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Psst… 15 Best Undiscovered Amusement Parks in Colorado to Visit this Summer!

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park | The Denver Ear

It’s summer, that means enjoying a day at an amusement park or an attraction park. If you would like to explore new attractions, then we have a list of 15 undiscovered amusement parks and attractions in Colorado to visit this summer!


Bananas Fun Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Bananas Fun Park

Where: 2469 Riverside Pkwy, Grand Junction, CO 81505

Cost: Limited Pass $17.50; Unlimited Pass $25.50; Tickets Per Attraction $1.50–$8

Bananas Fun Park, located in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a family-friendly amusement park that features attractions such as go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, laser maze, an inflatable playland, an arcade and more.

Breck Summer Fun Park | The Denver Ear

Breck Summer Fun Park at Peak 8. Photograph courtesy of ©Breckenridge Ski Resort

Where: Breckenridge Ski Resort, 1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Cost: $36–$77

Breck Summer Fun Park, is seasonal amusement park open from early June through early September and located at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. The park is at the base of Peak 8 at a 9,000 feet elevation and features 13 attractions and activities, including the Alpine Slide, Gold Runner Coaster, maze, bounce house, a rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, miniature golf, kid’s ropes course, kid’s Zipline, gemstone panning and more.

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park

Where: 1500 Co Rd 45, Salida, CO 81201

Cost: $69

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park, located in Salida, Colorado, is the largest aerial adventure park in the state. The park features an interconnected network of 120 different combinations of cross catwalks, swinging bridges, cargo nets, tight wires, rope and cable swings, obstacles and even a flying snowboard! There are nine different courses to choose from, based on level of difficulty.

Psst… Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park also offers an actual zip line tour daily at 1pm and mountain climbing Via Ferrata courses.

Crested Butte Summer Adventure Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Where: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, 12 Snowmass Rd, Crested Butte, CO 81225

Cost: Adult (18–64) $43; Children (7–17): $37; Children 6 and Under $32; Seniors (65+) $41. Individual Adventure Park Activities $14; Bag Jump – 3 jumps (includes 1 practice jump): $22

Crested Butte Summer Adventure Park is a seasonal amusement park located at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. The park features attractions such as mini golf, rock climbing, bungee trampolines, the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump and the newest feature the Tin Cup Mining Co., a 65 foot wooden structure where kids let the water wash over the sand and experience the fun of panning for gems.

Estes Park Ride-A-Kart | The Denver Ear

Estes Park Ride-A-Kart. Photograph by ©Steven Depolo

Where: 2250 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Cost: Tickets Per Ride $2–$10

Estes Park Ride–A–Kart is a family owned amusement park that has been around since 1959. Ride-A-Kart features rides and attractions for the entire family including go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, a train, a bungee trampoline, bumper cars, miniature golf, and an arcade with skee ball, basketball, air Hockey, video, pinball and interactive games.

Fort Fun | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Fort Fun

Where: 1513 E Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Cost: Fun Pass $22.99; Fun Pass with Go Karts $31.99

Fort Fun, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, spans 14 acres and offers views of the Blue Heron Lake. Fort Fun features two miniature golf courses, a go-kart track, a multi-level laser tag arena, batting cages, a giant slide, an adventure train, bumper boats, B’loon Blast (a great water balloon game), bumper cars and more.

Gateway Park Fun Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Gateway Park Fun Center

Where: 4800 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Cost: Tickets Per Ride $2–$9; Value Card $29.99; “You-Pick-Two” Package $13.50

Gateway Park Fun Center, located in Boulder, Colorado, features family-friendly attractions such as miniature golf, go karts, a human maze, in-line hockey, an arcade and a full golf driving range.

15 Best Undiscovered Amusement Parks in Colorado to Visit this Summer | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Where: 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Cost: Park Admission: Adults $15, Children (3–12) $10; Cave Tour: Adults $27, Children (3–12) $22; Admission+Cave Tour+Unlimited Rides: Adults $50, Children (3–12) $45. Children under the age of 3 are free.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, sits on top of Iron Mountain and is accessible by riding 4,300 feet up the side of the mountain in fully enclosed gondola cabins. The park features thrill rides, 40 minute guided tours of caves, the longest alpine coaster in Colorado, laser tag, a 4D motion theater, a maze, a blacksmith shop, a climbing wall and more.

Psst… One of the thrill rides in Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is The Cliffhanger. Opened in 2012, this rollercoaster’s elevation is 7100 feet, making it the highest-elevation roller coaster in the US!

Heritage Square Amusement Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy ©Heritage Square Amusement Park

Where: 18301 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: Unlimited Passes $12–$40; Individual Ticket Rides $1.25 or get discount when buying in bulk.

Heritage Square Amusement Park in Golden, Colorado, offers 13 amusement rides, three go-kart tracks, a 36-hole miniature golf course, a “Challenge” miniature golf course, swan-designed paddle boats, bumper boats, an arcade room, pony rides, carnival games and a zip line that is 220 feet long and spans the entire amusement park!

Psst… Many people have heard about Heritage Square shutting down at the end of 2015, the closure does not affect Heritage Square Amusement Park, which has a lease agreement through 2039!

Lakeside Amusement Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Lakeside Amusement Park

Where: 4601 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212

Cost: Gate Admission $3 + Adults $16–$25; Children (under 42″) $11–$18; Children 2 and under are free

Lakeside Amusement Park was originally opened in 1908 and currently is one of the oldest amusement parks in the US! The park has since then been renovated and now features amusement rides, trains, a ferris wheel, a carousel, tower, bumper cars, and a special “Kiddies Playland” which offers rides especially for younger children.

Lawson Adventure Park | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: @Jamie Slough

Where: 3440 Alvarado Rd, Dumont, CO 80436

Cost: $10 – $149

Lawson Adventure Park, Colorado’s newest outdoor family-friendly destination, will celebrate its summer season and the debut of its lodging options with a Summer Kick-off Party. The Park, offers activities the whole family will love, including ZORBing, Via Ferrata and Rappel, a Challenge Course, Disc-Golf, and much more.

Lodging options include camping spots and yurts for those who want to be closer to nature. Those who prefer running water and sleeping indoors have a selection of luxury cabins with modern or rustic designs.

North Pole Colorado, Santa's Workshop | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©North Pole Colorado, Santa’s Workshop

Where: 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 80809

Cost: Adults + Children 2 and up $22; Active Duty Military & Family Members + Veterans $17; Seniors (60+) + Children under 2 are free.

North Pole Colorado, Santa’s Workshop, is a Christmas-themed amusement park located at the base of Pikes Peak. Meet and take photographs with Santa Claus and his elves at Santa’s House and then venture off to explore the park’s many rides, shows and attractions.

Psst… North Pole Colorado, Santa’s Workshop is now open through Christmas Eve 2016, allowing you to visit the North Pole and meet Santa Claus in the summer season as well!

Open Air Adventure Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Open Air Adventure Park

Where: 490 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517

Cost: Starting from $20

Open Air Adventure Park is an aerial adventure park provides 32 exciting elements at 10 and 21 feet above the ground. These elements include rope bridges to cross, aerial tightropes to navigate, swinging log steps to negotiate, and moving platforms to cross.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park | The Denver Ear

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Photograph by ©Wasif Malik

Where: 4218 Co Rd 3A, Cañon City, CO 81212

Cost: Adults (12–59) $23; Children (4–11) $16; Seniors (60+) $20; Children 3 and under are free.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, located in Cañon City, Colorado is a 360 acre amusement park located along the edge of the Royal Gorge and is situated on both ends of the Royal Gorge Bridge. The park features panoramic views while you enjoy attractions such as aerial gondolas, a 1,200 feet high Cloudscraper Zip Line and Royal Rush Skycoaster, and enclosed, three-story kids playland with ropes, slides, nets, tunnels, 20-foot towers and a splash pad and a water-clock that is only one-of-three available worldwide and the only one available in Colorado!

Tiny Town & Railroad | The Denver Ear

Tiny Town & Railroad. Photograph by ©Scorpions and Centaurs


Cost: Adults $5; Children (2–12) $3; Train Rides $2; Children 2 and under are free.

Tiny Town & Railroad in Morrison, Colorado, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year! Tiny Town & Railroad is a miniature village and railroad that features over 100 doll-sized buildings. Children can explore all the miniature houses, shops and buildings and peek inside them for special features. The miniature train departs every 30 minutes, the ride lasts around 10 minutes and allows you to see parts of the park that aren’t accessible any other way.

PSST… Now that you have undiscovered amusement parks in Colorado, check out our Outdoor Pools, Water Parks & Splash Pads in the Denver Area guide as well!

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