3 Death-Defying Natural Wonders Across America

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By: Mike Dunn | Segun Oduolowu Posted: 11:22 AM, Sep 4, 2018 Updated: 4:13 PM, Sep 4, 2018

Thrill-seekeres, take note. You don’t have to climb Mt. Everest to get your kicks, because we’re bringing you plenty of death-defying natural wonders right here in the U.S. Here’s our list of picks for the best places across America that will have you braving the great outdoors. 

1. Canyonlands National Park’s “Maze” Trail

Seekers of safety beware. This is not the place for inexperienced travelers. Canyonlands National Park’s The Maze is one of riskiest hikes around because water is scarce, temperatures can reach 110 degrees, and it’s vast and remote. Located in Moab, Utah, The Maze is virtually trailless, forcing hikers to navigate among sandstone and interconnecting canyons that all seem to look the same. Not to mention it can get tough for vehicles as well.

2. Whitewater Rafting at the Arkansas River

Waters move fast and furious at the Arkansas River, and you’ll come face to face with large rocks, rapids and unforgiving waves. Colorado has a huge variety of whitewater rivers, everything from mild family floats to the most extreme class five whitewaters. There are tour companies up and down the river that guide groups along the liquid ribbon of raging waters.

3. The Eagle’s Nest Cave Dive in Weeki Wachee, Florida

Finally, we’re heading southeast to Weeki Wachee, Florida to the Eagle’s Nest Dive Cave. The large cave system lies deep in the middle of a swamp and is for extremely advanced scuba divers due to the 310-foot depth and distance from help. Only fully-certified cave divers are allowed, and you must have a permit from Florida Fish and Wildlife. Permits will cost you around $30.


So, there you have it. If it’s an extreme adventure you’re seeking, look no further than the beautiful spots that are open and available to you right here in the U.S.






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