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
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
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
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.
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.
These are the tools you need to get started
'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.
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
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
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
This gear is fire
Being a beginner (or just perpetually mediocre) doesn't mean you should quit
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
Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry
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
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.
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.
A new smartwatch that you never have to plug in