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Day Trips out of Pueblo

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Day Trips out of Pueblo

The kids and I (5 and 9 year old) are tagging along with Mom on a business trip to Pueblo. Looking for some things to do and still get back to the motel by early evening.


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1. Re: Day Trips out of Pueblo

Pueblo has a nice small zoo located in City Park. When we lived in the area, went there quite often. A 1/2 day visit, take a picnic lunch and then visit the park which has rides, playgrounds, etc.

Also close by is Lake Pueblo State Park, which has a swimming beach, Rock Canyon Swim Beach, with water slide, paddle boats and food. Lots of places to picnic. There are bike trails too.

In Downtown Pueblo is the Historic Riverwalk, where you can walk along the river area, take pedal boats, visit the downtown area, with shops and restaurants. Plus depending on when you are in town, there are events, concerts etc there.

There is a nice Children's musuem in the downtown area, for those hot days!!

If you want a short road trip, 1 hour to the west is Canon City where the Royal Gorge bridge is located. Fun visit there for a few hours. Pizza Madness in downtown Canon City is a good place to eat.

So looks like a lot to do.

Have fun

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2. Re: Day Trips out of Pueblo

Thank you, Casa! Many options indeed.

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3. Re: Day Trips out of Pueblo

Canon City has alot to offer. It's about a 35 min drive or so. The Dinosaur Depot is there,which kids like. Also,the Royal Gorge is incredible,the Royal Gorge Train is fun, rafting is always great(you can find easy float trips that don't have alot of rapids). Buckskin Joe is just outside of Canon City and is great for kids. It's a mock old west town that does gun fights and whatnot. They use most of the original buildings from the real ghost town of Buckskin Joe. Oh, Pizza Madness that the pp mentioned is great!

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