There is nowhere on earth like Arches National Park. Filled with world famous monuments like the Delicate Arch, Arches is home to some great walks through some amazing scenery. Thankfully there are plenty of choices for everyone to choose from. These are our five favorite easy walks in Arches National Park:
Capitol Gorge Trail is one of those hikes which is just naturally fun for the kids. It’s flat, it’s sandy, and the towering canyon walls keep them pinned in tightly so they can run wild and not get too far. It’s one of the best hikes in Capitol Reef for families.
Located in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, the Slickrock Foot Trail is quite possibly the most fun hike we did during our Utah road trip with kids.
The Delicate Arch Trail is the most popular hike in Arches National Park for good reason. The hike to Delicate Arch is scenic and enjoyable, and the up-close views of this highly photogenic arch are pretty incredible.
For visitors to Moab, UT it seems like Canyonlands National Park plays second fiddle to Arches National Park. We get it; Arches is a very special place, but the scenery in Canyonlands NP is incredible and is worth a trip if you have the time.
While we may not have done all the hikes in Capitol Reef National Park, we are going out on a limb and calling this hike the best hike in Capitol Reef National Park. If you’ve followed us for a while, you know that we’ve done a fair bit of hiking in some of the most incredible places around the world (both with and without our kids) so we have a pretty good idea what makes a superb hike!
With Utah’s “Mighty 5” national parks, it’s got to be hard for smaller parks to get some attention. Don’t let that stop you though! Goblin Valley State Park is so much fun for kids and a must visit if you are in the area.
Valle de Bravo is where Mexico City’s upper-class comes to enjoy their weekends, so after 5 days in Mexico City with kids we thought we’d join them! Nestled high in the mountains on the shores of beautiful Lago Avandaro, Valle de Bravo is a wonderful place to visit. We enjoyed some great hiking, stand-up paddleboarding an even knocked off one of our bucket-list items – viewing the millions of Monarch Butterflies which have migrated from Canada for the winter. It was truly amazing!
We’ve been to Mexico with kids before but we’ve always wanted to visit Mexico City. To be honest, we were a bit scared given its reputation as a dangerous city. With the reputation of Mexico City having improved significantly in recent years, we decided to give it a go and we are glad we did!
Mexico City (CDMX) is a vibrant city with an amazing history, world-class attractions and friendly locals. Here are some of the top things to do in Mexico City with kids:
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most beautiful drives. If you are planning a Blue Ridge Parkway road trip with your kids, take a break from driving and enjoy these family-friendly hikes. In fact, getting out of the car and hiking Blue Ridge Parkway will will exponentially improve your enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Mountains.