Adventurous Travel Destinations in USA
The United States of America is an excellent destination for travelers who wish to go on an adventurous trip. From hiking, mountaineering and biking, to rafting, windsurfing and sailing, the USA does not fall short of thrilling things to do. What’s more, it has many destinations from which to choose that offer epic travel experiences. In this short guide, however, we shall learn about the top 3 destinations in the USA that adventure seekers will not regret visiting.
Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s premier natural attractions, boasting of about 4.5 million visitors per year. With its awe-inspiring natural beauty, this attraction has drawn adventure seekers from all over the globe for centuries. Some of the top things to do at this destination include:
• White water rafting:
The fast rapids of the mighty Colorado River are excellent for rafting. Upon reaching the calmer Havasu waters, rafters can relax and take in the surroundings. Rafting tours can be booked mid-May to mid-October.
A tour of the Grand Canyon would be incomplete without hiking through one of its many awe-inspiring trails. The South Rim has many nature trails, but this area can be a bit crowded. To avoid large crowds, visit the hiking routes on the North Rim. Kaibab Trail is particularly excellent for hikers who want a true escapist experience while being surrounded by nature.
• Camping and sightseeing:
Visitors can enjoy the adventure trip of a lifetime by taking helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon. If you prefer to go sightseeing on foot, the South Rim is filled with scenic sights. Camping is generally restricted to established campgrounds, so it is wise to make reservations beforehand. For those who want to commune with nature and live in the wild, there are many camping sites in the North Rim managed by the Kaibab National Forest.
Yosemite National Park, California
More than 3.7 million people visit Yosemite National Park each year. This nature preserve boasts of an array of adrenaline pumping activities, some of which include:
Whether it is an epic multi-day backpacking excursion or a single day hike, Yosemite is perfect for any kind of adventure on land. There are more than 800 miles of trails to explore, accommodating everything from easy strolls to grueling hikes. Spectacular granite cliffs, giant Sequoia trees, clear streams, unique rock formations, and thundering waterfalls abound in Yosemite.
• Horseback riding:
Visitors can explore Yosemite on a horse-drawn carriage as well. This is an excellent way to get a different perspective of the national park and its beauty.
• Rock climbing:
For the brave and daring, rock climbing is the perfect thrilling activity in Yosemite. The snow-free months are ideal for rock climbing. Climbers can scale boulders spanning anything from 3 m high, to over 3000 feet. For some of the most challenging climbing ventures, visit face of El captain, a rock formation on Yosemite National Park.
• Winter sports:
During the winter months (from mid-December to early April), downhill skiing is a popular pastime activity at the Badger Pass Ski Area. The park also offers plenty of opportunities for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Anchorage attracts thrill seekers from far and wide with its endless natural attractions. Visitors that want to have a thrilling trip can engage in the following activities while touring this destination.
• Rock Climbing:
Avid rock climbers will enjoy scaling the craggy cliffs of Chugach State Park.
• Other outdoor adventures:
Anchorage is a travel Mecca for those seeking adventure in the great outdoors. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, and wildlife gazing during summer. In the height of winter, snow covered peaks and the vast wilderness of the area beckons visitors to engage in skiing and snowshoeing.
Keep in mind that these are just the top 3 destinations that you can visit when planning for adventures trips to the USA. If you want to visit these places and many others, plan your travel arrangements in advance. Make sure to apply for ESTA if you are not eligible for free-visa travels to the USA.
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