National Park Family Reunion
A National Park family reunion a la RV isn't for everyone. You do have to do some grocery shopping, cooking, and cleanup. And you do have to drive yourselves around. But if you're like us, and that whole fly-and-flop at the beach thing or a schnazzy cruise where everybody dresses up and eats too much isn't your style, then read on!
I mean, think about it:
We have organized trips for up to 10 vehicles traveling together. It takes some extra work to coordinate it all, but that's what we were born to do. Here are a few of our favorite National Park family reunions.
7 to 10 Nights | from $4,975 for a family of four
Spend a week or more exploring these spectacular national parks in Western Canada. Starting in the foothills in Calgary, you'll travel along the incredible Icefields Parkway which connects the parks and towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. High rugged mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and outstanding wildlife viewing are the highlights. Besides doing some great alpine hiking, you can raft, soak in hot springs, horseback ride, walk on the edge of a glacier, and take a flightseeing tour over the huge icefields that cover this area of the Rocky Mountains.
7 to 10 Nights | from $4,250 for a family of four
If mountain scenery is what you're craving, this trip will take in some of the best in Colorado. From the foothills in Denver, you'll spend the next few days camping beneath towering peaks of the Fourteeners. Hike in pristine alpine meadows to sparkling high mountain lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Maroon Bells Wilderness. Take a cave tour, raft trip or horseback ride. Play on the Alpine Slide at Breckenridge, or tour Gold Rush history in Leadville by bicycles or historic train.
7 to 10 Nights | from $5,550 for a family of four
Take the incredible Beartooth Highway scenic drive from Billings, Montana into Yellowstone National Park. Spend a few days in the park watching wildlife, horseback riding, geyser gazing and touring with your own private guide for a day. Try biking, rafting, and fly fishing in the Grand Tetons. Visit the fun western town of Jackson, Wyoming and take in the rodeo action. Return to Billings following the Yellowstone River.
7 to 10 Nights | from $4,700 for a family of four
Priceless views in Utah and Arizona are what this trip is all about. Zion National Park is quite possibly Nature at its most eloquent. Towering sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, arches, seeping springs, and waterfalls await you. At Bryce Canyon National Park delicately colored spires, fins, and mazes beckon you to explore. And at the remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon, you're treated to breathtaking views of layers of rock exposed in the canyon walls.
7 to 10 Nights | from $4,900 for a family of four
Incredible scenery, good wildlife watching and famous Hearst Castle await you on this coastal route trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Start with a fun-filled day in San Francisco, riding cable cars and visiting Alcatraz, then head south on coastal Hwy 1. Take a wildlife cruise by boat or kayak, search for moonstone agates on the beach, tour William Randolph Hearst's mansion, and taste some wines near Santa Barbara, before ending your trip in the City of Angels. This trip can also be done in reverse order.
7 to 10 Nights | from $4,600 for a family of four
From granite mountains to giant sequoias, this trip hits the highlights of 3 of California's most spectacular national parks. Start your tour in the Bay area, then head east to Yosemite with its impressive waterfalls, towering cliffs, rounded domes, and massive monoliths. Visit the country's second oldest National Park, home of the Giant Forest where four of the world's five largest sequoias are found. Top it off with an incredibly scenic drive into Kings Canyon, "a rival to Yosemite" according to famed naturalist John Muir.