Q – Chris B. of Burlington, North Carolina writes: I would like to take my 15-year-old son out West to the Rocky Mountains this summer to ride houses, hike and raft. Any ideas?
A – Have you considered joining an organized tour, or are you more interested in an individual journey? Take a look at our story: “What’s an Ideal Adventure” to help you decide.
Whether or not you’re a single parent or just doing a solo parent/solo child adventure, don’t forget that an organized tour will offer you and your son the chance to meet other families with teens. FTF does an annual round-up of the top tour operators working with families, and many of them offer itineraries that will interest you. Check out “Family Adventures and Educational Tours” and “Organized Family Adventures: 6 Great Vacations” to read about the best.
Or, you could consider a place like Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming which offers organized riding, biking, climbing etc. tours to their guests. In fact, we’ve heard very good reports about Spring Creek and we’d love if you would write a review if you go.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.