Countdown to Summer: Outdoor Adventures
Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to turn our focus in our Countdown to Summer toward our outdoor adventure opportunities around Forever Resorts. These outdoor adventures span the waters of the Snake River up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, down to the slot canyons of Southern Utah, and more!
Forever Adventure Tours
Southern Utah is home to quite a few Forever Resorts locations such as Parry Lodge, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon, and even Red Canyon Village, however, tucked away in Denny’s Wigwam, in the heart of Kanab, Utah, sits Forever Adventure Tours. Our team at Forever Adventure Tours makes every trip to Southern Utah one to remember with several different outdoor adventure tours to choose from. You can travel with your family for an intimate view of the Peekaboo Slot Canyon, which is very much like the Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, Arizona. Peekaboo isn’t traveled nearly as often as the very popular Antelope Slot Canyon, so here you will have an opportunity to hike, explore, and take all the pictures that your heart desires with very few people around. This is just one of many adventures they provide but you can learn more about their other tours such as The Wave, Dinosaur Tracks, and even White Pockets.
Black Canyon River Adventures
Heading a bit to the West, we’ll now look to Black Canyon River Adventures, located at the Hoover Dam. Most visitors only see the Hoover Dam from the top as they’re crossing the border from Arizona into Nevada, but touring the area from the water below is a one-of-a-kind experience. Take a trip down to the waterfront and take a raft tour with one of our certified rafting guides. If you only have time for a short tour, take part in the Hoover Dam Postcard Tour and see the Hoover Dam up close and personal. If you want to spend a little more time in Black Canyon, take the Black Canyon Raft Tour instead and travel the National Water Trail. You’ll have an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife such as Big Horn Sheep and Osprey as well as many geological features in the area that makes it so spectacular. These trips are perfect for the entire family so learn more about the tours at Black Canyon River Adventures.
When you make your way east toward Texas, you can stop by the very famous Southfork Ranch just outside of Dallas, Texas. This is one of our most famous adventure properties because it used to be the setting for the famous TV show Dallas. Fans of the famous TV show can come to the famous Ewing Mansion to see where JR, Bobby, and Sue Ellen had all their famous spats and even see Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Beyond the scope of Dallas though, Southfork Ranch is also an events center that hosts several weddings, corporate events, concerts, and festivals such as the Elvis Presley Tribute Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Explore all the tours, events, and trail rides that Southfork has to offer when to take a trip to Dallas.
Scenic Safaris & Mad River Adventures
Now we'll head back west up toward Jackson, Wyoming where some of our greatest adventures happen. Jackson is not only home to one but two Forever Resorts outdoor adventure companies. The first of these two is Scenic Safaris, the go-to tour guide of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Operating all year long, Scenic Safaris offers snowmobile tours in the winter and was just recognized at the best Snowmobiling Company in Jackson Hole by Planet Jackson Hole. When there is no snow on the ground though, the team at Scenic takes visitors around in a luxury van, ATV, or on a hike. You have the chance to explore Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons up close and personal on these tours with our trained and knowledgeable tour guides to lead your tour.
Additionally, you can add an additional thrill to your Wyoming vacation with a whitewater or scenic float rafting trip with Mad River Boat Trips. The team will take you out on the Snake River that sits in the Rocky Mountains for a more scenic float trip that's a bit calmer; however, if you're looking for a thrill, take on the rougher parts of the Snake River on a whitewater river trip. Mad River Boat Trips opens this May, looking to take you on your next adventure.
As you plan your summer vacation, add one of these amazing outdoor adventures to your vacation to add a bit of additional fun to your trip. Be sure to head back to our past Countdown to Summer blogs to also find the best lodging or marina vacation to make your 2017 summer vacation the most memorable one yet.