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Panorama Point, Boulder, CO
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Mountain-West

The 7 best family friendly hikes near Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado is a gateway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Hiking is a way of life for most locals, but with so many options it’s hard to narrow down the most amazing family friendly hikes near Boulder.

Below are the best of the best. We prioritize hikes based on activities spanning age ranges, meaning easy enough terrain for the toddler, rocks or streams to climb or play for the older kids, and stunning beauty for all.

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Hike view with toddler
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips

9 Tips to Make Hiking with Toddlers Safe and Fun!

Hiking with toddlers, like camping with toddlers, is a fun activity if you are prepared and have grounded your expectations. When you are active on the trails, there are also added health benefits of hiking, while spending time with your kiddos. And just like with every area of parenting, you may hit the ground with success or it may take a bit longer to find your groove. We promise the joy of spending time together on the trail and hiking with a toddler will very soon be worth any hiccups along the way.

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Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, National Parks, Southwest

10 most stunning family friendly hikes of Arches National Park

A day of family friendly hiking in Arches National Parks is one of the most popular ways to enjoy what mother nature has to offer. Many of the hikes are rated moderate making a day hike in Arches National Park the perfect activity for the entire family.

The stunning landscapes of Southern Utah are on full display pairing picturesque sandstone formations with a back drop of majestic mountains or bone dry desert. On a clear night, the dark sky is second to none with awe inspiring views of the milky way framed by world famous landmark views.

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Delicate Arch - Moab - Arches National Park
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, National Parks, Southwest

The Ultimate Kid-approved guide to Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the “mighty five” national parks in Utah along with Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, and nearby Canyonlands.  The park boasts supernatural rock formations and stunning landscapes, including the famous delicate arch that can be seen on every Utah license plate.  Our kid-friendly guide to Arches National Park delivers the essentials you need to make the most of your trip.

The park is massive with plenty to offer, so having a plan with the kids is helpful.  On our first five day trip to Moab, we planned to visit Arches, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse State Park, but were so impressed with Arches that we never left.  This was a easy for us since we live a few hours away, but this guide should help narrow down the highlights.

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The right hiking boots can make a big difference on the trails, even for the little guys
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips

Actually useful guide to buying kid’s hiking boots

If you plan to spend a lot of time on the trails, arguably the single most important piece of equipment you can own is appropriate footwear.  A lot has been written about how to choose the best hiking boots, and there is even a recent heated debate in the hiking community about whether hiking boots are even the best tool for the job, but factors that go into hiking footwear decisions for children varies wildly from those for adult men or women.  This guide aims to help simplify the options and identify the best hiking boots or shoes for kids.

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