Sea Kayaking in Acadia National Park

Acadia National ParkAcadia National Park on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine provides an ideal setting for sea kayaking, with over 4,600 spruce-topped islands providing a maze of solitude and adventure. Several put in points are available: Seal Cove, Bass Hardbor, Seal Harbor Beach, Hadley Point, and Bar Island Gravel Bar. For beginner and intermediate kayakers, a guided tour is recommended from any of the private companies in the area. The weather conditions on the ocean can change rapidly, with rough waters, fast moving fog, [Read more…]

Mountain Bike the 100 Mile White Rim Trail

Canyonlands National ParkThe White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, is a full 100 mile mountain bike route with spectacular views of the rust colored mesas, canyons, and sandstone arches. The trail starts down the Shafer switchbacks not far into the park, and is accessible to mountain bikes, hikers, and off road vehicles. It is named after the light colored water-eroded shelf of sandstone that it follows most of the time called the White Rim. The trail can be ridden in 2 days, but adventurers recommend taking at least 3 days to take in all the sights and venture down the many side trails. [Read more…]

Hike or Bike in Overend Mountain Park – Durango, CO

Overend Trail MapNamed after famous bike racer Ned Overend, Overend Mountain Park in Durango, Colorado is over 300 acres of singletrack trails for hiking or mountain biking. Known as “test tracks” to the locals, the trails here are as varied as you can get in such relatively small biking area. In just a few miles you can ride or hike buttery smooth trails, cross rough bridges, ride burns, turn on banks, go over jumps, bumpy trails, and climb or descend nearly 1,000 feet in elevation. The trails wind through scrub brush, green grass, and forested gullies, while often criss crossing back on themselves offering multiple opportunities to see what’s around another corner. [Read more…]

Mountain Biking Chequamegon National Forest

Mountain biking in Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin – something very special. Hilly wilderness riding.

I know, I know, Wisconsin isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of mountain biking. But, if you don’t give it a try, you’ll be missing out on over 300 miles of maintained single track hidden among a million acres of forest and near-wilderness in Northwest Wisconsin.
[Read more…]

Hartman Rocks – Gunnison Colorado – Rocks and Trails

Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado offer the sagebrush biker a huge variety of trails and vistas.

The vistas here won’t compare to the contrasting red rocks and blue sky in Moab, but the rolling mountains, sagebrush meadows and valley views are beautiful in their own right.

[Read more…]

Moab Utah Mountain Biking – 40 Trails to Choose

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, near Moab Utah - image by Thomas Schoch.

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. Image by Thomas Schoch

Known as the mountain biking capital of the world, Moab, Utah has some of the best mountain bike trails you can find.
[Read more…]

Southwest USA National Parks Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor adventures abound in the Southwest United States. Hikers, bikers, climbers, and sightseers alike flock to Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico to take advantage of the limitless trails and unmatched scenery.  You may think only of the Grand Canyon when you think of Southwestern scenery, but here are a few of the lesser known National Parks to visit in the Southwest:
[Read more…]