5 American Adventure Sports Destinations for the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush
Working fixed hours every day, then coming home to eat and going off to sleep, before repeating the ordeal for the remainder of the week - our lives have become really mundane and unexciting. We must understand that working for extended hours might pay handsomely, but true happiness only lies in letting go of all the strings! Do what makes you happy, feel the adrenaline rushing through your body, and live life to the fullest. Engage in adventure activities such as rappelling down a waterfall or paragliding off a volcano - believe us, the thrill and the adrenaline rush will take away all your stress and de-clutter your emotions. There are several weekend getaway options across the US that offer an array of outdoor adventure sports. To help you choose, here’s our pick of the top five adventure sports and destinations in the US. Take a look.
1. Spelunking in McMinnville, Tennessee
Spelunking, otherwise known as cave exploration is quite popular among adrenaline junkies across the globe. In the US, the county of Tennessee offers one such exciting opportunity for you to unleash your inner caveman and explore the annals of the Cumberland Caverns. You would be surprised by the network of underground passages and caverns that these caves contain. Spreading across an area of 32 sq-miles, the caves are full of primal rock formations, waterfalls, and underground pools. Therefore, go on and experience the thrill of being a caveman, here in Tennessee, you won’t be sorry!
2. Zero Gravity Flight, Las Vegas
What if we tell you that you can experience zero gravity just like an astronaut, and you don’t even have to travel to the Earth’s outer orbit! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, at the dream destination of Las Vegas or The desert city, where one easily finds brightly lit casinos and sprawling luxury hotels, you can also also fulfil your childhood dream of becoming an astronaut and experience the life-changing moment of utter weightlessness, as you travel through the convoluted dimensions of time and space! All you have to do, is go onboard a modified Boeing 727 as it performs parabolic maneuvers to create a weightless environment. That’s not all! You can also choose between Lunar and Martian gravity space, and elevate your experience to even intergalactic levels.
3. BASE Jumping, Twin Falls, Idaho
Most people might not know what BASE jumping actually is; however, this breathtaking sport is simply legendary! BASE jumping is part skydiving and part cliff jumping, and the adrenaline rush experienced is beyond compare. The launch points are at relatively low altitudes, meaning that you have very less time to deploy your parachute, once you jump off the cliff. Sounds definitely scary but not impossible now, does it? Situated approximately 500 feet above the curvy Snake River, the Perrine Bridge is the Mecca for adrenaline junkies from around the world, and even you can be a part of the experience; just be courageous and the right amount of crazy.
4. Rim Trail, Colorado
Who doesn’t love cycling? After all, it’s a healthy lifestyle choice, but where’s the adventure in that, you might ask. Well, the answer is on the Rim Trail, a single-track mountain-bike route in Colorado. The sinuous trail goes downhill for several miles (an approximate 2,000 feet of steep descent) and features multiple drops. The Rim Trail also has sections traversing across stretches of naked rocks where your biking skills will be put to test. The positives here? Scintillating views of the California-Nevada landscape, complete with lush green pine forests, majestic snow caps, and clueless elks.
5. Bobsledding, Olympic course, Utah
What comes to mind, when we say Utah? Deserts? Maybe the Wasatch Range mountains? Well, prepared to be surprised. Utah also offers one of the most exciting adventure sports facilities in the US - The Olympic course here in the Park City. The facility lets you experience the thrill of bobsledding, with just an hour of instructions and training. Subsequently, you can hop on to a Comet Bobsled along with an instructor, and let yourself go! The roller coaster experience of traveling at 70 mph and 5 times the gravitational force will definitely blow your mind away.