Why You’ll Dig Geocaching (& 14 Stunning Destinations to Get Your Start)

Okay, so maybe there aren’t any snake pits or rolling boulders but Geocaching—a GPS stash hunting activity—isn’t your average game of hide and seek, either. Set your crew up for “missions” including on-site word games and coordinates needing to be decrypted, all in hopes of finding tiny treasures at the end. From bat caves to fun historical and scientific facts, don your leather hat à la Indiana Jones and discover the most engaging, all-natural geocache spots below.

Petrified National Park – Historic Route 66, Az

A road in the middle of the park? Well, that’s off the map! In the Petrified National Park, families can hike, horseback ride, see wildlife and see trees that have turned to stone. But geocachers will want to keep their eyes peeled for an “unnatural” anomaly of old telephone poles and a rusty car. That’s the cache!

Online: geocaching.com

photo: kkanouse via flickr

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