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Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.

A site with images that date back 8,000 years was spray-painted with racist slurs and symbols, among other graffiti

A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.

At a bold and stylish new brewery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Missy Begay and Shyla Sheppard are using traditional Native American ingredients to produce delicious craft creations, part of a growing movement that’s changing the face of domestic beer

A long-distance rambler named Bearsun is walking from L.A. to New York, dressed like a very large Pokémon. This is his story.

The New Mexico ski resort has hiked its minimum wage to $15 per hour to exceed the living-wage standard for Taos County

As the number one female street skateboarder in the country, Duran hopes to inspire more people to try the sport

Shorts, tees, swimsuits, gin... must be almost summer!

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

I tested the Gazelle Medeo electric cruiser to see how many gallons of gas it saved me on my daily commute

Larry Burke wins a lifetime achievement award at Outdoor Retailer

Outside’s founder, Larry Burke, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award

In 'Hike the Line,' from Corey Robinson, these hikers share an experience that's unlike any other thru-hike

From the Canadian Kootenay Rockies to Southwest hot springs, we found the most scenic stretches of road for epic summer adventures

Huckberry found the formula for stylish, quality glasses that don’t qualify as a splurge

Being a beginner (or just perpetually mediocre) doesn't mean you should quit

A group of Australian cyclists departs Oklahoma to replicate the iconic journey taken by the Joad family in the novel 'The Grapes of Wrath'

The Gila is America’s most endangered river. What do we stand to lose if it disappears thanks to climate change and overuse?

Two new podcasts are telling stories about climate and environmental change—and giving us a venue for considering the future

New Mexico establishes an outdoor recreation division and equity fund for diversity outdoors

New Mexico lawmakers in pursuit of tourism dollars could help push the niche sport into the mainstream, as well as boost visitors to one of the country’s great, overlooked long-distance routes

Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry

Marie Kondo's ‘Tidying Up' is hardly a new concept for those who live a nomadic lifestyle

New Mexico wants to create a first-of-its-kind Outdoor Equity Fund for underserved youth. Other states that care about preserving the natural world and raising a new generation of activists should take note.

A few hints: They're stylish, cut glare exceptionally well, and cost only $61

A few tips and tricks to keep you comfortable and your trailer in working order when the mercury drops and the snow starts to fall

Attorney Xochitl Torres Small just won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a rural district. One of her prominent talking points? Protecting the region's national monument.

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

The route patches together portions of five other thru-hikes and includes sections of trail-less meandering through the Sonoran and Mojave deserts. It's no wonder that only one person has ever completed it—yet.

Avoid the Northeast's traffic-clogged roads and get out on foot or bike at these lesser-known leaf-peeping destinations

Don't want to spend money on prepackaged energy food? Use one of these machines to make your own jerky or dried fruit.

'Outside' staffers know a thing or two about maximizing our microadventures. Steal our tips for getting after it in the early morning, late at night, during lunchtime, and on short weekends.

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

There are 128 National Scenic Byways across the country. Here are five of our favorites.

In wildlife management areas, hikers can glimpse animals in their natural, pristine habitat while getting off the beaten path

Amid a frenzied conversation over shrinking public lands, Native Americans run hundreds of miles to honor—and take back—the land that's sacred to them

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

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