Biking

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

CANNONDALE SILK WARRIOR 700 ($1,653; 26 lb.; 800-245-3872, www.cannondale.com) For those who prefer the...

Oahu: Access and Resources

OTHER THAN SURFERS chasing down the legendary North Shore bombs, athletic travelers tend to think of Oahu as just an urban way station en route to the wilder neighbor islands. But Honolulu is...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Speedplay Zero pedals ($195; 800-468-6694, www.speedplay.com) Speedplay's Zeros feature a dual-sided design that lets you...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Make no mistake, the road bike is back in the limelight. Why? One word: Lance. But there's more to this skinny-tire renaissance. Like it or not, pavement is everywhere and mountain-bike trails...

Kauai: Access and Resources

WHERE YOU GO AFTER landing in the town of Lihue depends on the island experience you're after: To reach the wet, tropical side of Kauai and the dramatic Na Pali Coast, head north on the Kuhio...

Acadia

Established 1919 47,498 Acres NEW ENGLAND'S ONLY NATIONAL PARK, Acadia manages to shoehorn some 2.8 million annual visitors into its compact landscape, the bulk of it on Mount Desert...

Great Smoky Mountains

Established 1934 521,490 Acres IN THE SMOKIES, the numbers tell good news and bad: 930 miles of trails, almost 500 miles of fishable streams, hazy blue ridges topping out above 6,000...

The Big Island: Access and Resources

FROM SEA LEVEL to the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Mauna Kea, the Big Island offers the greatest topographic relief and climatic diversity of any of the Hawaiian Islands. It's also large enough...

The Best of the Rest

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK Moab, Utah / 76,519 acres Your best (and perhaps only) bet for solitude in this popular park: Get up at dawn and HIKE the six-mile Devil's Garden loop...

Canyonlands

Established 1964 337,598 Acres RENAISSANCE FUNHOGS, BRACE YOURSELVES: This new trip, combining three days of MOUNTAIN BIKING with five or six days of Colorado River

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Assos T Bib Shorts ($130; 847-465-8200, www.ochsnerusa.com) The T Bib shorts from Assos use a luxurious, multidensity padded...

Windows on the Wild

COMPARED WITH THE QUAINT, Victorian B&Bs in nearby Crested Butte, Irwin Lodge more closely resembles a barn. But you forgive the lack of cutesy wainscoting when sipping a gin and tonic on...

Windows on the Wild

YOU'RE ONLY SIX MILES from Moab as the crow flies, but traveling to Camelot from town on a 12.5-mile dirt road through a mad jumble of slot canyons, mesas, and buttes is excruciatingly slow and...

Windows on the Wild

A STAY AT THIS 13,500-square-foot post-and-beam ranch in the northwestern part of the Wind River Range will make it evident why Wyomingites escape to the Winds. Relaxing on the flagstone porch,...

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