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Photographing Loveland Pass near Breckenridge, Colorado
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Explore exhilarating destinations where you can test your limits among surprising gems and connect with your inner thrill seeker.

Get your adrenaline pumping in these high-energy locales across the USA. Whether you’re a casual hiker or an experienced naturalist, see how far you can push yourself while hiking the steepest terrains, surfing the highest waves and exploring the most rugged landscapes the USA has to offer.

Traverse Natural Wonders

What’s an outdoor adventure without a view? The USA has no shortage of destinations that are just as beautiful as they are thrill-filled. Ride dune buggies through the otherworldly expanse of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, then head South to surf in the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Malibu and Huntington Beach, California are a surfer’s paradise with waves and riding conditions for surfers of all levels. If biking is more your speed, cycle through the mountains of Bentonville, Arkansas. Locally dubbed “the mountain biking capital of the world,” Bentonville is home to extensive Ozark Mountain trails that offer thrilling adventures and picturesque views year-round.

A beachside run in Santa Barbara, California

A beachside run in Santa Barbara, California

Climb to the Summit

Conquer breathtaking peaks from coast to coast in the USA, where you’ll find mountain hikes and climbing excursions for everyone from beginners to intrepid daredevils. Experience the rich natural beauty and majestic size of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona from above on a scenic rim trail hike. Ranging from day trips to more strenuous overnight excursions, these outings offer one-of-a-kind views down into the inner canyon from the tops of the surrounding craggy peaks. For high-altitude adventures in a forest setting, consider a journey through New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia. Savor superb overlooks and historic scenery as you set off on a waterfall-spotting hike. Looking for an extreme challenge? Expert hikers can climb to the summit of Pikes Peak and Loveland Pass in Colorado or go off-trail and explore the rugged landscapes of the Great Land at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Incredible views from Loveland Pass near Breckenridge, Colorado

Incredible views from Loveland Pass near Breckenridge, Colorado

Rushing Rivers and Beyond

Hit the water for wild outings that will get your heart pounding. When the mountain snow melts into the Colorado River, take advantage of the rushing rapids by whitewater rafting. Take in unique views of Colorado’s majesty as you surge through alpine mountainsides and natural rock cliffs. The massive Salmon River in Idaho is one of the USA’s largest waterways, coursing through 136 kilometers of remote and beautiful wilderness. Disconnect from civilization and become immersed in beauty on a heart-pounding plunge down this inviting and stimulating natural wonder. Down south, head to Texas to float the Rio Grande through ancient canyons in Big Bend National Park. Listen for beavers in the brush, pass turtles sunbathing on rocks and watch great blue herons fly overhead.

Stunning vistas on the Rio Grande in Texas’ Big Bend National Park

Stunning vistas on the Rio Grande in Texas’ Big Bend National Park