Don’t let summer pass you by without crossing some adventures off your bucket list. In Colorado and throughout the West, there are outdoor experiences for every kind of thrill seeker — white water rapids, ziplines, mountain hikes, off-road trails, and much more.
To ensure that you get maximum entertainment out of the best outdoor months of the year, here is a quick rundown of some of the adventures on tap throughout the western United States right now.
Cliffside and Mountaintop Ziplining
There is nothing quite like the feeling of zipping securely down a mountain or off a cliff with stunning undeveloped forests below. You may never get any closer to feeling like you’re actually flying. It’s a singular experience that belongs on everyone’s bucket list. Just 30 minutes from Denver, you can experience the best of cliffside ziplining and mountaintop ziplining and still have time for plenty of other nearby outdoor adventures.
White Water Rafting
Snowmelt is driving some pretty amazing river conditions throughout the Rockies this summer. It’s an ideal time to consider a Colorado rafting trip down the Arkansas River or the Colorado River, two of the region’s most popular destinations for river adventurers.
For some advanced rafting in another western destination, consider white water rafting in New Mexico down the Rio Grande. The rapids in some sections can get pretty wild, so it will truly be a trip for thrill seekers to remember.
Experience the Grand Canyon
Every American should see and experience the Grand Canyon at some point in their lives. It’s truly one of the most beautiful and unique locations on the planet, and it’s also home to plenty of outdoor fun. A Grand Canyon rafting trip is a great way to take in one of America’s greatest landmarks with a little extra dose of adventure.
Take a Hike
There is no shortage of great opportunities in the west. Mount Whitney in California offers the highest peak and one of the most difficult hikes in the lower 48. Less than half the people who attempt it each year actually make it to the peak. At Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, there is equally stunning scenery and a greater diversity of trails. Some are definitely doable for novice climbers looking for a bucket list-worthy experience.
Join Us in Colorado!
If you’re ready to start making lifelong memories with an outdoor adventure this summer, head to Colorado. AVA Rafting & Ziplining has ziplining and rafting packages for thrill seekers of all ages. Contact us today to learn more!