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travel family trips bryce canyon utah

The place: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Utah

The cost: $1,998 per adult; starts at $1,598 for kids 7 and up

This six-day trip, from Austin-Lehman Adventures, includes hiking, biking, and a stay at the recently renovated Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.

What puts it over the top, says Eileen Ogintz of Takingthekids.com, is the dedicated children's guide, who can take tired young ones (or their parents) back to the hotel pool whenever they get hiked-out. Note: This trip is limited to kids 7 and older.

The savings: 10% less than a six-day Yellowstone tour

  @Money - Last updated March 08 2013 05:52 AM ET
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