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By jon bcn
Dec 28, 2012
Frares area, Montserrat.
Hello,

We are planning a road trip for next spring, from april to august, starting in California and crossing Utah to Colorado.

We will be travelling with a two years kid. Our idea is enjoy the outdoors and be ouside. We have friends in SLC and in Jackson WY, and we will meet they for some cragging days in Indian Creek and City of Rocks.

The rest of the days we want to bouldering and hike. Rest and play, are in the menu, of course!

The thing is maybe be on the road for a long time is hard for our son, and maybe for us too!!

So we are thinking in the possibility to stay for a while in the same area, the queston is.......where???

Maybe is nice to have a camp site, a place to call "home", and from there, make day trips, or extendet road trips to the desert or to the mountains.

Whe imagine a place in a nice location, in the nature and close to good bouldering areas, (close in european standars!) a place close to places where meet other people with kids, because kids need to play with kids.

Whe think in Boulder CO because we know there is a lot of nearby areas to explore, but maybe do you have other suggestions, Flagstaff AZ, Fort Colins, Colorado Springs, ????

Whe are not americans and we don't know how expensive or how difficult is to find a place to rent for 2 o 3 months, a simple place, a kind of cabin in the forest o a Mobile home.

The place to stay is an a idea, but also we would like to know wich are, in your opinion, the most kid friendly bouldering areas in the region, or other areas that are nice to explore with kids.

And any kind of tips or experiences to travelling and bouldering with kids in the region will be very welcome.


Thanks in advance.

Jon

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By Jeremy Hand
Dec 28, 2012
slopey
LIES

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By MorganH
Dec 28, 2012
I'd recommend coming up to the Pacific Northwest for July & August. Leavenworth, Goldbar, and Squamish are great bouldering areas and the weather is good that time of year. They all have kid friendly areas, including pools and lakes to swim in. Two year olds, in my experience, aren't actually that social, so finding other kids probably won't be that big a deal. He'll have fun playing in the dirt and scrambling around with you guys. You'll probably see less kids at the crags than you'd see in european climbing areas.

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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Dec 28, 2012
There aren't any real convenient campgrounds near Boulder. There are some Forest Service ones near Rocky Mountain National Park, and
in the Park also--but the ones in RMNP are limited to a week, I think.

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By samsonight
Dec 28, 2012
Crested Butte and Gunnison, CO. There is an amazing hostel in Gunnison, the hiking is beautiful and the climbing is world class (sport, trad and of course bouldering).

Google "crested butte wildflower festival" for an idea about the beauty of the area.

And search for bouldering at Skyland. Worldclass.

The hostel is called, The Wanderlust Hostel

Good luck! and let me know if you come this way!

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