Think you know adventure travel on your home continent? Not unless you've mixed paddling and hiking in Utah, highpointed the Caribbean, summited a Mexican volcano, and taken a few more trips on the wild side.
Can't decide between river and trail? Paddle and pad your way to the best of Canyonlands National Park.
Travel rugged, red-rock backcountry in Canyonlands National Park the easy way—by boat.
Hit up the park's highlights--slickrock scrambles, mesa-top views, and hoodoo-dotted canyons--on this seven-day trek.
Circle through giant gorges and sleep at a riverfront campsite.
Our field scouts scrambled up airy ledges, trekked to giant arches, and dropped into deep gorges to bring you the best dozen trips in this slickrock paradise.
Wind through an isolated gorge with ancient art.
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.
World-class scenery, luxe camping, and easy paddling await your family on the Green River in Canyonlands. Your kids will remember this forever.
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.
Find hikes in National Parks and regional parks with our comprehensive guides.
Lost in the labyrinth
Stay dry on spring treks in Minnesota, New Mexico, and more.
Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.
View redrock cliffs and spires as you float through Stillwater Canyon in Utah's Canyonlands National Park.
Drought is giving Glen Canyon--and those who love it--a second chance. Here are four spectacular reasons why we should protect this Southwest wilderness by making it America's next national park.
Seven national parks in 7 days--starring a ragtop, Red Bull, and one scary rabbit.
When Utahans really wants to disappear, they head to the magnificent canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Explore burial effigies, seven-foot petroglyphs, and images etched in lava as you discover the ultimate mix of manmade and natural beauty.
Don't miss these 200 foot candles carved from sandstone towers.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in Utah.
Life in the high desert in autumn is sweeter and more irresistible than any place on Earth.
Where the shadows on the sandstone offer lessons from the past and there's not a soul to be found.
A bit of nerve opens up the stunning canyonlands made famous by Wile E. Coyote.
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.
Never heard of Utah's George Washington Hayduke Route, have you? That's because it's brand new.