10 local sports for thrill seekers

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Hiking, biking and swimming are certainly a ton of fun but sometimes you just have to take it to the extreme. Check out the 10 sports for thrill seekers and take the ride of a lifetime.

 

Photo Credit: Ryan Ferrin http://www.panoramio.com/photo/390839

Photo Credit: Ryan Ferrin
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/390839

 

1.Skydiving
Skydive Ogden
Get a whole new view of Ogden from sky while flying with Skydive Ogden!

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Outdoor Gangster

Photo Credit: Outdoor Gangster

 

2.Kayaking
Weber white water rafting
This is no leisurely float, this is a whitewater rush down the river!

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://magazine.inspirato.com/

Photo Credit: http://magazine.inspirato.com/

 

 

 

3.Rock Climbing
Mount Ogden Via Feratta
Rock climbing is a great sport for all ages but if you want to take it up a notch, try scaling the Via Feratta and experience an adreneline rush usually reserved for elite climbers.

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://thirstforadrenaline.com/

Photo Credit: http://thirstforadrenaline.com/

 

 

4.Paragliding
Paragliding Ogden
Have you ever had a dream where you were running and suddenly you came off the ground and was soaring through the air? This is that dream come to life!

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.snowest.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.snowest.com/

 

 

5.Snowmobiling
Utah Snowmobiling
Explore the back country on a super sweet snow mobile! These machines can go pretty fast and catch some air when you hit a jump, you might even see some wild animals on your adventure.

 

 

6.Wakeboarding
Utah Wakeboarding
Miss the thrill of snowboarding but all the snow is gone? Try wakeboarding at one of the great lakes around Utah!

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.balloonridesoverutah.com/

Photo Credit: http://www.balloonridesoverutah.com/

 

 

7.Ballooning 
Skywalker Balloon rides
This isn’t exactly the biggest adrenaline rush out there but for those who want to dip their toes in something just a tad extreme, soaring around in one of these is just right.

 

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.uhgpga.org/

Photo Credit: http://www.uhgpga.org/

 

 

8.Hang Gliding
Utah Hang Gliding Association
We have all dreamed of being a bird at some point in our lives and with hang gliding you can make that dream come true.

 

 

 

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Photo Credit: http://www.mountainridgeheli.com/

9.Helicopter flying lessons
Whirlybird Helicopter School
Be the most badass person in your group of friends and  be prepared for the zombie apocalypse.  Whirly bird offers flight school as well as  tours where you can get a half hour flight lesson and take over the controllers.  Not extreme enough? Try helicopter skiing!

 

Photo Credit: http://si.wsj.net/

http://si.wsj.net/

 

10.Snow kiting
Utah Snowkite Center
Snowkiting combines the thrills of snowboarding with the speed and air of kite surfing. Most beginner can get air in as little as 3o  minutes of lessons!

 

 

 

 

 

**These are extreme sports and should only be done under the guidance of a professional. Indie Ogden is not liable for any injuries or deaths as a result of participating in these sports.

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.

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