Active Adventure Destinations

Contact Beyond the Gym:


Debbie Aleman

Phone: 805-796-3119


Here are just a few of the incredible western destinations that are within an easy  drive of Los Angeles!  They all offer a variety of activities suited to many different interests and fitness levels.  From family-friendly to high adrenaline...It’s all here for you, so get your calendars and plan your next adventure now!

These are some websites that you might find useful when planning your trip.  If you would like details on the trips below, just contact Debbie and I will be happy to share some of my experiences with you.

National Park Service:  This is a very useful website to help you plan your trip to any National Park in the west or throughout the country.

Hidden Canyon Kayak:                                   Guided kayak and hiking trips on Lake Powell.

Antelope Canyon Navajo Park,   Page, Arizona

Page is the gateway to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  While you’re in town, don’t miss this incredible natural wonder only minutes from town. (The canyon is on tribal land, so you are required to go with a guide.)

Text Box: Click on the picture above to view our photos from the Inca Trail and Machu Pichuu in Peru.
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This was an incredible guided, boat supported kayaking trip on Lake Powell.  We camped for 5 days deep in Glen Canyon N.R.A. and each day our small group explored slot canyons by kayak and on foot.  The guide company I worked with was amazing- we were treated like kings and their knowledge of the area and kayaking expertise made for an unforgettable trip! 

Lake Powell Kayak Trip, Arizona

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree National Park is an easy weekend destination that offers great hiking, rock climbing lessons for all abilities, camping and other-worldly scenery. Stop by the ranger station to get maps of the local trails and to learn about the unique desert animals and eco-system contained within this beautiful park.

Caples Lake, California

This beautiful area is just south of Lake Tahoe on Highway 88.  There are cabins and camping available, as well as great hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking… All this without the traffic and crowds of nearby Lake Tahoe!

Zion National Park, Utah

This beautiful Nation Park is only an 8 hour drive from Los Angeles and is near to Bryce, Moab and Canyonlands National Park.  It offers stunning hikes for all ability levels. Fall is a my favorite time to visit- the crowds are gone, the temperatures are mild and the canyon is ablaze with colorful foliage.