Extreme Sports And Other Arizona Adventures For Thrill Seekers
If you ever heard yourself complain about the lack of things to do in Arizona, look no further than your front door. Heavy in natural wonder, Arizona is an extraordinary place to do out-of-the-ordinary things, especially extreme sports.
Have you ever dreamed of trapezing P.T Barnum style? At Trapeze U, dubbed the “Institute of Higher Learning,” your dreams of flying high can become your reality. Located in Gilbert, classes range from “fly-bys” (one-time go arounds on the swings) to an eight-week long “fundamentals of flight” course. A juggling course is also offered. Fun for the whole family, children as young as four years old can have a test run on the swings.
If You Go:
14407 E. Pecos Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Skydiving: what many consider the ultimate adrenaline rush. While it can seem more than a little frightening, the truth is you’re actually more likely to die in a car accident backing out of your driveway. Plus, humans have no perception of height, so at 15,000 feet up, you’ll still feel like you’re simply on a roller coaster. Located at the Estrella Sailport in Maricopa, Skydive Phoenix offers the “highest tandem (14,000 ft.) for the lowest price” in all of Arizona!
22548 N. Sailport Way
Maricopa, AZ 85139
(480) 557-JUMP (5867)
Phoenix Hang Gliding
Hang gliding … it gives us wings! Although the best place to soar in Arizona is Mingus Mountain in Prescott, South Mountain in Phoenix offers an amazing experience as well.
360 Adventures (rock climbing and more)
You can’t talk about extreme sports in Arizona without stating the obvious: rock climbing! If you don’t have much outdoors experience, no problem. Tours such as those offered at 360 Adventures are available for beginners and advanced climbers alike. 360 also offers canyoneering, biking, hiking and other tours of the sort for your enjoyment.
If You Go:
Desert Dog (ATV desert tours)
Desert Dog, as seen on the Travel Channel, is Arizona’s premier ATV desert tour company. Adventures range from scenic and sonoran to extreme and “desert stormin’.”
17212 E. Shea Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(NW corner of Shea Blvd & Beeline Hwy (Hwy 87)