Hike to life-list hot spots without waiting in life-list lines. These under-the-radar trails deliver everything but the crowds.
See a week's worth of terrain on an epic dawn-to-dusk hike.
Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.
This region's top contestant in our Be a Mapper contest reveals his favorite off-the-beaten-path routes through canyon country and mountain refuges.
Hike Denver's lost wilderness, a twofer of peaks in Idaho, lava tubes in New Mexico, Zion's sneak route, and Bozeman's trout-filled lake.
Sluice through towering walls of sandstone in Utah's Zion National Park.
Explore Gushing, Rain-fed waterfalls.
Pack an extra memory card for what is, mile-for-mile, the most photogenic hike in the Southwest.
The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
Hike, swim, and scramble in this 16-mile slot canyon route.
Zero in on your perfect hike, from thrilling slots to soak-awhile hot springs.
No one knows the national parks better than the rangers who patrol them. We polled a bunch of insiders on their favorite national park sights, sounds, and tastes.
Trek empty terrain all the way from the Grand Canyon to Zion.
When Utahans really wants to disappear, they head to the magnificent canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.
We surveyed more than 40 scientists, conservationists, and professional adventurers, then ranked the 15 parks that are most in peril from climate change.
Joshua Tree, Zion, and the Guadalupe Mountains are three hike-worthy desert destinations.
Seven national parks in 7 days--starring a ragtop, Red Bull, and one scary rabbit.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Utah.
Never heard of Utah's George Washington Hayduke Route, have you? That's because it's brand new.
Think slickrock in July and your throat clenches, your skin shrivels, and parched bones rattle in your subconscious. But in winter, the snow sends the tourists and dry desert demons packing, and the frosted wonderland is all yours.