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Backroads family camping trips


June, 2013
A Better Way to See the World
What's Even Better than Summer Camp?


Family Camping trips Yellowstone and Tetons Family Camping trip Alison Iles Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyons camping trip
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  It's been more than three decades since we first resolved to explore the planet actively—and to share that passion with our guests. And during the past 34 incredible years, we've kept our promise of redefining what a family vacation can be and bringing you a better way to discover and connect with the world.
  Dear Traveler,

Why send the kids off to camp when you can be part of the fun, too? Thanks to our winning combo of awesome activities, enriching encounters with Mother Nature, and the ideal balance of quality time together and apart, families are happy campers with Backroads. Kids love the chance to let off some steam in the great outdoors, sleep under the stars, hang out with cool Backroads leaders and enjoy the instant camaraderie of new friends. Grown-ups: you'll enjoy the way Backroads takes care of the more tedious aspects of camping—like setting up the tents, cooking and cleaning—creating opportunities to really connect and appreciate the wonders of nature together.

So what are you waiting for? Join us to explore, relax and discover!
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Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager, with Backroads for 22 years

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NEW! Alaska Multisport
Good Times on the Kenai Peninsula

By bike, foot, boat and even dog sled, Alaska with Backroads is an unforgettable family destination. Add the fun of camping—campfires and stargazing—and it gets even better. Hike beneath snow-clad mountains to an awe-inspiring glacier, pedal the Kenai Peninsula's wooded roads and marvel at marine life on Kachemak Bay. View the itinerary...
Bryce Zion and Grand Canyon camping photo
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport
A National Park "Triple Crown"

For a geology lesson come to life, nothing beats an adventure in these stunning national parks. Kids can explore the rim of the Grand Canyon on a mule ride. Find out which type of weird rock formation has made Bryce Canyon famous as you hike its natural "maze." After wading into the inner gorge of the Virgin River on one of Zion's most famous hikes, the youngsters learn the basics of canyoneering with experienced guides. View the itinerary...
Candian Rockies campoing photo
Canadian Rockies Multisport
Biking, Walking & Rafting in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Mother Nature opens her arms wide for families in the Canadian Rockies. Alongside our Trip Leaders, who are certified Mountain Parks Heritage Interpreters and Guides, pedal and hike family-friendly routes amid mighty peaks, vast ice fields and turquoise-colored lakes. The kids team up with a local guide for a rock-climbing lesson. And everyone makes a splash on our rafting trip down the rapids of the Athabasca River. View the itinerary...
Glacier and Waterton camping photo
Glacier & Waterton Lakes Multisport
Biking, Hiking & Rafting in Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks

Offering astonishing alpine scenery that just won't quit, this adventure is sure to be ranked a winner by your entire crew. Pedal to glacier-created Lake McDonald and venture into the heart of the park on spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road. Grown-ups pedal to Waterton Lakes National Park while the younger crowd enjoys a horseback ride and cookout. Then raft down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with expert guides. Yeeeehaw! View the itinerary...
San Juan Islands photo
San Juan Islands Multisport
Biking, Hiking & Sea Kayaking Washington's Islands of Adventure

You and your gang will have a whale of a time in the San Juan Islands. It's a perfect natural playground here—with mountains to climb, serene waterways to paddle and fascinating tide pools to explore. And plenty of games for all. Like stone skipping. Berry picking. Starfish spotting. Ice cream eating. Shorebird skirting. Constellation naming. It's all waiting for you and your pod. View the itinerary...
Yellowstone and Tetons photo
Yellowstone & Tetons Multisport
Discover the Wonders of Wyoming's Wild Preserves

Get set for activities galore! If you can tear yourself away from the geothermal wonders—like burping mud pots and legendary Old Faithful Geyser—hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, glide on tranquil Yellowstone Lake in sturdy kayaks, pedal beneath the spine of the Teton Range and whoop it up in the old-west town of Jackson Hole. Traffic ahead—watch for roaming bison! View the itinerary...


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