#1 Grand Canyon, AZ Hiking
Hike in a day or over several days. Grand Canyon National Park is home to much of the Grand Canyon with layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Viewpoints are never ending to include Lipan Point with wide views of the canyon and Colorado River most popular at sunrise and sunset. Havasu Falls is another must do. Voted best adventure trips in the USA.
#2 Sedona, AR Mountain Biking
Sedona is home of 11 Top-Rated Mountain Biking Trails. When you are ready to advance to a more intermediate trail, consider trails like Aerie, Chuckwagon, or even Llama. Trails like Templeton and Mescal offer a little more challenge for intermediates and run along exposed areas with cliffs. – Planetware
#3 Jackson Hole, WY Skiing
Are you looking for steeps, chutes, groomers, or secret powder caches? If you snowboard, cross country, alpine, or telemark ski, Jackson Hole Wyoming ski resorts offer experiences for every snow sports enthusiast. Voted best adventure trips in the USA.
#4 MAUI, HAWAII Surfing
From towering waterfalls to bamboo forests and world-class surfing, the gorgeous island of Maui has the ingredients for an unforgettable adventure vacation. You can ride a bike down a volcano then zipline through the jungle when you tire of surfing.
#5 Colorado Springs Off-Roading
The Rocky Mountains erupt on the edge of Colorado Springs, an adventure travel hot spot with easy access to the Front Range. Drive up 11,200 feet above sea level scaling the towering sandstone of Garden of the Gods on an off-roading adventure.
#6 Oregon White Water Rafting
Merlin, Oregon is the perfect adventure base camp. A white water rafting trip on the Rogue River, among the most legendary rafting destinations in the West. The name sounds intimidating, but Hellgate Canyon’s a great place for first-time paddlers, while Class IV falls and surfable waves make the Nugget Falls section ideal for stepping up your skills. – Trip Advisor
#7 Mount Whitney, CA Climbing
Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 and is situated in the Sierra Nevada Range of Central California. Famous among climbers for the view of the snowy range, the trail starts at the Whitney Portal on the east of Sierra Crest 13 miles west to Lone Pine. You will hike for almost 11 miles to climb 6000 feet to the summit.
#8 Springdale, UT | Zion Park
Lots to do here. Towering sandstone cliffs below a huge desert sky—Zion National Park is among America’s most spectacular places for adventure travel. Follow the vertigo-inducing path to Angel’s Landing, get wet while canyoneering in The Narrows. Try scaling the heights on a guided rock climbing expedition. Voted a best adventure trip in the USA.
#9 Anchorage, Alaska
Summer in Alaska means long days and sunshine. Its ideal for adventure trips to the surrounding mountains and coast, which get vast and wild just beyond the city limits. Search for grizzly bears and caribou on a wildlife tour from Anchorage. Hike the vast Matanuska Glacier, donning crampons for a hike across the ice. – Trip Advisor
#10 Yosemite Park, CA
One of California’s most iconic spots for adventure, Yosemite National Park is a place for outdoors-lovers. Hike in the High Sierra, or climb the steep path up Half Dome, an exposed rock peak that’s a Yosemite Valley rite of passage. To relax, find a shady spot by the Merced River to soak your feet. – Trip Advisor