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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap

Want to serve the tastiest meat ever at your next dinner party? This is the (significant) investment it will take to make that happen.

As Wyoming prepares for the first grizzly hunt in the lower 48 in decades, at least two protesters won tags they say they won't use. Will their strategy work?

If you've only been following the drama of Scott Pruitt and his replacement at the EPA, you only know half the story. Environmental regulations are under attack all across America, and the siege is just beginning.

One writer endures awkward morning cabin run-ins and hazardous chairlifts in the name of settling down (but still chasing snow)

Keeping an eye on the interior secretary's latest ethical blunders and questionable public lands policies

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

A new study polled western voters' views on the interior secretary, Trump's public lands agenda, and downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

"Confluence" gathering works toward debut of national platform to strengthen and align state-level efforts

Comfortable, secure, and convenient, the Scat Belt works with any type of clothing

Missing winter? Here's where to get your shred on well into July.

No one would blame you for planning your summer vacation around visits to these shops

The Yellowstone River is the beating heart of Paradise Valley, Montana, but a proposed mine threatens the entire ecosystem.

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Meet Jessi Lewis, the metalsmith behind our new favorite line

A new book goes deep into the history and significance of our country's 4,000-mile northern boundary

In 2009, San Diego native and surfer Jack Christiansen found himself in Missoula, Montana.

How to fill nearly every weekend this summer with nearly every genre of music

He is one of the most scandal-plagued interior secretaries in history. But even so, he can probably get away with a lot more.

Find out how your state stacks up

Researchers studied 1,500 Rocky Mountain forests that had been burned by wildfires. They found that most of the woods aren't recovering after the blaze—and in some cases, they're not returning at all. The culprit? A warming planet.

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Riding trails suitable for all skill levels is just the start. This route also highlights some of central Montana’s most vibrant towns and outdoor activities for every interest

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Rich in cultural history, wildlife, and geological wonder, this route is dominated by expansive plains and vast stretches of pristine landscape

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Play and relax like a true Montanan at these eight iconic lodges, ranches, and cabins

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Skiing and snowboarding are just the start. From snowshoeing and hot springs soaking to snowmobiling and ice fishing, Montana is a winter wonderland

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Soul-stirring views and mountain playgrounds fuel this adventure across the rugged northwest corner of the state

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A sampler of western Montana’s most beautiful mountain playgrounds

Resorts offer big discounts and bigger perks to those who buy a 2018–19 ski pass in the next few weeks

After he died, Harrison's friends, family, and fishing buddies gathered to send him off the only way they knew how—by having one gigantic meal

Because of drought and rising temperatures, wildfires in the West will grow so large and regular they could reshape entire forests

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

One man's quest to ski the equivalent of sea level to the summit of Everest and back. Twice. In 24 hours. On a single ski run.

Record low snowfalls have made national news, but it came as no surprise for the characters in the End of Snow, from Day’s Edge Productions.

From filmmaker Zane Clampett, The Peculiar Expedition of Thomas Snyder follows little-known snowboarder Thomas Snyder on his journey from his local hill in Minnesota to the steep backcountry lines of Montana. 

From filmmakers Alex D'Agostino and Ben Goertzen, Whiskey Facts follows a crew of Montana skiers into the backcountry for a day full of pillows and trips to the whiteroom.

A versatile getup for winter’s last throes and spring’s first showers

The parent company owns outdoor brands like CamelBak and Giro, as well as Savage Arms, a manufacturer of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles

Here you can send it right from the road

From Sherpas Cinema and the North Face, Always Above Us looks at alpine climbers Kris Erickson and Conrad Anker’s attempt at climbing the Nutcracker.

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

From Trout Unlimited, Smith River chronicles the importance of Montana’s most family-friendly river trip.

Our Last Refuge tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine and the decades-long struggle to protect this homeland of the Blackfeet Nation from oil and gas development. 

A plan to bring some 200 bears to Washington's North Cascades was reportedly stopped by the Department of the Interior, jeopardizing the species' recovery.

Continuing the tradition of Tom Morgan's signature smooth feel, only 50 of these new rods have been made. Without even casting it, I know it's amazing.

Early in his political career, the interior secretary irked fellow Republicans with his willingness to stand up for conservation. Things have changed, and whether you love or hate his ideas, know this: he’s one of the few Trump-era cabinet secretaries with the juice to make things happen, and he’s got the boss’s back.

Researchers at the University of Montana found that nearby towns dependent on tourist dollars stand to lose millions

The young owner of this brand new outdoor shop has specialty retail in his blood

One writer, inspired by Edward Abbey to head west, sets off for a seasonal gig that proves to be a deeply isolating experience

Skip the overpriced food from the concessioner and check out these local restaurants instead

Perhaps less widely known than her partner, Hayden Kennedy, Inge Perkins was a climbing force in her own right

Politicians seem to think so—but it won't help unless it's accompanied by more fire

For the guys at Access Unlimited, they strive to show their clients that their limitations can be overcome. They are breaking down barriers for aspiring fisherman to get out on the water.

Our former editor on Thomas McGuane's almost cinematic contemplation of hunting

Our writer sent us a dispatch from the frontlines of the blaze, where the air is thick with smoke and the wildlife is taking shelter

These hotels and lodges roll out the welcome mat for cyclists

Todd Frank, owner of The Trail Head in Missoula, Montana, breaks down his rough ride with Ibex and cautions other vendors to be careful courting direct customers

There are 137 large wildfires raging across 7.8 million acres in what might be the worst fire season ever

Wildfires have burned more than a million acres in the northern Rockies—and it could get even worse

Seven items that the Mystery Ranch founder always has on the trail

A new photo book documents the diverse community behind the original national park

Make the most of summer with these 48-hour ­adventures, from surfing in Texas to tasting your way through Oregon’s wine country

Legislators are considering sticking out-of-state cyclists and mountain bikers with a $25 fee—and a side of humiliation

In this episode of Redington's Find Your Water series, the crew takes us to Billings, Montana, an industrial town with incredible access to the outdoors

The trail systems are immense, and the access is unparalleled.

Leif Haugen is a lookout for the U.S. Forest Service in Northern Montana. He patrols his section of wilderness for any sight of lightning strikes or fires.

With ski season in full swing, there's no shortage of excitement. The folks up at Big Sky, however, seem to be experiencing a higher stoke level than anyone else. In Welcome to Winter 2016-17, skiers share their favorite parts about skiing at the iconic Montana resort. From face-shots to family friendliness, Big…

We all covet the top-shelf stuff, but our most useful and well-loved kit is often nothing fancy

We've written about Eduardo Garcia before and his survival story impacted thousands. Now, it's time to celebrate his resiliency.

How does a city turn itself from a backwater to one of Outside's Best Towns? Libby, Montana, is trying to figure it out.

We talked to climbers, Olympic mountain bikers, musicians, and award-winning chefs about what exactly makes their hometowns so special and fun

'Calm of the Mountains' is a short film from Lululemon about Rio-hopeful Melinda Withrow and her relationship with her dad and the mountains of Polson, Montana

These guys are redefining surf culture in mountain towns.

10 easy trips, maximum fun guaranteed

Your guide to North America's best skiing. Inbounds and out.

Where to enjoy autumn's best views—on two feet or two wheels