Getting stoked for Steamers Lane
Getting stoked for Steamers Lane (Timothy Archibald)

Outside U.

Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.

Getting stoked for Steamers Lane

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1 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ, Santa Cruz, California

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2 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, Boulder, Colorado


3 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, Vermont


4 WARREN WILSON COLLEGE, Asheville, North Carolina


5 MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Bozeman, Montana


6 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


7 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, New Hampshire


8 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, Virginia


9 NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, Arizona


10 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, Iowa

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Timothy Archibald
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