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Explore the Grand Canyon

See the best the Grand Canyon has to offer with these stunning photos from Matt & Agnes Hage.

Hiking Switzerland's Haute Route

The Haute Route—a famed mountaineering trek from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland—offers towering glaciers and soaring panoramas.

Solo-Hiking Alaska's Brooks Range

An interview with Kristin Gates, the first woman to traverse Alaska's Brooks Range alone.

Trout Run Valley, WV

Washington, DC: Bask in big views as you undulate through remote hollows.

Vintage Photos from the Great Smoky Mountains

The late Herbert M. Webster began photographing the Smokies in 1925, nearly a decade before the formation of the national park. Seven of his striking images are reproduced here by permission of the University of Tennessee Libraries.

Hall of Fame 2014: Bags & Pads

Smart design and quality construction never go out of style.

Tennessee: Virgin Falls Trail

Camp alongside a thundering waterfall and explore some of the region’s best karst features on a short-distance overnight into an old-growth forest.

Gear Review: Rossignol Alltrack 130 Pro Ski Boots

Performance boots built for the best backcountry excursions.

Editors' Choice Snow Award 2013: Bergans of Norway Glittertind 55 and 70 Pack

A comfortable, all-season pack you'll want to keep on your back.

Gear Review: Mammut Rescyou Crevasse Kit

An all-inclusive rescue kit that's easy to operate.

Gear Review: Singing Rock Kappa Helmet

A well-ventilated, comfortable design for all skull sizes.

Gear Review: Columbia Noble Falls Trapper Hat

A hat that's durable for the long, multi-day haul.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Valhalla Softshell Pants

Softshell pants to withstand gnarly weather

Gear Review: Rab Alliance Gloves

Double layered warmth and protection

Gear Review: Fjallraven Abisko/Nikka Softshell

A simple yet rugged cotton softshell.

Gear Review: Salomon Tour Hardshell

Favorite all-season shell

America's Best Backcountry Ski Tours

Upgrade your winter fun at these 8 beginner-friendly, expert-ready spots.

Readers' Choice 2012: Your Neck of the Woods - Midwest Hikes

Climb dunes, find instant solitude, camp atop riverside bluffs, ascend to surprising above-treeline views, and hike along the St. Croix River.

Local Hikes: Extend Your Season

Cooler days mean fewer crowds and bugs—and riots of leafy color. Here are 38 fall-weekend classics near you.

A Piece of Quiet

America’s leading advocate of wilderness silence shows the way to Mt. Rainier National Park’s quietest corner. Plus: 9 more campsites with life-list listening.

Rip & Go: Twin Valley Trail - Five Rivers MetroParks, OH

Ramble along a wide river to quiet, old-growth hollows.

Going to Extremes

Can you ever really have too much of a good thing? Once you've seen the biggest tree, largest glacier, and deepest canyon, nothing else compares.

The High Life: Hiking Utah's Highline Trail

Watch your step on Utah' Highline Trail. The nonstop views and rampant wildlife are distractingly spectacular. Plus: Gaze away on 9 more elevated hikes.

Right Place, Perfect Time: Showiest Fall Colors

Hit the leaf jackpot on these classic footpaths.

Trip Finder: West

Your favorite western hikes—from dayhikes to weekenders to multiday trips.

Our Backyard: Chequamegon National Forest, WI



Best Hikes Ever: Bucking Mule Falls Trail, WY

Watch a waterfall cascade from the sky.

Best Hikes Ever: Falls Hollow Trail, VA

Hike through waterfall spray to a rarely summited grassy bald.

Local Hikes: Midwest

The best hikes in the Midwest, as recommended by the region's best hiking clubs.

Wildlife: Where to See Alligators

Head to the Southeast to spot alligators.

Natural Wonders: Smallest Deer, Frozen Waterfall, and Death Valley's Wildflowers

Three treks to life-list phenomena from Death Valley to Colorado.

Natural Wonders: Death Valley's Wildflowers

Trek through lush fields that thrive on just two inches of annual rainfall.

Fall Foliage Photo Special

Learn how to take the perfect fall foliage photo with our tutorials and slideshows.

Find Hikes and Trips in National Parks and Regional Parks

Find hikes in National Parks and regional parks with our comprehensive guides.

Trip Doctor: Best Western Foliage

Where's the best western foliage?

The Fix: Shenandoah National Park

Catch this national park's brightest fall foliage on a short stroll or an all-day epic.

Quick Fix: Death Valley National Park

Badlands, peaks, wildflowers: Catch the best of the California desert with this trio of hikes.

Quick Fix: Death Valley National Park



California; Death Valley National Park

Camping in Death Valley might give you the hottest day of your life.

Death Valley Warmed Over

Time spent in California's Death Valley can be a life-enhancing experience.

New York's Shower Of Color

Have your camera ready near dusk, when sunlight warms the landscape with intense color.

Kenucky's Land Of Painted Leaves

"October is the month for painted leaves," Thoreau mused. He could have been talking about Kentucky's Red River Gorge.

Arkansas: Caney Creek Wilderness

An Ozark oasis loaded with wildlife and fall colors.

The Colors Of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias

Wrangell-St. Elias National park is known for its jaw-dropping scenery, but there's just as much beauty at your feet.

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