Welcome to our NEW Kids & Family Adventure Guide to the Pikes Peak region! We are so excited that you’re looking at ways to explore the outdoors together as a family! We have created this guide to help you get started because we know sometimes the hardest part is the planning. Make sure to note the Checklists available to make this step just a little easier. The Itineraries we’ve curated may just be the Easy Button you’re looking for! And if you want to explore further, look at other sections of the PikesPeakOutdoors.org website and be sure to check out some of our wonderful partners here in the Pikes Peak region in the Partners Section below.
Our region boasts so many wonderful opportunities to explore and ways to experience nature that we couldn’t possibly contain it all here. So we have curated some of our favorites and also some lesser known gems in our area that are family-friendly and sure to please! Check out the Places to Explore to see the top 29 family-friendly places to put on your itinerary.
To help the kids feel connected and excited about exploring the outdoors, we have also created a club just for them: the Pikes Peak Outdoors Adventure Club. Membership is free but the fun and rewards are a great way to motivate the kids to join in on the fun. There is a simple Application process, a Pledge, and fun ways to identify themselves as club members such as stickers, string bag, and buttons. Our mascot for the club is Palmer the Pika. To learn more about the challenges facing this small furry creature, click here. To get your own adorable stuffed pika, click here and then check out the social media contest we’re holding this summer – June through August, 2019.
Keeping kids engaged – whether toddlers, tweens, or teens – is sometimes a challenge so we have created some fun Activities that educate while they entertain. Each activity is available as a PDF you can download or print for free. We’d love your feedback after participating in the activities – you can email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the calendar out and start intentionally marking off some time to get the whole family outside and enjoying this amazing region!