If your idea of a family vacation includes more thrill than chill, we’ve got some spots you need to check out ASAP. From canyoneering in Zion National Park to canoeing through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s an adventure waiting for every family. Read on and plan your next excursion!

Wild White Water – Yampa River, Co

Only along the Colorado river would there be a wild water adventure with a side of world-class history. These trips are four to five days long and rafters will explore beyond the river at a dinosaur quarry in the Rocky Mountains. After an explosive day, sleeping overnight on the riverside will be no problem.


photo: Ken Lund via Flickr


Where do you like to adventure as a family? Let us know below!

— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen