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As summer temperatures rise, head to the high country to chill. Maybe you want to rough it in a primitive campsite or luxuriate in a posh resort.

Could be playing mini-golf in Vail, surrounded by mountain flowers sounds lovely. Riding a narrow-gauge train through historic mining country could be just the ticket. We’ve got tons of ideas for family fun in Colorado!

Fall in Colorado brings fewer crowds, lower prices, and the weather at its best. Now is the time to plan your trip.

Camping and hiking catch their stride in early fall. Crisp nights followed by warm days are perfect for viewing the fall colors. Look for aspen leaves turning bright gold against a deep-blue sky.

Take the kids to Rocky Mountain National Park to hear bull elk bugle and clash antlers, or snuggle up in a cozy cabin for Thanksgiving.


Colorado winters sparkle in the cold! Plan fantastic family ski trips. Catch the best Christmas parades beneath Denver’s skyscrapers or in cute mountain towns. Relax in a hot spring as the steam floats through drifting snowflakes.

What’s not to love about a frosty winter vacation in Colorado?


Spring in Colorado may be mud season, but spring skiing is the best of the year. Warm days and deep snow are a combination that can’t be beat. Spring is also for visiting a candy factory or a unique museum.

From desert canyons to the Rocky Mountains to the wind-swept prairies, Colorado is full of destinations and activities for the family vacations of a lifetime.

Enjoy the trip!


Wondering what to pack when you are heading for the hills? Check out our series of gear lists on our Gear for Colorado Travel page.

Our article index has a well-organized list of all our pages to help you plan your vacations(s).

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A trip to the Centennial State with the kids is best when you can visit one of the prettiest places in Colorado. Here is a list of recommended Colorado scenic spots for families.

See Colorado’s National Parks with the Kids!

Our nation’s national parks have been called the crown jewels of America.

Colorado is the proud home of four national parks:

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Mesa Verde
  • Great Sand Dunes
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Plan your Colorado Family Vacation with our series on Colorado’s National Parks – 45 pages of information and inspiration.

Start with the National Parks Overview at