Our recommended family trips are great opportunities for families with school age children to travel as a family, enjoy amazing hiking destinations, and to feel confident that what you're embarking on is appropriate for your family. The main criteria we use to determine a good family trip are the difficulty of the hiking (easy to moderate), the weight of the backpacks (10-20 pounds), and flexibility with itineraries. Active, strong children 12 and older can certainly enjoy additional trips, so these are merely suggestions. Finally, appropriateness of a trip is subjective and should be determined on a case by case basis by evaluating the nature and demands of the trip, and the fitness and experience of your family.
Please note: we require children to be 12 years of age or older to join scheduled group trips; families with children younger than 12 are asked to book private trips (the one exception to this is our Havasupai Spring Break Tour which is open to families with children 10 and older).
Feel free to give us a ring at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!