Fun Things to Do in Colorado

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Surrounded by mountains and natural experience, the single mom living in Colorado has many options outside her front door for fun things to do. Learn about some of the best!

Free Fun

Dinosaur Ridge ( in Morrison, Colorado, has a variety of free and low-cost things to do. You can take a self-guided tour of the two main trails, which offer you the chance to see fossilized dinosaur tracks and a working bone quarry, touching fossilized bones in their found location. The site also has Geo Caching locations throughout. If you want your kids to see the power of one man’s work, take them to Bishop Castle (, a work in progress that shows how one man can build a castle completely out of nothing but rock and iron.

Educational Fun

If you are looking for educational fun for younger children, head to the Children’s Museum of Denver ( Here kids can play vet, explore an over-sized insect habitat, and learn all about bubbles with hands-on educational exhibits designed for everyone from babies to upper elementary school. If you have a bigger mix of ages in your family, consider a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science ( Here little ones can play in the Discovery Zone, while older children can learn about mummies and the human bodies in permanent science and natural history exhibits.

Environmental Fun

Who says you have to live near the ocean to play in the water and sand? At the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve ( you can slide down dunes and splash in the alpine lakes as a family. You cannot explore nature in Colorado without a trip to the Rockies, and Rocky Mountain National Park ( provides an easy way to see the beauty of the mountains, with drives that you can easily manage in your vehicle.

Seasonal Fun

Colorado is a state that seems to be designed for seasonal activities. In the winter, snowmobiling, skiing, and sledding in the mountains and foothills of the state are popular, while the summer bring opportunities galore to explore nature at its finest. If you live near Denver, consider checking out the Parade of Lights in early December or the Trail of Lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Just for Mom Fun

Sometimes mom needs a break, and in Colorado, hot springs tucked into the mountain provide a natural spa experience to rival just about anything. For a natural hot springs experience. consider visiting Rainbow Hot Springs near Pagosa Springs, but keep in mind this is a free, clothing optional option. For a more spa-like experience, visit the Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs ( which utilizes the natural healing waters of the springs in a full-service spa environment.

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