Winter Park, CO Kids Activities
After hitting the slopes and the Grand Park Rec Center with our twins I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the top five activities with kids here in Winter Park, Colo. These are the can’t miss things to do when coming up to Grand County with your little ones in the winter. For summer there will be a whole other list.
Learn to Ski at Winter Park Resort – This is a no-brainer as most everyone coming to Winter Park this is the main reason that they are heading to our little piece of paradise.
Spend a Day at The Grand Park Rec Center – Our Rec Center sitting just at the end of the town of Winter Park is a kids and parents dream. With two pools , diving board, lazy river, water slide. steam room, dry sauna, basketball courts, climbing wall, trampoline and lots and lots of exercise equipment for the adults this a great place to take a vacation from the snow outside. Grand Park Rec Center also offers day care for kids. This is especially helpful for those parents with the wee little ones.
Go Sledding or Tubing at Winter Park’s Colorado Adventure Park – The Adventure Park offers Tubing, Airboards, Snow Scoots, and Sleigh Rides. They are conveniently located just minutes from the Winter Park Ski Resort, in Fraser, and an easy 70 miles from Denver . From young to young at heart they have something for you! This is an exhilarating place. The hill you go down is big and you can get some serious air.
Take a Dog Sled Ride at Winter Park Dog Sled Rides – We bought a ride for our niece and sister-in-law and they loved it. When the the sled takes off it looks like a rocket. The ride goes through some secluded forest area and it just amazing how fast the dogs go and how quiet it is in all the trees. They are located just a short drive from Winter Park Resort on Grand County Road 5.
Sit in the Hot Springs at Hot Sulphur Springs – There are enough hot springs for the whole family with temperatures for everyone. There are 22 pools and private baths, which include a solarium pool, the therapy Elk Pool, and a summer swimming pool. They are known as one of the nation’s oldest, largest and finest natural hot mineral springs resort and spa. Relax and enjoy the sacred waters where the Ute Indians once bathed, healed mind, body, and spirit.
Enough activities to keep the adults and the little tykes busy for a week or so. Stay tuned for the top five summer activities for kids in Winter Park, CO
Sarah March 5th, 2010