Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Opens Late 2016

North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts announces its 14th location with Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs opening in late 2016.  This will be the second Great Wolf Lodge resort opening in 2016, as Great Wolf Lodge Southern California debuts in the spring.  The Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs location should make an ideal home base for families looking to visit the Rockies with a number of prominent summits and hiking areas, including Pikes Peak, relatively close-by.  Continue reading for more details from Great Wolf Lodge’s press release.

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From Great Wolf Lodge’s Press Release

Families in Colorado will soon have something new to howl about. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, announced today it is expanding its paw print to the Centennial State.

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will be a first-class destination resort, providing families with more than 380,000 square feet of entertainment offerings and lodging amenities to enjoy, all under one roof. The centerpiece of the resort will be more than 65,000 square feet of indoor water park fun, the largest in the state. With signature Great Wolf Lodge water rides and attractions, including the thrilling five-story funnel slide, Howlin’ Tornado; Slap Tail Pond wave pool and Fort Mackenzie – a multi-level interactive tree house with a massive tipping water bucket – the new resort will feature water fun for everyone.

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“We are so excited to bring the Great Wolf Lodge brand to Colorado,” said Kim Schaefer, chief executive officer, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., “As the leader in indoor water park resorts, we provide unique, year-round family getaways each and every day. The addition of Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will feature many of the amenities and activities our guests know and love, as well as several experiences new to our brand.”

The 311 guest suites will provide the perfect place for families to relax after a full day of water park play. Each suite will comfortably accommodate at least six people and include an in-room refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Families can choose from several suite styles, including the kid-focused Wolf Den and KidCabin suites, complete with bunk beds and theming featuring the Great Wolf Kids characters.

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For true weatherproof, year-round fun, Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will feature dozens of entertainment options, all under one roof. Families will delight at the wide variety of activities found throughout the entire resort, perfect for children of all ages.

Attractions and entertainment include:

  • An indoor play park with over 33,000 square feet of fun complete with Howlers Peak Ropes Course, a multi-level climbing attraction, and Howl in One indoor miniature golf;
  • MagiQuest, the brand’s exclusive live-action, interactive game that takes place throughout the lodge;
  • Scooops Kid Spa, the perfect place for ice cream-themed manicures and pedicures;
  • Ten Paw Alley™ mini bowling;
  • Daily children’s activities as part of the resort’s Great Wolf Kids program; and
  • The Forest Friends Show and evening Story Time by the fireplace – a Great Wolf Lodge tradition that brings everyone together in their pajamas in the Grand Lobby each night.

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will also feature several dining options and food outlets including the brand’s signature Lodge Wood Fired Grill restaurant and bar Hungry as a Wolf handcrafted pizza and pasta.

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Event planners can also look to Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs for their meeting and event needs. The property will feature more than 20,000 square feet of preconference and flexible conference space, built-in audio/video technology and customizable catering options.

Access to Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs’ indoor water park is exclusive to resort guests, and included with each suite reservation. A Great Wolf Lodge getaway is a great option for families looking for the perfect place to spend time together.

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs will be the company’s fourteenth resort. It will be located off I-25, 15 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and less than an hour from Denver. The resort is expected to open in late 2016.

For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor waterpark resorts, visit

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.