An after-hours trek on one of the Northeast's best hikes yields unexpected sights.
Travel rugged, red-rock backcountry in Canyonlands National Park the easy way—by boat.
Push yourself on a self-supported, 167-mile race through the Southwest. The blisters will go away; the accomplishment will stay with you forever.
See the world's best sky show from your private backcountry cabin.
What makes a backpacker a backpacker? It's not the garage full of gear or piles of guidebooks--it's the experiences, from thru-hiking a long trail to pushing your personal envelope to inspiring a child's love of wilderness. Here we present BACKPACKER's new Life List: 10 experiences to add to your tick-listnow--and the key skills you need to nail them.
The only thing equal to a life-list trip? An image that brings it back to life.
How to beat the crowds and find solitude in the Rockies
Score your own private paradise with this
insider's guide to uncrowded areas in Grand Canyon National Park.
Climb the Lower 48's highest peak on a route with all of the thrills but none of the crowds.
Spectacular lake views, granite-edged trails, and surprising solitude will make you want to go in circles on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
With a thousand islands and countless passages, this little-visited treasure is a watery maze. Here's the way in–and out.
Discover a slice of rare Eastern wild country in West Virginia, where Canadian taiga meets Southern forests.