Losing his lower legs to disease in childhood caused him to hide himself for decades. Then a long, hot hike across the Grand Canyon showed him a new way forward.
Snowpack and trail damage on the North Rim prompted the Park Service to delay opening until June 2
Havasu Falls is reopening to visitors after a three-year closure, with limited visits ahead of a full reopening next year. Now’s the time to be thinking about a permit, lodging, and getting in shape for the hike to this beautiful place on the Havasupai Reservation.
The Havasupai Tribe closed their lands—and the iconic waterfall—to tourists amid the pandemic. Guests who had reservations from 2020 will be allowed to visit in 2023.
A campground located along the Bright Angel Trail will be called Havasupai Gardens following a government decision
The latest story of a tourist behaving badly in a national park is a real head scratcher
When a rafter was stung by a scorpion, she assumed she’d be fine. Within hours she lost her ability to see or speak clearly.
The ultimate guide to rafting the Grand Canyon including how long it takes, whether you need a permit and how much it costs
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.
Want to hike without crowds? See jaw-dropping vistas without torching your quads? Check out these dayhikes and backpacks.
You can still find a slice of solitude in the country's most visited parks
Cahill’s stories and rollicking misadventures around the world have made this publication what it is today. Here he talks about his role in the creation of Outside magazine, choking down snake blood and gallbladder cocktails in the name of journalism, and how he came back from the dead after a frigid swim in the Grand Canyon’s biggest rapid.
If you’re willing to brave the cold, winter can be one of the best seasons to visit America’s best idea
As it turns out, the national parks just aren’t that great for some visitors (though we definitely disagree)
Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature
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.
And how to stay safe in them this summer
Sleep in a Navajo Nation earth home, a vintage camper, or a dome tent, all just a short drive to the South Rim
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
Finding a bit of quiet is harder than ever
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
Plus, tips on how to avoid said masses
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
A running buddy sees your limitless potential, celebrates the best, tolerates the worst, and is always up for a questionable adventure—like a birthday run in the Grand Canyon.
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
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
The bodies of Garret Bonkowski and Jessica Bartz were discovered on October 1 on a South Rim trail. How they died remains a mystery, and their families want answers.
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.
‘Weight of Water’ follows adaptive adventurer Erik Weihenmayer on a whitewater kayaking trip through the Grand Canyon’s lava falls
For decades, the staff of Grand Canyon National Park has lived with a culture of bullying and harassment. Can the park's first female superintendent heal the old wounds?
Many of our national parks are overflowing with visitors. To get away from the crowds, seek an alternate route.
At these five parks, the food is the treasured resource.
About 200 people were evacuated by ATV and helicopter last week from a campground near the iconic falls
Some of the places most sought after by recreationists are also culturally, spiritually or economically vital to tribes. We need to honor that.
Not too fast, not too slow, rail is just right
Jim Walmsley’s Western States run was remarkable. But how does it stack up against these other extreme distance running feats?
He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining
Georgie White Clark was foul-mouthed, brusk, famously rude to customers—and a pioneer in Grand Canyon
Harvey Butchart was hiking the canyon long before others thought to follow
Jason Nez studies something that's too often forgotten amid the awe-inspiring views and canyon walls: those who live there
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
From speed records to eco-anarchists, these reads explore the legend of an iconic place
Nikki Cooley and her sister want to get more Native people working in some of the the outdoor world's most coveted positions
In 1869, John Wesley Powell led nine men and four boats on the first documented descent through the Grand Canyon. As is made clear in this excerpt from 'The Promise of the Grand Canyon,' it was a hell of a challenge.
Just because you didn’t land a private permit to float the Colorado doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy its 40 layers of mind-jarring beauty.