A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included
What I learned about love, loss, and landscape over two decades of living in a 1961 Artcraft mobile home in the Utah desert
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
Pitch a tent on these beach or desert campgrounds
Riding out the boom-and-bust tourism economy
Mountain-bike world-famous slickrock at our 62 Parks Traveler's 14th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year
First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?
As red-rock meccas like Moab, Zion, and Arches become overrun with visitors, our writer wonders if Utah's celebrated Mighty Five ad campaign worked too well—and who gets to decide when a destination is "at capacity."
Our New York City–based bike columnist visited America's most up-and-coming cycling destination and found it well deserving of the hype
You can get away on a dime at this time of year
Geologists have captured the low, deep hum of Castleton Tower near Moab
The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different
You can set up your own, off-the-cuff version of summer camp in one of these stellar settings
When a 4x4 influencer vandalized the state's magnificent desert landscape, it was really just the start of the problem
Moab has come into its own as one of America’s great multisport destinations. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, from pedaling its world-class singletrack to hiking its famed national parks to rafting the Colorado River.
Need a reboot for the New Year? From yoga to trail running, these retreats ensure that and more.
'Moab Overland' features a Land Rover Defender 110 packed with provisions tackling the rowdy dirt trails around the Utah outdoor hotspot
Filmmaker Long Nyugen and rider Marshall Mullen took Specialized’s new e-bike, the Turbo Kenovo, out to Virgin, Utah.
With dozens of mountain bike companies and world-class trails, these demo events are the perfect way to find your new ride
America's best-known mountain bike town keeps reinventing itself with new trails, improved camping, and more diversions. Plan your trip now.
Mountain biker Eric Porter has built himself a bike in - bike out park in his backyard.
Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?
HBO's sci-fi western takes place in some of TV's most epic filming locations, from California's Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes of Utah
Moab-based climber Mason Earle yearns to find remote, pristine climbing routes.
The pro climber and free soloist extraordinaire went to D.C. to tell politicians we want to preserve the wild places we grew up with—and not turn them into radioactive tailings ponds
Remote, empty spots to pitch your tent in peace this summer
And how you can do it, too, for $120K less
From filmmaker Kevin Winzeler and ENVE Composites, The Whole Enchilada follows rider Luke Strobel as he descends the 8,000 feet of vertical on the infamous trail.
Steph Davis is an accomplished climber and BASE jumper, so on a climbing outing north of Moab, she combined both skills and made this short video.
If there’s anything better than an epic day outside, it’s reliving it over great food and drink. From mountain decks to beachside watering holes, our favorite après spots have mastered Cajun fries, crustaceans, and craft ales.
Mountain bikes were made for this: 450 miles of empty, achingly scenic backcountry in southern Utah, on little-known trails pieced together in the spirit of Edward Abbey. Our writer saddles up to get lost.
A Whole Different Enchilada is a short film from Evo that follows professional athletes Adam Craig and Josh Dirksen.
Go ride a bike in one of these five up-and-coming singletrack meccas
Trail crews have carved out hundreds of new miles for hikers, runners, and riders from New York to California. It's time to freshen up your route.
Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.
HBO's ambitious new show—and perhaps the next 'Game of Thrones'—takes smart advantage of adventurous land we already know and love
How six months rock climbing in Moab and around the west led Dan Dennis to the Olympic freestyle wrestling team
Fed up with tight National Park regulations—no BASE-jumping, no slacklining, no fun!—adventurers are getting cozy with a surprising new advocate: the Bureau of Land Management. Nowhere are the agency's lenient recreation policies on better display than Moab, Utah.
Gobble Gobble Bitches Yeah is an annual highline event held each Thanksgiving in Moab, Utah
"I think your average Joe can identify with these videos and actually go out and do this. Not everyone can do a back flip, or jump off cliffs—this is attainable riding for most."
While most of us were waiting in airport security and Thanksgiving traffic, a couple hundred climbers were heading south to Indian Creek, Utah. The Creek, 40 miles south of Moab, is a crack-climbing mecca, chock-full of legendary routes for those willing to suffer.
Riding from Durango to Moab on a mountain bike isn't easy: you cover around 215-miles, climbing 3,500 feet a day, some of it probably during a lightning storm or through thick mud, with temperatures ranging from forty to 115 degrees and plenty of route-finding involved.
Start in the Grand Canyon and wander up to Moab, Utah, with some moonlit camping and excellent mountain biking along the way.
A lifelong fisherman gets his first taste of the hard stuff.
This fat-tire Shangri-La's got stunning scenery, challenging riding, plenty of beer and music—and you don't have to be an expert rider or endurance junkie. Here's everything you need to make the most of this weekend-long party, er, mountain-bike race.
It’s not like we needed another reason to love Moab. But we’ve got one: Utah’s red-rock mecca for adventure sports is pursuing one of the most ambitious green-energy policies of any town in the West. The movement is led by mayor and 35-year resident Dave Sakrison, 61, who was elected…
With on-call mechanics, high-energy meals, and leg massages, boutique bike hotels turn cycling into a destination sport on par with skiing
Time to tune up that garageful of gear (we don't mean lawn chairs) and devote your next outing to full-throttle fun.
Three months of pure freedom. You're loving itand we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.
An 812-mile effort to revive the spirit, if not the tactics, of the West's most notorious monkey-wrencher
Combine your next visit to a national park with a bonus raid on a great state park or national forestand get twice the escape
Survival and Wilderness Skills
Here's the Beef
32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…
Slickrock style: taking the high road near Moab Q: Five of us are looking to take a mountain biking trip in the western United States. We have thought about Moab in Utah but wanted to know if there are any alternatives we should consider. Thanks,…
Ten lodges where you can take it all in, and then launch an expedition out the back door
Exploring remote canyons is dangerous fun, but expert advice will get you through it alive. Marc Peruzzi learns the ropes, deep in the Arizona backcountry.
Got shocks?: a bird’s eye view over Canyonlands, and the Colorado River Q: We are planning a mountain biking trip to Moab and would like some advice on great places to camp. The private campgrounds I’ve looked into have all the amenities, but look like parking lots…