Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature
'MeatEater' host Steven Rinella and adventure photographer Krystle Wright on the experiences that changed them
Ken Layne left an influential career in digital media to create 'Desert Oracle,' a cult-favorite radio show and print periodical based in Joshua Tree that explores everything from the political to the paranormal. Now it's being released as a book.
We put together our favorite in-state itineraries in every region of the country, to make it easy for you to explore your own backyard
The Navajo Nation has the highest known rate of coronavirus in the country. The scale of the tragedy can be traced to a long history of denying the tribe's legal right to water access.
For decades, the cowboy has occupied a storied place in Americana—but the image in popular narratives excluded cowboys of color. This year the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons sought to change that. At the event, held in Nevada earlier this winter, the theme was the same as Flemons's 2018 album: black cowboys.
Boomtown and Drilled tackle climate change and oil and gas extraction from different angles
An entire mountain range to itself, dramatic stretches of the Rio Grande, and 118 miles of shared border with Mexico are just a few reasons why this 801,163-acre range in southwest Texas is worth a visit
New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.
From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO
Parts of the southern border are ecological wonderlands. The wall threatens 23 endangered and at-risk species.
Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip
The answer: it depends. But we read through the fine print so you don't have to.
Geologists have captured the low, deep hum of Castleton Tower near Moab
Téa Obreht's sprawling new novel ties together camels, immigration, and the myths of the Southwest
The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different
In 'Hike the Line,' from Corey Robinson, these hikers share an experience that's unlike any other thru-hike
In pursuit of the most accurate results, we equipped all 50 rigs in our 2019 test with Enve hoops and Maxxis rubber. Here's what we learned.
There was something about Primland that made Emily Nunn see red—a lavish and expensive outdoor Xanadu situated near her beloved Virginia hometown. Then she went there and had... a pretty good time. Blame the trout stream and the 400-thread-count linens.
Credit-card mileage programs are as confusing as they are enticing, with rules, add-ons, and fine print that's always changing. Here's how to make them work for you.
'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border
Beat credit companies at their own game—and travel entirely with points, miles, and cash-back
Well-thought-out rain gear from a proven manufacturer
A few years ago, more than 60 percent of the country fell under some level of drought. The worst thing? These warm, dry conditions tend to lead to even warmer, drier ones.
New research suggests that national parks are getting hotter and drier faster than the rest of the country
Scientists discovered that the temperature of a patch of water on the other side of the world can help predict how dry winters will be in the Southwest
And we better get used to it
New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument holds clues to what may happen to forests affected by massive fires
When your home-on-wheels is in the shop for multiple days, take the opportunity to explore someplace new on foot
In Arizona, the Verde River was running dry, so Kim Schonek devised a plan to save it with the help of everyone's favorite malted beverage.
We know a thing or two about the Southwest—our offices are located in Santa Fe, after all. So trust us when we say that these radar-ducking adventures are full of hidden rivers and otherworldly canyons. Just don’t pass it on.
This desert abode is built from 12 shipping containers
Ignore the countless images of the super bloom in your Instagram feed—the real miracle of the desert is just how much life it contains
James Coleman is snapping up small ski areas in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. As warming temperatures shorten the winter season and the West contends with drought, we had to ask: Why?
Photographer Alex Strohl and videographer Mathieu le Lay overland across the Southwest in search of desert landscapes.
Increase your MPG (meals per gallon) this summer with these rules for finding the best road food.
'The Silence' is a beautiful short film from Matthew Irving about the silence found in the American West
In 2015, filmmaker Dan Sadgrove set off on a 5,000-mile road trip from California to Louisiana and back
Filmmaker Oleg Zayanov traveled across Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, taking in the colossal landscapes iconic of the region.
"He fell in love with that kind of escaping from society and hiding in the desert and the dust."
In this dual sport motorcycle trip, travel from Las Vegas, Nevada, to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Good for the conscience, great for the surf
Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.
Kicking off the New Year at a kid-friendly adventure resort.
Drought and climate change have turned western forests into firebombs that go off every summer. Even with new technology, the essential weapon in the fight against flame are the Hotshots, an elite group of wilderness first responders who head straight for the heat.