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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.

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

Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them motivated to stick with a mystery that may be unsolvable?

For most Americans, the naming of a secretary of the interior is of little consequence. However, as a Navajo man, who holds this position has defined much of my life, and the recent appointing of Deb Haaland marks a groundbreaking moment.

Chloé Zhao’s new film follows a baby boomer who moves into her van after the Great Recession

In her new book, writer and artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of San Carlos Apache activists who are standing up to a mining company in southeastern Arizona

Don't let cold weather stop you from exploring. These eight trails in some of our favorite national parks may be even better in the winter.

Ken Layne left an influential career in digital media to create 'Desert Oracle,' a cult-favorite radio show and print periodical based in Joshua Tree that explores everything from the political to the paranormal. Now it's being released as a book.

Paddling across a lake where a river used to be

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

A new school of social-media influencers are giving hunting a fresh and decidedly female face. Our writer joins two rising stars of “huntstagram” in the Arizona backcountry to chase mule deer for her first time—and see if she can stomach what it takes to be an omnivore.

Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river

'Water Flows Together' ​​​​​​​explores the intersection of water access for consumption and recreation

Kiplin Pastor had been training eight months for a rim-to-rim-to-rim​ run of the Grand Canyon​​​​​​, but COVID-19 stripped away that chance

From epic views to Phantom Ranch, this trek should be on every adventurer's bucket list. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's tenth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters

Wander amid 200-million-year-old stone logs in Arizona. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's ninth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.

Think vanlifers have a unique advantage during a pandemic? Think again.

Exploring the desert and cacti is so awesome and surreal that you'll feel like you're on another planet. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's fourth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive

He's had to embrace incredible physical pain to win iconic ultramarathons like the Leadville Trail 100 and the Western States Endurance Run. But that’s a form of suffering Rob Krar can control—unlike his decades-long struggle with depression.

Parts of the southern border are ecological wonderlands. The wall threatens 23 endangered and at-risk species.

Hitting the trail has been a lifeline for the record-setting thru-hiker's ongoing battle with depression

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip

In 2016, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer Pete McBride set out to thru-hike the Grand Canyon

Instagram can make even the most far-flung places seem accessible. But how much does it really cost to get the shot?

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

Whether you want to chase early-season powder in the Rockies or lobster rolls in New England, we've got your perfect road trip to end the year on a high note

Téa Obreht's sprawling new novel ties together camels, immigration, and the myths of the Southwest

Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.

The famous waterfalls appear in about ten seconds' worth of her new music video, and some people are angry about it

In 'Hike the Line,' from Corey Robinson, these hikers share an experience that's unlike any other thru-hike

Making your way over an 800-mile trail through deserts and mountains in less than 16 days is no picnic—except for those gas-station resupply stops

A subjective look at where we prefer to shred

As outdoor-recreation tourism booms, these places have been forced to find innovative (and sometimes desperate) ways of adapting to and curbing the steady stream of tourists each season

What does it take to make the list? Being a winter Olympian, Tour de France rider, or world-class climber helps.

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