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Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

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

How young is too young for risk? During an Idaho river adventure that included her seven-year-old, Tracy Ross faced this question in the most harrowing way imaginable.

'River of Return' features river guides and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members Sammy and Jessica Matsaw

In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture

'The Swift Campout' proves that a four-day bikepacking trip in Idaho is readily accessible, especially in a landscape like this

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next

Three skiers died at Silver Mountain, Idaho, on January 7. In the wake of yet another ski-area avalanche tragedy, it's time to awaken our mountain sense. 

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

In 'Pressure,' Mark Healey explains how his connection to the ocean influences his time hunting in the hills

Because demoing bikes and gear, exploring great locations, and celebrating afterward with new friends, craft beer, and music is way more fun than riding alone

'Thru' tracks the traverse of two thru-hikers on Lions Head Ridge in Idaho, an unforgiving part of their hike

You can soak and stay at these rad spots

The ranch​​​​​​​ of Henry's Fork, Idaho, is where anglers come to test their dry fly-fishing abilities

'Golden' spotlights eagle biologist Caitlin Davis in her natural habitat—at the top of a cliff face strapped into a harness

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

Crews carry your gear and provide meals and campsites as you cruise through some of America's most scenic back roads

The definitive guide, built upon real-world experience

Ski season is far from over. Here's how to squeeze in one more epic trip without breaking the bank.

Two hunters set off in a raft to hunt for rutting mule deer bucks in Idaho’s famed Frank Church Wilderness.

‘The Fire That Saved Sun Valley’ features a backcountry ski guide​​ as he makes peace with a natural disaster

Two hikers just set the only known times on the country's newest state-spanning trail system

In Cascade, Idaho there’s a family of whitewater paddlers continuously training for the north fork of the Payette River.

If you thought this was just another trout fishing video, think again

If she wins tomorrow, the 38-year-old Democrat would become the country's first Native American governor. Can a moderate still win in Trump's America? Idaho is about to find out.

Plus: one private island bungalow worth the splurge

Thanks to massive powder conditions, Wolf Creek will be the first ski area to open this season. Here's what you need to know, plus the resorts we think could be turning chairlifts next.

Idaho issued only a single bear tag, but conservationists are still concerned about the consequences of picking off just one bear in a state that has played an outsize role in grizzly management

Shred for the South Fork follows nine whitewater paddlers on an overnight trip down the South Fork of the Salmon River.

In wildlife management areas, hikers can glimpse animals in their natural, pristine habitat while getting off the beaten path

Outdoor towns tend to be overwhelmingly homogenous, which can make for a tough decision for people of color who want to move somewhere they can play outside

With beautiful trails and camping close to town, quick access to the mountains, and a vibrant downtown, this ski town is a gold mine of summer adventures

While overcrowding plagues America's most popular trails, there are still places to find solitude

Matt Wells and Denny Hogan have been adventuring together for decades. As they push 70, they're not ready to give it up yet.

A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.

It’s not about which laws you break—it’s about how you break them

'The Fun Suffer Divide' chronicles the journey of three cyclists as they traverse a section of the Continental Divide Trail.

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