Fun Aspen Kids Activities!

There are tons of Aspen kids activities for all ages and sizes in the area! From rafting and sledding to kids camps, skiing, hiking, skating, mini golf and much more, there is always something fun to do. There is always an opportunity for adventure and learning during a visit to the mountains of Colorado – not to mention fun!

With plenty of things to do with kids in Aspen, and great vacation rental options for families of all sizes, we at McCartney Property Management encourage family vacationing and make every effort to support guests in matching them with the best vacation rental for their family needs. We want to be sure that the whole family can stay comfortably together, and enjoy making our rental their home away from home!

Check out our list of suggested Aspen kids activities listed below and start searching our family-friendly Aspen vacation rental properties today!

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The Aspen Recreation Center is home to a super fun swimming pool featuring a 2-story waterslide, an NHL-sized ice rink, 32-foot climbing tower and a state-of-the-art fitness center.


0861 Maroon Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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There’s more than skiing and riding to enjoy on Snowmass Mountain. Head to the new tubing runs at Elk Camp. The tubing center includes four lift-served lanes of tubing excitement for adults and children.


Snowmass Mountain
Snowmass, CO 81612

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Enjoy a full days worth of fun and activites with the family at Glenwood Adventure Caves. Explore stunning caverns and formations… in Colorado’s largest showcave. Fly down the mountain on Colorado’s first alpine coaster. And you better hang on to your seat in Colorado’s first 4D Ride Theater. Fly through the air high above Glenwood Springs, out over scenic Glenwood Canyon in our Giant Swing.


51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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Stories of mining come to life with a tour of the Smuggler Mine.  One of the most famous and productive of Aspen’s silver mines, the Smuggler produced a world record nugget of nearly pure silver that weighed almost a ton and ultimately had to be broken into three pieces to be hauled out of the mine.  The guided tour takes guests into the mine itself and shows firsthand how difficult the hard rock mining of the late 19th century was.  Call (970) 925-2049 for more.


425 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611

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Aspen’s premier river outfitting company! With over 20 years river guiding experience Elk Mountain Expeditions delivers safe and exciting river adventures for all ages and abilities. Rafting, Tubing, and Inflatable Kayak trips and rentals available daily. Our Passion + Your Family = Great Rafting with EME


550 S Riverside Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

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Enjoy Aspen’s only outdoor skating rink, providing family fun or starlit romance, outside of CP Burger. When things are warm, that rink becomes Aspen’s only mini-golf park. Both are a hit with the kiddos.


433 E. Durant Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611

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Join us for scheduled programs all year long including farm tours, birds of prey demonstrations, sunset beaver walks, guided tours, and a variety of all-ages community events. ACES offers kids camps from June to August featuring a mix of environmental science education and outdoor exploration. Drop-in, daily, weekly, and overnight options make for an exciting and memorable summer. ACES also welcomes families to our visitor centers, Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt featuring year-round interactive activities for all ages.


100 Puppy Smith St.
Aspen, CO 81611

Family Camps
For additional ideas and resources check out the Aspen Chambers information on current local camps and activities for children, teens and families. You can also stop in directly for information and more upon your arrival to Aspen, The Chamber is a wonderful resource for tourists and locals alike.

425 Rio Grande Pl
Aspen, CO 81611


Family Friendly Activites
For a family friendly dinner option, check out Brunelleschis Pizzeria. Kids can build their own pizzas at the table in their very own chefs hat! Fun and yummy for all parties involved.

205 South Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611


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The Hickory House is one of Aspens main stays and go-to’s for families, tourists and locals. The atmosphere is casual and homey and the food is some of the most talked about in town! A must for a hearty breakfast before the slopes and the best for a family dinner.

730 W Main St
Aspen, CO 81611