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.
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.
With more than 350 miles of trails, 124 peaks, and 147 lakes, this must-see Colorado destination is a wilderness lover's paradise. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 22nd stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.
What was promoted as an innovative new online event has come to a halt as employees and contractors allege missed payments
From Red Lady Films comes a story about Crested Butte, Colorado, a small mountain town that has always been defined by its people
The diverse landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park features 700-foot-tall mounds of sand, grasslands, alpine peaks, and a creek to splash in. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 19th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.
Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river
Riding out the boom-and-bust tourism economy
Scrambles, climbs, and spectacular scenery: it's our 62 Parks Traveler's 18th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year
These affordable digs are within driving distance from major cities but feel like far-away escapes
We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.
With more than a hundred 11,000-foot peaks, five glaciers, and some 150 alpine lakes, Colorado's most popular park has served as an idyllic backdrop for some of our writer's bigger life moments: it's where he proposed to his wife, where his kids earned their first Junior Ranger badges, and where he said goodbye to someone special. While you'll be among 4.7 million visitors who visit every year, there's something personal to be found here.
Satya Yoga, the nation's first yoga teacher training program for people of color, is trying to change who's leading yoga classes—which will also affect who participates
The Colorado-based maker of bike racks and locks is a case study in the uncertainty that small outdoor businesses are navigating right now. With the right combination of luck and creative thinking, their future may not be all gloomy.
In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box
Find the trail runners that work best off-trail and in mixed conditions
Years of underfunding and climate change are increasingly threatening the national park system. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier in Montana, here are the ones we stand to lose.
I went out for a hike and forgot to put on you-know-what. When we crossed paths, was it really necessary to hit me with your self-righteous wrath?
When once crowded mountain communities like Breckenridge, Colorado, saw visitors vanish this spring, locals scrambled to mitigate the economic damage and plot a return, while keeping their towns' character intact
The Leadville 100 is an iconic mountain-bike event that puts racers through a course covering 100 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation change
A quarantine against the world worked once for the Gunnison Valley. Can it again?
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.
Walking away from the adventure of a lifetime is hard, but it makes coming back to it especially rewarding. Here, five thru-hikers share their stories of failing and coming back for more.
My grandpa served in the Army's tough-as-nails Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. After the war, soldiers from the Tenth pioneered the rambling mountain lifestyle I live today. Every year, I ski to remember him.
With 43,000 feet of elevation gain, 91 miles above 10,000 feet, and 63 summits, the route is not to be taken lightly. Brendan Leonard recounts one of his favorite adventures from the past decade.
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
The Venture Out Project celebrates the LGBTQ community through backpacking trips throughout the U.S.
There's more at stake now than skiing, but it's OK to be bummed out about it
Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip