Colorado Destinations for Families


Family looks over the town of Ouray, Colorado with the San Juan mountains as a backdrop.

Sometimes you don’t know it is your destiny to explore a city, ski a certain run, hike a trail, or survey an unparalleled view until you are actually standing on the spot.

Colorado’s destinations –

  • Cities and towns (full of personality)
  • Majestic national parks.
  • Legendary ski areas.
  • Rocky Mountain scenery.
  • Top-notch family attractions

– all have a bit of destiny about them.

Maybe it’s time to make a date.
for Traveling Families

When your are planning a Colorado travel adventure with the kids, you’ll find great sightseeing, attractions, and activities in the towns and cities all over the state.

The biggest metropolitan areas in Colorado lie along the Front Range. These cities include Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Pueblo, and Fort Collins.

The western third of the state is home to Grand Junction and Durango, Colorado.

If you are traveling with your kids on the eastern prairies of Colorado, stop for a break in Sterling on the Platte River or La Junta on the Arkansas River. You’ll get a small-town welcome and both educational and entertaining attractions.

Some of Colorado’s most visited cities are really small towns in the central mountains. Famous ski towns and resorts like Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek Village, and Vail come to mind. But local favorites like Glenwood Springs and Leadville also offer traveling families plenty of fun with more down-to-earth prices for lodging, restaurants, and activities.

Popular Destinations


Mom and kids eat ice cream cones on Main Street in Silverton

Fresh air, sunshine, wide-open spaces: Colorado is for kids!

Start planning great family vacations with our pages about popular, family-friendly destinations –

Cities and Towns
National Parks
Ski Resorts
Top Scenic Spots
Best Family Attractions