Colorado Springs Winter Activities for The Whole Family To Enjoy

While the warmer months certainly have their appeal, winter in Colorado Springs brings an entirely new array of opportunities for adventure and memory-making with the whole family! Check out these unique Colorado Springs Winter activities, perfect for bundled-up play and exploration! 

4 Colorado Springs Winter Activities for Unforgettable Family Memories

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Sertich Ice Center

Ice skating can be an excellent activity for the entire family! Kids and kids at heart can enjoy gliding around the ice at Sertich Ice Center, with its NHL regulation-size ice surface and spacious bleacher seating. At the epicenter of the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural services, they provide ice sports activities and other social opportunities for families in their community. 

Additionally, if you are new to ice skating (or hockey!), you can rent your skates from the Sertich Ice Center. If you or your kiddos hope to improve your skating skills, they also offer private and group lessons. Ice skating is a fantastic way to: 

  • embrace chilly winter weather, 
  • improve important skills like balance and spatial awareness, and 
  • strengthen core muscles. 

Plus, it’s a great way to exercise patience as kids and adults alike learn and relearn what it means to be okay with falling and the importance of getting back up again.

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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center gives guests a one-of-a-kind, up-close encounter with various unique species of wolves, coyotes, and foxes. Their mission is to educate the public about the importance of conserving and preserving our forests, land, and water that support our world’s wildlife, flora, and fauna. 

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center has been providing natural habitats, and exceptional lives for all of their rescued animals. Each animal has been entrusted to their care due to the inability to live on their own in the wild. The Center offers several tours and encounters for its visitors, including: 

  • The Standard Tour, where you’ll see wolves, coyotes, and foxes and learn about the center’s history; 
  • The Feeding Tour, where you’ll experience the care and dedication that goes into caring for their animals; and 
  • The Kids Tour, designed to introduce young people to adaptations, animal identification, and the traits of a wolf. 

Whichever experience you select, you and your family will have fun making memories alongside these endangered and majestic creatures while learning a little more about how to keep them safe and protected.

little girl giggling in the snow

Royal Gorge Bridge

If you are the type of family that loves to adventure together, Royal Gorge Bridge is the perfect place to explore! Home of America’s highest suspension bridge, 956 feet over the Arkansas River, you and your family can carefully walk the 1,257 wooden planks from one side of the gorge to the other – a feat not for the faint of heart! 

The park also includes several exciting attractions, including the Via Ferrata course. This guided climbing adventure safely leads visitors through massive granite walls on a unique cable system. Additionally, their thrilling Royal Rush Skycoaster is located on the gorge’s rim and blends skydiving and hang gliding. 

You’ll take in some incredible views as you soar up to 50 miles per hour, 1200 feet over the edge of the Royal Gorge! The park includes: 

  • ziplines, 
  • aerial gondolas, and 
  • a play area complete with splash pads, ropes, tunnels, and towers for kids of every age. 

Plus, when you’ve worked up an appetite, there are several dining options so everyone can refuel for the next adventure!

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A Snow Session with Your Family!

You don’t think I’d let you leave without mentioning one of the most fun activities, do you?

One minute I am so over this long, cold, and snowy season. But then the next minute, I never want it to end because…THIS! When the snow and light make the most magical setting, I’m in one of my happy places in the forest. I so enjoy having families come out and let loose on my property and just simply have fun in the snow so that I can document every moment. Winter sessions don’t have to be right before the holidays! Scheduling a snow session during the first few months of the year is just as beautiful and, for most, a lot less stressful too! You’re no longer consumed by all the holiday madness and can enjoy this time with your family. Now is the perfect time to get your family out here. Call me to book an appointment!

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Colorado Springs Winter Activities

Grab the entire family and check out one of these unique Colorado Springs Winter activities to bundle up and get moving! Check out their websites for information on their locations, hours, and more. And don’t forget to schedule your session with me!

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