It’s nearly summer! For a brief few months, Coloradans can zoom down speed slides and catch some rays during a relaxed round on the lazy river. That’s right—it’s time for some fun in the sun! And Colorado water parks have some amazing offerings. On days when the summer weather doesn’t cooperate, our great state has indoor splash spots too!
Here are some of the most unique Colorado water parks:
- Water World Colorado Just outside Denver, Water World is regularly rated one of the best water parks in the U.S. Open since 1979, it is home to The Bonzai Pipeline and the first two water slides in the state. Water World has 67 acres of attractions, including water roller coasters, speed slides, raft rides, lazy river and two wave pools. A family-friendly kiddie area and boogie board ride are highlights. Their most famous attraction is “Voyage to the Center of the Earth,” an indoor raft ride through a cavern full of dinosaurs. Most importantly, people under 40 inches tall play for free.
- Apex Center Water Park Located in Arvada, Colorado’s largest indoor water park is open year round and houses 23,000 square feet of mountain and mining-themed slides, waterfalls, and geysers. Other attractions include a 150-foot tube slide, lazy river, and a lap pool.
- Pirate’s Cove Water Park This themed water park in Englewood offers slides, a huge dump bucket, a lazy river, sandy beach area, and kiddie spray-ground.
- Old Town Hot Springs Colorado’s first hot springs resort, Old Town Hot Springs, has been healing and entertaining Steamboat Springs locals and visitors since the 1880s. You can even swim at Old Town in the winter because of the warm water. There are four spring-fed pools, with temps ranging from 98-103 degrees. Other play areas include two 230-foot slides, a kid’s area, waterfalls, a lap-swim pool and aquatic climbing wall.
- Elitch Gardens Theme Park “Elitch’s” (as locals call it) is Denver’s downtown water and amusement park. The park (open May – December) is home to two wet rides – Disaster Canyon and Shipwreck Falls. The Water Park portion opens up Memorial Day, offering speed and tube slides, inflatable rides, wave pool, and kiddie area. Until Labor Day, you can splash while enjoying a view of the capital city’s mirrored skyscrapers.
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