There are around 1700 miles of glorious interstate connecting the“Hub of Five Valleys” Missoula, Montana and sunny San Diego, California. If you’re on a quest for adventure and are planning an extreme road trip, here are a fewunique pit-stops you could make along the way, ideal for the avid thrill seeker.
Borah Peak – Custer County – Idaho
If you are a keen hiker/scrambleryou may want to check out the natural wonder of Borah Peak, Idaho. Nicknamed the “roof of Idaho” the challenging route requires explorers to conquer the aptly named “chicken-out ridge” and will involve over 5000 ft of elevation, it is likely to take between 5 and 10 hours depending on experience.
Skydive the Wasatch – Nephi – Utah
South of Salt Lake City, the Wasatch mountain range, Utah, is packed full of hiking routes and ski-slopes. The spectacular canyon and valley resorts offer up a selection of recreational activities such as biking, hiking, golf, and dining. However, If the Wasatch Front isn’t spectacular enough for you then you can take to the sky and experience the incredible views from above!
Skydive the Wasatch offer you the opportunity to jump in a plane, and jump out again! Experiencing, first, a high adrenaline freefall, followed by the incredible rolling landscapes laid out below.
Stratosphere Tower – Las Vegas – Nevada
There is so much to do to get the heart racing at the Stratosphere, from swimming and dining at over 1100 ft up, to sky-high thrill rides suspending you over the city below! If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can even jump from the tower descending over 800 ft to the target zone.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park – San Diego – California
So, you have made it down to San Diego! But the fun doesn’t stop there. How about taking a trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park? Maybe going to the zoo doesn’t sound like the thrill-seeking experience you’re looking for?
Well, think again!
At San Diego Zoo Safari Park not only can you view the park grounds from a 400 ft high balloon ride but you can also brave the zip lines and soar for over half a mile at 130 ft above the park below. Are they elephants or ants down there?In addition to this, the zoo offers a range of animal encounter experiences, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of their star attractions.
There are so many experiences to be had that it would be impossible to cover them all. These activities are certainly worth an honorable mention for their ability to get the heart racing:
- Try the Skywalk – Grand Canyon, Arizona (detour required)
- Try a Jeep Crawling experience – Moab, Utah
- Try the Lionhead Natural Water Slides–Priest Lake – Idaho
- Try a Supercar Racing experience – Los Angeles – Arizona
You have reached your destination
So, you have come to the end of your monumental road trip, making memories on the way and hopefully arriving in one piece! Ajourney of that distance comes with its own set of risks and you sure don’t have to be 10,000 ft above the ground to have an accident. At least if required, you now have top-rated San Diego injury lawyers on the doorstep, to help you get your trip, and your life back on track.
There are many high-octane activities to be enjoyed on your journey down the I-15; this is just a few to get you started. If you haven’t had your fill, then at least you have another 1700 miles to go, to get back to Missoula!