Mystery Destination: A Small Town With Big Adventures

Welcome to another installment of our Mystery Destination Game. Each week we pick one outdoor adventure destination, give you 5 clues and see if you can name the destination we are talking about. In recent weeks, the answer has been the name of a National Park, a ski town and a backpacking trail. This week the answer is the name of a outdoorsy town know for it's hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and more.

Read through the five clues and look at the attached photo. If you know the answer, leave your guess in the comments below then share this page with your friends to see if they know.

Mystery Destination Game Photo by Filar Wiliams

  • This town was the host of the first ever Mountain Bike World Championships in 1990.

  • The name of this town originates from a word that means "water town". The name is appropriate as a river literally runs right through the middle of town. This river provides for excellent kayaking, whitewater rafting and fly fishing.

  • If you enjoy thru-hiking, this town may be your final destination when hiking a popular 486-mile trail.

  • The river that flows through town was originally named by Spanish explorers "River of the Lost Souls".

  • One of the major tourist attractions is a 45 mile train ride on a steam locomotive. Trains have continuously run this line since 1881.

Do you know the answer? Have you visited this town? Tell us in the comments below if you know the answer. Extra points if you can name the river and hiking trail mentioned in the clues.

Did you enjoy this little outdoor adventure game? Check out our other recent destinations.

Mystery Destination 5: Mystery Destination: A Large, Dark and Uncrowded National Park
Mystery Destination 6: Mystery Destination: A Bridge, Whitewater Rafting and Great Climbing
Mystery Destination 7: A Deep Blue Lake
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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