National Parks

Do North

The undiscovered wilds of the Yukon and Alaska harbor North America's supersize multisport paradise: pristine rivers to fish and raft, snowcapped peaks to climb or heli-hike, and...

Kid Everest

[Colorado] DEER MOUNTAIN TRAILWISE SUMMIT: 10,013 feet. TRAIL: six miles round-trip. This moderately strenuous trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, best for ages eight and up,...

Follow the Leader

BIKING AND KAYAKING CAPE COD [MASSACHUSETTS] Pedal and paddle inn to inn through the classic summer towns of Chatham, Brewster, and Provincetown—biking on the paved, car-free Cape...

The Adventure Adviser

I'm a climber; my daughter isn't. We need a national park that will please us both. — Gerald Dunworth, Montclair, New Jersey Adventure...

The Lazy, Crazy Guide to Sand Land

TIKAL NATIONAL PARK, GUATEMALA: The overused term "lost world" finally feels appropriate when you first glimpse the Mayan ruins of Tikal, once a thriving metropolis of 100,000 people...

I Poached the White Elephant

FATE HAD ITS WAY WITH ME. I did not choose to write my name in the history books, would never have imagined joining the pantheon of great adventurers—Polo, Magellan, Lindbergh, Hillary,...

GO FAR: 10 New Outfitted Trips for Families

Yoho National Park Mountain Hut Trip MINIMUM AGE: All ages welcome DESCRIPTION: Who better to introduce kids to backpacking than a naturalist who was a teacher for 27 years? The...

The Adventure Adviser

WE'RE LOOKING FOR FAMILY RAFT TRIPS IN MICHIGAN IN JULY. ANY IDEAS? Jan Sander Cincinnati, Ohio If it must be Michigan, your best bet is the Class I-II Pine...

Canadian Bounty

MAIN RIVER, NEWFOUNDLAND Officially designated as a Canadian Heritage River last year, the 36-mile Main slices through Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula—a pristine...

The Junior Olympics

Q: We are traveling to Olympic National Park in July. We have two small children, ages three and four. Do you think the coastal hikes are realistic? Do we need reservations?

Ride the Snake

Q: My fiancé and I are going to Grand Teton National Park for our honeymoon. I remembered reading an article in Outside that said the best way to see the park and its...

Park Places

LeConte Lodge Rugged folks once farmed much of the rocky ground that Great Smoky Mountains National Park occupies, and their abandoned homesteads remain the park's most popular...

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