Rockies' Winter Caravan to hit road next week

DENVER -- The Rockies will spend next Monday through Saturday spreading baseball cheer through the Rocky Mountain region. Here are details of the 2017 Winter Caravan across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Players appearing are subject to change, and the Rockies' mascot, Dinger, will make most of the stops. Events are public unless otherwise noted, and all times are MT. Here is the schedule:


Golden, Colo., Aurora, Colo., and Denver
Scheduled to attend: right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis, second baseman DJ LeMahieu and catcher Tony Wolters

• 11 a.m. -- Coors Brewery in Golden, fan meet and greet

• 3 p.m. -- Aurora Dugout Store, fan autograph session and photo opportunity

• 5 p.m. -- Diamond Dry Goods Store at Coors Field, fan autograph session and photo opportunity


Colorado Springs and Littleton, Colo.
Scheduled to attend: right-handed pitcher Carlos Estevez, outfielder Gerardo Parra, Bettis, LeMahieu and Wolters

• 11 a.m. -- United Sates Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, meet and greet and cadet lunch (private)

• 1:45 p.m. -- Lockheed Martin in Littleton, tour and staff Q&A with Bettis, LeMahieu and general manager Jeff Bridich (private)

• 2 p.m. -- Colorado Springs Dugout Store, fan autograph session and photo opportunity with Estevez, Parra and Wolters


Fort Collins, Colo., and Laramie, Wyo.
Players scheduled to attend: outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tom Murphy, Estevez and Parra

• 11:15 a.m. -- Colorado State University Student Center, fan meet and greet

• Noon -- Lunch at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins (invitation only)

• 1:45 p.m. -- Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins (private)

• 4 p.m. -- University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie, fan Q&A and photo opportunity

• 7 p.m. -- University of Wyoming vs. UNLV basketball game


Grand Junction, Colo., and Salt Lake City 
Scheduled to attend -- manager Bud Black, right-handed pitcher Jon Gray, Dahl and Murphy

• 10:45 a.m. -- Suplizio Field, Grand Junction, news conference (media only)

• 11:15 a.m. -- Suplizio Field, Grand Junction Rockies season-ticket holder and VIP lunch and Q&A (invitation only)

• 1 p.m. -- Lincoln Park Barn, Grand Junction, fan meet and greet

• 5 p.m. -- The Green Pig, Salt Lake City, fan meet and greet


Denver and Albuquerque, N.M.
Scheduled to appear in Albuquerque -- right-handed pitcher Adam Ottavino, shortstop Trevor Story, left-handed pitcher Mike Dunn and Black. Scheduled to appear in Denver -- Bridich, Gray and Dahl

• 9 a.m. -- Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 school visit in Denver (private)

• 10:30 a.m. -- Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora visit (private)

• 11:15 a.m. -- Albuquerque Convention Center, fan autograph session that's included in meet and greet luncheon ticket

• 11:45 a.m. -- Luncheon at Albuquerque Convention Center, fan meet and greet luncheon to benefit Lobo Little League, hosted by the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes

• 1:30 p.m. -- Lobo Little League Field, Albuquerque, for press conference and field tour


Scheduled to appear -- Bridich, Black, Dunn, Gray, Ottavino and Story

• 10 a.m. -- Season Ticket Holder Hot Stove at Coors Field, hosted by Root Sports broadcaster Jenny Cavnar and 850 KOA Rockies Radio Network broadcasters Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel (invitation only)

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.