Extreme adventurers come in all shapes and sizes. There are gems that take loads of planning, like scaling a mountainside in Yosemite National Park, and those you can do on a whim, like BASE jumping off a high bridge in Idaho, with loads in between. These adrenaline-fueled activities are sure to get your heart racing and are a great way to form a bond with a relative, friend or someone special. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to tackle one of these activities but never found the moxie, giving it a try at such famous locales will give you the jolt you need to overcome any hesitations.
While some of these are fine for first-timers and require no previous experience, a few are not meant for beginners, so you’ll need to build up your skills first. Looking for some more alfresco fun? Be sure to consult our guides to the best beaches, national parks and hiking trails in the US.
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