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Digging deep with journalist Daniel Barbarisi, whose new account reveals the very real danger of the chase

From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee

Load up the car to see snow-covered volcanoes, cool desert landscapes, and empty beaches without any of summer's big crowds

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

The 35th generation New Mexican will oversee public lands, national parks, Native American affairs, and more

The decade-long hunt captured the world's attention, but when it finally ended in June, everyone still wanted to know: Who had solved the mystery? This week, as legal proceedings threaten his anonymity, a 32-year-old medical student is ready to go on the record.

Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

During a hot and lonely summer, I grabbed my tools and created an outdoor watering hole to entertain friends—at a safe distance, of course! This may be the best idea I’ve ever had.

An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple

Are electric vehicles ready for the open road and the backcountry?

Hit the road for a memorable summer road trip with these extra precautions

As one of the only inhabitants of an abandoned railway stop in eastern New Mexico, Debra Dawson has been social distancing for decades. Attracted to its history and surrounding landscape, she's found happiness far away from just about everyone.

Explore underground and see a famous bat colony in southern New Mexico. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's seventh stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

'This Land' profiles runner Faith Briggs as she traverses 150 miles through three national monuments

When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn't deliver.

Welcome to America's newest national park, with endless and huge sand dunes to explore. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's fifth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

When the mine closed in Questa, New Mexico, in 2014, the town found itself in the midst of an identity crisis

There's more at stake now than skiing, but it's OK to be bummed out about it

The nonprofit WildEarth Guardians is taking on the U.S. Forest Service's grazing regulations

The former U.S. Ski Team member is accused of killing a man in New Mexico

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

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

The Sunski Treelines are great for skiing and everyday adventures

The country's largest dune field has been a national monument since 1933, but now it's our 62nd national park

Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports

Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.

We drove to Mexico and filled our thermoses with margaritas (for gear testing)

The inability of western states to track water usage is exacerbating the region's drought crisis

We tested three models at different prices and found a clear favorite

Our writer's hands-down favorite for wind-blown and chapped lips

Catch the great southerly migration with North America's top birding enthusiasts

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

From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities

Rejoice, dudes. We can finally wear tops that aren't t-shirts

Eight one-of-a-kind events for those who aren't into the standard swim, bike, run

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