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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

Best of Colorado's West: Rivers, Mountains, Intergenerational Adventure

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Program #4946RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 13 years of age.

Thrilling adventures await as you and your grandchild explore the history, mountains and adventure of the Old West from land, water and air! Float above the valley in a hot air balloon, raft down a river through rugged scenery, and go back in time on horseback. By land we’ll hike to 280-foot Fish Creek Falls, then we'll travel by chair-lift to the top of the oldest continuously operating ski area in Colorado, Howelsen Hill, for a ride down the alpine slide.


Highlights

• Raft down a section of the Yampa River experiencing white water and beautiful scenery along the way.
• Enjoy beautiful mountain views and Aspen forests during a horseback ride.
• Learn about hot-air balloons, build your own prototype, then soar above the Yampa Valley in the basket of the Wild West Hot Air Balloon.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Elevations of 4,600-8,000 feet. Walking up to one-half mile, mostly flat terrain, some steps.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jun 16 — Jun 21, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences

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5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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