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“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday

I’m a Denver Broncos fan. I’m also an environmentalist, outdoorsman, and bike rider who lives in a world that seems increasingly choked with oversized adventure vehicles. Can I really be both?

Officials are investigating a triple homicide at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a popular area for spelunkers and casual hikers

A 53-year-old Colorado man recently became the fastest person to push a peanut up the 14,115-foot mountain with his nose. You read that right.

An affidavit filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit confirms that the treasure was buried inside an iconic American landmark, and now officials are scrambling to keep the exact location secret

The stunning destination of Sedona, Arizona is feeling the squeeze, along with many other iconic destinations worldwide. A new film called ‘The Last Tourist’ offers up ways we can fix the travel glut.

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

Marshall Sella started as an intern at Outside in Chicago in 1988, and he went on to a successful career as a magazine writer in New York. His friends and former colleagues will remember him as much for his infectious humor and generous spirit. Here, his editor recalls the impact a young man had on a magazine still finding its voice.

After COP26, a writer considers whether leaving the fate of the planet in the hands of world leaders is the right way forward

The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak

Like proud (and anxious) parents, we’re watching the outdoor market grow up fast

A month of high-profile acquisitions indicates investors are bullish on the long-term strength of the outdoor economy, even as the industry itself struggles to keep pace with the maturing moral ethos of outdoor consumers

A 16-year-old in Texas drove into a group of cyclists in Waller County, Texas. Should he have been behind the wheel in the first place?

The Colorado resort is just one of the many now charging for uphill access. Is this the new norm?

One of our favorite adventure travel brands will be relegated to the gilded halls of Ebay by the end of the year

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

Writer Jason Motlagh has been reporting in Afghanistan since 2006, which has involved developing close relationships with Afghan journalists and their families. He and a network of media colleagues are currently in a race to get more than 100 of them out of the country as the Taliban cracks down.

Many major national parks implemented new reservation systems intended to give visitors a more positive experience by decreasing gridlock, parking issues, and long lines for public services. But are they actually helping or making it more difficult to visit a park?

Injury forces ultra legend Scott Jurek off the trail

Fifteen riders and five alternates have been selected to compete in the 20th year of the big-mountain freeride competition in Virgin, Utah

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

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

When an oil company targeted the North Face with a tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign accusing the brand of hypocritical climate activism, it served as a reminder of the contentious—yet partially codependent—relationship between the outdoor and fossil fuel industries

The Colorado-based provider of active-lifestyle content and services has expanded its portfolio again, bringing on three new cycling brands

Introducing Outside+, a whole new way to feed your outdoor passions

Claire Nelson’s memoir, ‘Things I Learned from Falling,’ describes how a spill from atop a 25-foot boulder in Joshua Tree National Park changed her life

You might think that British Columbia’s oldest forests are protected from commercial interests. You’re wrong.

One editor’s thoughts on the Asian American illusion of belonging

As part of our #2020CyclingDeaths project, we published the obituaries of Melissa Williamson and Coleen Huling, who were killed while riding their bikes. The driver has received a maximum sentence. But outcomes like this are still rare.

The 46th president made big promises to move the United States toward a carbon-free future. What he’s accomplished so far has been impressive, but can he keep up the momentum?

The new secretary of the interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite

The pandemic continues to complicate hopes for a normal season on the world’s highest mountain

With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike

A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included

Heli-skiing has a reputation for risk, but the ride up isn’t usually part of the equation

After a long year of staying put during COVID-19, families are dreaming of spring breaks and summer vacations. But should you book that flight? Our experts weigh in.

A new ruling calls into question previous regulations and norms around film and photography on these spaces

British Columbia is in the midst of a major surge in coronavirus cases, forcing resorts to shutter early

Permits, education, and increased fees are all on the table as possible solutions

Parts of the state have been overrun by tourists for years. When COVID-19 hit, the islands got a much needed pause. Will it change the future of tourism there for good?

The Outside team is excited to announce we’re joining forces with a company that’s changing the face of the outdoor and active-lifestyle market

Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.

Forget visiting the app store every time you visit a national park. This new, free release provides all kinds of maps, must-hike trails, food recommendations, and more for all of its 423 units.

Union members at Stevens Pass and Park City Mountain Resort want better wages and working conditions but say their parent company has dragged its feet in negotiations. If they still can't get to the bargaining table, could a strike shut down the two ski areas?

In the shadow of tragic events like this, can we raise awareness of the dangers cyclists face without scaring people away from bikes? And how do we maintain our own love of cycling?

The underrated West Virginia adventure hub is finally getting the recognition it deserves

When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.

In the spell of a week, a mysterious monolith appeared in the Utah desert and was subsequently removed by some slackline bros. The saga has raised more questions than answers.

After the achievement of a lifetime, a few very important details got lost in translation

It was a roller coaster of a summer for Alaska's most controversial extraction project. In July, it looked all but certain that the salmon-threatening proposal would get its first federal permit. But then things took a surprising turn.

What was promoted as an innovative new online event has come to a halt as employees and contractors allege missed payments

Fed up with packed trails and parking lots, small groups of people have begun to summit in the dark

This fire season is yet another sign that we can't wait any longer to fix our planet

As RV rentals and purchases continue to skyrocket, these three startups are going beyond the basic rental scheme to be more on demand, millennial focused, and remote-work-friendly

The retail giant is planning a remote future for main office employees

The odds of dying on Everest are about one in 100. A new pulse oximeter claims it can drastically reduce that risk.

The company is raising its prices (kinda) to raise the alarm on climate change

The good news: you can easily opt for a greener bank so your money works for good

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Amid anguish across the country, runners opened discussions and made their miles more meaningful on Global Running Day this year.

Park officials currently seeking public input

Marks first commercial flight to continent

Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, and Budapest still in the running

First American to win twice in 2 days

Police investigating $10 billion worth of construction contracts

Human-induced climate change is to blame

Walmsley and Bard improve on 2014 times

20th Century Fox gains rights to criminal’s story

Marks largest departure from average temperatures

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