United States

Denver

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND ABOUT FOUR HOURS northwest of Denver, feel your shoulders relax as you cross 9,426-foot Rabbit Ears Pass, about 2,600 feet above Steamboat Springs. In town,...

San Francisco

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND LEAVE THE CITY BY 3 p.m. on Friday and head 55 miles south on California 1 to Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp, a sprawling 40-acre compound near Pescadero...

Island Hopper, Island Hiker

Q: My husband and I are going to Hawaii for three weeks in October (mostly for hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling). We were thinking of spending some time on Kauai and the Big...

Life’s Swell

The Maui surfer girls love each other's hair. It is awesome hair, long and bleached by the sun, and it falls over their shoulders straight, like water, or in squiggles, like seaweed, or in waves...

This Land Is Your Land

FROM THE HIGHWAY 1 BRIDGE a half-mile south of Mendocino on California's North Coast, the Big River looks tantalizingly moody and gorgeous, its slinky coils meandering over grassy flats and...

Fresh Tracks

Treetops of the Sierra Madre USUALLY ASSOCIATED with margaritas and high-rise hotels, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has taken ecotourism to new heights with a canopy tour in the nearby...

Adventure's Gold Coast

LITTLE-KNOWN FACT: The world's most ogled coastline in the nation's most populous state is left to itself for 80 wild miles beginning about 50 miles north of Mendocino. In the 1920s, builders of...

Adventure's Gold Coast

THE GLORY OF MENDOCINO and Humboldt County seacoast is the dazzling union of big surf, big cliffs, big trees, and big mountains. It's so multifarious, there's no single, signature way to...

Adventure's Gold Coast

SINCE THE LOST COAST TRAIL isn't two-wheel compatible, mountain bikers will want to head to the Hotel Gulch Road, a higher, parallel route about a half-mile inland. It delivers some of the same...

Adventure's Gold Coast

BEHOLD THE KING RANGE from the tiny clifftop town of Shelter Cove in the middle of the Lost Coast, 20 miles north of Usal as the gull flies, and you understand why Highway 1 gave up any notion...

All Fired Up

Q: We had planned a climbing trip to northwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona but are worried there's nowhere open given the recent fires. We're looking specifically for top...

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...

The Adventure Adviser

ARE THERE FAMILY-ORIENTED BIKING TRIPS ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL FOR A COUPLE WITH A 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER? Christy Schlafly St. Louis, Missouri The explorer...

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