Colorado Vacations 
Family Travel Colorado 
Your Guide to Visiting Colorado with the Kids
Recommended Trips for Families in Colorado
The editors at want to make planning your Colorado vacation easier.  

From the sky-scraping Rocky Mountains to the rugged red-rock canyons, here are our recommendations for some of the best trips you can take with the kids in Colorado. 

See Colorado's National Parks with the Kids!

Our nation's National Parks have been called the
crown jewels of America. 

Colorado is the proud home of four National Parks: 

  • Rocky Mountain 
  • Mesa Verde 
  • Great Sand Dunes 
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison 

Plan your great Colorado family vacation with our
series on Colorado's National Parks - 45 pages of information and inspiration

Start with the National Parks Directory at

A National Park Ranger spotting wildlife with visitor in Colorado
Photo: Colorado's national parks
offer abundant wildlife viewing.

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d You Know?

Colorado has 41 passes over 10,000 feet above sea level.

Many can be traveled by passenger car, though some can only be accessed by 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Vail Pass offers great views of the Gore Range in Colorado
Families on vacation in
Colorado can travel right over
10,662-foot Vail Pass on I-70.  

Did You Know?

Colorado mountains were named for early explorers.

However, Stephen Long never climbed Long's Peak,

and Zebulon Pike never climbed Pikes Peak!

Photo: The ghost town of Sneffels, Colorado, on the Million Dollar Highway, provides traveling families with great lessons in history and geology, not to mention spectacular scenery.

s we travel with our kids in Colorado, we stumble on exceptional places and itineraries for families. These are the trips we recommend to our visiting cousins and folks new to the area. These are the getaways that we plan months in advance with our adventurous friends who also have children.

Then we come home and write up the experiences for Our goal is to give you the information you need to make your trip successful.

We report on road conditions, facilities along the way, and the best attractions for kids. We also tell you about what makes us so excited about the trip, so in addition to the information you need, we hope we also give you the inspiration you need to get out the door and discover the best Colorado has to offer.

Links to our Recommended Trips:

National Parks of Colorado