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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!


Aspen Recreation Center

The Aspen Recreation Center is the perfect kid's hangout! Featuring a large indoor swimming pool with a 2-story waterslide and lazy river. There is also an NHL-sized ice rink, batting cages, and a 32-foot climbing tower.

0861 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611


Snowmass Snow Tubing

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

Glenwood Adventure Park

Enjoy a full day's worth of fun and activities with the family at Glenwood Adventure Caves. Explore stunning caverns and formation, fly down the mountain on Colorado’s first alpine coaster, and 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

Smuggler Mine Tours

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.

425 Rio Grande Place, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen River Rafting

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 Elk Mountain Expeditions.

550 S Riverside Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

Mini-Golf, Ice Skating and Burgers

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


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.

100 Puppy Smith St, Aspen, CO 81611

Kids Camps and Activities

For additional ideas and resources, check out the Aspen Chamber's 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