Our family vacation last summer was a trip to the mountains of Colorado. My son was 2.5 at the time, and although we knew he wouldn’t be able to participate in most of the traditional mountain activities, we were determined to find kid-friendly adventures we could all enjoy. At first I thought the modifications to our trip would have to be extreme, but we soon found out that there are a plenty of Colorado adventures that suit parents and kids alike.
During our stay out West, we rented a condo in Vail that provided easy walking access to the city center. In the city center we were able to rent bikes to ride around town as well as take trips up the ski lift to check out the view from Vail Mountain. Although our home base was Vail, we took many road trips to visit other areas of the state.
I can’t wait to plan our next family vacation to Colorado when our son is a little older. We want to return to Rocky Mountain National Park as well as try out some new adventures. At the top of our list for new activities is “Soaring Tree Top Adventures” which offers zip lining for ages 5-91. Accessible via the historic steam Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, we think this will be the perfect addition to our next family adventure vacation.
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Monica is a full-time working mom to a rambunctious preschooler, Logan.
She enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and son exploring
their Chicago northside neighborhood.