* We were given activity passes free of charge but all opinions are my own. My husband and I decided to tour Colorado this year instead of vacationing out of state and our first stop was Copper Mountain, Colorado. If you are a local, it's just a 20 minute drive from Breckenridge and is right off I-70. I haven't been to Copper in YEARS and have only been in the winter so I was excited to check out what they have to offer in the summer. A local once told me Colorado Summers are actually more popular than their winters and I can say we sure did have a lot of fun on our 2 day stay in Copper. We have kids from ages 1-7 so I was wondering if they offered activities for such a wide range of ages and they did! This summer they are offering activity passes and we got one for all the kids except the 1 year old and the adults. What I liked about these passes is some things were 1 time uses like the zip line but other things were unlimited like the bumper boats, rock climbing and diggler. So you can fill up your entire day with these activity passes.
Things to do:
There is so much to do at Copper and I recommend the Summer Activity Day Pass. It's $49 which includes three bungee, one zip line and one go-kart session, unlimited access to mini golf, bike haul, diggler, scenic chair, lake activities and climbing wall. $2 off additional Bungee, Zip Line and Go Karts for the pass holder when they run out. Additional purchases are non-transferrable, must be used by pass holder. The first thing we decided to do was the bungee jumping. The kids were able to do it 3 times per day and while they were jumping my little one played in the sandbox and cute little house right next to the bungee. It worked out perfect! All of the activities were within walking distance which was nice having so many kids. There was so many photo opps and these jumbo chairs were all over the place! I wasn't sure if my kids would be scared of the zip line but they loved it! My 4 year old was even big enough to do it! At the lake you can do the zipline, ride in the bumper boats (which my 1 year old could even ride with me) and they have fun hydrobikes. I seriously want one of these bikes at our house! These bikes are called Digglers and the kids were able to take them all over the resort to go between activities. This climbing wall is no joke but 3 of my older kids could scale it. The guy working there was amazing and was so patient and helpful with the kids. He said when it gets hot, one side of the wall turns into a waterfall where the kids can play. We had a BLAST on the go karts! There wasn't anyone in line so they let us ride extra long. My 4 year old was able to ride with me and one of the attendants was nice enough to ride with my oldest since we were down an adult. This photo and the first photo in this post was taken at the entrance to Copper Mountain so be sure to stop and take some pictures. The mini golf and chair lift were not open when we came but they said the chair lift should open June 27th. They said all the snow had to be melted before those were open.
Where to stay:
I really researched where to stay but ended up going with what the resort recommended and was VERY happy with it. We were within one minute of walking to the heart of Copper and all the attractions. We booked through CopperVacations.com. It had a large master bedroom and an enormous living room. It had two sleeper sofas in the living room and was perfect for our big family. We booked this exact room here. When we go back, we plan to stay here whether it's summer or winter. The only drawback is this condo did not have a pool. So if you want one with a pool email Rich at email@example.com. He was so helpful in booking our stay.
Places to Eat:
This little gold mine is nestled right in the middle of the village and right next to the zip line. Their donuts are amazing and makes a great snack stop in between activities. Our favorite place to eat was right down the road in Frisco. It's called The Lost Cajun and if you like Southern, Cajun food, this is your joint. The catfish was fried, the tea was sweet and the atmosphere felt like home since we are from Louisiana. Since we went on opening weekend some places weren't open in the main village to eat so I bet there are other places to eat right in Copper.
Would we visit again??
There is NO DOUBT we will visit again. It was such a great getaway from Denver. If you are from out of town, it is the perfect little spot to plan your summer vacation. I hope you have as much fun as we did.