Devon O'Neil

Devon O'Neil

Devon O'Neil is a correspondent for Outside magazine.


Colorado's Singletrack Wars

And so began a venomous, years-long battle for the two-wheeled soul of Nederland. On one side: people who live there and ride the trails every day. On the other: people from down the canyon in...

Devon O'Neil
Apr 23, 2019

Murder on a Mountain Bike

Around 10 A.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017, Ginger Chase-Watkins called the Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs looking for her husband, Tim Watkins. She hadn't heard from him in more than 24...

Devon O'Neil
Nov 25, 2018

Hurricane Irma Destroyed My Childhood Paradise

As a kid, you can’t control where you grow up. To land somewhere like St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, takes luck—and in my case an adventurous mother.

Devon O'Neil
Mar 15, 2018

The Last Days of Ueli Steck

How one of the world’s best mountaineers made a last-second decision that would take his life

Devon O'Neil
May 30, 2017

The Ski King of the Southwest

James Coleman is snapping up small ski areas in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. As warming temperatures shorten the winter season and the West contends with drought, we had to ask: Why?

Devon O'Neil
Feb 24, 2017

What Secrets Are Hiding in Your Ski Waiver?

With ski season bearing down and diehard shredders around the northern hemisphere heading into resort sales offices to pick up their passes, we wondered how many actually understand—or even read—the...

Devon O'Neil
Dec 20, 2016

How Global Warming Is Changing How We Play Outside

Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the...

Devon O'Neil
Sep 29, 2016