10 top places to visit in Colorado with kids

February 3, 2021

Planning a vacation might be pretty exhausting if you want to ensure that everyone enjoys every bit of it. What better way to have some fun family time than visiting the epic state of Colorado?

Denver-Downtown Image

Besides scenic drives and mountain views, many amazing and unique outdoor activities can keep you and your kids entertained. Silver mountain express wants to ensure that your trip to Colorado is the epitome of all trips. Therefore, we have developed ten of the best places to visit with your kids for a fun-filled family adventure.

1. Denver Zoo.

This zoo houses more than 3500 animals, an environment with amiable staff that ensures your visit and interaction with wildlife is a safe and exciting experience. It has an extensive range of exhibits from the monkey island, bear mountain, big cats exhibit, birds, pachyderm habitat for river hippopotamuses and black rhinos to the Toyota elephant passage. There is much the zoo has to offer. Additionally, the animals are well taken care of in naturalistic zoo enclosures rather than cages.


2. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

There is no better way to get your adrenaline going than going for zip lining and the world’s scariest sky coaster. Have an iconic view of the natural beauty while standing 955 feet above the Arkansas river on the highest suspension bridge. This is an excellent place to experience the beautiful Colorado scenes from an extraordinary angle above the rest.

Royal Gorge Bridge

3. Cheyenne Zoo Colorado Springs.

You wouldn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to visit the only mountain zoo in America. This place has a lot to offer; your kids will have the time of their lives exploring nature’s goodness with fantastic wildlife, over 800 animals like mountain lions, moose, and Amur tigers. Cheyenne zoo deserves a spot on your Colorado bucket list, from wildlife to seasonal events like the Christmas electric safari.

Chayenne Mountain Zoo

4. Boulder reservoir.

Who said you could not enjoy a day at the beach in Colorado? Despite being landlocked, Colorado brings the beach to you at the boulder reservoir! Enjoy fun beach and waterfront activities with volleyball courts, picnic tables, and even charcoal grills. The fun doesn’t stop there; let your kids have fun boating, cycling, sunbathing, and water skiing for free.

5. Downtown Aquarium.

How would you like to dine in a restaurant that gives you the feeling of being underwater? Cool, right? Have a fantastic day with your kids at the downtown aquarium with a unique display of aquatic life; swim with sharks, watch a mermaid show and even feed the stingrays!

6. Glenwood Hot Springs

In the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains lies a gem waiting for you to explore. From mineral hot spring pools with relaxing and soothing effects. Have a fun-filled day at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and enjoy cave tours and alpine coasters. Enjoy gold medal fishing at Glenwood hot springs and experience breathtaking views of the Roaring Fork Valley.

7. Elitch Gardens

Roller coasters, kiddie rides, water parks, you name it, you can never go wrong with a trip to the theme park. With over 100 years of existence and entertaining the people from far and beyond Colorado, this is a place you definitely should visit.

8. Water world.

This is a place you would not want to miss out on; wave pools, raft rides, are good attractions for your adrenaline. Taste refreshing drinks and delicious meals on a rented cabana by the pool as your kids have the time of their lives at the park.

9. Sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Have fun with your kids tearing down the hills on sleds and sandboards on the tallest dunes in North America. Enjoy a sandy day at the park and let your worries slide down the mountains, buy your sleds and sandboards at the entrance and let the natural play area do its magic.

Sand Dunes National Park

10. Candy tour at Hammond’s Candies.

No day is better than a “Willy Wonka” experience at the Hammond’s Candy Factory. Get fascinated seeing candy workers (sorry, no Oompa Loompas this time) make your favorite delicious treats as you watch. It gets more interesting than that! The tour is free, and you get to walk away with free samples of lollipops, marshmallows, and all treats you can think of.

some more general information
What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation must be made 72 hours before the pick-up time, or cancellation fees (full charge) will be assessed.

How to make a reservation?

You can make a reservation by phone at +17204404202 or our website at silvermountainexpress.com/reservation/

What type of credit cards do you accept?

Silver Mountain Express accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Do you accept cash?

Only credit card payments.

What to do to reserve a car?

A valid credit card is needed to hold all reservations.

How far in advance can the reservation be made?

We suggest making reservation 12 hours in advance; for a last-minute reservation, please call us at +17204404202.

Are vehicles insured?

All vehicles at Silver Mountain Express are fully licensed and insured.

Does the company provide car seats or booster seats?

Yes, you can always request in advance a car or booster seat at no charge.

Is smoking allowed in vehicles?

No, all of our vehicles are NON-SMOKING. If any passenger smokes in a vehicle, a minimum cleaning fee of $300 will apply, plus the cost of repairs for any damage related to smoking.

What are the hours of operation?

Our dispatch office is open 24 hours a day. Our vehicles run 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

What if the passenger wants to stop at Grocery, Liquor stores, or Colorado dispensaries?

Grocery, Dispensary, and Liquor Store stops are available at $180/up to an hour. All stops has to be prearranged in advance.

Is there a minimum amount of time I must pay for?

The 3 hours minimum.

What is a meet and greet at the Denver International Airport?

1. Check your phone for your driver’s phone number when you arrive at the Airport.
2. Call or text immediately to let your driver know you have arrived. If you did not receive a message from your driver, call Customer Service at +17204404202
3. Proceed to baggage claim and collect all luggage.
4. After you collect all your bags, proceed to the exit. Text or call your driver immediately with the door number. It takes the driver up to 5 minutes to get there from the holding area after you text the door number. Doors 507 through 511 on the east side. Doors 506 through 510 on the west side.
5. After you exit, cross the first street. On the first island, there will be a booth with a sign that reads “LIMO.” Your driver will be waiting for you on the island.
* If you don’t have a mobile phone to contact us: tell the airport personnel in the limo booth that “Silver Mountain Express” is making the pickup. The person in the booth will call dispatch, and your driver will arrive within five minutes.

What if a passenger loses or leaves belongings in the vehicle?

Always check to make sure you have all of your personal belongings with you before you exit the vehicle. If you discover you have lost or forgotten an item, please call our office. If the chauffeur finds the item, you can pick it up, or we can drop it off at the location of your choice for a charge. We are NOT responsible for ANY lost or misplaced belongings.

Are pets allowed in the vehicle?

Yes, pets are allowed in the vehicle. Please notify us when making a reservation that a pet will be traveling in the vehicle. There is an additional $100 cleaning fee for all fares.