Thanks to their proximity, these Airbnbs book up fast. Make your summer reservation now.
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
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
'Thru' tracks the traverse of two thru-hikers on Lions Head Ridge in Idaho, an unforgiving part of their hike
Ski season is far from over. Here's how to squeeze in one more epic trip without breaking the bank.
‘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
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.
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.
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
A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.
'The Fun Suffer Divide' chronicles the journey of three cyclists as they traverse a section of the Continental Divide Trail.
A new poll of eight Western states reveals that most people are actually on the same page about public lands, renewable energy, and the importance of outdoor recreation
There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues
He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.
And how to pull them off
The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried.
America will soon be treated to its first total solar eclipse in decades. Here's where to see it.
In the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, four guides on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River explore the tributaries of this mighty river.
Enter the wild mustangs. For more than a decade, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has worked with inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections to train these horses for adoption. This spring, managers of Hells Canyon and Eagle Cap Wilderness areas approached the BLM about using the mustangs on their trail crew. (The Wild Horse and Burro Act allows for exchange of horses between federal agencies.) Last spring, 11 mustangs joined the Eagle Cap Ranger District herd.
Wildfire season is getting longer, scarier, and more dangerous. Here's what you need to know and how to prepare.
Twenty years after wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies, many politicians would still love to see them eradicated, and hunters and ranchers are allowed to kill them by the hundreds. But the animals are not only surviving—they're expanding their range at a steady clip. For the people who live on the wild edges of wolf country, their presence can be magical and maddening at once.
Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington's Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn't do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.
You might know Nick Symmonds as the 5-time USATF 800-meter champion. Or as the 2013 world champion who dedicated his silver medal to his gay and lesbian friends as a protest against Russian laws. Or as the runner who posted a nude photo on Twitter.
What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...