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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

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

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.

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

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.

As the country's second most popular park turns 100, Grand Canyon faces an unprecedented number of existential threats. Eight experts weigh in on the major changes it will undergo during the next century.

Mystery of Now features artist and Apache Skateboards founder Douglas Miles as he empowers youth in his community through skating

The movers and shakers inspiring positive change in the outdoors

The route patches together portions of five other thru-hikes and includes sections of trail-less meandering through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. It's no wonder that only one person has ever completed it—yet.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap

There are 128 National Scenic Byways across the country. Here are five of our favorites.

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.

Golf courses! Water parks! Man-made lakes! If Utah has its way, the retiree oasis of St. George will explode with growth, turning red rock to bluegrass and slaking its thirst with a new billion-dollar pipeline from the Colorado River.

Amid a frenzied conversation over shrinking public lands, Native Americans run hundreds of miles to honor—and take back—the land that's sacred to them

A new study polled western voters' views on the interior secretary, Trump's public lands agenda, and downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

About 200 people were evacuated by ATV and helicopter last week from a campground near the iconic falls

Seven lovely destinations, from Florida to Arizona

Holly "Cargo" Harrison survived a heart attack and a grizzly bear attack and now holds one of the most substantial FKTs ever

HBO's sci-fi western takes place in some of TV's most epic filming locations, from California's Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes of Utah

They're comfy, look good, and will last a decade. But we bet you knew all that already.

He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining

Before her death last November, Katie Lee spent half a century working to restore Glen Canyon, a lost place that was even more astounding than Grand Canyon

New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument holds clues to what may happen to forests affected by massive fires

Find out how your state stacks up

A minute-by-minute account my attempt to run across the Grand Canyon—twice

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

From landscape filmmaker Jay Worsley, Ethos features some incredible drone footage from Arizona, California, and Oregon.

From better casings and increased sidewall protection to varied compounds for better grip and new sizes, rubber for the road and the trail is improving

Five reasons our bike editor loves the Arizona city, from its rocky trails to its warm weather to its great beer

Arizona's Mt. Graham was always there to climb. We just had to stop and do it.

Remote, empty spots to pitch your tent in peace this summer

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

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