Hop to It – It’s Easter Egg Hunting Time

By Lindsay Diamond

Easter is my son’s favorite holiday. Who can blame him? A basket full of presents waits for him in the morning and the following Easter egg hunt not only feeds his competitive side but fills his basket with, yet, more treats.

While we participate in a small, community-organized egg hunt, there are several throughout Colorado that don’t hold back, that make Easter one of the grandest and most fun days of the year.

The following are Think Colorado’s picks for Colorado’s most excellent, over-the-top Easter day events. Please note, events take place on Saturday and Sunday, so please read carefully!

Winter Park
Winter Park Willie and the Easter Bunny deliver holiday fun with an on-mountain candy hunt in Discovery Park as well as a base area egg hunt for children under 5. There is also the ‘Bunny Ski Race,’ a child-friendly event that’s been an Easter tradition for more than 39 years.

When: April 16, 11am to 1pm.

For more information, visit www.WinterParkResort.com

Colorado Springs
Miramont Castle, one of Colorado Springs’ historical treasures, hosts an annual Victorian easter egg hunt for children ages 2-10. In this hunt, one lucky kid will find a golden egg and win a very special basket. Following the egg hunt, participants are invited to the beautiful Tea Room, where an elegant 3-course, child-friendly Victorian High Tea awaits.

When: April 15th, with seatings at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm.

For more information, visit http://www.miramontcastle.org./

Denver

Visit the Colorado Railroad Museum and hop aboard the Bunny Express Train—pun definitely intended! Let this 1880s-vintage passenger train transport you into spring while you experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard Hound will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have the perfect gift for this year’s Easter baskets.

When: April 15th, 10am to 4pm.

For more information, visit www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.

Copper Mountain
Hop on over to Copper Mountain for the world’s largest Easter egg hunt. Your little ones will be busy trying to collect as many of the 65,000 eggs as they can. Covering 2,500 acres, this hunt is split up for kids of different ages. From a three and under hunt in Center Village to an on-mountain hunt for the bigger kids, there’s something for everyone.

When: April 16, 8am to 12pm

For more information, visit www.CopperColorado.com

Fort Collins
There isn’t one event that makes Fort Collins shine. Rather, it’s the sheer number of Easter egg hunts in this northern Colorado town that make it so special. So many in fact, there’s a map showing each and every one. Check out the Fort Collins Easter Egg Hunt map and find the hunt that’s right for you!

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About our extraordinary writer: Lindsay Diamond is a novelist and freelance writer living in the mountains of central Colorado. Visit Lindsay-Diamond.com to learn more.