Ride A Kart has been Estes Park’s Premiere Family Entertainment Center for over 60 years. We are a 3rd generation family owned business and proud to be part of the community and help provide lasting memories for our guests for generations to come.
Some 50 plus years ago a young Gary Coleman celebrated the end of the school day by parading his homemade go-kart around his schoolhouse in Iowa. Being quite a handy young man, he had mounted a lawn mower engine to a welded frame to create a belt driven go-kart. As his classmates lined up to take their turns driving, his father, Harvey Coleman, saw nothing but potential.
Shortly after the go-kart lineup in Iowa, Harvey and Marcella Coleman left their farm in Iowa, and with three young boys (Gary, Don, and Bill Coleman), moved to Colorado. Land was purchased below the existing dam of lake Estes and a dirt go-kart track started to take shape. With this development, a young entrepreneur with a dream started what has become not only a staple to many vacationers and locals, but also provides a fun place to work for many locals.