5 Top Winter Adventures

5 Top Winter Adventures

By John Rarity
Active.com

For desert hiking, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing, and more, check out these popular destinations for adventure winter travel.


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Pico Pico Campgrounds, San Diego, California

Amid rolling hills and wildflowers, Pio Pico is nestled at the site of old Rancho Jamul, located southeast of San Diego. This peaceful 180-acre campground offers plenty of hiking, biking and room to relax. Camp at Pico Pico

Ice Fishing

Eleven Mile, Colorado

Eleven Mile's large reservoir, where three Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament events are held, is popular among ice fishermen, but it also provides a great setting for ice skating, ice boating and cross-county skiing.Get your fishing license online

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

"Winters are delightful" in Saguaro National Park--According to the National Park Service. And with 165 miles of hiking trails there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the good weather. Camp at Whitetail Campground?

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Peninsula State Park, Wisconsin

Celebrate Wisconsin winters with 16 miles of cross-country skiing trails, six miles of skate skiing trails, five miles of snowshoeing and hiking trails and 17 miles of snowmobile tracks. Not to mention ice fishing and a notoriously steep sledding hill.Get your fishing license online

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Everglades National Park, Florida

Hike or paddle your way through the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. With rare and endangered species, Everglades National Park has been designated a "Wetland of International Importance." Camp at Flamingo?

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