The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.
The items we're using to stay outdoors—and keep cozy when we come in
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.
Do-it-all technical denim to look good and ride better
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.
There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands
These are the tools you need to get started
The pieces we kept coming back to
As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next
All hail the flannel
John Clendenin, hailed as the greatest instructor in the U.S., has some unexpected advice for skiers: forget style, practice a four-word mantra, and get to know your feet
Believe it or not, there’s still time for you procrastinators to make the most of the last weekend of summer
Yogis are flocking to plein air classes everywhere from the African bush to downtown Austin rooftops
Two new podcasts are telling stories about climate and environmental change—and giving us a venue for considering the future
The Arc'teryx Oriel tights are light enough for summer heat but stand strong against errant branches and rough rock
The Sno-Go is the only way to have fun in the snow on a bike
Our favorite places to live could look a lot different in 2080, according to a new study
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.
Mountain towns are some of the best places to find award-winning craft spirits. These are our favorites.
We've been testing Backcountry's touring kit. Here are our thoughts.
From costumed toboggan rides to an unsanctioned triathlon in the Tetons, these quirky competitions are no joke
Don't want to spend money on prepackaged energy food? Use one of these machines to make your own jerky or dried fruit.
And we better get used to it
After an hours-long day in the mountains, all we want to do is eat. These are the Outside staff's go-to meals.
We’re a competitive bunch. Here’s how we stay fit enough to keep up.
A wintertime search-and-rescue drama that began with a predawn disappearance and a single terrifying clue: blood. No big deal, though. All we needed was a miracle.
Either learn to ride difficult passages of singletrack or simply walk them. But please stop ruining the challenges for everyone with cheater stones and shortcuts.
There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues
Learn to build a fire, track animals, and forage for wild food—and still sleep in a bed
We weigh in on our favorite shoulder-season shirts and jackets
This is how we survive office work
Want a good campsite? Check out those run by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
From full-fledged resorts to rustic, remote pools, these spots are worth tracking down
There's nothing quite like breaking up the workday with a run, but logistics can make it tough to pull off. Here's how to execute flawlessly.
From the mundane (check the water in your batteries) to the brash (sell your home)
Three days, sixty rides, and as much beer as you can (safely) drink
Our editors played hooky for a day to take advantage of last week's 29-inch dump on Santa Fe, New Mexico
Plus a few other excellent things I learned at FUZE SW, a food conference you do not want to miss.
Ben Hewitt’s essay on “unschooling” in our September issue has sparked some heated debate. Few parents are willing to do as the Hewitts do, and turn their kids loose entirely. But how can we give our children more freedom?
Ernest Moniz talks to Outside about radioactive waste, SuperTrucks, dazzling solar arrays, southwestern breakfasts, and a trout stream that has to remain top secret.
One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.
Hello, red blood cells!
Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends
From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.
Saloons so good you'll take an adventure just to see them.
Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...
Presenting our foolproof recipes for the perfect long, hot weekend: six classic road-trip itineraries, the country's best pit stops, and a lot of Willie Nelson. Just pick your route and roll.
Hook up with Carmichael Training Systems and Santa Fe Mountain Adventures for one of the most comprehensive adventure racing camp in the country.
I like to road cycle, and a good workout for me is 35 to 60 miles per ride. My husband doesn't enjoy this. Do you know of any vacation spots where I can ride while my husband hikes and/or mountain bikes or can otherwise entertain himself? A spot where he can meet me at the end of my ride as we travel would also be nice. Denise St. George, Utah
Think Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet—but these ten towns are making a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living.
From the red-rock vistas of Abiquiu to the dunes of White Sands—with a few shots of tequila mixed in—New Mexico is another world. Try these 12 perfect days in the Land of Enchantment. Horseback Riding into the Sunset Cerrillos Twenty miles south of Santa Fe, where the southern Rockies peter…
Thanks to one of the worst droughts in a century, the Southwest’s most thrilling boating of late has been a motorized trip to Cathedral in the Desert, the reemerging sandstone amphitheater in Utah’s man-made Lake Powell. Well, times change, and so does the weather. Suddenly, the big news…
Three months of pure freedom. You're loving itand we are, too. From big water to big walls, from oyster stands to dune shacks, fifty-one sunny ways to dive in when the mercury rises.
The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, which opened last year and is the chain’s first hotel in snow country, does everything for its guests except ski: Attendants bring complimentary heated robes and towels, hot chocolate, and s’mores to the outdoor, geothermal-style Jacuzzis and heated swimming pools. The ski concierge provides custom…
Blame it on the Naked Chefsuddenly everyone wants to know how to roll the perfect lumpia. Here are four resorts where you don't have to forgo active pursuits just to don your toque.
Ten North American spas that will recharge your mind, body, and soul
Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.
Monsoon hopeful: Arizona’s Mount Lemmon Q: We had planned a climbing trip to northwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona but are worried there’s nowhere open given the recent fires. We’re looking specifically for top-roping spots. The skill level in our group ranges from amateur to intermediate, and…
Want instant access to the Big Outdoorstrails, rivers, wild shores, just minutes from homewithout compromising your livelihood? Then check out these ten towns on the verge of paradise, where you don't have to ditch it all to have it all.