Storms dumped rainfall across Utah. One hiker died and another required rescue.
Vitamin B12 is an important player in keeping your engine running and your energy levels up. Find out which foods can increase your intake naturally.
The internet is flooded with clips of people making bad decisions at America’s oldest national park. Backpacker editor Adam Roy thinks the latest cringeworthy clip is the worst one to enter the oeuvre.
Find essential electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium in everyday fruits
How hiking with my canine companion gave me a new perspective on adventures.
Dogs who stay active live longer—and there’s no better way to stay active than hiking. Keep your pooch on the trail with a lot of love and a little veterinary help.
Belgian ultrarunner Karel Sabbe just shattered the fastest known time for a supported trek along the iconic pathway
Making your own camp stove out of a cat food or soda can used to be a rite of passage for backpackers. But with canister stoves getting lighter and cheaper—and fire bans getting more and more common—one Backpacker editor argues their time has come. (Plus: Another editor dissents.)
An sudden and powerful wind gust caused the freak accident
Why even bag it if you’re not going to carry it out?
As extreme temperatures blaze across the nation, parks are taking extra measures to keep visitors safe
Chloé Dygert’s win in the individual time trial on Thursday came after years of injuries, surgeries, freak illnesses, and personal setbacks
A proposed price increase for backcountry access in Zion could raise fees by as much as 400 percent for some groups
How Dutch phenom Mathieu van der Poel overcame an emergency mid-race bathroom break to win pro cycling’s biggest one-day race
A private ownership group is set to acquire the iconic Wyoming resort later in 2023
When a court struck down the public’s right to wild camp in Dartmoor National Park in January, hikers lost the only place in England where they could dispersed camp without getting the owner’s permission first. Now, an appeals court has given it back to them.
Special Counsel Jack Smith loves endurance sports, and we have the skinny on his multisport passion
Three years ago, Danae and Olen Netteburg set out with their four kids on the Appalachian Trail. Three years (and one more baby) later, they’re about to complete the Triple Crown. All of them.
Cops say Robert “Steady Eddie” Kerker was caught in a swollen waterway in July
The 2022–23 ski season was recently extended until August 6
Reservations are hard to come by but this hundred-year-old lodge is worth the wait. In the meantime, you can hike five miles to see it.
A hiker found the woman’s body on a popular trail near the national park
It was so hot that rescue helicopters couldn’t take off
Utah’s Department of Transportation released renderings of the finished product, and people are surprised
One of the most popular mountains on the Appalachian Trail closed to overnight visits after visitors trashed it in 2020. Now, those temporary restrictions are starting to look permanent.
A lot of what thru-hikers eat on the trail is far from good for you. But some nutrition-minded backpackers are trying to buck the trend.
Live electric wires and bridge damage are among the hazards that trail crews have found so far—but it’s not all bad news
Visits to one popular Colorado fourteener have declined by more than half since 2020
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the deaths of three people found in a remote campsite near Gunnison last week
The sport had previously allowed trans women to compete if they maintained low testosterone levels for 24 months
When it comes to remembering my best trips, smells do something that photos never could
The 26-year-old woman fell nearly 500 feet from Blitzen Ridge
Bluebird Backcountry was a special community and will be sorely missed
Saturday's crash is just the latest in a long history of over-eager fans and too-close spectators causing chaos on the Tour de France.
Most of this year’s PCT class is skipping the snowbound Sierra. A small group of adventurers is pushing straight through.
Are you indulging in some bad grilling habits? Correct these common mistakes, and you’ll master good grilling practices.
From a summer camp party to a national trend, people are bringing a little holiday joy to the dog days of summer – and you can too
Want a room at the only hotel on Mount Teide in the Canary Islands? You’ll have to battle stars of the Tour de France to get one. Two British ex-pats came up with a solution to pro cycling’s battle of the bedrooms.
Authorities say the unleashed mutt provoked the bruin, and have closed a popular trail near Asheville
Only a few squads are chasing the yellow jersey—the others are pursuing stage wins or the final podium at the world’s biggest bike race
A photo collage of cycling journalist’s lunches throughout his coverage of Tour de France
Tour de France cyclists follow a specific schedule to prepare for the big race—and it includes plenty of time at high altitude