colorado family adventures

6 Kid-Friendly Spring Trips in Colorado

Here are some fun-filled ways to enjoy springtime in Colorado as a family (courtesy of 5280 Magazine).

1. Bluff Lake Nature Center

If you’re looking for a great spot to search for wildlife including the Great Horned Owl, the mile-long loop around Bluff Lake is a great place to be. Cost: free

2. Roxborough State Park

The 1.4-mile-long Willow Creek Trail is known for its abundance of wildflowers in spring. You can enjoy the colors of scarlet and orange paintbrush, purple and white prairie flowers, larkspur, and poppy and copper mallow. Cost: $7 day pass or $70 annual pass per vehicle

3. Plant Some Seeds

Planting your child’s favorite veggies and flowers is a great way to enjoy the spring. Buy some seeds, potting mix, and containers and start your project. Put the pots in a sunny window, water them daily and watch them grow until early May. Cost: varies

4. Denver Zoo

The Zoo’s endangered Grevy’s zebra had a baby named Denali (born on New Year’s Day)! Your kids will get a kick out of the baby’s antics and more. Cost: $17 for adults, $12 for kids ages 3 to 11, and free for 2 and under

5. Lory State Park

If your kids get into outdoors, Lory and some other state parks have fun programs. These places provide bug boxes, magnifiers, binoculars, guidebooks, and suggestions for activities. Cost: $7 day pass or $70 annual pass per vehicle

6. Denver Museum of Nature and Science

For a day exploring the great indoors, check Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Some of the museum attractions are the towering Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, and T. Rex dinosaurs. Cost: $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 3-18, and free for 2 and under.