With towering peaks, steep ravines, and more adventure parks than you can point a stick at, Colorado truly is a thrill-seekers paradise. Whether you’re hurtling through the sky with an exhilarating skydive, soaring to dizzying heights on a heart-stopping roller-coaster, or zipping along the Colorado river in a high-speed jet boat, there is never a dull moment in this action-packed destination! So work up your courage, rally up your bravest pals and check out our top five adrenaline-pumping activities - if you dare!

Confluence Park

Far from your average park, Confluence Park in Denver straddles the meeting point of the South Platte and Cherry Creek River, offering an aquatic playground for whitewater rafting and kayaking with a spectacular cityscape backdrop. Whether you’re a kayaking novice or a seasoned adrenaline buff, the whitewater park’s chutes, drops and waves are sure to get the adrenaline pumping! New to kayaking? Take a beginners training course or rent an inflatable kayak, inner tubes or stand-up paddleboard and hit the rapids for some wet and wild fun! With a plethora of trendy restaurants, eateries and bars nearby, it’s an easy stroll to grab a bite and an ice-cold beverage after a busy day of rapid-riding.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Perched on the peak of a mountain in the heart of the Rockies, and loaded with adrenaline-packed attractions, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a thrill seekers dream. The fun begins from the very moment you arrive as you’re whisked from the valley floor to the park’s mountain top entrance aboard the Glenwood Gondola. Feeling adventurous? Beeline straight for the Giant Canyon Swing, a huge pendulum arm that sends you hurtling over the edge of a 369-metre cliff, or buckle in for sky-high thrills on the Cliffhanger Roller Coaster! For those seeking a super-charged rush, the Haunted Mine plunges 33-meters inside the depths of Iron Mountain in what feels like a free-fall – adrenaline rush is an understatement!

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Home to America’s highest suspension bridge and zipline, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park delivers spine-tingling rides and spectacular views! Jump in an aerial gondola and soak in the natural beauty of Colorado from one of the best seats in the state. For something a little more fast-paced, strap into a harness and soar over the gorge, 360-metres above Arkansas River on the Cloudscraper, America’s highest zipline – it’s one for the bucket list! Dubbed the world’s scariest skycoaster, the Royal Rush is the ultimate heart-stopper. Rally up your two bravest pals, strap into the harness and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime thrill as you free fall over the edge!

Denver Adventures and Zipline Tours

Located 30-minutes from downtown Denver, this high-flying zipline course in the Rocky Mountains is home to Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines! Ranging from 300-metres to over 500-metres in length, and reaching speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour, it’s a fast-paced mountain experience like no other! Choose your very own zipline adventure, with the option of 4, 6 and 8-line zipline tours there is a course to suit all tastes. Short on time? Opt for a shorter tour and zip through the 4-line course, take it slow and steady on a 6 or 8-line course, complete with a scenic mountain hike, or go for the complete package with a ‘zip and sip’ addition and top off your ziplining tour with a thirst quenching craft brew at Colorado’s Best Beers pub.

Jet Boating on Colorado River

Part race-car, part rafting and part rodeo all rolled into one, the Wild Mustang jet boat is a speed-seekers dream come true! Step aboard and hold on tight for a heart-pounding thrill ride down the Colorado River as the driver puts the boat through its paces with a series of power slides, fishtales, speed runs and ‘Cowboy Spins’, that will leave you exhilarated (and wet!). Packing the torque of a Chevrolet truck, a ride on this slick speed-boat is not for the faint-hearted, but for those seeking something a little more leisurely, the scenic tour offers all of the fun without the fast-paced edge – either way it’s a blast! From mild to wild, this is a boat ride you will not forget!