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Updated: 11/20/2014

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Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Mind-blowing rides for those taller than 48 inches, plenty of slower family rides for those who aren’t, an 11-ride water park, an arcade, lots of places to eat and a summer concert series make this Denver theme park Colorado’s largest. Go ahead, have a funnel cake, but maybe not before you ride the Sidewinder or the twirling Teacups.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Walk through the gates of Glenwood Springs' amusement park and find yourself choosing from rides that take you above or swing you above a valley or tours that take you beneath ground into haunting caverns. There's also a bungee trampoline, laser tag, a maze, alpine coaster, zip ride and much more to keep each member of the family busy.

Water rides at Denver's amusement park, Elitch Gardens

Water World 
One of the country’s biggest water parks, Denver's Water World is rated No. 3 on the Travel Channel’s Best Water Parks in America list. Splash through six-story-high speed chutes, white-water slides named after Colorado’s rivers, massive wave pools, a kids’ funhouse and that famous Colorado sun.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Located adjacent to the massive Royal Gorge outside Cañon City, walk across one of the world's highest suspension bridges and then take in some of the park's other thrills, with many new offerings coming online in 2015.

North Pole Home of Santa’s Workshop

At Santa’s North Pole workshop outside Colorado Springs, Christmas lasts from May through December. Never lose that special holiday feeling with special visits from Santa, magic shows, the Candy Cane Coaster and more than 20 other family rides.

Summer in Colorado Ski Resorts

Many of Colorado's ski resorts turn the tops of their mountains into fun parks during the summer, featuring alpiine slides, mini-golf, bungee rides, climbing walls and more. BreckenridgeCopper MountainSteamboatVailWinter ParkCrested Butte and Durango Mountain Resort are just a few of them. Find more things to do during the summer in Colorado ski towns >>

Other Colorado Theme Parks

Lakeside in Denver
Boondocks Fun Center in Northglenn  
Gateway Park Fun Center in Boulder
Heritage Square in Golden 
Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf in Estes Park

Photo courtesy of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.