With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive
The latest video from Sweetgrass Productions profiles the ski patrollers keeping the harrowing slopes of Alta, Utah, safe for the masses
The professional skier and activist on her most beloved spots in and out of bounds
'Uinta-Wasatch-Cache' highlights the beauty and recreation that the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeast Utah has to offer
First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?
As red-rock meccas like Moab, Zion, and Arches become overrun with visitors, our writer wonders if Utah's celebrated Mighty Five ad campaign worked too well—and who gets to decide when a destination is "at capacity."
With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.
Don't worry, this tale has a happy ending
Of Utah's five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here's our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.
Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports
The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell
You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.
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.
A few of our favorite adventure photographers share the behind-the-scenes tales of their legendary pictures
'Standing Man' chronicles cyclist Payson McElveen's attempt to set a new fastest known time on a loop of White Rim in Utah's Canyonlands.
The inability of western states to track water usage is exacerbating the region's drought crisis
Top adventure athletes Caroline Gleich and Jeff Browning define what a "roadless area" means
You can get away on a dime at this time of year
In this episode of the Fifty, a project by Cody Townsend, he links up with Len Necefer and Connor Ryan to ski Utah's Mount Tukuhnikivatz
The 45-year-old likes to undergo days-long adventures that combine mountain biking, rafting, and climbing
Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.
Eager to find the perfect resort? Read on.
The NPS announced last week that it would begin allowing ATVs to drive on roads in Utah’s parks. The move is intended to bring NPS regulations in the state’s parks in line with state law.
In a new documentary, The Salad Days, river runner and advocate Herm Hoops takes to the water one last time
Our guide for which mega ski pass is the best one for you
Whether you want to chase early-season powder in the Rockies or lobster rolls in New England, we've got your perfect road trip to end the year on a high note
'Doom' profiles semiprofessional bikepacker Steve "Doom" Fassbinder as he explores the deserts of the Southwest on bikes and pack rafts
In this segment, mountain biker Brett Rheeder shows off the epic trails of Big Water, Utah
Geologists have captured the low, deep hum of Castleton Tower near Moab
In this film, the OARS team profiles Samantha 'Derby' Derbyshire, a prominent female river guide on Utah's Cataract Canyon
From Evil Bikes, 'Utah' features riders Kyle Norbraten, Mike Giese, and Graham Agassiz as they rip around Virgin, Utah.
A new book by Christopher Ketcham is a rollicking and unsparing look at the threats to our public lands
Nadia Iris Mercado grew up in nature but not in the traditional-summits, red-rocks, and deep-canyons kind of nature
There are more than 10,000 different state parks across the country, many of which have terrain that rivals any national park
A surefire way to draw customers through your doors: offer free, filtered water
The company's Gearheads talk to millions of customers every year, so they decided to do something with their feedback—make their own gear
From Yosemite’s famed granite to Patagonian towers, these pitches are every bit as legendary as the climber himself
Ikon was the talk of the town all across the West. But increased visitation comes at a cost
Heather Hansman’s new book is a must-read for anyone who loves rivers or is concerned about the future of the West
The Sno-Go is the only way to have fun in the snow on a bike
In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.
Since 1999, aging park ranger Bill Wolverton has hacked and chainsawed his way through more than 40 miles of Russian olive trees.
The RIDE app takes aim at single occupancy cars headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon
The lengths to which the Utah Congressman will go to avoid addressing the real issues are getting laughably extraordinary
Moab has come into its own as one of America’s great multisport destinations. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, from pedaling its world-class singletrack to hiking its famed national parks to rafting the Colorado River.
Whether you ski more powder or hardpack, these planks have the chops to perform on any mountain, any day
We can't wait to check out these ten new snow-country huts, lodges, and hotels
'Moab Overland' features a Land Rover Defender 110 packed with provisions tackling the rowdy dirt trails around the Utah outdoor hotspot
Downhill skier Victor Muffat-Jeandet races drone pilot Jordan Temkin and his machine on the slopes of Snowbird, Utah
Behind the scenes as Brett Rheeder wins the 13th annual freeride competition
Even as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said he wants to give states more decision-making power over federal lands, the Trump administration has taken numerous steps to limit public input
Filmmaker Long Nyugen and rider Marshall Mullen took Specialized’s new e-bike, the Turbo Kenovo, out to Virgin, Utah.
Unless the Forest Service can pony up the cash to save it
We sent a writer to check out the alleged uptick in damage to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument post President Trump's decision to shrink it
Avoid the crowds and catch a meteor shower or monarch butterfly migration on these perfect autumnal treks
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap
The conservative Utah Congressman wants to fully fund our national parks and our public lands. Huh?
America's best-known mountain bike town keeps reinventing itself with new trails, improved camping, and more diversions. Plan your trip now.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released plans that would have opened up thousands of acres of former national monuments to mining and drilling—despite Zinke's promises to the contrary
Despite promises from the president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the BLM wants to open up hundreds of thousands of acres in Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments for companies to drill and mine
Golf courses! Water parks! Man-made lakes! If Utah has its way, the retiree oasis of St. George will explode with growth, turning red rock to bluegrass and slaking its thirst with a new billion-dollar pipeline from the Colorado River.
Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful
Amid a frenzied conversation over shrinking public lands, Native Americans run hundreds of miles to honor—and take back—the land that's sacred to them
At these five parks, the food is the treasured resource.
A new bill would strip the president of designating new monuments in the state—an idea that has already come to fruition in Alaska and Wyoming
"Confluence" gathering works toward debut of national platform to strengthen and align state-level efforts
Catch this summer's night sky in full force in one of these perfectly dark locales
The e-commerce behemoth is on its way to becoming the biggest marketplace for outdoor-recreation products and its influence over the industry grows every day. Is this the apocalypse for the shops and brands that have fueled our love of adventure? Or can they learn to fight back without destroying one another?
Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?
Broken pipes, crumbling walkways, closed trails—this is what the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog looks like on the ground
From SUP'ing down the Colorado to hiking the AT solo, these features explore and revel in the adventures our country has to offer
HBO's sci-fi western takes place in some of TV's most epic filming locations, from California's Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes of Utah
Moab-based climber Mason Earle yearns to find remote, pristine climbing routes.
Bike, run, surf, climb, paddle, hike—and do it all on a getaway where someone else organizes it for you
He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining
Return from Desolation from OARS and filmmaker Justin Clifton, highlights Eaton’s struggles as a veteran, river guide, and oil man.
In 1869, John Wesley Powell led nine men and four boats on the first documented descent through the Grand Canyon. As is made clear in this excerpt from 'The Promise of the Grand Canyon,' it was a hell of a challenge.
Last December, when the Trump administration announced its decision to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a crack team of Native American attorneys armed themselves with a lawsuit that ensured tribal voices will lead the legal battle to overturn it. Abe Streep reports on a historic case that will reverberate for generations.
A guide to one of the most unique slices now excluded from Bears Ears National Monument
And which one you see says a lot about how you exist in the world