10/05/2012 07:56 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2012

5 Adventures Perfect For Fall (PHOTOS)

Looking to turn over a new leaf on your annual fall foliage excursion? Trade in subdued "oohs" and "ahs" from the passenger seat for "wows!" and "holy cows!" by signing-up for an action-packed leaf-peeping adventure.

Each of these fall travel adventures selected by the ShermansTravel team is bound to give you a one-of-a-kind perspective on the bold waves of crimson, fiery-orange and golden hues that sweep the country at this time of year.

Read on to discover five exhilarating alternatives to jumping in a fresh pile of crispy leaves! (Or, for those of you who prefer a more traditional means of taking in the fall season's splendors, check out our Top 10 Fall Foliage Destinations.)

Looking for even more adrenaline-pumping action this autumn? Then you'll enjoy our full list of fall foliage adventures on

Fall Adventure Destinations