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But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme

You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.

If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room

A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.

In their Outside TV series, Mike Chambers and Jason Antin take on crazy adventures between Friday evening and Monday morning, inspiring the rest of us to do more with our Saturdays and Sundays, too

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

If you’re worried about how the current campsite and rental-car shortages are going to impact your summer travels, consider these options. We’ve rounded up our favorite companies in six cities, plus the itineraries to test them out on.

Every woman who hikes has been the target of mansplaining—and outdoor writers and editors are no exception

Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature

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.

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

Our country’s open spaces are a sanity-saving antidote for this writer

‘Girls Gotta Eat Dirt’ isn’t your typical #inspirational stoke video

It provides climbing and descending performance in equal parts

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

The phone rang and it was our 18-year-old, Hatcher, who apparently took a hard spill while ripping laps on Eldora Mountain. Or so we think: he’s OK now, but he still has no idea what really happened.

Spring has sprung, and we’re excited about it

Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season

And things got rocky fast. Our correspondent talks to Jennifer Miller about Colorado, misconceptions, and a mysterious type of footwear called “hiking sandals.”

Are your skis the best tool for the season you want, or the season you have? An impassioned argument for thin-waisted planks.

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Know the risks, the terrain, and the gear you need before your maiden voyage into the backcountry

The backcountry is more popular than ever, but that doesn't make it safe

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

These fun and inspiring ideas will bring the world to the travelers on your list—and help out those working in the travel industry who've been hard hit by the pandemic

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

A study from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicated something counterintuitive: experience doesn't always correspond with safety

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

Paddling across a lake where a river used to be

Both the world-weary and stoked-on-life congregate at these wild outposts—all seeking the same euphoric joy, communality, and escapism

Do-it-all technical denim to look good and ride better

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place and be COVID safe. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

Work life got turned upside down this year, and many people are just thankful they have any job at all. But some companies have gone above and beyond to not just survive, but thrive.

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