Rocky Mountain Vacations


Colorado Rocky Mountains & Rocky Mountain VacationsA family vacation in the Rockies is one you and your children will never forget.

I first saw the Rocky Mountains at the age of 14 when I came to Colorado for a week of summer camp. What an adventure! For the first time in my life, I went white water rafting, repelling and four wheeling. I also rode horses, which was a whole different wonder from the crest of a mountain. There is nothing like stargazing at night in the mountains and feeling like you are such a small part of the bigger world.

One week was definitely not enough, so I went back two years later to work for part of a summer outside Buena Vista, CO at Trail West (a Young Life property). After that, I spent three summers working in Northern Colorado at Cherokee Park Ranch and a winter at Woodspur Lodge in Winterpark. While I will never be a native "Coloradoan", a part of me feels like I am coming home when I get that first glimpse of the foothills from I-70 heading west!

Looking for a great vacation to the Colorado Rocky Mountains? We have the best Rocky Mountain Vacations and expert advice you need for fantastic trip.I've also been able to take my own family vacation with our two children in Colorado and Wyoming. The kids loved it as much as my husband and I! We had a wonderful time hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, site seeing, and wildlife viewing.

Denver is an easy gateway to the mountains and a wonderful way to start your vacation!

While in Denver, there are a ton of things for kids to do that will interest parents as well. Take time to see the Denver Zoo and Aquarium. For sports enthusiasts, you have the Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets and Rockies professional sports teams. There are a wide variety of wonderful restaurants as well. From Denver, head west! I'll help you discover many different kinds of family vacations in the Rocky Mountains!

Rocky Mountain VacationsIndependent Drive Vacations: Many people with young children like to have the flexibility to go at their own pace. I can help organize a Rocky Mountain Family Vacation that is just right for your family. A house rental in Estes Park might be the perfect Rocky Mountain family vacation, with its easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer, you can drive to the top of Trail Ridge Road. My six year old told me, "Mom, you can see the whole world from up here!" The drive down will introduce your kids to a variety of wildlife including deer, elk and mountain goats. In the city of Estes Park, you will have access to all the things that kids love from ice cream shops to putt-putt golf and bungee trampolines.

Elk in the Colorado Rocky MountainsGuest Ranches: In my time working at a guest ranch I met hundreds of guests and I can honestly say that I have never met an unhappy guest. We would have people come back year after year because they said it was their best vacation ever. Guest ranches are the "all inclusive" of the Rocky Mountains. During your week stay, you will be provided with a horse to ride each day, if you wish. You will also have other ranch activities included, such as nature hikes, fly fishing, swimming, trap shooting, etc. There are often off-site activities offered as well, such as pack trips, white water rafting or a van trip to other tourist destinations in the area. All meals are included and offer something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters! Most guest ranches also offer children's programs with activities designed for various age groups. (This allows parents to have some free time as well!) During the evenings, you'll likely find yourself at a square dance, hay ride or singing by the campfire. You can participate in as much or as little as you like, making this a perfect family vacation package! Learn more about our favorite Rocky Mountain Ranch.

Travel Tip
Altitude often affects many people. Remember to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated!

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