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Taking the kids: A bucket list in the U.S. that few take
Our rafts seen from the ancient granary

Taking the kids: A bucket list in the U.S. that few take

With cruises and many trips canceled, national parks have been jammed, but not on the Colorado River deep in the Grand Canyon.

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Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure
Worn Wear from Patagonia. (Patatonia)

Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure

This fall, with remote work and school, many families are taking the opportunity for a fall getaway focused on the outdoors where we feel safest. The right gear will help keep you comfortable — and confident — on your adventures.

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TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS
RVing in Colorado

TAKING THE KIDS – SO MANY CHOICES FOR FALL GETAWAYS

This fall, with many schools, starting with remote learning and parents working from home, there is an unprecedented opportunity for a family road trip

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Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings
The Young family from North Carolina smiling wide in Jackson WY

Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings

When it comes to big multi-generational families, not everyone is on the same page about what they should do to protect themselves and others, wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

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Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall

Everyone who visits Aspen — summer, fall or winter — should make time for an ACES activity, whether guided hike (there are free guided walks), winter snowshoe tours, storytelling, free junior naturalist activity books and the chance to visit the resident rescued Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl that can no longer live in the wild

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Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun
Bald eagle sighted on our fly-fishing trip at Paws Up Resort

Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun

For the uninitiated, glamping means experiencing the outdoors without the work or challenges (except maybe weather!) that camping typically requires

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Taking the kids … and staying safe in national parks from COVID, bears, bison and more…
Reason for the bear jam - Bear 399 and her four cubs

Taking the kids … and staying safe in national parks from COVID, bears, bison and more…

As well as keeping our distance and wearing masks to avoid contracting COVID-19, it’s imperative as we flock to national parks to consider what else we must do to keep ourselves and our families safe

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Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer
Walkable Main in Breckenridge. (Elaine Collins/Breckenridge Tourism Office)

Taking the kids: On the road this pandemic summer

We experienced the mask issue firsthand on our 2,850-mile road trip from Colorado to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, social distancing as much as possible

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