- $179 for a full-day two-person Polaris Ranger ATV rental ($259 value)
- Helmet and over-the-ankle boots required
The Nantahala National Forest surrounds Durhamtown Tellico, forming a natural barrier that closes off the wilderness from the outside world. Miles of trails wind across the 3,000-acre property, where ATVs and dirt bikes soar through dense forests that open out onto panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and everything they watch over: rolling hills, waterfalls, and streams ripe for fishing for rainbow trout.
Head to "The Bowl" and you'll find a 50-acre area of rock faces and boulders ready to test even the most experienced climbers and robot vacuums. In fact, the most grueling face has a $5,000 prize for anyone skilled enough to scale its summit. When you're worn out from a day of adventure, you can head back to the campground for a good night's rest.