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Educational Travel: Activate your Mind and Body for a Better Vacation

Educational Travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, and for good reason! If you seek more than an umbrella drink on your next vacation, here are some great ideas for promoting an active mind and body into your Rocky Mountain National Park visit:

When you take education outdoors it opens up a whole world of learning

The Rocky Mountain Conservancy offers some excellent options to optimize your learning on vacation – and we think you’ll have a whole lot of fun with them! This summer:

  • You can learn all about the wonders of the spectacular summer wildflowers of RMNP with a naturalist
  • Take a day hike focused on mindfulness and guided meditation
  • Learn the basics of plein air – outdoor – painting with the stunning backdrop of RMNP meadows, mountains, or forests
  • Take an intro to nature photography course
  • Expose your elementary-aged littles to hiking in a way they will LOVE, with short guided hikes for families full of fun facts and snack breaks
  • Learn about the edible and medicinal plants of RMNP

Another great option for learning

in the park would be an intimate bus tour with Rocky Mountain Conservancy! They bring you into the park on a 14 passenger bus – small enough that you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, and you’ll get a chance to see all the iconic sites and animals in RMNP with a lively naturalist.

  • Welcome to Rocky! Tour: Thursdays (and some Saturdays) | May thru August | 2:00 PM departure | adults: $50/children under 12: $25
  • Trail Ridge Road Tour: Fridays and Saturdays | June thru August | 8:00 AM departure | adults: $75/children under 12: $45
  • Journey Over the Divide Tour: Select Sundays | June thru August | 9:00 AM departure | adults: $95/children under 12: $55
  • Fall Scenic Elk Ecology Tour: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays | September thru October | 3:00 PM departure | adults: $50/children under 12: $25
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