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5 Fun Activities for $7 or Less

Happy New Year!

With the holidays behind us, you may find yourself taking a deep breath and being 100% content with an afternoon snuggled up on the couch! I get it.

But as the days pass and energy is restored, you'll soon find yourself ready to get out and play again! Whether you live in the area or you're considering a move to the Arkansas Valley, here are five fun local ideas you can enjoy for $7 or less!!! Head out and enjoy any number of them this January or tuck them in your pocket for the future!

How we’ve lived here for 10 years and just now visited the ice rink in Leadville is beyond me! It was only 19 degrees the day we went but we stayed for hours and had so much fun! The cost for admission plus the skate rental was just $7/person. There were hockey sticks and pucks available to use, skate helpers, a fire ring to warm up around and a simple concession stand where you could grab a snack!

Have a few hours on your hands and want to get some movement in? Visit Huck Finn Ice Rink in Leadville!

This idea is an oldie but a goodie! Love a good laugh and making questionable life decisions?! 😂

Take a ride down Dutch Henry Sledding Hill!

This sledding hill, located in Leadville, is open to the public and FREE if you take your own tube or sled! Don’t own a tube or sled? No problem! Lake County residents can rent a tube there for just $5 an hour! (The price for non-residents is $10/hour.) Click below for all the details!

Last week I came home from skiing and told my husband that I think my favorite winter activity is hot tubbing. Who’s with me?!

I’ll rally with the best of them but I love a good, hot soak! Interested in an indoor activity that lets the kids stretch their legs and expend all their energy? Althoughs adult are a few dollars more, kids swim for $7 or less at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center! Their hot pool includes a zero entry area for the littles, while the lap pool includes a water slide, climbing wall and diving board! Check out their website for a list of rates and hours.

Love a quiet, cozy space? These next two ideas are for you!