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Adventure travel options await in the West's wide-open spaces
Adventure travel options await in the West's wide-open spaces

Sometimes the best adventures are in your own backyard – especially if the "backyard" encompasses western Canada and the United States. At the turn of the 19th century, the entire area was remote and largely unknown to anyone other than the indigenous peoples who lived in its mountains, deserts, forests and plains. Two hundred years later, dramatic landscapes and high adventure are still hallmarks of the West. One of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon has been attracting adrenaline junkies since 1869 when John Wesley Powell made the first-known run down the Colorado River through the canyon. These days, river trips span anywhere from a couple of days to...

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