Glacier National Park
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
You can still find a slice of solitude in the country's most visited parks
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
Four more parks have begun or expanded their ticketing systems, and many have renewed what was already in place
Visit 13 of America’s best-loved national parks on this cross-country national-park train loop
The actor, woodworker, and dedicated outdoorsman offers up choice lessons for making a deeper connection with the world beyond your door
Honest-to-God advice on how to enjoy nature, from an actor-comedian-author-canoe-builder who grew up on a farm and takes rock stars rafting
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.
Key beta on snagging a ticket to your favorite park this year
From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.
Despite cold temperatures and rain, our 62 Parks columnist still found plenty of hiking and mountain vistas at the 26th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park
The "sunk cost" effect, a false sense of confidence, and fading backcountry skills may all explain why
From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO
After becoming the first African American male to complete the triple crown of thru-hiking, Robinson is sharing his own experience to encourage more people to get outdoors
Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up
Some of the world's most unique places are disappearing fast, as a result of climate change. It might be time to rearrange your bucket list.
Big Sky Country has one of the highest concentrations of hot springs in America. Here's where to find the best ones.
New research suggests that national parks are getting hotter and drier faster than the rest of the country
Pioneers, the government, even John Muir helped kick out Native Americans from their homes on national parks. But in Yosemite, the Miwuk Tribe is getting its village back.
Our wild places have plenty of adventure for younger explorers, too
Play and relax like a true Montanan at these eight iconic lodges, ranches, and cabins
Skiing and snowboarding are just the start. From snowshoeing and hot springs soaking to snowmobiling and ice fishing, Montana is a winter wonderland
Soul-stirring views and mountain playgrounds fuel this adventure across the rugged northwest corner of the state
This summer, Columbia sent Zac Efron and Dylan Efron to Glacier National Park as part of their Tested Tough series, and the guys filmed each other all the way to the top of the Continental Divide Trail.
It's the simplest way for you—and all your stuff—to stay dry on the trail
Skip the overpriced food from the concessioner and check out these local restaurants instead
Our writer sent us a dispatch from the frontlines of the blaze, where the air is thick with smoke and the wildlife is taking shelter
All the latest news and images
How one tragic evening revolutionized bear management in our national parks
Gracie has two jobs: To keep animals a safe distance away from visitors, and to teach visitors how to interact with animals.
Grab a wetsuit and a paddleboard, and hit the little-visited lakes on the park's western edge
It’s not all fun and games in the parks
Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks
Among the benefits to hitting the trail in winter? No mosquitoes. But there are more!
It seems like the list of natural wonders withering under the ravages of climate change gets longer every day—from the shrinking snow atop Mount Kilimanjaro to the dying Great Barrier Reef. Many will be gone, or nearly extinct, within the coming decades, so the clock is ticking on…
From fresh, tropical milkshakes to buffalo steaks the size of your head, we dug up the best chow near America’s national parks.
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...
To find the emptiest hideouts in seven iconic parks, we called on the guys with the keys to the back door: the rangers and staff.
Do you have any suggestions for a family itinerary of Glacier National Park this spring? We have a girl who is nine. Rosalind M. Oak Park, CA
My wife and I spent last New Year's Eve cross-country skiing in Yellowstone with a fantastic outfitter. This year we'd like to do something similar near Missoula or maybe Idaho. Can you recommend an outfitter and guide service that operates in these places? Mike F. Washington DC
My wife and I are planning a weeklong trip to Glacier National Park this year, including a three-night backpacking trip. Any ideas for a good 20- to 30-mile trip that will take us into the wilderness and away from the crowds? Jason Elk River, MN
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There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell favorites, from Acadia to Yellowstone to wildest Alaska—along with a roundup of DREAM TOWNS nearby, the places to eat, drink, and dance after…
32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…
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