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Plan ahead for this month’s events at Copper Mountain starting this weekend

Copper Country with free live music over labor day weekend rounds out summer and the month of August at Copper Mountain.
Copper Country with free live music over labor day weekend rounds out summer and the month of August at Copper Mountain.
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Copper Mountain hosts a variety of events this month, starting with the Copper Triangle alpine cycling road race and ending with Copper Country on Labor Day weekend. Here’s the lineup…

Copper Triangle, Aug. 1-3: The Copper Triangle exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies and works in partnership with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise funds for Parkinsons' disease research. Graced with 78 miles of breathtaking scenery, gorgeous roads, and three challenging climbs (including Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass, and Vail Pass), the Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado's classic alpine road rides. Kick off the weekend with an extensive cycling expo and a free concert on Friday night with Fort Collins’ favorite, Better than Bacon.

Woodward August Day Camp, August 4-8 and 11-15: Copper Mountain says this week-long camp is a great option for school-free youngsters pacing the front yard claiming boredom. August Day Camp includes unlimited access to the Woodward Barn and a go-kart track for $299 for the week. For more information visit WoodwardCopper.com.

Ragnar Relay, Aug. 7-8: This 200-mile journey begins at Copper Mountain and runs over and around the nearby mountains and continues through the night. Copper Mountain says this Ragnar features the highest elevation of all Ragnar races held throughout the country at over 10,000 feet at its highest point.

Guitar Town, Aug. 8-10: Three free days with some of the best guitarists in the world make up the 10th Annual Guitar Town. This guitar lover’s festival is complete with free live performances, guitar workshops, custom luthiers, musical activities just for the kids, and viewing of the documentary Turn It Up!, showcasing the history of the electric guitar. Guitar Town veterans and musical legends Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, Sonny Landreth and Lee Roy Parnell grace the stage throughout the weekend.

Yoga on the Mountain, Aug. 10 and 24: Donation-based on-mountain yoga classes by Prana Fitness are designed to make yoga practice accessible to everyone. Bring your own yoga mat for an all-ability level class at 11,000 feet, teamed with live music, and views of the Ten Mile Range.

Warrior Dash, Aug. 16: Mud, sweat and beer flood Copper Mountain Resort during the world’s largest obstacle race series, Warrior Dash. Warriors challenge a 3 mile course over, through and under eleven crazy obstacles. Finishers, covered from head to toe in mud, are greeted with turkey legs, beer steins and a post-race party in Burning Stones Plaza. 40oz. to Freedom kick off the weekend with a free concert on Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.

30th Genuine Jazz and Wine, Aug. 22-24: Sample award-winning wine with all-stars of the jazz scene. American singer-songwriter and guitarist Joan Osborne performs for free on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Burning Stones Plaza. Rick Braun, Jonathon Butler and many others will also perform.

Copper Country, Aug. 29-31: A Colorado Labor Day festival tradition, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit with free live music by headliners Wynonna & The Big Noise and Kenny Loggins, a fine arts exhibition, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Copper Mountain lodging packages start at $113 a night. Visit CopperColorado.com or call 888-678-0274 for the latest summer lodging deals.