Havasu Falls is reopening to visitors after a three-year closure, with limited visits ahead of a full reopening next year. Now’s the time to be thinking about a permit, lodging, and getting in shape for the hike to this beautiful place on the Havasupai Reservation.
Emily Pennington wanted to see it all. But life on the road was fiercer than she ever imagined.
The Happier Camper HC1 Studio isn't just pretty
After two years of testing, our writer says the Colorado Teardrops Summit Pinnacle gets the job done and more
The Range of Light National Monument Would Link Some of California’s Most Famous National Parks. Does It Have a Chance?
Thousands of acres in California’s Sierra National Forest have been proposed as a national monument. Many argue that the protection is crucial for wildlife, the environment, and wilderness recreation. But it will face stiff opposition.
After enduring a wet, cold hunting trip, I’m going to make a versatile, ultra-lightweight shelter an essential piece of my backpacking kit
Escaping the craziness of the season to head into the wild can sound amazing—right up until that overnight snowstorm crushes your tent.
Highlights from the first-ever Outside Gear Summit
Reusable canisters power our backyard grill, so why not our car-camping stove?
Biden commits to protecting 450,000 acres in Nevada known as Avi Kwa Ame, sacred to Indigenous inhabitants. The designation would preserve Native culture, rare birds, dark skies, and endless outdoor adventure for generations.
Say hello to versatility, portability, and innovation with MPOWERD’s newest and brightest products
We asked camping and beverage expert Andy Austin for all the tips and tricks so campers everywhere can easily whip up hot drinks to sip on while camping in cold weather.
Snooze through the coldest nights with these tips
Late fall turned out some inclement weather for our first-ever Gear Summit—but that just meant good conditions for testing products from 28 brands
From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.
Baking this pie over the fire gives it a rich, smokey flavor
Baking your desserts and breads outdoors is not as intimidating as it sounds
The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes
Plus, a recipe for a warming soup to carry along with you
This flavorful and healthy vegetarian soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days
This dish from Outside cover stars Bill, Judy, Sarah, and Kaitlin Leung can easily be made over a campfire using a grill grate and cast-iron skillet
Shenandoah National Park has unveiled Shencamp, a text message-based update to help campers locate vacant campsites
Hours of testing, tasting, and innovating goes into these freeze-dried pouches
It’s possible to visit the stunning Hawaiian island even if you’re on a budget, especially if you’re willing to get adventurous
Mix up these refreshing drinks this fall and winter
These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather
This four-season, ultralight truck camper is designed to go anywhere, anytime
From temperate rainforests to miles of coastline; from waterfalls and lakes to hiking, backpacking, and camping; from boating to skiing to glacier travel and mountaineering—Olympic has astonishing variety.
I’ll level with you, dear reader: while I don’t trust gear reviews that don’t name at least a few cons, the only con here is the hefty price
One man’s lifelong quest for camp comfort
This trendy food also makes a great trail snack or meal
Whether you’re in need of a quick snack or an on-the-go meal, you deserve a bar that's both fulfilling and tasty
You don’t have to have a fancy rig or expensive gear to build the perfect camping truck. The system I set up in my 1998 Toyota Tacoma is more than fine.
Packed with nutrients and flavor, mushrooms are trendy for a reason. We’ve rounded up the best snacks and meals for your next adventure.
From the delicious, to the palatable, to the borderline inedible
It’s so dorky to admit you want to look hot, and even more embarrassing to admit that you want to look cool, while sleeping on the ground or hauling your sweaty body up the side of a mountain. Guilty as charged.
We prioritized natural beauty—and lack of crowds
What’s a traveler’s responsibility when a once quiet destination gentrifies?
We’ve collected tales about curious mountain lions, amorous warthogs, hardworking beavers, and more from our adventures in the wild
Grand Canyon National Park has some of the best views in the United States. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, whether its hiking, boating, biking, camping, or so much more.
Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.
Pro tips on preparing a lot, annoying your friends a little, and really shining as the caretaker of all
Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here’s everything you need to know to explore it.
A product of obsessive attention to detail, these new water jugs and faucet reinvent water storage for the outdoors
Greg and Julie Welch were relaxing at their campsite in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters when a tiny fire in a nearby bog suddenly exploded into a massive blaze that began racing toward them
Here’s how to make the most out of a visit to one of the wildest places in the U.S., from kayaking to birding to fishing and so much more
Hatchets, saws, and axes have a place—and it’s not in the backcountry
You don’t need a reservation to pitch a tent at these free and dispersed camping areas on public land, from empty beaches to lush forests to hot springs. Go, enjoy, and pledge to leave the place in better shape than you found it.
Savory backcountry eats. Camping meals that really impress. Chefs who inspire. And the perfect tools to help you create a mouthwatering feast after a day of adventure.
Ashley Rodriguez, host of the ‘Kitchen Unnecessary’ YouTube show, shares her favorite tricks for creating delicious meals outside
Never lose a camp mug or fork again
Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world
Leave the fancy fixings and bar tools at home
Officials are investigating a triple homicide at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a popular area for spelunkers and casual hikers
As overlanding has exploded in popularity, these companies come up with increasingly inventive camping gadgets
The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors
For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.
In the summer of 2020, an anonymous artist who goes by the name of Roadside Senryu started installing road signs inscribed with poems, a joy for those driving past them and for communities nearby
In the era of megafires and fire bans, we need a new way to hang out at base camp. Howl Campfires are genuinely warm, easy to transport, and safe to use.
Starry nights. Fresh air. Towering trees. Whether you’re car camping or in the backcountry, make the most of your life outside.
More people outside has meant more rules for all of us—including what to do with our excrement
Camp cooking expert Emily Vikre says top-shelf cocktails pair well with s’mores
From a creamy pasta main to a chard-corn side, we’ve rounded up some of the best meals to enjoy in the outdoors
One of our editors just bought on of these for use on family camping trips and swears by it. Why? No more hiding behind trees or being surprised by guests while going to the bathroom in busy areas. It has a steel hook for hanging a water bag and four…