Colorado is a fantastic place for good, clean family fun no matter the time of year! The different activities and the natural beauty of the state are what makes Colorado an ideal place for setting up your family reunion. Below are five reasons to plan a family reunion in Colorado.
1. Extreme Aerial Activities
Brace yourself for the high adrenaline aerial adventures that Colorado has to offer. Two of the best ziplining courses in the state can be found in Granite and Idaho Springs. The AVA Cliffside and Aerial Tour in Idaho Springs is located just thirty minutes outside of Denver making this a great place for your family to spend a day if you’re having your reunion in the city. This course has six zip lines and aerial obstacles including a brand new fifty foot free fall. The AVA Mountaintop Zip Line Tour in Granite is a great place to spend a day out in the beautiful Colorado backcountry while enjoying seven different zip lines.
2. Whitewater Rafting
Book your family for a whitewater rafting trip with AVA Rafting this summer if you haven’t done so already. Trips fill up fast due to high demand. AVA Rafting operates out of three different outposts and offers river trips for all ages and abilities. Three of the most popular rivers in the state are Clear Creek in Idaho Springs, the Colorado River in Kremmling, and last but not least is one the most popular whitewater rivers in the United States, the Arkansas River in Granite. Each river has it’s own unique characteristics and rapids making many available options for your trip.
3. Skiing in the Mountains
The ski resorts are Colorado’s main attractions with 26 ski resorts, making Colorado one of America’s top ski destinations. Winter through late spring and on some mountains early summer you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding in great conditions.
4. Amazing National and State Parks
The National and State Parks in Colorado are diverse and overflowing with natural beauty that you will not find anywhere else. Elk, deer and buffalo are just some of the spottable wildlife in these parks. You can find the highest sand dunes in North America at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park offers plenty of wildlife and scenery along with family hikes and campgrounds. Outside of Denver is Roxborough State Park where you can find beautiful prairies and red rock formations.
5. Educational & Fun Museums and Attractions
There are many fun-filled ways to spend a day in Colorado. The Denver Zoo is listed as the top cultural attraction in Colorado and even offers free summer programs for your family. You can have more animal encounters close by at the Butterfly Pavilion and Downtown Aquarium. Also, the children’s museum in Denver is a great place to drop the kids off for a day. With the hands-on experience (and lots of games) your kids may not even realize they are learning. You can find dinosaurs and a giant planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as well.
As you can see, Colorado has endless fun-filled activities and opportunities awaiting for you! Remember your family can save a lot of money by booking activities as a group. Plan your family reunion in Colorado today!