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Extreme Adventure Vacations in Arkansas

Soaring above Mount Nebo State Park

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Arkansas is the place for an extreme adventure vacation! From motocross riding and off-road ATVing to rock climbing and hang gliding in Arkansas, we've got you covered! Breathtaking scenery beckons thrill seekers and our diverse landscape provides an outlet for your adventurous spirit.

Parachuting, Skydiving, Hang Gliding & Other Aerial Sports in Arkansas

If you enjoy the freedom of free falling, strap on a parachute, JUMP, and soak up a breathtaking panoramic view of Arkansas via a skydive.

If smoothly soaring high above the land is more your style, hang gliding in Arkansas is another route to get in your sky miles. Take in expansive views from atop 2,753-foot Mount Magazine, the state's tallest mountain, or soar above the Arkansas River Valley from 1,350-foot Mount Nebo. Still need more action? Try a scenic hot air balloon adventure offered by Balloon Little Rock and Little Rock Hot Air Balloons.

Buffalo River Canopy Tours, Ponca

Zip Lines


Zip line
adventures are now available in The Natural State. 

Check out all the excitement offered by these action-packed attractions.  Each has their own special brand of activity for different ages. Contact the individual properties for rules and regulations; some are for groups only.

Ozarks (alphabetical order)

Buffalo River Canopy Zip Line Tour, Ponca

Byrd's Outdoor Adventure Center, Ozark

Fort Rock Family Camp & Cabins, Combs

Iron Horse Zip Line at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Jasper

Loco Ropes at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View

Northwest Arkansas Community College Ropes Course, Bentonville

Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Eureka Springs

Zippin Griffin, Hardy

Ouachitas (alphabetical order)

Adventureworks Hot Springs

Camp Winnamocka, Arkadelphia

Ouachita Bend Adventures Zip Line, Malvern

Rowdy Adventures, Okolona


Central Arkansas

C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock


Does skydiving sound intriguing? Then check out the Skydive Skyranch in Siloam Springs. You'll learn how to get a whole new perspective of the gorgeous Arkansas Ozarks.

Motocross Riding and ATVing in Arkansas

For adventure seekers that enjoy the high-speed power of motocross riding, tracks like the Pine Bluff MX host courses where enthusiasts can unleash their energy. For those that prefer BMX action there are three BMX motocross complexes located here for riders to maneuver their bikes across including Cabot BMX Complex, Bonzai BMX at Burns Park and Mudtown BMX Track in Lowell.

For off-road connoisseurs, ATV hot spots include the Ozark National Forest, Mill Creek, Wolf Pen Gap, Moccasin Gap, Fourche Mountain, and Huckleberry Mountain.

An all-in-one course that offers challenges for four-wheel-drive vehicles, buggies, ATVs, and motorcycles is found at Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs.

Mountain Biking and Hiking in Arkansas

Taking on the terrain of long trails via a mountain bike or hike are always dependable sources of adventure. The International Mountain Bicycling Association has named two trails in the state EPIC routes: The Womble Trail in the Ouachita Mountains and the Syllamo Trail near Mountain View. Trekkers can explore the 168-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail or the 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail.

Rock Climbing and Bouldering in Arkansas

Some of the best rock climbing in the nation can be found in Arkansas. Grab your climbing shoes, chalk bag, and harness and explore the vertical world of the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges. Sam's Throne and Horseshoe Canyon Ranch are a few of the destinations for climbers. Bouldering is also big here.

Canoeing & Kayaking in Arkansas

For water junkies, the Cossatot River forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged and rocky canyon that hosts Class IV and V rapids for canoeists and kayakers. Wakeboarders can practice their craft on 600,000 acres of lakes (including 40,100 acre Lake Ouachita-the largest in the state) located across the state and scuba divers and parasailers can enjoy the view both under and over our watery terrain. Stand-up Paddle Boarding is now available on Beaver Lake. It's like inland surfing. 

Other Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas

Adventure racing is another thrill you can find here. The state has may adventure races throughout the year that showcase the varied terrain of the state. The adrenaline rush of paintball is also an option. The sport combines a blend of strategy, teamwork, and action. The largest paintball range in the state can be found at Paintball Arkansas. The park offers woods, trails, bridges and nine different playing fields for outdoor laser tag, hillbilly golf, etc.


Whether you're rock climbing or hang gliding, adventure takes many forms in Arkansas. No matter what your sport, if adventure is on your agenda, we've got you covered with an extreme adventure vacation just for you!

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