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7 Outfitters for Kid-Friendly Treks

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Hiking as a family is more fun when you don’t have to fuss over details or wrangle gear. These outfitters know how to run a trip that will make your kids love exploring with you. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
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Hike from Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier, where you’ll explore blue ice caves. Any kid who can fit into crampons (usually age eight or older) can join the adventure. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
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6112 Prägarten, Austria
Spend eight days in the Alps, hiking four to six hours a day, as you make your way from the peaks of the Austrian Tyrol to the fairytale castles of Bavaria. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
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93 Pilgrim Park Rd # 6, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
Vermont-based CW arranges walks all over the world tailored to guests’ interests, from nature to food to history. Follow an expert guide to Icelandic volcanoes, Costa Rican rainforests, and the wild lakes of northwest England. This appeared in the...
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Avenida Fortunato L. Herrera 214, Cusco 08000, Peru
Spend three nights along the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu. Porters teach kids about Incan history and carry them when they get tired. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
The world’s most dramatic scenery is better enjoyed when every hike ends at a lodge with meals and showers. Their six-day Kathmandu Vista trip caps the hiking at 3-4 hours a day, making it doable for kids. This appeared in the August/September...
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Routeburn Rd, 9372, New Zealand
Experience the magic of New Zealand's famous trekking with this kid-friendly outfitter that leads three-day treks through the mountains and forests of New Zealand’s Routeburn trail from November through April. This appeared in the August/September...
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Utah, USA
Spend your days at slot canyons, hoodoos, and backcountry falls in Southern Utah’s Zion, Bryce, and Escalante, your nights cozied up back at an inn. A Grand Canyon trip dips down to Phantom Ranch for a day exploring the canyon’s floor before pack...