Hike for the Adventure

Hike for Adventure

Hike for the adventure!  Add a little “spice” to your hiking adventures by seeking out unusual, memorable, and educational hiking experiences that are anything but ordinary. 

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Hike for the adventure!  Enjoy the wonders and obstacles along the trail, and discover the natural world around you. 


Hiking trails are suited to all abilities and interests.  For example, hikes can be long or short, “technical” with rocks, roots, ropes and ladders, or they can be “buff” with no obstacles or difficulties.  Whereas some trails lead to a particular viewpoint or destination, others highlight a particular landscape.  Despite their differences, they all let us see incredible sights we cannot witness from the side of the road.  Wherever you may roam, there is a hiking trail to suit you.  As you adventure, also look for hikes which expand your horizons and offer extraordinary experiences.


Do you like hikes which are out of the ordinary?  Perhaps you want to learn something new on a hike?  Then seek out adventurous hikes which offer a little something extra.

For instance, some trails require a guide or permit to gain access.  Others may need added equipment for comfort or safety, or perhaps they have historical or archological significance.  No matter what type adventure you seek, the ones which are out of the ordinary are extraordinarily exciting.

A Unique Hike

A unique hike is something special.  We often see others standing on the sidelines, watching us.  Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park is like that.  Many people venture to the start of this hike but go no further because the trail enters the water.  For this hike, additional equipment is often preferred.  This is because hikers walk in the water through an amazing canyon.  There is no trail, just the Virgin River.  Visitors of all ages enjoy this hike for the thrill of doing and seeing something which is truly exceptional.  If such adventures get you gushing, then seek them out.  Unique hikes are exhilarating! 

Memorable Hikes

Exceptional and rare, physically or mentally challenging, or just crazy beautiful are all elements which make for a fantastic hike.  However, if it has all of these elements, it will be a memorable hike.

Hike into the Grand Canyon for an experience you won’t soon forget.  Only a fraction of the visitors to this park ever hike below the rim.  However, going down exposes the full beauty and grandeur of this exceptional place.  Below the rim, the Grand Canyon is mesmerizing.  It draws hikers further down the trail, eyes wide with wonder.  Eventually the challenging trek back up must be faced.  Because the trails are steep, both mental and physical grit are needed for the return to the rim.  Trust us, the experience imprints vividly on the mind and heart.

Wisdom Hikes

Try a hike that feeds the brain.  For example, when hiking in Yellowstone National Park we examine and learn about geysers, hot springs, mud pots, steam pits, and travertine terraces.  Visitor centers and trail signage provide fantastic information about the this special place.  Yellowstone is just one of many places we can hike and learn.

We can hike to see ancient ruins, rock carvings or paintings, or o observe rare or elusive flora or fauna.  Get smarter on these hikes with information available at trailheads, park offices, visitor centers, or along interpretive trails.  Hikes which teach us new things are wonderful ways to explore and understand the natural world around us. 

Zion National Park - The Narrows
© 2019 Grey Otter Outventures, Inc.
© 2019 Grey Otter Outventures, Inc.

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