A man says he required lifesaving when he accidentally ignited a 2018 wildfire. An Arizona court determined that his negligence made him culpable.
In less than 800 miles, the Arizona Trail offers a steady string of stunning landscapes, uncanny animals, and changing circumstances. If your time is limited, it’s the national scenic trail to try.
The festival circuit doesn't stop at the end of summer. Here are eight awesome adventure, culture, and food festivals worth traveling for.
Several years ago, writer Astra Lincoln and her partner were testing their climbing skills in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona when, high up Baboquivari Peak, they encountered a migrant simply trying to survive.
Grand Canyon National Park has some of the best views in the United States. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, whether its hiking, boating, biking, camping, or so much more.
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
Pitch a tent on these beach or desert campgrounds
A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change
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
'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
It's not just for the views
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
And we better get used to it
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.