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Colorado’s ultimate family road trip

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Loading up your family in a car for a good old-fashioned road trip is the quintessential American vacation! And there’s not a better place to do it than Colorado. With gorgeous nature, fascinating museums, and endless activities, you’ll never run out of things to see.
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NTSOC ZOO

Stop 1: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
No family road trip would be complete without a zoo-related stop. It’s a great way to start your trip. Better yet, they offer family-themed tours and activities every single day.

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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BABY ORANGUTAN

Stop 1: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
No family road trip would be complete without a zoo-related stop. It’s a great way to start your trip. Better yet, they offer family-themed tours and activities every single day.

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Monarch Ski Area

Stop 2: Monarch Ski Area

Location: Chaffee County, Colorado
Chaffee County is just around the corner from Colorado Springs and a great place to experience the best of Colorado’s skiing. With family-centered activities and classes, everyone will have a blast.

Christian Murdock, The Gazette

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KAYAKS ON SNOW

Stop 2: Monarch Ski Area

Location: Chaffee County, Colorado 
Chaffee County is just around the corner from Colorado Springs and a great place to experience the best of Colorado’s skiing. With family-centered activities and classes, everyone will have a blast.

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Stop 3: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
We’re gonna go out on a limb and say your third stop is unique to Colorado. From an alpine coaster to a canyon swing, this adventure park is perfect with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Christian Murdock, The Gazette

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Gazette reporter Stephanie Earl squeezes through the narrow Firey Cive tunnel while exploring the Fairly Caves System Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Stop 3: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Location: Glenwood Springs, Colorado 
We’re gonna go out on a limb and say your third stop is unique to Colorado. From an alpine coaster to a canyon swing, this adventure park is perfect with a gorgeous mountain backdrop.

Christian Murdock, The Gazette

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Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

Stop 4: Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

Location: Morrison, Colorado 
You can think of Dinosaur Ridge as Jurassic Park gone family-friendly. With daily educational programs, the whole family will love the chance to see Colorado’s dinosaur tracks and fossils. 

The Gazette

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Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

Stop 4: Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

Location: Morrison, Colorado
You can think of Dinosaur Ridge as Jurassic Park gone family-friendly. With daily educational programs, the whole family will love the chance to see Colorado’s dinosaur tracks and fossils.

The Gazette

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Earth Treks Climbing Center

Stop 5: Earth Treks Climbing Center

Location: Golden, Colorado 
Head over to Golden for the best indoor climbing of your life. It’s a great introduction to the sport for your whole family, and you can even sign up for one-on-one instruction.

Earth Treks Climbing Center

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Stop 5: Earth Treks Climbing Center

Location: Golden, Colorado
Head over to Golden for the best indoor climbing of your life. It’s a great introduction to the sport for your whole family, and you can even sign up for one-on-one instruction.

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

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Children’s Museum of Denver

Stop 6: Children’s Museum

Location: Denver, Colorado
Your last stop isn’t too far from Colorado Springs, and may end up being your favorite spot. The exhibits and activities are always changing, but they’re guaranteed to be educational and fun!

Children’s Museum of Denver

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Jerilee Bennett, Denver, Go sect

Stop 6: Children’s Museum

Location: Denver, Colorado 
Your last stop isn’t too far from Colorado Springs, and may end up being your favorite spot. The exhibits and activities are always changing, but they’re guaranteed to be educational and fun!

Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette

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