Family Vacation in the Great Outdoors
By Molly • April 26, 2016
With the end of school right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your family vacation! There are many factors to consider in planning, such as the experience you’re looking for, where you want to go, and most importantly – what you want to do! Here are a few great reasons to make Southwest Colorado your next family vacation!
Explore the Scenic Southwest Colorado
Southwest Colorado is a beautiful gateway to many different types of adventures. It’s where the desert meets the mountains, creating a truly magical land. The red rock of the desert bleeds into the mountains, forming these incredible red monoliths speckled with verdant forests. Trails crawl through these mountains revealing the incredible beauty and remnants of ages long ago. The rivers cascade down, bounding over the rocks and through the forests, into the deserts. This land has a bountiful history, dating back to the ages of early human existence through the struggle of time that created the modern age.
Discover the History of the Ancestral Puebloans
Colorado is brimming with historical places. This land was home to the Ancestral Puebloans and their descendants afterwards. Many traces of their lives still linger and are well preserved. Mesa Verde (Green Table in Spanish) National Park is one of the largest and well-preserved areas of cliff dwellings in the world. It has over 4,000 known sites in the park with 600 dwellings! This is on Smithsonian’s list of places to see in your life, so if you’re in the area, you can’t miss this place! We offer small, interpretive tours with our very knowledgeable guides. This is an incredible place with a ton of history and an experience for the books that will complete your family vacation!
The Thrill Your Family is Seeking
If you’re seeking some adventure and excitement on your family vacation, look no further than our rivers and mountain roads! Colorado has some of the best white water rafting in the country, with rivers that range from fairly easy to one of the toughest commercially run sections in the country. We have a river for everyone and they are a great way to get outside and experience sights that couldn’t be seen other than from the front of a raft or on top of a Jeep! Check out our La Plata Canyon Tour for some off-roading adventure or some local tributaries such as the Lower Animas or the San Miguel for some wet and wild fun!
Uninterrupted Family Vacation
In this world of screens and technology, families are finding it increasingly difficult to get quality time with each other. A great way to avoid spending your family vacation attached to our robot friends – go somewhere that they don’t work! Wilderness trips are a great way to be able to spend quality time with your family in beautiful locations. Experience a simpler life – camp cooked meals, starry nights with laughs and s’mores around the campfire. Multi-day trips are always an incredible vacation with the people you love. Check out our Colorado River, San Miguel, and if your kids are over 16, the Piedra or Upper Animas multi-day trips.
Don’t just settle for any family vacation this year. Make sure it will be one that you will remember for a lifetime! Let us know when you are ready to make your family vacation plans and we can match you with the adventure your family is craving!