Spring has sprung, and we’re excited about it
Neptune Mountaineering, a gear shop just steps away from the site of Monday’s massacre in Boulder, Colorado, has confirmed that all its employees are safe
And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”
With more than 350 miles of trails, 124 peaks, and 147 lakes, this must-see Colorado destination is a wilderness lover's paradise. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 22nd stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.
Bouldering psychotherapy is gaining traction because the sport is unique in its easy access and ability to draw out emotions
Get off-trail just a couple hours' drive from Denver and the Front Range
The internet is full of gizmos to help your body bounce back from training. These stand out.
Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.
From polar explorer Eric Larsen to rock climber Sasha DiGiulian, here's what adventurers are doing with their downtime
With 43,000 feet of elevation gain, 91 miles above 10,000 feet, and 63 summits, the route is not to be taken lightly. Brendan Leonard recounts one of his favorite adventures from the past decade.
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip
Six towns and cities with awesome adventure potential that we'd move to right now if we could
The legendary ultrarunner's top trails, both near and far
One of the best boulderers of the 1990s is climbing into her fifties
Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.
How witnessing a bad fall changed my perspective on climbing
Gently used apparel and a new upcycled line are available at the Boulder storefront
Powder days and gear bonuses are great, but welcoming environments that prioritize the work-life balance are what really make these companies exceptional
Some key takeaways on hydration, power meters, recovery, and menstrual period tracking
Book a room and score perks, like a stargazing kit, bike-park access, or a hiking guidebook
The winding path to a dream job
What the media gets wrong, and why, says a lot about how our society views vulnerable road users
Since 2011, a venomous battle has been waged over the two-wheeled soul of Nederland, Colorado (population 1,500). On the one side: locals who ride the trails every day. On the other: people from down canyon in Boulder (population 107,000) who mostly ride them on weekends.
What does it take to make the list? Being a winter Olympian, Tour de France rider, or world-class climber helps.
According to the world-class climber, greatness is mostly mental, no matter your age
Charlie Finlayson was on the ultimate climbing adventure with his dad, David, when a loose boulder forced him to make a daunting rescue
Shelma Jun, founder of women's climbing organization Flash Foxy and co-founder of production company Never Not Collective, outlines a busy month of foraging, climbing, and other adventures in the city
Classroom time isn't so bad when you're building fly-fishing rods in Virginia or barbecuing in the Lone Star State
From a burly titanium option to one that collapses when not in use
It's not just for the views
The 20-year-old faced three wildlife attacks within 36 months
Roadside shrines marking the site of cycling tragedies are showing up everywhere, a sign of how little progress we've made in making biking safer. It's time we organize.
Seven lovely destinations, from Florida to Arizona
Superfeet’s FitStation automates the fitting process, for better or for worse
The founder of the Boulder Running Company is opening a new store and merging it with his physical therapy business
Some of these vans have so many gorgeous wood panels and stainless steel fixtures, they make my town house look a little dumpy
One thing seems clear. Hikers and hunters are in this together
A new book by Heather Hansen explores the complicated world of wildland-urban interface firefighting as it unfolded in the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland, Colorado
Pet waste has become a major pollutant, both outdoors and at home
Could the short, goofy-looking busboy become the new king of hard soloing and speed climbing?
With back-to-back sends of 5.15-rated routes, the climber made history in 2017. And she's just getting started.
There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues
Boulder, Colorado, celebrates 50 years of Open Space this year. Here’s what I’ve learned as a 16-year resident.
There's a new breed of low-cost lodging that's custom-made for getting into the wild
Who knew state parks were this good?
An artistic tribute to one of our National Parks.
When alpinist and photographer Cory Richards dug himself out of an avalanche in 2011, he emerged alive but scarred—an ascendant star in a community that tends to shun the very idea that trauma can have lasting effects. As his profile climbed ever higher, his career and personal life imploded. Six years later, one of the world’s best artist-adventurers comes clean about the panic attacks, PTSD, and alcohol abuse that nearly killed him.
Work your project from the ground up
Here's the kit one of the country's most ambitious FKT chasers uses when he heads out into the backcountry
The products the pros use to keep their hands and feet happy and healthy
It goes without saying that Meagan Martin is an astonishingly talented athlete. This video from Kyle Berkompas, Meagan Martin - Motivation, displays how in order to achieve greatness, she's training harder than ever before.
Visiting the Colorado outdoor mecca and want to hone your climbing skills? Here's where to start.
Shelley and Andrew Dunbar, owners of Sea to Summit’s North American distribution, have purchased the Boulder, Colorado, outdoor shop out of bankruptcy, and plan to bring it back to its former glory days as one of the most beloved, iconic, and authentic outdoor shops in the country
In partnership with AVEX Outdoor, Upslope3 brewery shares a behind the scenes look at this all-canning facility.
For the price of a few cups of coffee, the Boulder company is helping offset the cost of Olympic dreams
Rhino Cubed's self-sufficient units get you off the grid.
Hardrock veteran Kirk Apt has logged 2,010 miles and 680,000 feet of vertical ascent through the San Juan Mountains since 2000. Here's how.
“I was the first athlete to intentionally move here to train.”
The good news is that a rapidly growing number of cities across the country are becoming more bike-commuter friendly because of rising gas prices, growing alarm over global warming, and Americans’ desire to stay fit. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, biking to work has…
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The short answer is yes (or “YES!” depending on your point of view). Thanks to an ordinance adopted in September, retail marijuana sales become legal in Colorado on January 1. The ordinance piggybacks on Amendment 64, which passed in November 2012, allowing adults 21 and older to grow up to…
I'm going to be visiting some old college friends in the great state of Colorado in the coming weeks and am looking for something I know everyone will enjoy doing. Help?
Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...
Some cities are magnets for groundbreaking industries. Here are 13 that have put themselves on the map.
CEO, Evolve Sports and Mavericks Surf Ventures, San Francisco, CA
There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That’s the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest opportunities to take a new direction, to find an employer who gets your need for adventure, to finally break free of the cubicle. How We Picked…
Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.
The Classic Powder Skiing Once you experience Alta's powder, you too will be an Altaholic ALTA SKI AREA, Utah: Not only does Alta get twice as much snow as less blessed resortsit averages 500 inchesbut its flakes are also lighter and drier. Maybe that’s why nearly 80 percent of…
Wanna live where the action is? The goal: Trails out the back door, a serious Saturday-morning peloton, whitewater just up the road, and neighbors eager to join in. Our source: The best adventure athletes in America, who tell us where they live and why. The result: 20 places where locals work, train, and play hard. Start packing now.
Think life in America's favorite outdoor mecca would be dreamy? Careful what you wish for.
Three months of pure freedom. You're loving itand we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.