From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy
Campgrounds at popular national parks started booking up six months ago, but don’t fret: these strategies will help you to find a great spot to pitch a tent all summer long
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
Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.
Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge or a cozy canvas tent minutes from Lake Powell, there’s something for everyone at these newly opened stays
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.
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).
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.
With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike
The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.