50 of the most thrilling daring things you can do on vacation

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The toughest. The dearest. These are the real do-before-you-die journeys Get our 77 Ultimate Travel Experiences bookazine now 1. To see the great gorge from a completely different — and rare — angle. Looking down on the squiggle of the Colorado River from a mile up on the rocky rim, it seems impossible that this river could have carved the gargantuan Grand Canyon. And this is why seeing the canyon from water level is the best way to appreciate it — the experience offers a far more intimate encounter than peering in from the top, as well as a close up of all that glorious geology. En route are side canyons, Puebloan sites, swimming holes and sandy beaches, not to mention plenty of wild water.