If you have plans to spend one of your next trips on a visit to the desert, you might not know exactly what you’ll do there or how to spend your time. But while you likely won’t have a beach to visit or traditional mountains to view, you can have some amazing adventures in the desert.
To help you put some fun plans in place, here are three adventures to try when visiting the desert.
Take Out An ATV
Deserts are a great place to try ATV-ing for the first time. Because there will likely be a large amount of open spaces to roam and explore, those who maybe haven’t spent much time on ATVs in the past won’t have to worry too much about driving them in busy areas. And depending on the terrain of the desert that you’ll be visiting, you could have a very exciting adventure as you explore the peaks and valleys of the area.
If you’re going to be ATV-ing for the first time, make sure you know what you’re doing on your machine before you take it out. Sometimes, you might be more comfortable riding with an outfitter or someone who knows what they are doing. This can be especially helpful if something goes wrong with the machine and you’re not sure how to secure or put to use the ATV replacement parts necessary.
Star Gazing Away From The Lights
For people who will be visiting the desert from busy cities, you might be shocked at how many stars you’re able to see at night when you don’t have all the light pollution that you’re used to.
To take full advantage of this, try planning a night in the desert devoted to star gazing. Because the desert can get cold at night, even if it’s hot during the day, you’ll want to be sure that you bring warm clothes and blankets or sleeping bags so that you can stay comfortable as you watch the sky into the wee hours of the morning.
Unique and Interesting Hikes
When most people think of hiking, they likely envision themselves up in the mountains, surrounded by tall pine trees and lots of animal life. But if you plan to hike in the desert, you likely won’t experience any of those things. Rather, hikes in the desert can be a great way to get more in touch with the environment and see unique and interesting aspects of the desert that you might otherwise miss.
As you hike in the desert, make sure you stay on marked trails so that you don’t get lost and keep enough water with you to avoid dehydration.
If you’re going to be spending some time in the desert on your next trip, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you try your hand at some new desert adventures.