Buckaroos offers Wild West rides

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A shopping mall may not be the place one would expect find a bustling children’s activity area, complete with a water feature and climbing wall, but that’s exactly what Buckaroos offers.

Located inside Neighborhood 1 of the Colorado Mills Mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave., Buckaroos offers a Western-themed chance for kids of all ages to have some fun and burn off some energy.

The fun center has been in the mall for a little more than a year, and was created by Jared Vasold and Greg Gallavan.

“We’ve been in the fun industry for years, and we wanted to expand,” Vasold said. “We’ve added new attractions and have been really well received here.”

The two have another play area in Heritage Square called Miner’s Maze Adventureland, and Gallavan owns Amaze N’ Mazes, which has built mazes all over the world, including in Spain and Jamaica. They also have mazes set up at Winter Park and Steamboat.

While there are no mazes at Buckaroos, there is no shortage of activities for visitors. It features a mechanical bull, rope course, gyro spinner and a panning area where visitors can pan for gold and minerals like prospectors used to.

The two new attractions are Gator Joe’s Water Walkerz and Sticky Sam’s Magnetic Spider Climb, which both debuted in December.

The spider climb allows children to put on magnetic gloves and boots and are able to climb up, down, sideways or upside down on a magnetic wall.

The water walker allows children to get inside a clear, giant, inflatable waterproof beach ball that floats on the water, and gives them a chance to try to keep their balance while they walk on water.

Sebastian Potoski, an employee at Buckaroos, said that the new water walker has been a huge new favorite with visitors.

Not only are shoppers who want to give their children something fun to do at the mall Buckaroos only customers, but school, daycare and church groups are also frequent visitors.

For more information, call 303-590-1546 or visit www.buckaroosfun.com.