Hiking with your parents up a rocky trail doesn't always sound like a ton of fun for kiddos just being introduced to the mountains and all the fun they present. Sometimes kids need a goal for the trip, something that makes it special for them. 

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Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan covers "10 Things to Do with Kids at Rocky Mountain National Park" in her recent article on MyRockyMountainPark.com

1. Become a Junior Ranger

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2. Go horseback riding

3. Take a hike
Add purpose by hunting for wildflowers (no picking!), looking for animal signs, sketching, a scavenger hunt (but just a photo scavenger hunt - everything needs to stay in its RMNP home:)

4. Go Camping

5. Attend a Family Ranger Program

6. Go Fishing!!

7. Paddle a Canoe

8. Walk on the Tundra

9. Have a picnic

10. In the winter, there's a wonderful sledding area at the Hidden Valley Snow Play Area 

Visit MyRockyMountainPark.com for details on planning the perfect mini vacation to Rocky this summer! Have fun out there!