Hiking/Trekking Ideas

Hikes to consider if you’re inclined to go do a walk-about or a just some ideas on famous trails that the average hiker could do.

1. Peru – Inca Trail -May to September – up to 43k and 4 day trail to the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.  You can also just hike for a couple hours up the mountain to get to Machu Picchu or for that matter, take a bus to the entrance

2. USA Pacific Coast Trail (PCT) – 2663 miles – months – summer months – Washington, Oregon, California

3. USA Appalachian Trail – Georgia to Maine – 2,185 miles – summer months

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Colorado Adventure Ideas

Enjoy the mountain air and get your adventure on! Top ideas include: National Parks, Rafting, Hot Springs, Mountain Biking, and climbing a 14er.

National Parks

Colorado is the home to 4 of the 61 national parks located in the USA.

Rocky Mountain National Park

This park is close to Denver, making it a popular day trip for many. Driving from Denver, you’ll likely want to stop first at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center just outside Estes Park, Colorado. It’s a big park, so allot yourself with enough time to explore. The park’s tallest mountain is a famous 14er called Longs Peak. Open Memorial date to late fall.

Stream fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park

Picture curtesy of the Colorado Tourism website – visit to get more information.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Here, you’ll be rewarded by some incredible views of the San Luis Valley. Experience the tallest sand dunes in America the best way possible – by sledding and sliding down them. Don’t forget to bring a sled if you’re going to visit. Hike to the top of a dune or two and have fun sliding down!

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Picture curtesy of the Colorado Tourism website – visit to get more information.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

This park’s highlight is a 53 mile stretch of narrow gorge. Great place to stargaze. This gourge apparently only receives about 33 minutes of sunlight a day!

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park's dark reaches, near Montrose, CO

Picture curtesy of the Colorado Tourism website – visit to get more information.

Mesa Verde National Park

This park is a UNESCO heritage site. The park is home to an incredible amount of Ancestral Puebloan archaeology.

Mesa Verde National Park's Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings

Picture curtesy of the Colorado Tourism website – visit to get more information.

Rafting

The rafting season spans from late spring to early fall.  Although popularity has declined over the last decade, this experience is often a enjoyable experience, especially for those who have never gone rafting.  The Arkansas river is the primary river for rafting, and access is about 2-3 hours from Denver, primarily along Highway 24/285, between Canon City and Buena Vista.  The Colorado River also serves as a worthy choice and runs west of Denver along I-70 2-4 hours between about Vail and Grand Junction.  The Gunnison, Yampa, and other rivers also offer water recreation options.

A couple tour operators:

Arkansas River – Royal Gorge, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Cottonwood Family Float, and Guided Fishing trip options available at Arkansas River Tours.

Colorado River – Glenwood Canyon is also a family-friendly option.

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Iceland Adventure Ideas

Iceland Adventures

The land of wonder and awe.  Airfare is cheap; however, expect high prices for everything else involved with your trip.  Below is a list of some fun, adventurous things to do and places to explore in Iceland.


1. Bike Packing Trip

Cycling adventure around Iceland’s ring-road. Check out BikeMap.net for more information.

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