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Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

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

These eight rentals are the ultimate social-distancing hacks

Thru-hiker traffic on this western trail is growing faster than the volunteer community's ability to handle it

Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means

Go to this massive California destination for the hiking, but stay for its spectacularly colorful early mornings. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's third stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

We talked to the experts about everything from surface stability to parking to find the most epic trails in the U.S.

Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, serves up an entrancing mix of downtime and adrenaline

Why companies as diverse as Patagonia and General Mills are suddenly focused on getting dirty

From where to go to what to pack, here's everything a newbie needs to know to pull off a successful first hut trip

A few tips to help you incorporate this​ lifelong hobby in​to your everyday excursions

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip

With ten ski areas less than an hour from Salt Lake City's airport, and incredible backcountry terrain, powder-blessed Utah is arguably the best ski destination in North America. Here's our primer on how to make the most of it.

This central California park is one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places in the country. It's also one of the most beautiful—a place where sculptural canyons, undulating sand dunes, abundant wildlife, and a luminous sky abound.

Alaska Airlines's latest flight promotion to Hawaii offers cheaper tickets for bigger waves—but you only have a few days to snag a deal

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

'Thru' is an upcoming documentary about thru-hiking and why it's such a painfully enjoyable activity

After an especially brutal winter in Colorado, Independence Pass needs a team of seven heavy-equipment operators, an avalanche forecaster, and a surveillance crew to make the road passable

Hoffmeister is no stranger to long kayak trips—she's already paddled around Ireland, Australia, and South America

From Yosemite to the Green Mountains, these are our favorite lodge-to-lodge treks this side of the pond

The Points Guy is hooking up one fortunate traveler with $13,000 worth of airline points

After decades of film skiing, he caught the ski mountaineering bug

Yet it—along with its meteorologists—is struggling through the shutdown

This lavish mountain hut in the heart of Denali National Park may be perched on a razor’s edge, but its real thrill is access to endless adventure

A few years ago, more than 60 percent of the country fell under some level of drought. The worst thing? These warm, dry conditions tend to lead to even warmer, drier ones.

There really is a massive difference between weather alerts depending on where they're issued. The question is: Can you handle the heat?

Catch this summer's night sky in full force in one of these perfectly dark locales

The outdoor community made filtration a must for a reason

More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive

In 1905, Mina Hubbard completed the expedition that had killed her husband—and beat the pants off his swaggering rival

Presenting the best burgs on the planet

Growing research debunks the myth that the paleo movement replicates the diet of our ancestors. Here's what they were actually eating.

A new bike rack promises to make schlepping two-wheeled rigs as easy as carrying skis

For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.

Almost 50 years ago, Richard Nixon commissioned a photography project called Documerica to illustrate miles and miles of environmental degradation, advocating for the need for the agency. The following are some of the most striking images from that project.

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