Summer is the perfect time to get your family outdoors on an active vacation to YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center, where all ages can participate in numerous activities that will get their blood pumping & energy flowing on the 800+ acre property that borders Rocky Mountain National Park and just outside the village of Estes Park, Colorado.
In the mornings, families can take a self-guided hike up to Bible Point, a easy to moderate hike on the YMCA property with a spectacular view of neighboring Rocky Mountain National Park from the top . Water exercise is also offered three mornings a week, and the indoor pool is open for lap swim on weekend mornings and several times throughout the week. Yoginis will appreciate a variety of yoga classes available on site every week, too.
For a more intense workout, moms and dads can take the Boot Camp class, featuring interval training that promises to make them sweat. Then, they can grab everyone to head over to the climbing wall to test the whole family’s strength, or rent mountain bikes to explore the property together. Afterwards, a friendly game of whiffle ball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball or capture the flag is sure to bring some laughter and fun to the day.
But perhaps the best way that families experience an active vacation at YMCA of the Rockies is through one of the guided hikes. Expert hikemasters lead families on a variety of daily hikes, all with spectacular views and points of interest in the beautiful, serene setting of the national park. It’s a wonderful experience for all ages (even Grandma) and a great opportunity for families that may be new to hiking to have the help of hikemasters, who not only lead groups on the trails but also share fascinating information about plants, animals, birds, wildflowers, and the history of the area. These guided hikes are offered for treks into Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding National Forest Service Areas.
So whether it’s yoga or hiking, or swimming or climbing, families will have ample opportunities for creative, fun exercise options that hope to instill healthy habits they can bring home with them. Visit our activity page to browse all the things to do and to book your active summer vacation today.
Book your summer getaway today! View rates and availability online or call our friendly reservation department at 888-613-9622. We look forward to seeing you this summer!