The Slickrock Bike Trail. Photo © Bill McRae.

Biking in Moab: Tours, Tips and Etiquette

Moab is the West’s most noted mountain bike destination. Here’s everything you need to know about setting out on the trails, from prepping for your trip and helping preserve the fragile desert to bike rentals, repairs, and cycling tours.

A Class IV rapid on the Río Cahabón in Guatemala. Photo © Al Argueta.

The Raging Rapids of the Río Cahabón

Guatemala’s best white-water river is the Class III-IV Río Cahabón. In addition to the exhilarating rapids, the traverse downstream on its emerald waters is interspersed with more tranquil stretches that afford opportunities to view several species of birds and explore caves, waterfalls, and hot springs along its forested banks.

Scuba divers set out from the Águila de Osa Inn at Drake Bay. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Things to Do in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

On the north side of the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay lies between the mouth of the Río Sierpe and the vastness of Parque Nacional Corcovado. It’s a good base for sportfishing and scuba diving, and for hikes into nearby wildlife refuges and the national park.

Cyclists ride up a gravel path in a pine forest.

Flathead Valley Cycling in Glacier National Park

Oodles of two-lane highways and paved country lanes make long loops around Flathead Lake or short farmland tours for roadies, and there are many single-track and dirt-road choices for mountain bikers. Here’s where to go for each, along with bike rental and repair shops in the area.

A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter coming in for a landing.

Adventure Sports in Kohala

There is little in the way of organized recreation along the north coast of the Big Island, but what there is can be adrenaline-fueled excitement. Try an ATV or helicopter tour, or for a real wind-through-your-hair experience, a zipline adventure.

Haleakala Crater from the air.

Soaring and Hang Gliding in Hana

Those who feel that helicopters tours are way too cliché will enjoy two adventures that push them outside their comfort zone to see the beauty of Hana from the air: soaring the skies in a glider plane or hang glider. Here’s a roundup of Hana Town’s companies & what they offer.

White-water rafting with Glacier Guides and Montana Raft in Glacier National Park.

River Rafting in Glacier National Park

Together, two Wild and Scenic-designated rivers provide 219 miles of recreation, including scenery, wilderness, float sections, and white water for river rafting. Camping is permitted in certain areas, and you can use the park’s resources to plan a self-guided trip or take advantage of several guide companies in the area.