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Idaho Springs
 Argo Gold Mine     Email Us    Map It

Your tour begins In Argotown where an experienced guide will inform you of the history of the tunnel, the mine and the mill and give a live demonstration of the crushing, milling and rock drilling. You will be transported up to the mine which is the same level as the top of the mill. You can walk through the mine and down through the mill, reading and observing the equipment, tools and the process used to extract the gold. The Museum displays tools and relics used by the miners at the turn of the century.

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Schedule your adventure today. Call 303-567-2421 for information.


  Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area         Map It

On any spring or summer day, hundreds of rafters and kayakers will challenge the churning rapids of the Arkansas, the most popular whitewater boating river in the United States. AHRA visitors also enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, wildlife watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, and even gold panning along the river's shores, canyons and mountain peaks found within the upper Arkansas River valley. AHRA offers multiple campsites scattered along the Arkansas River. All of the campgrounds are open 365 days a year, barring severe weather. The AHRA also conducts a wide variety of family ... (see more text) 

  Boyd Lake         Map It

Boyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The lake lies at the western-most edge of the plains at the foot of Long's Peak. Boyd Lake State Park has something for everyone: boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking and biking. All types of watercraft: ski boats, fishing boats, jet skis, sailboats, canoes, use Boyd Lake's 1,700 surface-acres of water. Boyd even has a sandy beach and a pavilion for swimmers. Boyd Lake State Park also has a modern campground with numerous paved pull-through sites that can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. 

  Castlewood Canyon         Map It

At Castlewood Canyon, nature lovers and groups enjoy environmental diversity on several hiking trails ranging from mild to moderate. The trails range from a half mile to four miles and can be combined for longer journeys. The winding Cherry Creek flowing along the canyon floor provides wonderful rest stops. Pets,on a leash, are welcome on most trails. Many different naturalist-guided educational programs are also available for visitors of all ages. Casual groups and families enjoy the picnic areas at both entrances. Rock climbing walls up to 60 feet and canyon face climbing are also available for all skill levels. 

  Chatfield         Map It

Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views, fish, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park. Boaters of all types enjoy Chatfield Reservoir's waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available. Campers have their choice of many different campsites, all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups in four campgrounds. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Numerous picnic sites are also located throughout the park. 

  Cherry Creek         Map It

Cherry Creek State Park is Denver's natural and spacious backyard playground. There's so much to see and enjoy. Summers are busy and action packed while off-peak times are quiet and laid back. Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events. Campground amenities vary from deluxe full hook-up sites to basic tent sites. Cherry Creek also has hard-to-find and unique activities like model airplane flying, horseback riding and a family shooting range is available too. 

Colorado Springs
  Cheyenne Mountain         Map It

Enjoy Cheyenne Mountain State Park year round! Connect with the outdoors while enjoying the sunny but cool days at the newest state park in Colorado. Enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, or biking on our 20 miles of trails. Explore amidst nature's diversity with prairie-to-peak eco-systems. Stop by the visitor center for information, shopping, educational exhibits or to just relax by the stone fireplace. Cheyenne Mountain has numerous campsites: most are full hook-ups (with water, sewer and electricity). Cheyenne Mountain also hosts a junior ranger program and lots of educational and interpretive p ... (see more text) 

  Colorado Parks & Wildlife     

Enjoy scenery that captures the beauty of Colorado from mountains to plains. Affordable vacations and some of the highest-quality recreation destinations in the state including hiking, biking, nature programs, boating, fishing, hunting and more. Colorado Parks & Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state's favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year Colorado Parks & Wildlife manages more than 4,300 campsites, and 58 cabins and yurts. For more informati ... (see more text) 

  Crawford         Map It

Crawford State Park invites anglers, boaters, hikers and water sports enthusiasts to the western slope, for one day or several. Jet skiing, motor boating and water skiing are very popular action-oriented activities at peak times like summer weekends. The park is quiet and restful during the week and lower peak times. Crawford is a great place to take a break with the family to enjoy great recreation and stunning scenery. It offers numerous campsites spread across two campgrounds. Sites range from full hookups with showers and rest rooms to more primitive campsites. 

Southwest Colorado
 Crow Canyon Archaeology Adventures     Email Us    Map It    Reviews

Enjoy our beautiful 170-acre campus nestled in Crow Canyon. Activities include simulated excavation and lab, pottery making, playing traditional American Indian games, and tours of our current excavation site, the Anasazi Heritage Center, and Mesa Verde National Park. Activities vary by length and type of program and are conducted in the various facilities on our campus; the Lodge, Gates Research Building, Pithouse Learning Center and the Pueblo Learning Center.

$75 Discount on 2015 Summer Camps!

One-week archaeology camps for middle school and high school students (age 12 and up). Three-week High School Field School. Work with professional archaeologists in the field and analyze artifacts in the lab. 170-acre rural campus in southwest Colorado. Present this coupon for $75 discount on any 2015 summer camp tuition.


Colorado Springs
 Dinosaur Resource Center     Email Us    Map It

We have a marvelous world class museum here in Woodland Park. We feature an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life-restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals in life and the environments in which they lived. Visitors can read the stories of the discovery of each specimen and see a working fossil laboratory where important recently discovered paleontological specimens are being freed from their rock ... (see more text)

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Eldorado Springs
  Eldorado Canyon         Map It

Eldorado Canyon is a treasure right in Boulder's backyard! Discover this hidden jewel and take home memories that will last a lifetime. Eldorado Canyon offers over five hundred technical rock climbing routes luring climbers from around the world to challenge their skills on Eldo's golden cliffs. The beauty of this canyon engages all who visit. Hike or mountain bike our picturesque trails that vary from easy to difficult and connect with Boulder's trail systems. Enjoy a picnic by, or fish in, scenic South Boulder Creek. In the winter, Eldorado Canyon offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

Lake George
  Eleven Mile         Map It

Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile's large reservoir for its outstanding fishing but there are also nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration. Ideal wind conditions make Eleven Mile a popular but not overly crowded destination for sailing, kayaking, motor boating, windsurfing and winter ice boating. With multiple campgrounds, there is a wide range of camping facilities at the park. The 11-Mile Marina has boat rentals available that include pontoon, V-Hull, and several canoes and kayaks. A fishing guide service is also available for hire. 

  Elkhead Reservoir         Map It

Elkhead State Park, in the beautiful Yampa Valley in northwestern Colorado, provides endless recreational opportunities. They include, boating, swimming, jet skiing, skiing, picnicking, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, bird watching, biking, fishing and many photo opportunities. The newly built campground at Elkhead (Bear's Ears) has been a long awaited camping opportunity by many. It contains numerous campsites with fire pits, picnic tables and shade shelters. The campground sits majestically over the reservoir and offers convenience for boaters, skiers and fisherman not ready to end their day. 

La Salle
 Fritzler Corn Maze     Email Us    Map It

The Fritzler Corn Maze is Colorado's original and premier corn maze offering bushels of farmtastic fun! Located just seven miles south of Greeley, Colorado on Highway 85, our corn maze is just a short drive from anywhere across the Colorado front range. At the Fritzler Corn Maze, we've been providing a fun, exciting atmosphere suitable for all ages since we started in the Fall of 2000, and this year we're gearing up for even more corn maze fun! We have designed a great new corn maze this year for lots more "agritainment" fun! The corn maze design and more information about the fall fun can be found on our website! 

Glenwood Springs
 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park     Email Us    Map It

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a unique day of mountain-top fun...where nature meets adventure! Take the scenic tram to the top for a host of family activities including attractions for kids of all ages, rides for thrill seekers and amazing educational activities. There are two unique kid-friendly guided tours of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, voted "One of the Top 10 Family Cave Tours in the Country". Experience Colorado's longest alpine coaster; The Giant Swing, the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster and the new Glenwood Canyon flyer. 4D theater, laser tag, a Ferris Wheel, a kid's ... (see more text)

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  Golden Gate Canyon         Map It

Visitors who want a mountain vacation can choose between camping, cabins, yurts and a guest house at Golden Gate Canyon. Only 30 miles from Denver, Golden Gate Canyon offers 50 miles of trails, campgrounds, stocked fishing ponds, horseback riding, mountain biking, winter sports, picnic sites and the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, where visitors can see 100 miles of the Continental Divide. Also available at Golden Gate, Harmsen Ranch, a beautiful four bedroom, two bathroom house, and the Works Ranch Group Area, consisting of a camper cabin and group camping area, are available for rent. 

 Harvest Farm     Email Us    Map It

Join us this October for the 12th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze in Wellington, Colorado. The Festival opens October 3 to October 26, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Opening weekend is only $10. This a family-friendly, no-scare fall activity. Enjoy a hay wagon ride around the 209-acre farm, pet the animals, get lost in the corn maze, watch the pig races, and so much more. 

  Harvey Gap         Map It

Harvey Gap State Park is a favorite spot for families throughout the year. Harvey Gap offers shaded picnic tables by the water, boating for boats with motors 20 hp or less, canoes, windsurfing, fishing, and even a swim beach. All are great activities if you are looking for a fun-filled day! Visitors also may see a variety of wildlife, including migrating waterfowl. Harvey Gap is a day-use area, but overnight camping is available nearby at Rifle Falls State Park and Rifle Gap State Park, which are approximately six miles west of Harvey Gap. 

  Highline Lake         Map It

No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. The park offers a variety of activities for families and groups including, biking, birding, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Camping is offered year-round at grassy campsites accommodating tents or RVs. Campground amenities include coin operated hot showers and laundry facilities in the camper services building. Winter campers enjoy the mild climate and relatively little snow accumulation at the park. Children's educational programs are also offered year-round, with special sum ... (see more text) 

 Hudson Gardens & Event Center     Email Us    Map It

Hudson Gardens - a place for reflection, restoration and reconnection - where you can exercise, entertain, and escape! Hudson Gardens offers thirty acres of magnificent gardens, interactive children's programs, adult-educational opportunities, walking trails, and natural areas for exploration. In addition to self-guided walking tours available year-round, we have a Garden Railroad and fun (Free!) Family Explorer packs available to borrow from the gift shop. Our garden inhabitants, including ducks, bunnies and frogs, are all waiting to say hello so stop by soon! Hudson Gardens offers adventure and fun for all ages.

A Hudson Christmas

A Hudson Christmas is must-see holiday event in Littleton, Colorado. Join us to celebrate the beautiful Colorado winter season with a burst of colorful lights weaving through the stunning backdrop of Hudson Garden & Event Center. Purchase tickets for our huge Christmas lights show that includes wagon rides by the South Platte River and a FREE visit with Santa Claus! Tickets (available at starting Monday, November 17th or at the door each night of the show): $11 Adult $ 9 Members $ 8 Child (ages 4-12) FREE Children 0-3


 Indian Peaks Marina     Email Us

Rent a pontoon boat on beautiful Lake Granby Monday - Thursday. A four hour rental for the price of two hours! **Excludes Monday, 9/2/13. Gas not included. 

  Jackson Lake         Map It

Jackson Lake is ranked one of the "Top 15 Park Beaches" by Reserve America. Anglers, boaters, swimmers, and naturalists enjoy the variety of water or land based recreational facilities found here. An abundance of wildlife can also be observed and photographed in the park. The list includes pelicans, eagles, hawks, heron, deer, coyote, turkeys, waterfowl and numerous shore birds. Quiet winter months provide hearty wildlife viewers some excellent opportunities to spot the many animals that live here. Jackson Lake has numerous campsites, most have electrical hookups and many are available year-round. 

  James M Robb-Colorado River         Map It

From Fruita on the west end, to Island Acres on the east end and three stops in-between, James M. Robb is one park split into five sections. The sections or "pearls" listed from east to west, each offer something different: Island Acres, Corn Lake, Colorado River Wildlife Area, Connected Lakes, and Fruita. Visitors can boat, fish, hike, picnic, swim, and watch wildlife at spots throughout the James M. Robb sections. All five park sections are located along the Colorado River and provide river access. Camping is offered year-round at the Island Acres section and the Fruita section. 

  John Martin Reservoir         Map It

John Martin is a peaceful paradise in which people play, birds flock and wildlife roams. John Martin Reservoir provides uncrowded birding, fishing, hiking, boating, picnicking and spectacular conditions for a wide variety of wind water sports. The mild southeastern Colorado weather provides plenty of great days throughout the year. The campground has electrical hookups at each of the sites. The park supports a diverse community of wildlife including deer, coyote, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, and prairie dogs. Bald eagles and golden eagles can also be seen during winter at John Martin. 

  Lake Pueblo         Map It

Lake Pueblo provides 4,500 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shoreline and almost 10,000 acres of land. Along with the sunny days and a mild climate, visitors quickly learn that one day is not enough. Water recreation includes sailing, motor-boating, waterskiing, river tubing and prime fishing. Land recreation includes hiking, biking, picnicking and diverse nature exploration. Miles of trails make it easy to discover the beauty of the shady Arkansas River. Lake Pueblo is one of the most popular camping destinations in Colorado. It has numerous electrical and non-electrical campsites spread throughout the park. 

  Lathrop         Map It

Lathrop State Park is nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado and offers two lakes for a variety of water recreation. Martin Lake offers water skiing, power and sail boating, and is also great for swimming. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds. Both are also great spots for fishing. Lathrop's two campgrounds have numerous campsites that can accommodate motor homes, trailers and tents, and offer either a basic or improved camping experience. 

  Lory         Map It

Hit the trail at Lory State Park and enjoy mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding amid some fabulous foothills scenery. The variety of trails is great for families interested in short or long hikes, mountain bike rides, horseback rides and jogs. Backcountry camping is also available for visitors looking for a quiet getaway close to suburban Fort Collins. Lory State Park offers guided interpretive hikes, by reservation, where visitors can observe some of the 175 known species of birds, gorgeous geology and the phenomenal plant life. 

  Mancos         Map It

Mancos State Park, in southwestern Colorado, is a haven for the year-round outdoor enthusiast and traveler. In the spring, summer and fall, canoeists, kayakers and wakeless power boaters enjoy the calm waters of Jackson Gulch Reservoir. In the winter, there are great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Biking, birding, hiking, and picnicking are also available throughout the year. The park has numerous campsites spread across two campgrounds as well as two year-round yurts, which provide visitors with an alternative to RV and tent camping. Family-friendly educ ... (see more text) 

 Morrison Natural History Museum     Email Us    Map It

Morrison Natural History Museum offers a glimpse of the first important dinosaur discoveries in Colorado including fossils from the first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus ever discovered. The 3,000 square foot exhibition also offers an overview of local life history in context of area geology. Many of the fossils and fossil casts on display are touchable. The Museum continues to actively research local Jurassic ecosystems. Recent excavations have yielded famous baby dinosaur footprints that have been featured in Smithsonian magazine and media outlets around the world. Guided tours are available daily. Check for details.

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Receive a free tiny dinosaur toy with every purchase of a Child Admission ticket while supplies last. Printed coupon must be presented at time of ticket purchase.


  Mueller         Map It

Mueller State Park's 55 miles of trails provide a 5,000-acre playground for the hiker, mountain biker, wildlife watcher and winter sports enthusiast. A popular Watchable Wildlife Area, Mueller is home to elk, black bear, hawks, and mule deer. Visitors traverse the park's numerous trails on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis, horseback and mountain bike, depending on the season. Mueller has two options to stay overnight. There are numerous campsites in the park, with some open for winter camping, and the park has cabins for rent year-round. Modern restrooms, coin operated showers and laundry are also available on site. 

Estes Park
 National Park Gateway Stables or Cowpoke Corner Corral     Email Us

Be a cowboy - for an hour or for a day or take an overnight trail ride. Take a short ride and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the snowcapped Continental Divide or view the results of nature along Fall River through Horseshoe Park. 2 locations - 2 totally different types of rides. Our staff and horses are really good with kids and we offer personalized rides. Miles of scenic trails. Specialty rides available. Beautiful, well-kept horses to match your riding ability. Leisure-paced, safe rides - many different scenic routes available. National Park or National Forest - there will be plenty to delight you. Quality equipment and raingear.

Closed for winter season

We are closed for the winter season. We will reopen in May.


  Navajo         Map It

At Navajo State Park, boaters and campers enjoy the park year-round while biking, boating, camping, skiing, fishing, picnicking, hiking and swimming. Navajo's campgrounds have numerous sites with showers and flush toilets, as well as RV hookups. Navajo also has two-bedroom cabins that are fully furnished with many conveniences, including restrooms, showers, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Navajo State Park boasts its own full-service marina. Two Rivers Marina sells fuel, ice, tackle, boating supplies, snacks and accessories; has boat slips and mooring buoys; rental boats (pontoon boats ... (see more text) 

  North Sterling         Map It

North Sterling State Park draws visitors from May through September and waterfowl hunters during the hunting season. Anglers, boaters and water skiers enjoy the water all day, while land lovers hike, bike, or picnic. However you spend the day, you'll find a place to spend the night at one of the many campsites, accommodating everything from the largest motor homes to the smallest pup tent. North Sterling also offers many seasonal family friendly activities including bingo, campfire programs, a junior ranger program, and even activity backpacks, which are available to borrow at the Visitor Center. 

  Paonia         Map It

Steep mountainsides, pristine water, alpine scenery and peaceful environment make Paonia a haven for water and nature lovers. Camp near a babbling stream, water-ski on a mountain reservoir, have a picnic, observe wildlife, all in view of the majestic Ragged Mountains. The park's natural beauty and abundance of wildflowers make it a "must see" for photographers and nature lovers. There are multiple campsites scattered over two campgrounds, each of which are great for an intimate family camping experience. In addition to the scenic views, all campsites have a picnic table, a fire ring and nearby vault toilets. 

  Pearl Lake         Map It

Pearl Lake sits in a quiet forest setting, nestled in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs. Surrounded by mountains, visitors can stay in a yurt or camp along the lake. There's excellent fishing, a shoreline trail that takes explorers deep into the forest and picture-perfect picnicking around the lake. This is a true escape from the day-to-day routine. Reservations for the campsites are accepted seasonally and the yurts can be reserved year round. All campsites at Pearl Lake can accommodate tents, trailers and smaller motor homes and include a table, fire ring and vault toilets. 
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  Ridgway         Map It

Mountain scenery mingles with magnificent campgrounds at Ridgway State Park. Modern, universally-accessible recreation areas and the five-mile long reservoir make memorable days and nights. The park's popular campgrounds, beautiful reservoir, picnic and playground areas, extensive trails, and diverse wildlife offer family-friendly activities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Ridgway State Park offers year-round modern camping with campsites available for RVs, trailers, campers, motor homes as well as traditional tent sites. For those interested in an alternative to RV and tent camping, yur ... (see more text) 

  Rifle Falls         Map It

Rifle Falls State Park is a lush area of trees and greenery kept moist by the spray of the cascading triple waterfall. Picnicking near the majestic falls is very popular. Mysterious limestone caves beneath the falls entice spelunkers and other curious visitors to explore their dark depths. Rifle Falls State Park has numerous campsites that sit to the south along East Rifle Creek. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings and 30 amp electrical outlets. Fun and educational interpretive programs are also held at the Mountain Mist Amphitheater at Rifle Falls from May through September. 

  Rifle Gap         Map It

The clean, clear waters of Rifle Gap State Park's 350-acre reservoir provide some of the best boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, water-skiing and windsurfing in Colorado. The beach on the west side of the reservoir is popular for its family-friendly swimming. Campers like Rifle Gap's campgrounds for their wide-open sites, breathtaking views of the reservoir, and spectacular mountain vistas. Campsites can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers and have varying amenities, from full hookups to basic tent only sites. Fun and educational interpretive programs are also presented from May through September. 

 Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch     Email Us

Don't miss our fast, furious and fun weekends in October celebrating the harvest, autumn and the pumpkin. On Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-6pm we offer lots of fun for everyone including pony rides, airplane rides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, hay maze, corn tunnel, inflatable bouncy castle, balloon typhoon, air filled pumpkin, food vendors and pick your own pumpkin. During the week, Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm, we offer self-guided tours and fun activities for the little ones. We also offer a general market full of fall produce. 

  Roxborough         Map It

Roxborough State Park is one of nature's jewels and a short drive southwest of Denver. The 3,339-acre park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Visitors can take in all of Roxborough's geological wonders via a series of trails for every level of hiker. The Fountain Valley Overlook is only 100 yards from the Visitor Center and provides spectacular views of several beautiful rock formations. Roxborough's "Nature's Classroom" also regularly hosts a variety of kid-friendly educational programs throughout the year. 

Canon City
 Royal Gorge Bridge and Park     Email Us

With the completion of the brand new 14,000 sq. foot Visitor Center sitting on the very edge of the Royal Gorge, once again the park is open on a daily basis. In keeping with a national park look, the new facility's deck overhang gives spectacular views of the gorge and the Bridge. A large gift shop and restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating for 200, complete with large fireplace, face the Royal Gorge. The Royal Rush Skycoaster is the only ride not affected by the fire (extra pay feature - weather permitting and seasonal operation). The Plaza Theater and Historical Expo will be re-op ... (see more text)

Royal Gorge Re-Opening

Once again the park is open on a daily basis. The Plaza Theater will be re-opened in the spring of 2015. In addition, the Water Clock and a new large children's play area with a carousel will be added. Installation of a new gig-back aerial gondola, and a new zip line (extra pay feature – weather permitting and seasonal operation) taking guests 2,300 feet across the Royal Gorge is slated for completion in January. The historic undertaking of rebuilding the park after the Royal Gorge Fire 2013 has taken a little over a year and the park will continue to keep adding attractions and features for a Grand Opening in the Spring of 2015. Updates:


  San Luis         Map It

In the shadow of the Great Sand Dunes National Park is the peaceful San Luis State Park and Wildlife Area. A variety of wildlife ranging from elk to migratory waterfowl and a combination of wetlands and a desert-like environment make San Luis a unique, family-friendly place to experience nature. The park features a seasonal campground with all sites having electrical hookups, sheltered tables, fire grills, nearby drinking water hydrants, and an available dump station. Campsites have a panoramic view of San Luis Lake, the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and the Great Sand Dunes. 

Estes Park
 SK Horses     Email Us

Be a cowboy - for an hour or for a day or take an overnight trail ride. Take a short ride and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the snowcapped Continental Divide or view the results of nature along Fall River through Horseshoe Park. 2 locations - 2 totally different types of rides. Our staff and horses are really good with kids and we offer personalized rides. Miles of scenic trails. Specialty rides available. Beautiful, well-kept horses to match your riding ability. Leisure-paced, safe rides - many different scenic routes available. National Park or National Forest - there will be plenty to delight you. Quality equipment and raingear.


We are closed for the winter season. Spring Special will be coming in May.


Lake George
  Spinney Mountain         Map It

For gold medal fishing, it'd be hard to find any better than Spinney Mountain Reservoir. Anglers of all ages can find shoreline or fly fishing, belly boating or trolling opportunities in a peaceful and scenic setting. This isolated retreat is ideal for visitors seeking beautiful views of the Collegiate Mountain Range or a little solitude from busy city life. Birders have plenty to see between the ducks, waders and birds of prey. Boating enthusiasts enjoy the 2,500 surface-acre reservoir with two boat ramps that are available, depending upon water levels. The park is open seasonally from about April to October. 

  St Vrain         Map It

St. Vrain State Park is a family-friendly destination for visitors seeking a peaceful and simple outdoor break. It offers 604 acres of land and 152 acres of water split among several ponds. It's a great place for first-time campers, anglers, photographers, birders, walkers and anyone who loves nature. There are numerous campsites scattered across the park; most sites are on or near the banks of the ponds. About half of the campsites have electrical hookups with water. All sites also include a grill, picnic table and concrete pad. Campgrounds are open year-round and often fill on the weekends. 

Oak Creek
  Stagecoach         Map It

Stagecoach State Park sets the stage for great recreation in the lush Yampa Valley, near Steamboat Springs. Vistas and views are backdrops to the 780-acre reservoir providing renowned lake and river fishing. A year-round destination, the park also makes a great base to explore the variety of attractions of the area including boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping. Campgrounds at Stagecoach State Park offer varying degrees of amenities. Some have electrical hookups, water, showers, flush toilets, and dump stations while others offer more basic amenities. Stagecoach also offers a varie ... (see more text) 

  State Forest         Map It

State Forest State Park offers visitors 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails. The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range. Visitors can experience a bountiful array of family-friendly outdoor recreational favorites such as camping, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing and geocaching. Lodging is available year-round, with cabins and yurts nestled in scenic locations throughout the park. Campsites are also available in m ... (see more text) 

  Staunton         Map It

From high grassy meadows at 8,100 feet to soaring granite cliffs over 10,000 feet, Staunton State Park's varied geology, soils, water features, and climate support rare and unexpected plant communities and a rich diversity of wildlife and provide a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities. Colorado's newest state park opened to the public on May 18, 2013. The park is located approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver, north of US Highway 285 and about six miles west of Conifer. 

  Steamboat Lake         Map It

Steamboat Lake State Park offers family fishing, camping, picnicking, trail and boating recreational opportunities. A full-service marina and swim beach provide amenities for active water play. Winter comes alive with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and peaceful cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Camper cabins are located near the marina and are open year round. Campsites, scattered throughout the park, are available for reservation Memorial Day weekend through mid-September. Coin operated showers, flush toilets, and laundry facilities are also available on site. 

  Sweitzer Lake         Map It

Sweitzer Lake provides day-use nature, picnic and water recreation. Visitors come to Sweitzer Lake, near Delta, for action-packed boating and water skiing on busy days and relaxed nature play on mellow days. Built solely for recreation, Sweitzer Lake fulfills its planned purpose well. Water-ski, swim, picnic, fish, boat, bird watch or just breathe-in the clean air. Sit on the grass, at a picnic site or on the sandy shore and enjoy the day. Sweitzer Lake is considered a good fishing spot for youngsters, so pack up the family and head out to enjoy the day at this wonderful state park. 

  Sylvan Lake         Map It

Sylvan Lake provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Overnight visitors can camp, stay in a cabin or lounge in a yurt while gazing at majestic mountains piercing the deep blue sky. Spring, summer and fall are all about fishing, hiking, nature study, non-motorized boating and picnicking. During the winter, snowshoes and poles are available to rent, and during the summer you can rent a kayak, canoe or paddle boat. Campsites are scattered throughout the state park and accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. 

 Thorne Nature Experience     Email Us

Thorne Nature Experience, formerly Thorne Ecological Institute, was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1954 by Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II and is currently celebrating 59 years of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. During the past five decades, Thorne has connected more than 200,000 children, teens, and adults to nature and become a nationally recognized leader in the field of environmental education. Today, Thorne's Summer Camp, In-School Program, and Field Trips reach more than 7,000 Boulder County and Front Range youth each year. M ... (see more text)

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  Trinidad Lake         Map It

The mild climate and large Trinidad Lake are ideal for water sports. Anglers catch a wide variety of fish while boaters appreciate the open waters and modern services. Miles of trails also wind through the ancient and spectacular scenery. There are two campgrounds at Trinidad Lake with numerous sites available for camping. They range from full hook-up RV sites, with shower and laundry facilities, to basic tent sites. Year round camping is available at many of the sites. Family friendly education programs are also offered regularly throughout the summer. 

  Vega         Map It

At an elevation of 8,000 feet, Vega State Park's high-mountain lake sits on the western edge of Grand Mesa National Forest, southeast of Grand Junction. The park is a haven for year-round recreation: fishing, boating, water skiing, birding, hiking, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. The park's numerous campsites surround the lake, and Vega's five cozy heated cabins are available and affordable year round. The cabins are also located adjacent to a great sledding hill! Fun family programs are offered year-round that feature varying topics including the area's history, flora & fauna, astronomy and more! 

Grand Junction
 Western Colorado Botanic Gardens and Butterfly House     Email Us    Map It

The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and Butterfly House is a tranquil and beautiful 15-acre site with multiple locations for hosting your special events. Centrally located at the southern end of 7th Street in Grand Junction, the Gardens offer both outside and inside rental opportunities. Please contact us between 10am and 5pm at 970-245-9030 or see us at 

Colorado Springs
 Wishing Star Farm     Email Us    Map It    Reviews

One of the most unique experiences we offer as an agricultural entertainment facility is the opportunity to see and pick pumpkins right out of the field. For children especially, we believe this is an important educational experience. The foundation of our Fall Festival is celebrating the harvest, a medley of bright colors and distinctive flavors that epitomize fall. We invite everyone to take some of the fall harvest home with them. Pumpkins $3 each, purchase your pumpkin ticket with your admission. 

  Yampa River         Map It

Yampa River State Park is located in the beautiful Yampa Valley west of Steamboat Springs. It has campsites scattered along its 134-mile stretch of the Yampa River, including multiple sites for larger group camping. Its 13 river access points offer families excellent fishing, boating, birding, picnicking, hiking and camping options. Camp amenities range from full service campsites with RV hookups, and shower and laundry facilities, to basic tent only sites. There is also a display area, at the Visitor Center which emphasizes Native American history, agricultural heritage and river ecology, which captivates visitors young and old alike. 

Estes Park
 YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch     Email Us    Map It

Affordable Lodges and Cabins. Horseback riding, hiking, biking,ropes courses, rock climbing, swimming, skiing and more. Outdoor education for school groups. Serving families, groups and conferences in a wholesome environment since 1907.

Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd free!

At Snow Mountain Ranch, our “Stay two nights, get a third night free” special runs from December 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015 in Lodge Rooms and in Family Cabins. Black out dates in family cabins & lodge rooms for Snow Mountain Ranch are as follows: December 12 – January 3rd (cabins & lodge rooms) January 16 – 18 (cabins & lodge rooms) February 1 – April 4 (cabins & lodge rooms May 22 – 24 (cabins only) The special is not valid in reunion cabins and not valid for group reservations. At both locations, this special is based on availability with a 2 night free/6 day maximum. To book this special, please call 888-613-9622.

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