We read a ton of blog posts prior to our Ciudad Perdida, Colombia trek in December 2019. Knowing what to expect and what to bring on the Ciudad Perdida trek (also known as the Lost City trek) was important to us. We were grateful for a lot of the insights, but we found that a lot of the top-ranking posts on the subject are a little outdated, causing us to bring some items we hadn’t needed to.
Nestled way up high in the jungle of the lush Sierra Nevada mountains, Colombia’s Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) hike is a legitimate bucket list item for many intrepid travelers. It’s not an easy trek to Ciudad Perdida and unlike Machu Picchu there is no train to get you there the easy way. You may be wondering, “can I hike to Ciudad Perdida with kids?”
I loved hiking as a kid! Hiking with my family was filled with endless adventures and discoveries. I remember great laughs and lots of hiking songs. It seemed like my Mom knew all the hiking songs to sing in the whole world and I loved singing them all.
Though I love traveling with kids, I’m the first to say that at times I do miss the days of traveling pre-kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love having them there and wouldn’t have it any other way, but there are usually things we’d like to do that are impossible with kids. I do not often like to admit that things are “impossible” with kids, but hiking Angels Landing definitely falls into that category.
The Palm Desert Cross hike is one of the best hikes in Palm Desert. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you’ll be sharing the trail with everyone from young families with a baby in a carrier to power walking retirees. Everyone is in a good mood, with a big smile on their faces with a friendly “hello” as you pass by.
Palm Springs is blessed with lots of California blue sky and surrounded by mountains in all directions. Within this desert paradise, you’ll find some really good kid-friendly Palm Springs hiking trails.
Hiking the Ladder Canyon Trail / Painted Canyon Trail loop was easily the most fun we had while hiking with kids in the Palm Springs area.
When our kids were 6 and 4 years old, they hiked up to the Lost City in Colombia. Our kids hiked to the Lost City all on their own without being carried (aside from the odd moments where we carried them over rocks or down a steep section).
Looking for a fun and easy place for a family vacation? Palm Springs is your place. Blessed with palm trees and blue skies, Palm Springs is a small family-friendly city with a pleasant desert climate.