• Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     
  • Camps & Outdoor Adventures for Small Groups

     
    POSTED March 29, 2016
     

Have a small group that might benefit from and enjoy time in the outdoors together? There are some great new options we’ve discovered in California, Colorado and Utah.

Situated in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, California, historic Holman Ranch has announced Summer Camps for Adults and Fitness Camps. The throwback Adult Camps include traditional camp activities such as archery, arts and crafts, swimming, nature hikes, campfires and dance classes along with adult favorites like yoga, wine and olive oil tastings, and cooking and winemaking classes.

Customizable Fitness Camps also are an option, with 10 guest rooms and glamping tents available for groups. The menu of choices includes individual or group fitness classes held in olive groves and vineyards, yoga and Pilates classes, cooking demonstrations with local chefs, nutrition and healthy eating courses, guided hikes, water aerobics, personal training sessions, vineyard runs/walks and more.

There are a couple neat new adventure travel options available in Colorado and Utah. Snowmass Tourism has helped form tour operator Ursus Adventures to offer fully guided, full-service itineraries in summer and fall for small groups of 12 to 14 that span a number of Colorado’s great mountain towns like Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Durango and Crested Butte. “Groups from the United States don’t need to go to the ends of the earth for great adventure travel, they can enjoy it right here,” suggests Fred Brosky, group sales director for Snowmass Tourism. Another bonus is that participants get to experience charming smaller Colorado properties.

Well-known backcountry guide Mike Coronella is on the same page with his Mighty 5 Signature and Summer all-inclusive luxury hiking tours that introduce small groups of no more than six participants to Utah’s Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce and Zion national parks. The hikes are personally guided by Coronella and complemented by accommodations at the region’s finest hotels and best restaurants. The Signature Tour is a 10-night, nine-day journey departing from St. George on the 2nd and 17th of May, September and October. The six-night, five-day Summer Tour is offered in June, July and August. A full-time concierge, travel in a custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, free use of Osprey backpacks and Leki trekking poles, and a national park pass good for a full year are part of the package.

There are so many great places to explore in the U.S. Mountain West, and these options make it easy to tap into memorable and healthy experiences. 

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