Colorado’s Adventure and Amusement Parks

One sure sign that summer is here are the crowds flocking to Colorado’s amusement parks. Whether you’re drawn to roller coasters, thrill rides, or family fun, Colorado amusement parks have many attractions to offer.

How do you choose between outdoor adventures, theme parks, or water parks? Try them all!

From the popular to the overlooked, here are Colorado amusement parks to visit this summer:

Denver Amusement Parks

Denver has many theme and water parks for family friendly fun. Check out Denver area parks including Water WorldElitch Gardens, or Lakeside Amusement Park. For smaller crowds outside Denver proper, try Pirates Cove Water Park in Englewood.

Colorado Springs Amusement Parks

Cave of the Winds (Colorado Springs) – Whether you prefer cave tours or high ropes course or aerial attractions, you can find plenty of fun and challenges at this mountain park. After a thrill at the Terror-Dactyl ride, relax and recover with a Lantern Tour or Gemstone Panning.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (Canon City) – Royal Gorge has the highest suspension bridge in the world! If you’re still looking for more excitement, the park also offers “360 degrees of jaw-dropping rides” including a zip line, skycoaster, gondolas, and kid’s play land.

North Pole – Santa’s Workshop (Cascade) – Visit Colorado’s North Pole for family and kids rides, shows, and activities, and even visit Santa’s house. Santa’s workshop isn’t only open in the winter!

More Colorado Amusement Parks

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (Glenwood Springs) – This mountain-top theme park features cave tours, thrill rides, and kids activities. If you need a break from the park attractions, take in the view. The park, located on top of Iron Mountain, offers breathtaking views of the Roaring Fork Valley.


As you can see, there are many opportunities for family fun and adventure at Colorado’s amusement parks. If we missed one of your favorites, let us know! Leave a comment on our Facebook page.