Ten Epic Hikes

Paddling, hiking, testing self-arrest skills–we cover it all in these 10 epic trips throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

From Alaskan bushwhacks to Sonoran scrambles, here are directions–and essential techniques–for 10 top backpacking destinations where scenery, solitude, and challenge work together to turn adventure up a notch. Call it the virtuous circle of epic treks.

Cold War: A Winter Traverse of New Hampshire's Presidential Range

Rocky Mountain (Extra) High: Lightning On The Colorado Trail

Hiking Hip Deep in Florida's Swamps

Highpoint Montana

Alaskan Labyrinth: Bushwacking in Denali

Bear Patrol in Glacier

Washington Paddling: Operation Orca

Mt. Adams: Solitude On Ice

Canyon Connections: Link Grand Canyon To Zion

Thru-Hike The Roadless Sierra