Destinations

8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Backpacking Trips in the U.S.

From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes around the country

Megan Michelson
May 4, 2021

Which Public Lands Are Right for You?

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

Shawnté Salabert
May 3, 2021

3 Newly Designated Public Lands to Explore

From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.

Graham Averill
May 3, 2021

Choose Your Own Trip

At Outside, we seek to find one-of-a-kind adventures that will get you out of your comfort zone, challenge you, and transform you. But we get that too many options isn’t always a good thing. Here, you’ll find ways to cut through the noise to create the ideal bucket list for you (hint: it’s less about checking a destination box and more about the types of experiences you’ll find there), ideas and hacks for navigating a not-so-normal travel year (there’s a ton to be excited about), and stories that celebrate the spontaneity that should drive every single trip you take (a half-baked attempt to see a total solar eclipse from a 20,000-plus-foot peak that goes terribly wrong? Sign us up).

Apr 29, 2021

An Ode to Public Lands

The upshot of only traveling domestically for the past year? We’ve gotten to know our 615 million acres of federal public lands better than ever. And with new parks and designations on the horizon, there will be even more ways to get off the beaten path for adventure.

Apr 27, 2021
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