First opened in 1959, Estes Park Ride-A-Kart is a third-generation family-owned entertainment center in the mountain town. It is a seasonal attraction from May through October and offers numerous games and rides for families and friends to enjoy.
The amusement park is just a couple of miles from downtown Estes Park, along the Big Thompson River. It boasts stunning Colorado views of the peaks and wetlands across the water.
Each activity at Ride-A-Kart is paid for separately, or you can buy a reusable Freedom Value Card with some bonus money which can be used on all attractions.
Grand Prix Go-Karts – What started on a dirt track with eight karts has now grown to feature a paved weaving track with 20 double-seater Sidewinder Go-Karts. Two adults may not ride together, and passengers must be at least 3.5 years old. Drivers must be at least 56 inches tall.
Cascade Creek Mini Golf – Cascade Creek Mini Golf has two full 18-hole putting courses called The Meadows and The Mountains, each landscaped with a beautiful waterfall feature, rocks, ponds, and mines. The Mountains route is more rocks and obstacles, while The Meadows is stroller-friendly. Adult prices start at age 13, and toddlers are given plastic putters for safety.
Casey’s Train – Miniature Railroad – A ride on a small train that goes through tunnels and passes an old mine. This historic attraction was put together in the 1960s.
Bumper Boats – A large pond that has 20 inner tube bumper boats, a waterfall, and a drive-thru tunnel. Two adults can not drive together, and drivers must be five years old or older. Passengers must be at least 3.5 years old and ride with someone at least 16 years of age.
Batting Cages – Practice your swing by hitting balls at various speeds in a safe enclosed environment.
Xtreme Bungee Trampolin – Catch some of Estes Park’s best scenic views from a unique angle, jumping on one of the four trampolines. This activity is for people 25-180 pounds.
Water War – Up to four people can have their very own water balloon fight using an interactive balloon launcher. This is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
Krazy Bumper Cars – Ride the wild bumper cars and chase after family or friends. This is a single-rider attraction, and drivers must be at least four years old.
Cascade Arcade – Cool off indoors at the arcade, which boasts a variety of classic and modern games, such as Air Hockey, Skee Ball, and Pinball.
Events – Ride-A-Kart offers rentable space to those who want to plan a large family reunion, wedding, birthday party, and more.
After a few hours of play, stop into the Munch Kart for a wide selection of snacks, including hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, and more. Sodas, slushies, and frozen lemonade are just a few drink options on-site. Picnic tables are present for eating food while sitting down.
Address: 2250 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Season: Open May – October; Closed on Thursday after Labor Day; Closed November- April