Take an epic tour of the sweeping prairie and secluded mountains of eastern Montana
Touring rock stars aren’t exactly known for clean living. The members of this band do ginger shots and ice baths.
With more coastline than California, Fort Peck Lake offers an abundance of secluded coves to fish, waterski, paddle, or just explore
Take a tour of these two national monuments in Eastern Montana
These state parks offer everything you’re looking for in a national park, only fewer crowds. See our top choices for wildlife, wilderness, solitude, and more.
Now entering a designated Dark Sky Sanctuary
Paddling may be the main draw of the Upper Missouri River Breaks, but it’s far from the only way to explore there
Situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Montana’s most populous city is also a cultural and economic hub
Follow the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers on a loop packed with history and adventure
Explore the state like you’ve never seen it before on these four adventure road trips
Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on taxation without representation
Mystery Ranch leans into the specific needs of wildland firefighters
Stio will open retail stores in Boston, Lake Tahoe, and Bozeman in 2023
A writer in Bozeman, Montana, grapples with the wealthy wave of newcomers gentrifying the town she moved to ten years ago—as a dirtbag pursuing the western dream
Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.
Set far from dramatic mountain peaks, the movie stays true to a gentler side of the state
To mark its 150th anniversary, America’s first national park plans to use 2022 to address past wrongdoing and work toward a more inclusive future
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.
Coming to terms with a landscape ravaged by fire
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
We can see right through your hunting selfies
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