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Adventure Travel Ideas

For thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, planning a vacation or road trip is even more exciting. Discovering adventure travel ideas from Drive The Nation can help you turn an ordinary trip into an extraordinary one. From traditional outdoor vacations like camping, to fun activities like hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, stand up paddle boarding and more, your adventurous U.S. vacation awaits.

Our country is full of various experiences and unique destinations that provide the ultimate adventure. With the vast terrain waiting for you, we want to help you get started on your journey through our adventure travel ideas. The landscape can be overwhelming, but we point you in the right direction and help you find the tours, treks, and expeditions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you’re looking for adventure travel ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Our travel writers are dedicated to helping you find exciting and fulfilling travel experiences. No matter which season you’re planning to travel, our articles include adventure travel ideas that will enhance your journey. From summer camping trips to winter hiking excursions to spring rock climbing, you’ll find tips and ideas to help you make the most of your adventure.

Go ahead, be spontaneous. Your next destination and adventure is just a click away.

Visiting Mancos, CO
4 days ago

Visiting Mancos, CO

If you’re an outdoors enthusiast, then you definitely want to keep reading this article to learn about a play ground for all who love camping, fishing, hiking and nature in general. Located in beautiful Montezuma County, Colorado, Mancos is nestled right in the middle of some extraordinary mountains where visitors have access to fishing, camping, mountain biking and hiking.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival
4 weeks ago

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

For over a century, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Winter Carnival has been living up to its original purpose: helping Colorado residents deal with the cabin fever brought on …
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Custer State Park, South Dakota
1 month ago

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota, is a state park rival to many of our national parks in terms of history, scenic beauty, and opportunities for recreation of many kinds. Amid the clear mountain waters and towering granite peaks, you can find solace for body, mind and spirit. Named for George Armstrong Custer, the 71,000-acre state park also offers great scenic drives.

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Buffalo National River
1 month ago

Buffalo National River

Established in 1972, Buffalo National River is America’s first National River and about 135 miles long. It is among a handful of rivers in the lower forty-eight states that do not have dams interrupting their natural course. Visit Buffalo National River to enjoy the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, up close and personal. You can find great views, mysterious caves, sparkling waterfalls and beautiful hand-made items along the way.

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Most Remote National Parks to Visit
1 month ago

Most Remote National Parks to Visit

There is no question the National Park System truly is one of America’s greatest gems. And, with 2016 being the 100th birthday of the system, the parks were able to see increased growth.

While most people know the big parks like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are dozens of incredible parks that most people don’t visit because they don’t know about them or they are very remote.

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The Long Road and Thin Air at the Summit
2 months ago

The Long Road and Thin Air at the Summit

If you seek the highest peaks, and you’re in the United States, you’ll find yourself on the move often. A great way to see the country you love is with road trips to each of your mountaineering destinations. Plan far in advance, make sure you are equipped with the right gear, then hit the road; the mountains await. But what are the best peaks in the U.S.? Here’s a look at the best peaks to visit on this epic road trip and what you’ll need.

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Driving the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
3 months ago

Driving the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Ice Age National Scenic Trail covers about 1,200 miles across the state of Wisconsin. It follows the meandering edge of the moraine created by the Ice Age. This National Scenic Trail was established in 1980. While you could hike the Trail, this guide provides a driving option that follows the same route, more or less. Going from Potawatomi State Park in the east to Interstate State Park in the west, it offers many trailheads with parking. Read More

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
3 months ago

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

As a result of the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area now preserves a wonderfully scenic 1.2-plus million acres of mostly desert landscape for your enjoyment. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Visiting Yosemite in a Day
3 months ago

Visiting Yosemite in a Day

Yosemite National Park in California spans 1,200 square miles, boasting waterfalls, meadows, valleys, and more. Of course, the more time you have here, the better, but there’s plenty to see and do in just one day if you plan in advance.
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White Sands National Monument
3 months ago

White Sands National Monument

When was the last time you went to New Mexico? Well, let us rephrase that. When was the last time you had a reason to go to New Mexico? Unless you’re from there, have to travel there for work, or have friends and family there to visit, New Mexico isn’t usually on the top of travelers’ lists for destinations to travel to, right? Think again! If you weren’t already aware, New Mexico is home to the White Sands National Monument located in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

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Adventure Travel IdeasMore Adventures Await…

Turn your next road trip into an adventure-travel journey! Explore America in the great outdoors and embrace activities that will leave you feeling exhilarated. From low-key adventures like fly fishing and wildlife viewing to thrilling outdoor sports like snowboarding and mountain biking, the diverse American terrain is begging to be explored.

Let us help you find the destinations you’ve been yearning to visit. Our articles are updated frequently with the latest tips and adventure travel ideas that could be the perfect excursion for you. We all have different interests, and when you’re up for an adventure, we’ll help you begin your journey.

Find information about the best hiking trails and fishing spots, exciting destinations like America’s national parks, plus articles that guide you to the best places in the U.S. for road trip destinations for adventurous travelers.