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(SURPRISING) Things to do in Colorado Springs with kids: 24 hours in the shadow of Pike’s Peak

Ideas for 24, 48, or 72 hours in and around Colorado Springs with kids Maybe you know Denver, and the delights of the Mile-High City. You might be familiar with the powder and slopes of Aspen, Vail, or Breckenridge, and the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. But if you haven’t been to and around the …

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6 things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park with kids

Rocky Mountain National Park has something for families of sizes and kids of all ages Rocky Mountain National Park with kids? It can be easy to think of one of the USA’s largest tracts of public lands as full of grownup-only rugged climbs and vertical hikes. Those adventures are certainly on offer at Rocky Mountain …

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Team Sunset pauses from an evening hike around Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Team Sunset is breathless at Rocky Mountain National Park

Follow our St. Clair family summer road trip of 4 weeks, 5 states, and 3,851 miles: All posts Rocky Mountain National Park. The US Continental epicenter of some of the country’s most iconic mountains. Full of looming peaks, a winding high-elevation road, clamber-worthy rocks, beautiful rivers and lakes—not to mention romantic, Tolkien-esque names, such as …

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Slow family travel is the little things: Showers, laundry, and Aster learning to swim in Fort Collins, Colorado

Our slow family travel time in Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge gave us a moment of calm before our trip was about to completely change. And to get ready for the next phase, we needed a few things, that many a traveler might need after a week of camping. You know: laundry. A shower. And some major water time.