Throughout the pandemic, we'll keep publishing news to help you navigate the state of travel today (like whether travel insurance covers the coronavirus), as well as stories about places for you to put on your bucket list once it's safe to start going more far-flung.
What kind of return on investment can a town expect from its outdoor investments? We crunched the numbers to find out.
Boone, North Carolina
Asset: Pump track
Name: Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park
Economic impact: $2.7 million in 2013
Asset: Man-made ice-climbing routes
Name: Ouray Ice Park
Economic impact: $3 million in the 2016–17 season
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Asset: Natural sandstone cliffs
Name: Daniel Boone National Forest
Economic impact: $3.8 million in 2015
Asset: Whitewater park and adventure complex
Name: Riversport Rapids
Economic impact: $5.5 million on average per year
Asset: Mountain-bike race and ultramarathon
Name: Leadville Race Series
Economic impact: $15 million in 2012
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