There’s a right and a wrong way to live in the desert, says Outside’s ethics guru
But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme
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
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.
Pitch a tent on these beach or desert campgrounds
Five campsites with views worth the drive
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
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
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.
Instagram can make even the most far-flung places seem accessible. But how much does it really cost to get the shot?
Téa Obreht's sprawling new novel ties together camels, immigration, and the myths of the Southwest
The famous waterfalls appear in about ten seconds' worth of her new music video, and some people are angry about it
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
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
Mystery of Now features artist and Apache Skateboards founder Douglas Miles as he empowers youth in his community through skating
From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.
He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining
And we better get used to it
A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.
Kaitlyn Boyle smashed the women's record for the AZT300, while Kurt Refsnider reclaimed the record for the 760-mile AZTR
Like many beautiful, accessible natural attractions, Arizona's Horseshoe Bend has become too popular for its own good. Is it too late to protect it from hordes of Instagram obsessives?
That fact was made painfully clear Sunday night when an autonomous Volvo XC90 hit and killed a woman who was walking her bike across the street in Tempe, Arizona
Five reasons our bike editor loves the Arizona city, from its rocky trails to its warm weather to its great beer
In back-to-back days, Michaela Kiersch and Paige Claassen secured the first and second female ascents of Necessary Evil, a 5.14c in Arizona