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From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.

These 11 beloved destinations make for ideal cold-weather trips, from soaking in hot springs at Big Bend to cross-country skiing at Rocky Mountain

Paddling across a lake where a river used to be

Feel safe and embrace your time outdoors alone

Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river

Staying connected and productive on the move can be tough. Here's how to make it easier.

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book 'Leave It As It Is,' nature writer David Gessner examines the iconic conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and unpacks the perception that the national parks and monuments he created were previously untouched and empty

In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box

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.

Seven employees have tested positive for the virus, even while the parks have no entrance fees, are short on staff, and are overwhelmed by visitors. Sound familiar?

An ode to traveling slow on two wheels and burning just enough calories each day to eat a large pizza each evening

Over 300 million people visited national parks in 2019, the third-highest total in over a century

'Honeyland,' 'Into the Canyon,' and 'Okavango: River of Dreams' are generating buzz at Sundance and the Oscars. You can also stream them online.

The 'Long River Home' follows three kayakers as they overcome challenges while navigating through the Grand Canyon

If you and your co-parent have different ideas of what's risky, here's what you need to know

‘Parks’ chronicles the evolution of the visual identity of the national park system through its maps, pamphlets, and other informational ephemera

It’s far better than the alternative

In 2016, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer Pete McBride set out to thru-hike the Grand Canyon

A scandal over radiation exposure at the national park is the latest weapon employees have used against each other in a perpetually dysfunctional workplace

We hope you’ll enjoy your time here at Tequila Beach

How to explore the western rivers and wilderness on the route of legendary explorer John Wesley Powell

A reformed raft guide writes a breakup letter to his favorite piece of gear as he upgrades to a (real) mattress

From searching for Bigfoot in Ohio to drinking snake blood in China, these are the best and strangest Outside tales

In an effort to raise awareness for the global water crisis, runner Mina Guli is attempting to complete 63 marathons in 63 days

Tips on how to get one of the most enviable jobs in the outdoor industry

Kicking off spring film-festival season, these shorts and features explore the Grand Canyon, skate culture, and the nature of sufferfests

Grand Canyon National Park superintendent Christine Lehnertz notified park employees on March 14 that she was resigning, effective March 31. This comes weeks after a four-month investigation turned up no wrongdoing and found a series of 2018 allegations against her to be "unfounded."

In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.

Behind the Herculean effort to create a scientifically accurate cartographic masterpiece

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.

I learned the hard way that lying to your kids backfires

What the new data says about how long the average hiker takes, what they drink, and how tired they get

Grand Canyon National Park is turning 100 in 2019. Here's how to make the most out of a visit, from hiking to boating to biking to camping and so much more.

Taylor Nowlin came out of nowhere to break Ida Nilsson’s brand-new record by over three minutes

Five years ago, the Swedish runner was beset by long-term injury. This past weekend, she set a new bar for traversing one of the most iconic landmarks in the U.S.

This video from Google Maps follows a group of five blind kayakers through the Grand Canyon

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