Residents of Northern Colorado already know it’s a great place to live, work, and play. Now with With the non-profit Go NoCo’s plans to bring large-scale tourism to the region, northern Colorado will have even more to offer. Go NoCo estimates that the projects would bring over $232.9 million in state tax revenue to northern Colorado if approved for funding. The application includes five projects in northern Colorado that would bring in an estimated 306,000 out-of-state visitors to the area. Check out these possible Go NoCo projects that are sure to make Northern Colorado an even better place to live.
The PeliGrande Resort and Windsor Conference Center
Go NoCo plans to create Colorado’s only 4-Star golf resort and conference center in the city of Windsor, Colorado. Plans for The PeliGrande Resort and Windsor Conference Center include a 300 room resort hotel, two restaurants, a lounge, spa, fitness center, and ballroom.The PeliGrande Resort has also secured a deal from the PGA to bring the Champions Tour to the golf course which is expected to be finished by 2018.
The Indoor Waterpark Resort of the Rockies
From the creators of the Great Wolf Lodge franchise, this 75,000 square foot indoor waterpark will feature 330 hotel rooms and suites, laser tag, mini golf, a restaurant, lounge, coffee shop, retail space, business center, candy shop, fitness center, and ballroom. This project also includes an additional 55,000 square foot outdoor waterpark area.
The U.S. Whitewater Adventure Park
Colorado residents love to be active outdoors and the U.S. Whitewater Adventure Park is inspired by this active spirit. The U.S. Whitewater Adventure Park will take outdoor fun to the next level. The park offers a variety of outdoor challenges such as a ropes course, zip line, obstacle courses, climbing wall, children’s play area, and 20 acres of artificial whitewater. The park will also offer retail shopping, a restaurant, amphitheater, and an event space.
The National Sports & Tournament Center
This sports and wellness campus will house three different independently-operated athletic facilities. The sports training facility will contain a multipurpose sports dome, baseball diamond, batting cages, and strength and agility training area. There will also be a sports complex that will host softball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse games. The Sports Science Pavilion will focus on athletic rehabilitation.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been operating in Colorado since the 1920s, but in 2013 the guest ranch was damaged due to flooding. Sylvan Dale lost more than half its lodging in the 2013 flood as well as losing its kitchen, dining room, and several event sites. Go NoCo proposes to restore the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch so that they can start operating once again. The plan includes eight new cabins as well as a new lodge.
If these projects are funded, they will bring significant economic and tourism benefits to the state of Colorado, especially to the northern region. NoCo hopes the proposed attractions will draw out-of-state and international tourists and improve the targeted communities. If you were thinking of moving to Colorado, these attractions make northern Colorado an even more desirable location to live.