The Mojave, California
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Ten North American spas that will recharge your mind, body, and soul
Amy Bechtel was there, and then she simply wasn't
1. Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona Hike two miles to this perfect turquoise pool, with year-round 72-degree water, in Havasu Canyon. All About H2O The wet stuff is always there for us—it grows our food, puts splash and spirit in our adventure, and (by the way) keeps us alive.
Here's the Beef
Kimberley, British Columbia
Of course they do—they get to trek with camels. But you can, too! We’ve got the COOLEST TRIPS, TOP TEN TRENDS, EXPERT ADVICE, AND BEST NEW PLACES TO GET LOST IN 2003. So what are you waiting for? Giddyup! Star…
Need a daily powder fix? Chase epic snow through the calendar with our guide to the best places to ski and snowboard each month.
With western drought lowering Lake Powell daily, Glenn Canyon fans dream of going all the way
Up a creek? Find the right tripraft, sea kayak, or canoeand the right adventure level for your family.
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How To Get Off the Beaten Trail (or River, or Mountain) With These 43 Soon-To-Be-Classic National Park Adventure
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…
Slickrock style: taking the high road near Moab Q: Five of us are looking to take a mountain biking trip in the western United States. We have thought about Moab in Utah but wanted to know if there are any alternatives we should consider. Thanks,…
Ten lodges where you can take it all in, and then launch an expedition out the back door
We’ve learned a lot in a quarter-century of roaming the planet. This month, to kick off Outside‘s silver anniversary, we’ve chosen 25 bold, epic, soul-nourishing experiences that every true adventurer must seek out—from the relatively plush and classic to the cutting-edge and hard-core. All that’s left for you is the…
Ski resorts that give you the best of both worlds
The just-in-time, let's-party, fear-no-evil Winter Olympics get ready to rip in the country that needs 'em now more than ever
Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changingNorth America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers over every horizon, but if you know where to goand how to explore wiselyyou'll find these 500,000 square miles of desolation downright hospitable.
North American resorts have expanded boundaries, opened gates, and liberated skiers to revel in ungroomed wildness. Our guide to the great stuff you won't find on the trail map.
Ride a sudden whim or a sturdy steed to arid expanses where solitude reigns
Exploring remote canyons is dangerous fun, but expert advice will get you through it alive. Marc Peruzzi learns the ropes, deep in the Arizona backcountry.
Got shocks?: a bird’s eye view over Canyonlands, and the Colorado River Q: We are planning a mountain biking trip to Moab and would like some advice on great places to camp. The private campgrounds I’ve looked into have all the amenities, but look like parking lots…
Go overboard this summer on 32 of North America's wildest waterways
Dive (or cannonball, or belly-flop) into summer at these seven backcountry water holes and hot springs.
Scoring big with your kids; unforgettable days in America's premier national playgrounds.
It's the Great American Road Trip minus the Corn Palace and the drive-thru redwoods; three blacktop adventures to craters, canyons, and caves that will subdue the backseat Cheez-It wars.
Five wunderfamilies show how children are no impediment to real, no-holds-barred, self-supported adventure.
The Top Spots to be in the Buff
YOU DON’T float the Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River for the rapids. You go for a blissfully mellow trip through remote wilderness. During a trip down the Green one recent fall, an old friend and I didn’t wear life jackets or get our feet wet for eight…
Surrounded by a staggering array of hazardous waste, toxic emissions, chemical pollutants, and lethal military experimentation, the Goshute tribe of Utah decided to do the logical thing and offer up its reservation as a dump for 40,000 metric tons of highly radioactive nuclear fuel. The neighbors are very upset.
Does wilderness therapy help troubled kids? After a gang of teenagers staged a violent mutiny in the badlands of Utah, we joined the search for answers.
THE STARTING POINT: What follows are six elemental landscapes—forest, desert, inland waterfront, prairie, mountain, and coast—featuring 18 blissfully unsullied locales, from Alaska to Florida, Arizona to Maine. Clear into the next state: The view from North Carolina, near the town of Tyron, into South Carolina. THE COST: Our survey…