Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing
Year-round activities abound in the High Country- hiking, canoeing or boating, mountain biking, road cycling, ziplining, rock climbing and bouldering – are just a few adventures visitors of all ages can enjoy! Paddling and hiking in the summer are wonderful,as you explore the scenery and enjoy some of the most pleasantly mild weather in the SE United States. Whether you’re camping for a weekend, or just enjoying a quick stroll along a leg-stretching trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is hard to imagine a better way to experience this glorious mountain region than immersing yourself in outdoor activities. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture quick pictures of wildlife along the trail and expansive vistas from the mountaintops.
Zaloo's Canoes is the area's oldest, largest, friendliest outfitter since 1976
Situated on the New River in Jefferson, NC, Zalooâ€™s offers the finest canoe, kayak, and tube trips in the area.
The New River is a great canoeing, kayaking, and tubing river for a childâ€™s or beginnerâ€™s first river experience â€” pets love it too! With its gentle flow and beautiful surroundings, the New River is sure to wow and stun the whole family and provide a priceless set of unforgettable memories.
We are open seven days a week for your canoeing, kayaking, and New River tubing adventure needs from early April through late fall.
Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides
Based inside Footsloggers store in downtown Boone, also the location of the 40' outdoor Climbing Tower. Fun for families and all ages!
Half-day and full day Rock Climbing trips with experienced, PCIA certified guides. No experience necessary!
The Discovery Course in Blowing Rock is a 3-level circular shaped High Ropes/Challenge Course with exciting Zipline and Giant Swing exits!
Guided Caving trips through a natural limestone cave.
Summer Day Camps for all ages. Trips are instructional and fun, with all equipment provided.
Explore your Vertical World!
Mountain Warriors UTV
Get in touch with the Appalachian Mountains!
Mountain Warriors UTV is a recreational UTV touring business located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, directly in between Sugar Mountain Resort, Beech Ski Mountain Resort, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Mountain Warrior UTV experience offers top of the line Polaris XP 1000 4-seater vehicles to the extreme thrill seekers visiting the beautiful Boone/Banner Elk areas. This is a journey like no other that brings you in touch with the Appalachian Mountains in the most intimate way possible!
River and Earth Adventures, Inc
Guided Wilderness adventures and eco-education.
Whitewater rafting: on the Watauga and French Broad Rivers
Caving: our highest adventure trip. It is truly a wild cave!
Canoes, tube, and kayaks rentals and shuttles: on the Watauga and New Rivers
Climbing in the National Forest with highly trained guides.
Exclusive whitewater paddling school: be taught by the best in the region.
Guided hikes: custom trips just for you and your interest!
Adventures offered year round. Guide owned and operated. Visit our gem mine out back of the Boone Outpost.
Also call for details on shuttle services for weddings and other gatherings!
High Mountain Expeditions
White water rafting NC with over 30 years of experience! Guiding adventurous travelers to some of the world's most spectacular places, High Mountain Expeditions has crafted what we consider to be the best adventures in the world. We are experts in Nolichucky River Rafting, Watauga River Rafting, Wilson Creek Rafting, New River Tubing, Hiking and Caving.