North & Central America

Outdoor Style in Sun Valley

Ever since the first chairlift was installed in 1936, Sun Valley, Idaho, has been a magnet for progressive thinkers. Meet the next generation of adventure-seeking entrepreneurs ensuring that...

Sun Valley Style: DeSiree Fawn

After six years working in public relations in San Francisco, DeSiree Fawn, a fifth-generation Sun Valley native, was ready for a change. She got a master’s...

Sun Valley Style: Eric Demment

One of the first things you’ll notice upon entering Sun Valley: how completely unblemished the foothills are. Thanks to a local ordinance that prevents...

Sun Valley Style: Mat Gershater

There’s a saying in Sun Valley that you have either three homes or three jobs. Mat Gershater is definitely in the latter group. In 1998, when the Flagstaff,...

Sun Valley Style: Wyatt Caldwell

As a pro snowboarder, Wyatt Caldwell won competitions all over the world. But you won’t find him in the pipe these days. “I’m 29,” the Sun...

Southern Hospitality

GATEWAY CANYONSGateway Canyons, the southern Colorado resort founded by Discovery Channel impresario John...

Beards, Boardwalks, Mustaches, and Nose Whiskey

“Can you take this picture, it would be so important to us,” the boy said, as he held out his phone to me. He and his two friends all looked to be about 18, maybe able to grow a...

The Cockfight

By 4 a.m., the crowd at the rooster ring at the town’s fairground was rowdy. The men had been drinking for hours, and they were waiting for a good fight. In the center of the ring, under a...

Rolling Off a Clif

“Bigger gear here,” Gary Erickson says to me over his shoulder just before banking left and disappearing behind a wall of oak and madrone trees. We’re about 45 minutes into our...

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Hike

National parks protect some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, and that can make them tourist magnets. Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a refreshing exception. A 40-mile range...

The 5 Best Southwestern Adventures

Forget sunburns and scorching temperatures: the deserts of the American Southwest are downright pleasant in the fall. Go deeper with these five new adventures, from road biking in Utah's Henry...

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Canyoneer

For years, canyoneers have been too distracted by the national parks of southern Utah to look much farther afield. That’s starting to change. Recently, a group of them in Ouray unearthed...

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Mountain Bike

In October, Outside’s hometown will play host to the International Mountain Biking Association annual summit, where bike advocates will learn how local riders developed Santa Fe...

The Best Southwestern Adventures: Canoe

Just upstream from the Grand Canyon, there’s a 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River that has all the beauty of the big ditch but none of the tricky rapids and no waiting list for permits....

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