Spring in Colorado is perfect for families because of this beautiful state’s various activities. From serene views to snow-filled mountains, there’s something for everyone.
Instead of reading through a million different travel reviews, I’ve put together a family-friendly list of ten things to do in Colorado during spring break that will create an unforgettable spring break.
1. Hit the slopes
Colorado is known for its slopes, so why not visit one of the many family-friendly resorts?
Monarch Mountain, Wolf Creek Ski Area, and Arapahoe Basin are all known for their down-to-earth, friendly vibe that welcomes everyone. Don’t worry if it’s your first time skiing or snowboarding. They offer lessons for everyone, and there’s terrain for every level. These resorts also provide a spring cookout or concert to set the mood and make your time in Colorado one to remember.
2. Dinosaur National Monument
Are your kids dinosaur lovers? In northwest Colorado, the Dinosaur National Monument allows kids to see fossils from the Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry with about 1,500 dinosaur bones in a cliff wall. My kids would love this!
Adding to this already exciting adventure, several self-guided trails are open to the public to explore. The entire experience will have you and your kids feel like you’re walking back in time.
3. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
If you’re not looking to ski on the slopes, the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in San Luis Valley are right up your alley.
Your kids will have a blast climbing up and down the dunes and getting a taste of summer. Even better? The Medano Creek returns this time of year! It flows at the bottom of the dunes and creates a beachy-type environment with small waves.
4. Wild Animal Sanctuary
Located in Keenesdburg, this wonderful rescue organization has saved more than 1,000 mistreated animals worldwide. These animals have been given a new life of safety in Colorado.
Animals range from bears, wolves, lions, and more. You’ll view these beautiful animals from an elevated walkway that allows you to observe them while staying at a safe distance. This will be one memory your kids won’t forget.
5. Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Known as the largest outdoor mineral hot springs pool in the world, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is a Colorado family tradition you don’t want to miss.
Not only are you surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, but this attraction comes with slides, kiddie pools, and swimming areas. There’s a place for every family member while visiting the hot springs. Make sure to have your camera ready because you’re not going to be able to stop taking pictures of the views that come from visiting the hot springs.
6. Beaver Run Resorts
Talk about kid heaven! The Beaver Run Resorts in Breckenridge comes with a huge game room, indoor-outdoor pool, hot tubs, and large suites with family rooms.
This location is considered one of Colorado’s mountain playgrounds for the whole family. You can invite extended family and friends to make this spring break even more memorable with the suites available. There’s plenty of room for everyone.
7. Keystone Resort
If your family loves the snow but wants to do more than just ski, Keystone Resort is your place.
This ski resort is tucked back in the Rocky Mountains and offers various activities for everyone at every age. Skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions, but this resort also has snowmobiling, snow biking, ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides, and much more. Who said sleigh rides only happen around the holidays?!
8. Food Tour in Colorado Springs
Did you know there’s such a thing as food tours? You can take the whole family on a culinary adventure while learning local history.
These tours include four to five destinations in about three hours. The Rocky Moutain Food Tours offers this every weekend, and The Original Colorado Springs Food tour is a five-stop culinary experience. Who doesn’t love trying new food while on vacation?! If your kids are like mine, they only try new food when we’re on vacation!
9. Cheyenne Moutain Zoo
My kids love going to the zoo, so this is a one-stop we’d have to make!
Located in Colorado Springs, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is 6,800 feet above sea level and holds the title of the highest zoo in North America. Your family will be able to see more than 200 different species of animals while taking in breathtaking views of Colorado Springs. It’s not just a stop-and-see the animals type of zoo. Your kids will be able to feed giraffes, ride the carousel, and view the reptile exhibit with 40 different species.
10. CityROCK Climbing Center
We all know the weather can be unpredictable at times and you won’t be able to experience all the outdoor activities. If bad weather happens, your kids will have a blast at the CityROCK Climbing Center in Downtown Colorado Springs.
The gym offers bouldering and top-rope climbing for every skill level, so you and your kids can still have an adventure while staying warm and dry. If you still want to find a little more adventure inside, you can explore 225 feet of artificial cave passages underneath CityROCK. Here you’ll come across artificial formations, cave life, and artifacts. After climbing has tired you and your kids out, head to the local restaurant called The Ute and Yeti for dinner right inside the gym.
Closing Thoughts on top ten things to do in Colorado during spring break
Spring break never sounded so adventure-filled! Colorado offers different activities for all types of weather and preferences your family has for an unforgettable trip. If I could include the hundreds of activities that Colorado has to offer, I would, but these ten things to do in Colorado during spring break are the most family-friendly, and your kids will have the time of their lives.
There’s something for everyone and what’s even better is you can try all of these different adventurous activities during your trip. Whatever attractions you choose, your time in Colorado will have you wanting to come back for more!
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