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Alaska’s Kobuk Valley National Park is an overlooked gem. It offers up the great caribou migration, stargazing and miles of solitude, and massive dunes you’d expect to find in the Sahara. This is the 40th stop on our 62 Parks Traveler's quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Despite GOP rhetoric, selling America’s largest rainforest to China was actually bad business

Gates of the Arctic in northern Alaska is one of the last truly wild national parks. There are no roads or trails, and the park boasts the stunning Brooks Range, six wild and scenic rivers, and gets fewer than 3,000 visitors a year. Our 62 Parks columnist was awestruck by her 39th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

From ‘Naked and Afraid’ to ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls,’ these are our picks for the most riveting adventure series on TV

Katmai, in southern Alaska, is one of the few places where you can safely get up close and personal with a brown bear while it’s feeding—a life-list event says our 62 Parks Traveler about the 38th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

If you want a swath of stunning wilderness all to yourself, book a trip to Lake Clark, says our 62 Parks columnist of the 37th stop on her quest to visit all the parks in the U.S.

Competence wins, as Biden’s Interior Secretary acts to protect America’s last great wilderness

Mountaineers come to summit this Alaskan park’s namesake 20,310-foot peak, the highest in North America. Our 62 Parks columnist set out on a mountain bike to see the stunning terrain and bountiful wildlife during the 36th stop of her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

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

Plan a trip to this Alaskan treasure to explore vast glaciers and to see huge whales and a diverse array of other fauna, says our 62 Parks columnist about the 35th stop on her quest to see every U.S. national park

The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places

For two years, I logged nearly 70 snack varieties in a spreadsheet on my search for the perfect adventure snack

Start by figuring out the kinds of experiences you want to have, not where you want to go

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.

Put this Alaska gem high on your bucket list for epic backpacking, rafting, and mountaineering, says our 62 Parks columnist about the 34th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park

Champion endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch figured her quest for enlightenment on the Iditarod Trail would hurt. She was right.

With the stroke of a pen, the secretary of the interior just undid most of Trump’s harmful energy policies

Not much tops seeing the the massive glaciers and vast empty wilderness in Glacier Bay—that’s the verdict of our 62 Parks Traveler about the 33rd stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.

Heli-skiing has a reputation for risk, but the ride up isn’t usually part of the equation

With cruise traffic set to be at an all-time low this summer, you’ll be able to have the 49th state all to yourself

The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited

From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.

From day one, the new administration has showed itself to be in favor of protecting the wild spaces and species we love

The end of the Trump administration can't come soon enough for our climate and public lands. Thankfully, there are a series of actions our new president can immediately take to begin undoing the damage.

Drawing only three bidders and $14 million, the administration's attempt to drill for oil in the massive Alaskan refuge is likely dead on arrival

In its final months, Trump's Department of the Interior shows its true colors by rushing through drilling leases in Alaska and rewriting major components of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

“America’s Amazon” is being sold to China, at a huge cost to the environment, and a net loss to taxpayers

It was a roller coaster of a summer for Alaska's most controversial extraction project. In July, it looked all but certain that the salmon-threatening proposal would get its first federal permit. But then things took a surprising turn.

A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change

The ursine inhabitants of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center test dozens of containers each year to see if they're worthy of bear-proof certification

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

Find the trail runners that work best off-trail and in mixed conditions

'Eighth Wonder' profiles commercial fisherwoman Erica Madison and her ragtag group of friends during Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon run

Years of underfunding and climate change are increasingly threatening the national park system. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier in Montana, here are the ones we stand to lose.

What a locked-down Outside travel editor has been making to eat her way around the world during the pandemic

Here's how to assess when it's safe to do so

These kayak, sailboat, and yacht itineraries have all the makings of a post-pandemic remedy: wide-open space and time with friends

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