Upper Downtown


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STARTING LOCATION: We recommend Vibe Coffee and Wine on 1490 Curtis Street

Trust no one. A ring of double agents has infiltrated the Chronos Agency and it’s up to you to go undercover and expose them. Can you track them down before it’s too late? Search for clues, solve puzzles, and explore downtown Denver on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box anywhere near Vibe Coffee and Wine in Denver's Upper Downtown.
  • Begin solving using anything you see in the box. Scan the QR code to input your solution and find out where to go.
  • Search for real-world clues hidden around downtown Denver and use them to solve puzzles. When you input the correct code, the app will tell you where to go and what to do!
  • If you get stuck, the no-download app has as many hints as you need. It also has storyline, videos, and more.
  • Play at your own pace. There's no penalty for hints and no one gets timed out.
  • Lockbox with a real lock
  • Clue envelopes that are locked until you're told otherwise!
  • Other fun clue items, like spy glasses, a passport, and an ID card
  • QR codes to access the web-based app (no download required)
  • A pen
  • IMPORTANT: All games in the Spyhunter series have the same storyline and similar puzzles. Clues are different but solves will be familiar.
  • PLAYING TIME: 1.5-3 hours depending on experience level and how much you eat, drink, and explore along the way
  • WALKING DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles around Upper Downtown
  • PLAYERS PER BOX: We suggest 2-6 so that everyone can share the clues, but it's completely up to you. You can even play alone!
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Adjustable. There's no penalty for hints, so you can take them frequently or challenge yourself.
  • WHO CAN PLAY: Fun for all ages. Perfect for date nights, family outings, friend groups, tourists, and anyone looking for a fun outdoor escape room around Denver.


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  • Venture14582861930

    Super fun way to spend the morning!

    My husband and I have done quite a lot of puzzle games and escape rooms over the years so we have a pretty well tuned sense of what works and what doesn’t in these type of games. I am thrilled to report that almost everything about this game works perfectly! It is incredibly well designed with just the right level of difficulty, just the right amount of time and just the right amount of walking. It helped me to look at downtown Denver in a whole new way. Now the next time I go to a new city, I will be eager to try other escapely games.

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around Upper Downtown takes the best parts of an escape room and the best parts of a scavenger hunt and merges them into the most fun thing to do in downtown Denver. You get to search for clues hidden in the real world and then use them to solve escape room puzzles. When you solve for a code, the app will tell you where to go look for your next clue! Instead of trying to escape the room, this Escapely adventure takes you around Upper Downtown to track down clues and expose double agents!

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Denver. It takes you on a clue-solving adventure to find clues, solve puzzles, and follow an immersive storyline. If you want to keep the experience a surprise, don't read this next bit - it contains some spoilers about where you'll go on our Denver escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Denver escape room, you are a top secret spy tasked with exposing a ring of double agents threatening to take down the agency. We suggest starting near Vibe Coffee and Wine, but you can park anywhere in the Upper Downtown area. You'll walk by the Upper Downtown Lightrail Station, the Denver Convention Center, the Old City Hall Bell, and the Denver Performing Arts Complex, one of the largest performing arts complexes in the country.

As you continue the game, you will find clues at the Kettle Arcade and one of the campuses of the University of Colorado Denver. We suggest a few places to stop to eat and drink around downtown Denver, like the German restaurant Rhein Haus, which has an outdoor beer garden if the weather is nice! If you prefer a different spot, you can choose any other location in the Upper Downtown area.

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Denver escape room FAQ


Yes, but it is not generally recommended unless you are a serious escape room enthusiast. It would be like playing an escape room that has the same storyline and similar puzzles, but with different clues available. Because the clues are integrated within downtown Denver, the clues are different than all other spyhunter games. But the puzzles will feel familiar.
Upper Downtown is a vibrant and thriving area of Denver with museums, hotels, and the large Denver Performing Arts Complex, with venues for theater, dance, and music. There are many clues integrated throughout the neighborhood perfect for escape room puzzles! The 16th Street Mall is one of the most walkable areas in Denver, perfect for an outdoor escape room. If you're with kids, after the game you can check out the Denver Firefighters Museum, housed in a historic fire station.
It's both! In a traditional escape room you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next to escape the room (or a series of rooms). In Escape the City you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next, with clues in the real world. It's one of the best things to do in downtown Denver!
There are parking garages in the area - we recommend starting near 16th St and California. The 16th St/California light rail station is very close to the start of the game if public transportation is convenient for you!
There are no indoor clues in our Denver escape room game. Everything is publicly accessible.
It's a self-guided adventure around Denver's Upper Downtown district for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Denver.