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What started as a fun personal challenge turned into a three-year van-life journey that pushed our writer to explore the most remote coasts in the U.S.

Think hotels with bike washing stations and retreats with spin classes, all located near miles of empty singletrack

Take a break from NPS crowds by visiting these lesser-known designations, which we chose based on spectacular scenery, great hiking trails, and unique features.

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A day in Austin, Texas never disappoints—and L. Renee can prove it.

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Watch as photographer and storyteller L. Renee explores the region’s historic, cultural, and outdoor hubs.

These listings are as close to the park entrances as you can get

Thanks to the rise of engineered parks, it’s now easier than ever to learn to surf a wave in a kayak

How to tackle Chilean Patagonia’s Dientes de Navarino, the most unpredictable trek in the world

On a backpacking trip through Utah’s Buckskin Gulch with ultralight gear legend Glen Van Peski, our writer learns about the Crotch Pot, an Oscar-winning actor’s anti-snoring technique, and that there’s a whole lot of shit you don’t need when you’re on the trail 1,000 miles from home

We found the best places to pitch your tent in all 50 states, so you don’t have to.

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From spring-fed rivers to undeveloped coastline, these are some of the best water adventures you can have in Texas.

Introducing Outside+, a whole new way to feed your outdoor passions

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The ultimate guide to one of the Southwest’s best under-the-radar mountain towns

More than 3,000 people attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail every year. Only about a quarter of them succeed. This intel from an AT thru-hiker provides key information to help you tackle and complete the 2,193-mile trek from Georgia to Maine.

Looking to progress in your sport? From deepwater soloing in Majorca to mountain biking in New Zealand, these trips will take you to the next level.

From a baobab-filled outcropping in the middle of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pans to an adventure hot spot in Iraqi Kurdistan, plan a trip to these bold destinations to earn some major adventure travel cred

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Fun, easy-to-pull-off adventures within a couple hours of the Mile High City

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Been to the Centennial State before and looking to go deeper? Check out these northern Colorado adventures.

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Looking for an epic family-friendly road trip? Look no further than the Black to Yellow route.

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No matter where you go in Texas, you’ll find trails for every kind of hiker

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Whether you're new to off-roading or have been exploring for years, add these trail systems to your hit list

It’s finally time to take that beach vacation. You might as well post up right by the ocean.

You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.

All you need is a long weekend to get out, get lost, and find yourself again. From Asheville to Seattle, we’ve researched the best three-day wilderness trips within road-tripping distance from a city.

From Maine to Alaska, we’ve done all the research for you to camp in style while visiting America’s best idea this summer

Make this summer all about exploring off-the-beaten-path adventures within a few hours of your home

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Utah’s national parks are iconic, but they’re just the tip of the adventure iceberg

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Outdoor adventure is everywhere and southern Utah is making it accessible for all to experience

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Expert recommendations for extended adventuring around each of southern Utah's Mighty 5 national parks

If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.

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 in the U.S.

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

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.

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

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.

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The Grand Canyon State’s namesake park is just the start—in every corner of Arizona, there are public lands and trails for every kind of adventurer. Use the map below to find your next Arizona adventure.

Where to snag late-season deals, uncrowded slopes, and good-quality snow well into April

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