As park managers focus on accessibility, burly all-terrain chairs are allowing users to get off the grid in our most beautiful places
‘The Last Chairlift,’ the iconic author’s most recent major novel, is a sweeping family saga about sexual identity, risk, and the storied history of Aspen, Colorado
The Ute Indian Tribe says the White House did not meaningfully consult their government about Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, which is located within the tribe’s ancestral lands
The newest national monument sits in the heart of Colorado’s ski country. Here’s what you need to know about Camp Hale–Continental Divide National Monument.
With a possible Antiquities Act designation looming, what is Camp Hale, and why does it merit protection?
Leon Sparks, 44, was trying to summit three mountains in one trek when he tumbled down Colorado’s El Diente Peak
The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are eight awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.
On a bike-hike-scramble epic from his front door to the summit of a fourteener, Colorado-based climber Ryan Wichelns races the weather
Andrea Sansone spent the summer scouting Nolan’s 14 before setting the FKT
Don’t whack a golf ball off one either, or chuck a Frisbee, or do anything else that jeopardizes the safety of your fellow hikers
Wild and crazy running adventures on the Colorado pack-burro racing circuit
Driven by closures and new parking rules, Colorado’s highest peaks saw a precipitous drop in hiker visits from 2020 to 2021
A 53-year-old Colorado man recently became the fastest person to push a peanut up the 14,115-foot mountain with his nose. You read that right.
Matador Travel Equipment is coming out of the pandemic stronger as its market shifts from travel to outdoor rec
After kicking off an enormous slide on a familiar backcountry run in Colorado, our writer was forced to reconsider his relationship with skiing
This cliff-hugging stretch of U.S Highway 550 is dotted with scenic mountain towns filled with hiking trails, brewpubs, and hot springs
In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear
A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary
Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park.
Patagonia, REI, The North Face, and Others Say They Won’t Attend Outdoor Retailer if It Moves to Utah
Citing Utah's record on public lands, dozens of outdoor brands released a statement today protesting Outdoor Retailer's potential move to Salt Lake City
Employees fear the corporate behemoth bit off more than it could chew, while pass holders cry foul about overcrowding and reduced hours
A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.
After moving to Salida, Colorado, one writer decided to get to know her area by traveling on every trail on the map
From expanded resort acreage to turbocharged lifts, we tracked down all the ways you can make this winter your best ever
Europe has always had something America doesn’t: an Alpine ski route connecting a network of full-service, premium lodges. That’s about to change, as San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colorado, launches the ultimate hut-to-hut tour in a stunning setting. We sent Devon O’Neil to check it out.
The defendants are accused of committing 29 burglaries of bicycle shops over seven months, sometimes using rocks, sledgehammers, and stolen U-Hauls for their smash-and-grab heists
All over the West, a housing crisis is causing workforce shortages, crippling local businesses, and threatening the culture and existence of mountain towns as we know them. But amid the doom and gloom, some people are fighting for solutions.
Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids
In an excerpt from her new book ‘Powder Days,’ Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman looks at how the famous Colorado resort town is emblematic of a national trend, where corporate resorts and a skyrocketing housing costs are driving out all but the most affluent
In a year when record numbers of Americans were changing jobs, these companies attracted top talent with benefits like paid sabbaticals, all-inclusive ski trips, and free health care
The results are in, and these are the region’s 20 top-scoring resorts, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey
We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes
From Reykjavík to Minneapolis, winter isn’t just tolerated here, it’s celebrated
Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?
The interstate competition for Outdoor Retailer's next contract is heating up
Across the West, resort towns are facing a livability crisis. Luckily, advocates say, this problem can be fixed.
In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do
The South American pack animal is the perfect companion for getting deep into the wilderness with little ones
Some of the most popular national-park sites come alive this season, offering vibrant hikes, cool camping weather, and amazing wildlife spotting
There’s a right and a wrong way to live in the desert, says Outside’s ethics guru
On the last day of this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer event, we sat down with Show Director Marisa Nicholson to discuss how it went, what’s in store for January's Snow Show, and whether OR will move out of Denver in 2023
News of the death was announced during the race’s awards ceremony Sunday, and some athletes held a moment of silence for the deceased rider
13,000 Pornographic Videos Found: Former Colorado Mountain Club HR Director Charged with Felony Stalking and Voyeurism
Eight past CMC employees have filed a formal civil complaint against the club, alleging that leadership didn’t do enough to protect them from sexual exploitation
The Colorado town has seen a surge in both manufacturers and retailers opening their doors on its iconic Pearl Street Mall as the pandemic continues to drive consumers outdoors
It’s not just the gear purchases—it’s how we think about the future. Here’s the Outside guide to getting your financial $hit together, no selling out required.
Amid a national conversation about race, colonialism, and justice, Native mappers and runners are reclaiming Indigenous cartography, names, and land
Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs
Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path
But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme
You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.
If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room
A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.
In their Outside TV series, Mike Chambers and Jason Antin take on crazy adventures between Friday evening and Monday morning, inspiring the rest of us to do more with our Saturdays and Sundays, too
From Maine to Alaska, we’ve done all the research for you to camp in style while visiting America’s best idea this summer
If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.
Every woman who hikes has been the target of mansplaining—and outdoor writers and editors are no exception
Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature
From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.
Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.
Our country’s open spaces are a sanity-saving antidote for this writer
‘Girls Gotta Eat Dirt’ isn’t your typical #inspirational stoke video
It provides climbing and descending performance in equal parts
With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike
The phone rang and it was our 18-year-old, Hatcher, who apparently took a hard spill while ripping laps on Eldora Mountain. Or so we think: he’s OK now, but he still has no idea what really happened.
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
Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season
It’s like biathlon, but for geeks
And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”
Are your skis the best tool for the season you want, or the season you have? An impassioned argument for thin-waisted planks.
Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.
Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt.
Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.
The president of Thule’s Americas region explains why the brand chose Denver for its North American brick-and-mortar debut and how the company will measure success in a challenging retail environment
We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter
Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds