9926
Utah

Rapids, Rails and Balloon Rides: The Rockies With Your Grandchild

Soar above the Rockies by hot air balloon and swim in a hot spring. Ride a historic train and float down the Provo River on a raft. Adventure awaits for you and your grandchild!
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 9926RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,499

At a Glance

Go adventuring through the marvelous land formations of the Rocky Mountains as you explore with your grandchild on foot, by zip line and soar to spectacular heights in a hot-air balloon! Ride the rails and the rapids down a beautiful canyon. Train on a ropes course where Olympic athletes once competed, walk through mysterious caves and feel the cool spray of a 607-foot-tall waterfall. Explore the colorful history of Park City, hear tales of silver mines, mountain men, Indian maidens and ghost towns. Plus, hear a performance by the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience a spectacular and thrilling hot air balloon ride above the Rockies and ride the gentle rapids of the snow-fed Provo River.
  • Swim and float in a geothermal spring inside a 55-foot-tall limestone rock formation and learn how the crater was formed 10,000 years ago.
  • Ride along Deer Creek Reservoir on the lookout for train robbers and wildlife, aboard the Heber Creeper, a historic open-air steam engine.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 7-10, 11-13 or 13-16, depending on the date. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Rapids, Rails and Balloon Rides: The Rockies With Your Family" (#4760).
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