Bent Gate (http://bentgate.com) in downtown Golden is arguably the best backcountry shop in Colorado, they'll let you use any of the beacons in the shop before you buy to get a good feel. Wilderness Exchange and Neptune Mountaineering (in Boulder) are great too.
idk if you'd want to make the trip, but Neptune Mountaineering in boulder is all about that. they have a selection of beacons and are a backcountry-oriented store. they had a beacon practice and avy clinic yesterday actually
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