If you’ve ever felt the need for speed, then this list of adrenaline-packed thrill rides is for you. Visit the tallest, fastest and craziest thrill rides on the planet.
Jet Boat Tour
Snake River, Idaho
Courtesy of Snake River Adventures, one of the most extreme ways to ride Snake River’s 100+ rapids is on an intense trip lasting 11 hours and covering 216 miles. The first half of the tour is a relatively calm experience, but it’s no-holds-barred after lunch when passengers board the Boogie Boat, created for maximum white-water thrills. The Boogie Boat is equipped with 3 engines that pack a combined 1,000 horsepower thrust, propelling the boat at speeds up to 70 mph.
Merced River, California
On the mighty Merced River in Yosemite National Park, adrenaline junkies are ditching the paddles (and their fear) and diving headfirst into white-water rapids. On specially constructed boards inspired by boogie boarders, brave souls can navigate Merced River’s white water at speeds reaching 25 mph. Before plunging into the water, boarders must gear up to protect themselves from jagged rocks, hypothermia and drowning. The few who are truly courageous can brave “the hole” — a pocket formed when white water pours over rocks and rebounds upstream creating a strong (and incredibly hard to navigate) whirlpool.