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Europe has always had something America doesn’t: an Alpine ski route ­connecting a network of full-service, premium lodges. That’s about to change, as San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colorado, launches the ultimate hut-to-hut tour in a stunning setting. We sent Devon O’Neil to check it out.

America’s youth are in desperate need of real-life human connection. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist says there’s no better place to provide that than a skate park.

BLM’s first confirmed director in five years talks about access, equity, and the future of public land in the West

Cerra is giving back to Whitefish, Montana, through the Last Best Ride, an event that encourages community members to participate, no matter their skill level

In the words of Brendan Leonard: “I did perhaps underestimate it a tiny bit”

Across the West, resort towns are facing a livability crisis. Luckily, advocates say, this problem can be fixed.

Getting lost teaches me mindfulness, even when I’m terrified

A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.

I study climate change, and my work left me depressed and suicidal. Then my dad got cancer.

The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places

Thanks to their proximity, these Airbnbs book up fast. Make your summer reservation now.

Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions

Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills

Republican senators used the hearing to air conspiracy theories, lie, and point fingers at Biden nominee for issues they themselves are responsible for

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.

Despite cold temperatures and rain, our 62 Parks columnist still found plenty of hiking and mountain vistas at the 26th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park

The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects

Both the world-weary and stoked-on-life congregate at these wild outposts—all seeking the same euphoric joy, communality, and escapism

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place for yourselves. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

A University of Colorado Boulder skier tells the story of a camping trip gone awry

Even in traditionally conservative states like Montana and Wyoming, no single issue unites centrist voters in 2020 more than public-lands protection. That's one reason Montana Republican senator Steve Daines has spent the past 18 months trying to convince voters he's a reliable conservationist. Critics say it's mere "greenwashing," but his success may decide the balance of power in Washington.

Carbon offsets are confusing, and many people wonder how—or if—they even work. Hoping to find a more guilt-free way to travel, frequent flier Tim Neville heads to the ranchlands of Montana to see what an offset looks like on the ground. Hint: it involves cows.

The villainous BLM boss appears to have survived a court ouster, further threatening Trump's oil agenda

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for governor, threatens the state's unique angler-access regulations

The ursine inhabitants of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center test dozens of containers each year to see if they're worthy of bear-proof certification

These recent releases feature stories of gritty heroines on journeys through threatened wild landscapes

A federal court just ruled that the BLM's leader was serving illegally, with plans to reconvene next week to consider if all of his actions were illegal, too

From going big on snacks to active pit stops, here's everything you need to know before taking a long road trip with the whole family

Black cyclist Jonny Altrogge shares why he biked the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route—and what he learned along the way

Emigrant Gulch, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana's Paradise Valley, is the proposed site of a new gold mine

As states begin to reopen, three independent outdoor retailers reflect on changes made to their businesses during the closure and what comes next

Sorry, but there's almost no way to do this responsibly and safely right now

I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.

In 1962, climber Maurice Horn completed the first ascent of the iconic Naked Edge route in Colorado's Eldorado Canyon

As more states hold—or decide to postpone—presidential primaries, a new poll of Mountain West voters shows that a clear majority support climate action, clean air and water, and public lands protection

Despite President Trump's budget proposal that calls for slashing funding for national parks and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bipartisan group of senators is moving forward with critical legislation for both

Why a lifelong outdoor adventurer couldn't resist the siren song of fairways and greens

Don't have time to thru-hike? That's OK! These trails can be done in a few days or weeks so you can test your endurance without using up all your vacation days.

Six decades after learning on wooden planks, one person's quest for the holy grail

Climber Matt Cornell attempts to free solo Come and Get It an M7 mixed climb outside Bozeman, Montana

You can get away on a dime at this time of year

It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.

Forget haunted houses and corn mazes. Head out to the woods instead, where the real scares await.

These experiences will help you connect to the land while respecting the indigenous cultures that have long inhabited it

The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head

On a plane ride over the Mountain West, a grieving father retraces his adventurous youth and searches for solace in the rugged landscapes that molded him

Why these are our dream spots to cast away

Because you don't want to be led deep into the backcountry by just anyone

You can soak and stay at these rad spots

What happened when one writer looked beyond the open road, the staged snapshots, and the hashtag

Eight places to (safely) spy on bears—and other big game—in their natural habitat

Congressional candidate Matt Rosendale earns money from Texan billionaires while voting for their interests

Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up

The Montana Treehouse Retreat has not one but two spiral staircases that lift you up into the treetops

At last, the West is taking steps to address megafires. But we’ve done nothing to prepare for their biggest threat to human health.

Flannel on khakis is a staple uniform in the outdoor industry. But it doesn’t have to be, and this fashion-forward shop mixes expected "outdoorsy" pieces with the unexpected

In this installment, More Than Just Parks features the Flathead Valley and its endless recreational opportunities

And the Maven B3's are the highest-quality optics you can easily carry

'The Ride,' from filmmaker Erik Peterson, follows skijorer Ebbie Hanson on her winter circuit with her horse, Zeke 

Sure, you can get your bike tuned or buy a spare tube. But at these shops, you can also order an espresso or IPA and find your community.

Want to stay overnight in a jetliner, a snowcat, or a luxe glass globe dangling off a cliff? You can.

The definitive guide, built upon real-world experience

According to skier McKenna Peterson, the snow spigot turned on over Montana last year, and many of her big-line objectives beckoned

‘Grizzly Country’ profiles Doug Peacock as he reflects on his time protecting the Yellowstone grizzlies.

There's one realistic thing we can do to survive the new era of giant blazes: build smarter communities that can take the heat

Three epic adventures you can give any outdoorsperson

Safety, reliability, and capability, all in one (relatively affordable) truck

In this film, ‘The Wild Crow,’ ski guide Beau Fredlund reflects on his relationship with the small town of Cooke City, Montana.

Is the movement that sparked the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ready to age out?

The brand has significant stakes in Montana and Nevada—too many to stay silent

The world's best lodges have something in common—unparalleled access to vast wilderness, soaring peaks, and empty coastlines

Bow-hunting anterless whitetail deer on the Yellowstone River—on a budget

Big Sky Country has one of the highest concentrations of hot springs in America. Here's where to find the best ones.

Stop by and find the book or local hiking guide that will change your whole perception of a new place

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