Park City
Rocky Mountain Grandparent Adventure and Hot-Air Ballooning in Park City
See your grandchild achieve new heights on a high-flying adventure in the Rockies, where you’ll soar in a hot-air balloon, learn about mountain geology and ride a historic train.
Program No. 9926RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Discover the beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains with your grandchild as you go adventuring through its marvelous land formations on foot, alpine slide, zip line and hot-air balloon. Gain an intimate knowledge of the region where erosion and fault activity have exposed the most valuable silver lode pocket in America. Watch Olympic athletes train and get a VIP look behind-the-scenes of Utah Olympic Park.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hiking 2-4 miles often on rugged and steep terrain. Rafting is a mild float trip on Provo River. Elevations of 6,000-10,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the Rocky Mountain terrain as you’ve never seen it before in a thrilling hot-air balloon ride.
  • Take an exploratory journey through a glacier carved canyon via historic train and river raft float.
  • Embark on an expert-led excursion through the awe-inspiring Timpanogos Cave National Monument in the Wasatch Mountains.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12 or 12-16, depending on the date. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #4760!
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Abbey Pugmire
Abbey Pugmire found her love in working with people of all ages and backgrounds while working at Camp Kostopulos in Utah. She also spent 18 months in New Zealand as a volunteer working with the Polynesian youth. Currently, Abbey is pursuing her higher education goals at Brigham Young University and majoring in the field of Therapeutic Recreation and Nonprofit Management. When not studying, Abbey loves spending time with her husband gardening and recreating in the Rocky Mountains of Utah with Road Scholar Groups.
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