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Explore colorful Colorado one distillery at a time! In the West there is an old adage that ‘whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” The craft distillers of Colorado tend to be more of the loving type and therefore would love to share our spirits and stories with you! Join us along the American Frontier where local distilleries embody the spirit of the West and the Renaissance of Craft Spirits emerges in Colorado.

The more than 50 members of the Colorado Spirits Trail invite you to experience beautiful Colorado and our legendary hiking, fishing, biking, climbing, camping, bird watching, and skiing then finish your day with a sip of whiskey or a dram of gin.

Get the Printed Map

Pick up your map at participating distilleries, Denver International Airport, Colorado Welcome Centers, or local tourist information offices. A downloadable version is available here.

How it works:

Collect stamps from each participating distillery on the map.  After visiting 10 distilleries present the stamped map to one of the participating distilleries and ask for a t-shirt.  The distillery will mark the t-shirt icon on the map, give you a t-shirt and bragging rights that you completed the first round of the Colorado Spirits Trail!  No purchase necessary.

The Challenge:

All TrailBlazers who complete the challenge to visit and receive a stamp from all participating distilleries represented on the 2018 map will receive a ticket to the 2019 Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival and be entered to win a bottle from each participating distillery.

The first 24 individuals to visit and receive a stamp from all participating distilleries represented on the 2018 map will be presented with a signed bottle from each of the participating distilleries at the 2019 Colorado Spirits Trail Event.  You will also have the best stocked bar in the country and lifetime memories of your spirits adventure!

After getting all required stamps for The Challenge, take or mail your map to:  Rising Sun Distillery, 1330 Zuni St #J, Denver, CO 80204. The map will be verified, and winners will receive an invitation to the 2019 Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival.

If among all the fun you forget to get your map stamped, we can use receipts or photos of yourself enjoying the distillery in place of a stamp.

About the Colorado Distillers Guild

The Colorado Distillers Guild (CDG) is a non-profit association promoting the licensed distilling Industry in Colorado. It serves to educate the general public about Colorado distillers and provides valuable information to its members regarding laws, provisions, directives, and orders as may be made by the United States government, the State of Colorado, and the political subdivisions thereof serving the association.