Colorado Weekend Getaway Ideas: Resort Casinos

You know what Vegas doesn’t have? Dramatic alpine views, scenic train rides and friendly Colorado folks. And that’s just the start. Find out what else you’re missing by planning a getaway to one of these top Colorado casino resorts, where great gaming is balanced out by great amenities and classic Colorado fun.

By: Staff Writer
Updated: May 6, 2024

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

The most stylish and luxe of the Black Hawk casinos, Ameristar is a sure bet for a pampered getaway. Beautiful, contemporary suites have mountain views and the on-site, full-service Ara Spa delivers bliss with dreamy massages and treatments. A choice of four restaurants helps you indulge and unwind, and the casino floor is stocked with plenty of slots, video poker and table games.

What’s unique: A rooftop pool (enclosed in glass during winter months) and in-suite spa tubs

When you’re not gaming:

Sky Ute Casino Resort

A combination of Native American traditions and state-of-the-art amenities come together at Sky Ute Casino Resort located in the southwest town of Ignacio. Try your luck on the casino’s massive gaming floor, and visit one of four on-site restaurants when you’re ready to refuel. With a playground area, mini-golf, swimming pool and arcade room, the casino has clearly taken guests traveling with children into consideration.

What’s unique: A 24-lane bowling alley

When you’re not gaming:

McGills Hotel Casino

Cripple Creek indeed holds a lot of charm as a historic mining town; but if that has you conjuring images of creaky old inns that are more historic than charming, check out the remodeled McGills. Comfortable, well-designed rooms with plush beds and plasma televisions are a great place to rejuvenate after evenings on the gaming floor of McGills or many other nearby casinos.

What’s unique: Themed Western, Roman and safari “fantasy” rooms

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