A trip to the USA is always an exciting one but there are plenty of ways in which it can be made more exciting. Adventure holidays are a good way to explore the country and get that all-important adrenaline rush at the same time.
Rafting in the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is one of the must-see sites in the USA and the breath-taking views are one of the things that feature high on the bucket lists of many people. A rafting trip down the Colorado River is a fun-filled adventure. The starting point is at Lee’s Ferry and those who take part in the five or six day trips will be camping at various points along the way. Some people will terminate the rafting trip after spending the night at Phantom Ranch so that they can hike for around 10 miles to get out of the canyon or continue along the river and raft all the way down to Diamond Creek.
Hiking in the Zion National Park
This Utah national park is filled with options for those who want to go hiking. One of the most popular trails here is the 16 mile trail along the Virgin River Canyon. The canyon walls can be as high as 2000 feet here and at some points the walk is actually through the river. In some places the water can be waist high. Getting an up to date weather forecast is a must for those who want to avoid getting caught in a flood.
Cycling Glacier National Park
Cycling in Montana’s Glacier National Park is something that should be planned very carefully. Cyclists are not permitted on the highway until the evening. The road sticks close to the cliffs. The best views come from the points on the highway where people are actually above the tree line.
Climbing Mount Rainier
In the state of Washington stands Mount Rainier, a mountain that stands more than 14,000 feet high. It can be seen from more than 100 miles away. It is highly recommended that those who want to climb it do so with a group. It is also recommended that it should be done over a period of several days, to give the climbers the opportunity to adapt to the altitude. This is definitely one for the more experienced climber.