Things to do in Colorado
Home to the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Vail, Telluride and the 300 days of sunshine a year city of Denver, Colorado’s one of America’s greatest outdoor adventures. Take the kids skiing here in winter and there's dozens of different resorts to choose from and several legendary names less than two hours’ drive from Denver. Go in summer for wilderness camping in the Rockies, white water rafting on the Arkansas River and festivals all over amazing Downtown Denver.
There are direct flights from London to Denver all-year-round. Flying time is just under 10 hours. Denver is 1600m above sea level, less than two hours from Rocky Mountain National Park and within easy travelling distance of several iconic ski resorts.
Denver is home to four national parks: Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison so you will find plenty to explore.
Downtown Aquarium, Denver
Aquarium in Denver’s famous LoDo is big, colourful and kids can eat in the restaurant surrounded by 150,000 gallon tank filled with tropical fish and ‘real’ mermaids!
Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs
Spend a day discovering your pioneer spirit at this historic ranch where anything from sheep shearing to traditional barn dances can happen – depending on when you visit.
Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg
300 hectare open parkland with ‘Mile into the Wild’ elevated walkways for an aerial view of 400 plus large carnivores roaming – pride of lions is worth a visit alone.
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Rocky Mountains
Three hour round trip on original 19th century steam train in and around the dramatic Rockies – crossing Devil’s Gate Bridge is better than any rollercoaster.
Dog Sledding, Rocky Mountain National Park
Go sledding in the fabulous snowy Rockies with your own team of Siberian and Alaskan Huskies.
Fat Biking, Winter Park
Fat bikes, big tyres and hundreds of kilometres of snow packed wilderness trails – go it alone with kids or take a local guide.
Ski Safaris, Telluride
A guided ski family ski expedition into the untamed Telluride backcountry is the kind of unforgettable experience you expected in big, beautiful Colorado.