Maximize your winter fun with a backcountry basecamp where you can spend all day skiing or snowshoeing, and all evening lounging by the fire.
Jason Mark goes into the wilderness to find clarity and ends up having to rescue himself in this excerpt from Satellites In the High Country
With towering sandstone bluffs, herds of Rocky Mountain elk, and hundreds of waterfalls, it’s easy to see why this 135-mile stretch of free-flowing, crystal-clear water was the country’s first National River.
Hollywood takes on the Appalachian Trail in the cinematic adaptation of a hit travelogue
If you want a predictable family trip, go to Disneyland. Who knows what'll happen on a National Park adventure?
When the Boy Scouts let in openly gay boys, dissenting leaders formed their own group. Which raises the question: Is there a right way to get kids outdoors?
From sacred Native American sites to remote settlements, these historic NPS units are worth exploring on foot.
A national park vacation is great, but the real fun starts when you get to call the park home.
If you were made steward of a popular wilderness, how would you handle things?
Grab your paddle to explore a watery wilderness where solitude reigns.
Who says rocks have to be boring? You can hike and/or paddle to these 10 geological wonders.
If the scenic, scrappy Cabinets had buffed trails and sat near urban centers, they'd be as busy as New Hampshire's Whites or Colorado's Indian Peaks. Thankfully they have neither, and that makes them perfect for motivated trekkers who don't mind huffy climbs, and off-trail routefinding, like the route we found.
Snorkel among manatees.
Bust out beyond the beltway.
Soak in simmering springs.
Tag two tough fourteeners.
Of all the reasons to be jealous of Denverites (craft beer, deep powder, Peyton Manning), the Front Range's backyard peaks might top the list. These glacier-carved mountains straddle the Continental Divide and offer 133 miles of maintained trails, plus endless serrated ridges to explore. Local or visitor, venture into this land of massive crags with these routes that promise views from every vantage point—if you don't live here yet, you'll wish you did.
An after-hours trek on one of the Northeast's best hikes yields unexpected sights.