10 Best Water Parks in Colorado

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For high adventure, big splashes, heart pounding adrenaline, hours of laughter, and a memorable time, don’t miss the water parks of Colorado. From fast rides to thrilling kiddie areas, there’s something sure to make your time a great one. Come for a day or stay for a week, you’re sure to find something different to do every day.

Be sure to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Some parks are tucked away in beautiful, scenic areas. Others come packed with tons of dryland adventures. Whatever the season, you’re sure to find an indoor or outdoor park that is perfect for you or for the whole family.

Here’s the best water parks to visit in Colorado:

1. Water World, Federal Heights

Water World, Federal HeightsSource: waterworldcolorado
Water World, Federal Heights

People of all ages will find that Water World, with all its thrilling rides, cool pools, and unique kiddie areas, is a park they’ll want to visit again and again. For tons of thrills and spills check out one of the many exciting rides. Climb the steep walls and brave a huge plunge on the Zoomerang. Don’t miss the exciting new interactive Warp Speed slide. Whirl round and round on the Spacebowl or blast down the Screamin Mimi. Brave the white waters of the Cimarron River. There’s a mini lazy river just for kids, the Clown Around Creek. Children will love all the fun kiddie areas including the new, interactive Fun H2Ouse. Turtle Bay was made just for tots. Cool down in the lazy river or make a splash in the cool waters of the pools. There’s always something to do!

2. Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center, Littleton

Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center, LittletonSource: christinestasteofheaven
Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center, Littleton

With a ton of activities and awesome rides, Pirate’s Cove is sure to have something for the whole family. Children will love the huge Lagoon Leisure Pool. The giant play structures will entertain for hours. Watch out for the giant dumping bucket! Even small children can enjoy the area as there is a zero-depth entry. Jump onboard a tube and float your way down the lazy river, enjoying a scenic view of the park. Three thrilling slides will leave your heart pounding. The huge Bay pool is just right for splashing and swimming and features a diving board and a drop slide. Show off your sand castle building prowess at the Beach, the huge sand play area. The Spray Garden is sure to delight both kiddies and adults. There’s a ton of fun features and soakers that are sure to leave you wet. Come and create a memorable day at Pirate’s Cove. You’ll be sure to want to visit again!

3. Hotel Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs

Hotel Glenwood Springs, Glenwood SpringsSource: ultimatewaterpark
Hotel Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs

If you’re looking for the perfect vacation destination, look no further than Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is close to the Hotel Glenwood Springs so you can enjoy the huge indoor waterpark and then hop over for a unique adventure. Whatever the season, the waterpark is always sure to be the right temperature. The main pool is sixteen hundred square feet for tons of swimming and splashing. The twisting, thrilling slide will get your heart racing. For the kids there’s a zero-depth entry pool complete with an awesome slide and a unique rain tree fountain. Relax and let the warm waters of the hot tub soothe your cares away. If you aren’t a water fan, there’s a huge deck area with chairs for lounging. When you’re ready to leave the waterpark, be sure to check out all that Glenwood Springs has to offer.

4. Kingdom Water Park, Denver

Kingdom Water Park, DenverSource: imfromdenver
Kingdom Water Park, Denver

Located at Elitch Gardens, the huge waterpark is a must visit destination. Open from Memorial Day until Labour Day, admission to the park is free with a theme park admission purchase. Adrenaline seekers will have a blast at the park. Experience the high speeds of the Acapulco Cliff Dive, the sixty-five foot tall high thrill ride. Grab a tube and blast down one of the two Canonball Falls slides or the Gangplanks slides. The Paradise Plunge will have you screaming with delight and the RipQurl will send you swirling down its giant bowl. Don’t miss the exciting raft rides including the SlideZilla, Splashdown (for families) and the Tub Top, the huge swirling funnel slide. For a tamer experience, grab a tube and drift down the lazy river Castaway Creek or float and swim in the Commotion Ocean wave pool. Children will love Hook’s Lagoon, complete with a huge five story treehouse and slides that are just the right size. With so many things to do you’ll want to come back again and again. Not to mention all the exciting dryland fun that is still to be had at the amusement park.

5. Bay Aquatic Park, Broomfield

Bay Aquatic Park, BroomfieldSource: roadtrippers
Bay Aquatic Park, Broomfield

The Bay Aquatic Park is sure to delight people of all ages. For a heart pounding rush there’s a body slide ad a tube slide. The huge pool is always clear and cool and just right for splishing, splashing and swimming. Children and adults alike will enjoy the sprayground complete with a ton of interactive features. There’s a brand new tot pool for young water lovers. It includes zero-depth entry on one end and a slightly deeper end for older toddlers. Fun slides are just the right size. The park also offers swimming lessons, water fitness classes, kid’s fitness classes and they host birthday parties.

6. Clear Creek White Water Park, Golden

Clear Creek White Water Park, GoldenSource: imfromdenver
Clear Creek White Water Park, Golden

For a unique and scenic experience nestled right in the heart of nature, visit Clear Creek White Water Park. It’s not your typical water park experience. The quarter mile course was built for recreational kayaking and canoeing! Eight hundred feet of delightful, rushing waters complete with boulders, drops, pools and eddies make for splashing, paddling fun. The bottom portion of the course is for the more experienced paddler. Drop in at the course is free. If you want to learn how to take to the rushing waters, there are lessons offered at the indoor pool.

7. Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park, Brighton

Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park, BrightonSource: athleticbusiness
Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park, Brighton

Cool off with a splash or enjoy the sun’s rays this summer at Brighton Oasis. Open seasonally, the outdoor waterpark has a ton of different activities that are sure to make for a memorable time. Two thrilling slides will have your heart racing. The climbing wall will test your strength and the water basketball activity makes for hours of fun. Tots will have a blast in their own tot pool complete with zero depth entry and a whole host of fun features. The park also has a zip line for tons more fun. Bring your favorite furry canine out for the Doggie Paddle Day, usually held right before the park closes for the season.

8. The Splash at Fossil Trace, Golden

The Splash at Fossil Trace, GoldenSource: waterparks.wanderbat
The Splash at Fossil Trace, Golden

Extending over ten acres, The Splash at Fossil Trace is sure to delight. Children will love the Lesiure Pool which comes complete with a huge tipper bucket, sprayers, and a unique play structure filled with interactive activities. For tiny tots there’s a splash pad. Thrill seekers will enjoy the two huge waterslides at the park. There’s a tube slide and a body slide, each offering over one hundred and fifty feet of adventure, spills and splashes. The Lesiure Pool also offers a kiddie slide, zero-depth entry and shallow water area so even small children can enjoy the water. The lap pool offers eight lanes of cool, clear waters and a diving board. For dryland fun there’s a giant sandbox with interactive features and shady areas. If all that splashing and swimming has left you ravenous, no problem, Tipper’s Grill has something to satisfy.

9. Walsenburg Water Park, Walsenburg

Walsenburg Water Park, WalsenburgSource: alamosaquilter
Walsenburg Water Park, Walsenburg

Guests of all ages will be sure to get wet and have a blast at Walsenburg Water Park. Adventure seekers will love the thirty foot tall water slides. Even smaller water lovers will have a blast on the three foot long Seal Slide. The pool boasts a diving board and the waters are always cool and clear. The kiddie areas make for hours of fun. Complete with play structure, a whole host of wet and wild activities, and dumping buckets, the kids will be sure to keep wet and refreshed. The zero-depth entry pool is just right for tots. If you want to come and soak up the sun there are chairs available for tanning. The park also comes complete with a concession.

10. H2O’Brien Park and Pool, Parker

H2O’Brien Park and Pool, ParkerSource: olcdesigns
H2O’Brien Park and Pool, Parker

Get ready to have a splashing good time at H2O’Brien Park. Open seasonally, the outdoor waterpark features a lap pool with gorgeous clear waters and two thrilling one hundred and eighty two foot waterslides. The kiddie areas are sure to make for hours of fun. Geysers, sprayers, huge water mushrooms, water hoops, tunnels… you name it, the awesome spray garden and huge play structure have it all. The park is complete with tons of shady areas and a concession.

10 Best Water Parks in Colorado:

  • Water World, Federal Heights
  • Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center, Littleton
  • Hotel Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs
  • Kingdom Water Park, Denver
  • Bay Aquatic Park, Broomfield
  • Clear Creek White Water Park, Golden
  • Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park, Brighton
  • The Splash at Fossil Trace, Golden
  • Walsenburg Water Park, Walsenburg
  • H2O’Brien Park and Pool, Parker