoon of souvenir shopping in this gem of the Rockies.
“One of the most spectacular small cities in America.” Only 45 minutes away from Peaceful Valley, Boulder is not only a haven for alpine enthusiasts but a center for culture. Visit historic Pearl Street Mall for outdoor shopping on one of Boulder’s 313 days of sunshine or choose from one of the many trails to view the beauty encompassing this unique mountain college town. After a full day, relax in one of the over 300 restaurants renowned for their diverse international menus.