The beauty of the great outdoors in Branson is something you never get bored with. We wake up every morning of every season and the first thing we do is look out our windows to discover what treats Mother Nature has left for us today! The sun rising over the horizon, turning the skies into a kaleidoscope of color, the stark beauty of snowcapped mountains in the window, the flamboyant display of trees dressed in their autumn finest; the scene is constantly changing but the breathtaking beauty remains the same. During your Branson getaway, you’ll find yourself wanting to spend as much time as possible outside, and this guide to our favorite Branson outdoor activities will help you do so!


Don’t Be Frightened by Murder Rock Trail

The best way to enjoy the splendor of the Branson landscape is by strapping on a backpack filled with snacks and water, putting on your best walking shoes, and taking a hike along the many trails, and Murder Rock Trail is one of the best. Following along the trail that early pioneers once used, its name came about from the robbers who used to hide behind the rocks that border the trail and ambush, rob, and occasionally murder the travelers who were simply trying to find a better life. Today, the Murder Rock Trail is just a trail that offers breathtaking views and a good way to stretch your muscles. The trailhead can be found at Branson Creek Boulevard, just a few hundred yards away from the parking lot at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course.


Bike Riding with the Family

There are many beautiful places in the area for bike riding, and Table Rock State Park is our favorite example. Offering wide trails that are stable enough for younger riders to feel comfortable, it’s not a mountain biker’s rugged paradise, but it is an area that families will fall in love with! Views of the lake, the mountains, and of course the tree-lined paths that are both peaceful and exhilarating will be remembered long after you’ve returned home to real life and the bonds between family members that have loosened will be tightened up once more!


Vigilante Extreme Zip Rider, 6020 West, MO-76

This is one outdoor adventure that is sure to appeal to the daredevils in your traveling party. Billed as the highest zipline in Missouri, participants will launch off Inspiration Tower, 170 feet up in the air, and fly above the landscape while reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour! This experience is not for the faint of heart, nor is it one to be considered for the really young, really old, or those with physical limitations, but at $29.95 per person, it’s a fantastic adventure that will fit easily into tight vacation budgets.


From the Extreme to the Sublime

Sometimes your favorite and most memorable outdoor adventures will be the ones you have on the porch of your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escape as you grill up the catch of the day, sipping an ice-cold beer or a smooth chardonnay and chatting with the family as the sun sets in the background. These are the moments you won’t want to ever forget. Reserve your vacation rental today!