5 Things to do in the Catlins | New Zealand

On a visit to see family in Christchurch, New Zealand, we decided to tour the South Island. This took us all the way south to the Catlins, which is a huge natural area with few towns and tourists, and a lot of outdoor adventures. We did some amazing hikes in this…


Ribbon Lake | Yellowstone

Ribbon Lake is a moderate hike in the Canyon section of Yellowstone National Park. We enjoyed the views along the canyon rim, but this was not one of our favorite Yellowstone hikes. There are several problems with this hike that make it tough for kids, though it is a nice hike…


Things to do in Heber Valley

Heber Valley is just a short drive away from both Utah and Salt Lake Counties, and it is full of fun family activities. We spent a week exploring Heber City and Midway and were amazed at all the things to do in Heber Valley. Here are some of the great spots…


Bright Angel Trail | Grand Canyon

Bright Angel is a very long trail (12 miles RT) in Grand Canyon National Park that isn’t appropriate for kids. However, because Grand Canyon doesn’t have a lot of great hikes for kids, you can turn the Bright Angel trail into an acceptable adventure by hiking a little below the rim.…

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Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest National Park for Families

Petrified Forest National Park is divided into two sections: north of Interstate 40 and south of Interstate 40. Both sections are worth spending time in, though the bulk of your time should be spent in the southern half where all the petrified wood is found. Be sure to check out our…


Lowell Observatory | Flagstaff, Arizona

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, is famous for being the place where Pluto was discovered. They have programs that run throughout the day and stargazing with large telescopes at night. If you're in the Flagstaff area, this is the best way to spend a half day. At Utah's Adventure Family, we…