America’s 100 Best Adventures

Posted: October 11, 2012 in Amazing Articles, Cool Places, Crazy-ass Americans, Interesting News, World

Photo: Mountain biking Slickrock Trail, Moab, Utah

A mountain biker pauses to enjoy the view on Slickrock Trail in Moab, Utah.

Photograph by Catherine Karnow

Alaska

Complete a NOLS Semester
Explore ANWR
Heli-Ski the Chugach Mountains
Tree-Climb Chilkat
Float the Tatshenshini-Alsek River
Trek Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Climb Mount McKinley
Camp With Alaska Brown Bears

Arizona

Row Down the Grand Canyon
Hike Buckskin Gulch (& Utah)
Ride Monument Valley

California

Surf the Lost Coast
Bike the Death Ride
Hike Half Dome
Hike the Sierra High Route
Paddle Santa Cruz Island
Mountain Bike the Tahoe Rim Trail (& Nevada)
Bodysurf the Wedge
Raft the Forks of the Kern
Ski Mountaineer Mount Shasta

Colorado

Bike From Durango to Moab (& Utah)
Climb Ouray
Ski Scar Face
Hike the Colorado Trail
Run the TransRockies
Ski Silverton Mountain
Race the Leadville Trail 100
Backcountry Ski the 10th Mountain Division Huts
Bag Fourteeners in the Weminuche Wilderness
Climb the Diamond on Longs Peak

Florida

Kiteboard the Keys
Paddle the Everglades
Swamp Tromp in Big Cypress National Preserve
Dive Freshwater Caves
Fly-Fish for the Florida Keys Slam

Georgia

Canoe the Okeefenokee

Hawaii

Kayak the Na Pali Coast
Hike the Muliwai Trail
Kiteboard Maui’s North Shore

Iowa

Bike RAGBRAI

Idaho

Hike the Salmon
Snowkite Camas Valley
Raft the Owyhee River (& Oregon & Nevada)

Kentucky

Climb Red River Gorge

Maine

Kayak the Maine Island Trail
Canoe the Allagash

Michigan

Sail the Manitous
Wreck Dive Lake Superior

Minnesota

Dogsled the Boundary Waters
Race the Arrowhead 135
Canoe the Boundary Waters
Hike the Superior Trail

Missouri

Paddle 340 Miles of the Mighty Missouri—Nonstop

Montana

Hike the Bob Marshall
Climb Granite Peak
Ice Climb Hyalite Canyon
Fly-Fish the Spring Creeks of Paradise Valley
Backpack Glacier National Park

Multistate

Get Fit at a Navy SEAL Immersion Camp
Bike Across America
Learn to Fly a Wingsuit
Backpack the Pacific Northwest Trail
Bike the Continental Divide Trail

North Carolina

Paddle the Outer Banks
Learn Paddling at Nantahala Outdoor Center

North Dakota

Bike the Maah Daah Hey

New Hampshire

Ski Tuckerman Ravine
Hike the Traverse

New Mexico

Fly-Fish the Pecos
Horsepack the Gila Wilderness

Nevada

Heli-Ski the Ruby Mountains

New York

Canoe the Adirondacks
Climb the Gunks

Oregon

Four-Wheel the Steens
Kiteboard the Columbia River Gorge (& Washington)
Ski the Wallowas

Tennessee

Hike the Roan Highlands
Raft the Ocoee

Texas

Float the Big Bend of the Rio Grande
Boulder Hueco Tanks

Utah

Raft the Green River
Scale Red-Rock Towers
Paddle Lake Powell
Backpack the Hayduke Trail
Canyoneer Grand Staircase-Escalante
Hike the Zion Narrows

Vermont

Ski Inn-to-Inn on the Catamount Trail

Washington

Transect the Olympic
Climb Mount Rainier
Hike Glacier Peak
Sea Kayak the San Juan Islands

Wisconsin

Ski the Birkebeiner

West Virginia

Raft the Gauley River

Wyoming

Hike the Winds
Climb the Grand Teton
Backcountry Ski Teton Pass
Kayak Lake Yellowstone
Hike Yellowstone’s Wild Southwest

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