The Best Outfitted Trips

Wisconsin Hat Trick
On the Northwest Passage's three-day Devil's Lake Multi-Sport trip, guests paddle the 360-acre lake, climb on 100-foot quartzite walls, and hike through northwoods forests. The group stays in a campground with hot showers. Guides provide all equipment and food; BYO sleeping bag. $365 per person; departures in June and September; nwpassage.com

Ride Montana
Whitefish Mountain Resort is making a push as a mountain-bike destination, with some 20 miles of lift-accessed downhill. When you get tired of braking, head southwest to Whitefish Trails, 12 brand-new miles of rolling singletrack. $440 for two, including two nights of lodging, bikes, and chairlift tickets; departures from June to September; explorewhitefish.com

Climb the Smokies
Get your climbing GED on REI Adventures' three-day trip in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest. Guides teach knot tying, rappelling, belaying, and anchor setting; lodging is a tent beside a roaring campfire. From $380 per person; departures from March to October; rei.com

Fish New Brunswick
New Brunswick's Miramichi River is rich with wild Atlantic salmon, and Country Haven outfitters provides you with everything you'll need—rods, waders, flies—to catch and eat them on a two-day trip. Guests have access to a private section of the river lined with cottages where you'll cook your catch. $500 per person; departures from April to October; fishingatlanticsalmon.com

Raft the Tuolumne
Splash through more than 20 of the roily Tuolumne's rapids—many of them Class IV, some Class V—outside California's Yosemite National Park on a two-day, 18-mile trip with white­water experts OARS. $499 per person in June, $425 in September; oars.com

Canoe the St. Croix
Straddle the Maine-Canada border on Bullfrog Adventures' three-day, 30-plus-mile canoe trip down the St. Croix River. Trips are available all summer, but go in August or September, when the bugs are gone. $330 per person; bullfrogadventures.com

Play Colorado Cowboy
On a two-day trip with Hidden Trails at the 3,500-acre Bear Basin Ranch in Colorado's Wet Mountains, guests learn to herd and pen cattle, drink like a cowboy around a campfire, and throw a lasso. $400 per person; departures from June to August; hiddentrails.com

Float and Fly West Virginia
During a two-day trip with Adventures on the Gorge, guests float 15 miles of the Class III–V Lower New River, then take to the skies: the outfitter has installed zip lines crossing Mill Creek Canyon. Chow down on barbecue pork before camping among old-growth hemlocks. $319 per person; departures from April to October; adventurewestvirginia.com

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