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 LinesZip 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)
Northwest Arkansas Community College Ropes Course, Bentonville
Ouachitas (alphabetical order)
Rowdy Adventures, Okolona
C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock
Motocross Riding and ATVing in ArkansasFor 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
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!