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Drawing parallels with the Galápagos Islands, this marine wonderland is a similarly diverse treasure found just off the Southern California coast, home to 2,000-plus species, some 150 of which can be found nowhere else

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.

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

This 76,000-acre wonderland is less a park and more a sandstone sculpture garden of sunset-hued arches and domes that look like they were carved by some alien magic. Here’s how to outsmart the crowds.

Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

Ten books that sparked debate, started conversations, and launched movements in the past ten years—and what to read next

Of Utah's five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here's our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.

This central California park is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places in the country. It's also one of the most beautiful—a place where sculptural canyons, undulating sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and a luminous sky abound.

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here's everything you need to know to explore it.

The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are nine awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.

What does it mean to be a well-read outdoorsperson in 2019? We have 54 new ideas. Yes, we still love Cheryl Strayed and John McPhee, but here's an updated class of noteworthy additions.

The organization’s equity pledge ignored the work of Teresa Baker and many others striving to make the outdoor industry more inclusive. So we asked a dozen of them how to move forward.

In her new memoir 'Thirst,' the celebrated thru-hiker delves into the physical and mental struggles and triumphs she experienced on the trail

Eric Larsen has more experience in the Arctic than just about anyone. He watched the new Mads Mikkelsen survival film and shared what he thought it got right and what missed the mark.

One writer finds equal doses aspiration and inspiration in a stylish new crop of recipe collections

Tami Oldham Ashcraft, the subject of the new Hollywood lost-at-sea film, describes what her 41-day ordeal was like in real life and how the movie compares

With back-to-back sends of 5.15-rated routes, the climber made history in 2017. And she's just getting started.

A small but mighty subculture navigates a lot more than the unpredictable conditions of living on the road

At the recent Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment, we talked to outdoor enthusiasts and change-makers about the future of the industry

The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winners fight mining, poaching, and deforestation—sometimes at great personal risk