Rocky Mountain Family Vacation

Most Popular Rockies Family Vacations

Alta Ski Resort, Utah

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Alta Ski Resort isn’t your typical western U.S. ski resort. Each of the five lodges is independently owned, and there isn’t a village center in…

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Aspen, CO

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Aspen, aptly named for the Aspen trees filling its mountainsides (those aren't individual trees but a large connection of roots!), is one of the West's…

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Beaver Creek, CO

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With its stellar children's ski school, complimentary shuttle transportation around the resort and variety of conveniently located, ski-in/ski-out lodging, Beaver Creek caters to families. Plus,…

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Big Sky, MT

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Big Sky, Montana, is the America you visit to leave your urban woes behind and breathe in the crisp mountain air. Aptly named Lone Mountain…

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Breckenridge, CO

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Breckenridge is one of the Rockies' oldest ski towns, and it's also one of North America's most popular -- due in large part to the…

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

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The legions of fantastical rock formations that tower over the slopes of Utah's Bryce Canyon are the main attraction in this national park. Known as…

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

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On an unmarked map of the United States, children often identify the state of Idaho in the western U.S. because of its long, slender panhandle…

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Colorado Springs, CO

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Many people associate Colorado with skiing, but you don't have to be a winter sports aficionado to vacation here. In fact, there's no such thing…

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Copper Mountain, CO

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The naturally divided terrain of Copper Mountain distinguishes it from the other two dozen or so ski resorts in Colorado. Now the third largest in…

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Denver, CO

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Denver, Colorado, appropriately nicknamed the Mile-High City, sits 5,280 feet above sea level. While families from the flatland may feel the effects of thinner air…

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Estes Park, CO

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Imagine vacationing with your family in a small, historic town that's surrounded by mystical mountains so vast and so tall, they look as though they…

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Grand Teton National Park, WY

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One of the more rugged natural landscapes in the American West, the Grand Teton National Park is defined by the snowcapped peaks of the Teton…

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Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

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The newest national park in the U.S. (so deemed in 2004), the Great Sand Dunes National Park in central southern Colorado offers kids the chance…

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Jackson Hole, WY

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When you step off the plane and onto the tarmac at Jackson Hole Airport, you'll immediately be hit by crisp, mountain air and a view…

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Keystone, CO

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A place set high above the rest of the world, Keystone, Colorado -- founded in 1970 by Max Dercum -- is all about family, friends…

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Lake Powell, AZ

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Located right on the Utah/Arizona border, Lake Powell is a popular destination for families looking for adventure. In fact, the area attracts approximately 2 million…

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Missoula, MT

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Missoula, Montana, otherwise known as The Garden City, is home to an abundance of family-friendly activities, including A Carousel for Missoula, the Rocky Mountain Elk…

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Moab, Arches & Canyonlands, Utah

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Moab, Utah, is an ideal destination for families who love playing in the outdoors. Its stunning natural landscapes - from towering red-rock towers to terracotta…

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Park City, Utah

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It's not just the legendary powder that keeps my family of four coming back to Park City. Nor is it the direct flight to Salt…

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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"America the Beautiful's," "Oh, purple mountains' majesty" makes complete sense while driving through the stunning twists and turns of Rocky Mountain National Park. At close…

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City is often overlooked due to its proximity to Park City, Alta, Snowbird and all those other renowned ski mountains within an hour's…

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Silverwood Theme Park, ID

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Silverwood is the Northwest’s largest amusement park, featuring world-class roller coasters, carnival rides, entertainment, and a water park set in the beautiful North Idaho countryside.…

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Snowmass, CO

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Snowmass, Colorado, is comprised of two entities: the world-renowned ski area and the Town of Snowmass Village. Together, they offer visiting families a wealth of…

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Steamboat Springs, CO

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Steamboat Springs is a modern-day ski resort town with a definite Old West feel. Cattle ranchers and farmers settled there in the 1800's, and some…

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Sun Valley Ski Resort, ID

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This is one of the world's classic ski resorts and one of the first destination resorts in the U.S. It is indeed magnificent -- a…

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Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah

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There are some places on this planet so blessed by Mother Nature and so gently cared for by human beings that parents should consider it…

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Telluride, CO

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Located in the San Juan Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, in what is known as a "box canyon," is this cool little ski/cowboy town. The…

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Vail, CO

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I've heard Vail likened to a Disney Ski Village due to its Alpine Village look and feel. Perhaps it is not like other ski areas…

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Winter Park, CO

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Some consider Winter Park -- at 67 miles away the closest major resort -- Denver's local ski hill; that wouldn't be too far off base,…

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Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Yellowstone, the United States' first national park, still reigns as one of America's most dramatic and often visited. The geyser Old Faithful, a potent reminder…

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Zion National Park, Utah

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Nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers sought asylum from religious prosecution amidst the cliffs and canyons of what is now Zion National Park. But before the pioneers arrived,…

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