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Backroads National Park Family Trips


February 2014
A Better Way to See the World
America's National Parks: Adventures Abound!


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  Dear Traveler,

Discovering America's national parks with Backroads couldn't be easier—or more fun! Whether by bike or on foot, paddling a kayak or a river raft, camping under the stars or getting cozy at a historic lodge, exploring actively as a family is a super way to experience a region in an interactive way, stimulate all your senses and really enjoy the journey together.

Backroads' 2014 lineup features our favorite national parks for active families.
  • Explore Bryce and Zion National Parks, where bizarre and beautiful rock formations will make you feel like you're on a different planet. But you'll know your feet are firmly planted on Earth when you see the depth of the mighty Grand Canyon!
  • The Canadian Rockies' Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks provide miles of awe-struck smiles as you hike, bike, climb and paddle on pristine trails, scenic byways and rushing rivers. Cross a massive glacier on foot and behold thundering waterfalls!
  • If you can tear yourself away from the geothermal wonders in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and kayak on Yellowstone Lake. Then have a blast white-water rafting and biking in nearby Grand Teton National Park... and more!
These trips have special kids-only activities, such as rock climbing and mule riding, so the balance of family time together and "restorative" time apart always feels just right. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today and discover what makes national park'ing with Backroads so much fun!

Happy trails,
Alison Iles Signature
Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager & mother of two
with Backroads for 23 years

P.S. Traveling with older teens or twenty-somethings? Check out our collection of Family Breakaway Trips tailored specifically for families like yours.

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National Park Vacations

Whether you'd like to introduce your kids to a favorite national park from your childhood or discover a spot that's brand new to everybody, get the most out of your adventure and travel with Backroads in:
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Family Camping Trips in the National Parks

The great outdoors, without the chores. Check out our Deluxe Camping Trips for families—from Alaska to Arizona.


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