Our family of four (kids 4&2) will be traveling to Colorado for the first time in late June.
Here's our tentative itinerary:
Fly into Denver, immediately drive to Colorado Springs.
Spend 4 nights in Colorado Springs doing the following:
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak Railway
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Drive to Breckenridge for remaining 3 nights.
Hike, ride gondola, enjoy town
Here are my questions:
Will we likely avoid altitude sickness with a couple days in CO Springs first, assuming we don't do the Pikes Peak railway the first couple days.
Is there an area recommended to stay in CO Springs? I was looking at Manitou Springs since it was closer to what we want to do.
What Breckenridge Condo complexes do you recommend for a family of 4 with young kids? Would it be better to be close to Main St or on one of the mountains?
Any recommended rafting companies that allow young kids? Which town do they leave out of- Breck or CO Springs?
Any horse back riding tour recommendations? Again, which town?
Anything I'm forgetting that little ones (or grown ups) love? Is Santa's workshop worth it or overrated?
Does 4 days in CO Springs and 3 days in Breck seem like a good split?