Yellowstone National Park
In ‘Missed Fortune,’ a series inspired by a story he wrote for Outside, host Peter Frick-Wright shines a spotlight on the fanatics who chased an eccentric art collector’s hidden riches at all costs
Our editors know how to get off the grid. Here are the trips they chose to take this year—from Hawaii to Massachusetts—along with their intel and gear recommendations. Give one of these experiences and you can be sure it’s editor-approved.
Park Service officials believe the human remains are connected to a death that occurred near the Abyss Pool hot springs on July 31
When retired art dealer Forrest Fenn hid a chest full of a million dollars’ worth gold, rubies, and diamonds in the Rocky Mountains, he sent thousands on a journey of desperation
Yellowstone and Death Valley. Now Joshua Tree. What the hell is going on in our national parks?
Too many rocks? Not enough people? Illustrator Amber Share says bring it on.
Unique recreation opportunities and uncrowded wilderness abound in areas impacted by Yellowstone flood
The Park Service is moving quickly to reopen most of the park in time for the July Fourth weekend, but the historic flood changed Yellowstone forever
The world’s first national park will reopen this week after the devastating floods. Here’s what you can expect.
You can still find a slice of solitude in the country's most visited parks
An atmospheric river dumped 200 to 300 percent more moisture than usual onto the area over the weekend
The 10,551-foot peak, formerly called Doane Mountain, has a new title that reflects the contributions of Native Americans
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
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
To mark its 150th anniversary, America’s first national park plans to use 2022 to address past wrongdoing and work toward a more inclusive future
Planning a vacation to Yellowstone involves many details, one of which is deciding how you will enter the park
If you’re willing to brave the cold, winter can be one of the best seasons to visit America’s best idea
Forest Fenn Treasure Hunter Banned, Sequoia National Park Reopens, ultrarunner meets rattler
As it turns out, the national parks just aren’t that great for some visitors (though we definitely disagree)
Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.
Thanks to their proximity, these Airbnbs book up fast. Make your summer reservation now.
Ten thousand geothermal features make this hot spot a must-see. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 24th stop on her journey to visit every national park in the U.S.
The science is clear, right? Not so fast, according to, well, science.
Yellowstone’s latest incident is as preventable as it is predictable
Welcome to Yellowstone National Park, where literally everything is lethal
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She was a survivor and an alpha. And then she was legally shot and killed by a hunter. Yellowstone Park's legendary wolf researcher Rick McIntyre reflects on the life of one of the park's most famous canines.
Ski, snowshoe, ice-skate, or score a snowy visit without the crowds at these iconic parks
Big Sky Country has one of the highest concentrations of hot springs in America. Here's where to find the best ones.
Hand-picked by Kate Siber, author of the new children's book 'National Parks of the USA'
In an excerpt from his new book, Goldfarb explores what wilderness looks like with and without nature's most overlooked architects—and why they have more in common with wolves than you think
Even better, they’re all cheaper than $50.
Broken pipes, crumbling walkways, closed trails—this is what the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog looks like on the ground
Meet the researchers braving toxic fumes and wildlife encounters to understand the microbial life lurking in the national park's geothermal features.
If a high-profile volcano (think: Hawaii’s Kilauea) shows signs of instability, it’s Michael Poland’s job to reassure us that everything is going to be okay
Researchers at the University of Montana found that nearby towns dependent on tourist dollars stand to lose millions
Plus two more books we're reading this month
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less.
A restored 1937 Yellowstone tour bus.
How one tragic evening revolutionized bear management in our national parks
A new photo book documents the diverse community behind the original national park
Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.
The reports of sexual harassment among NPS employees continue, with new revelations about Yosemite and Yellowstone
Fit in a last-minute camping trip at one of these iconic parks before summer ends
A young man who died this month in a boiling hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin is just the latest casualty of the park’s main attraction
It’s not all fun and games in the parks
The best way to see a Yellowstone few people ever do
While some groups celebrate the American bison as a conservation success story, we're slaughtering the animals by the thousands
The beloved Bombardier snowcoaches are headed to the auction block
As many as 900 wild bison that graze in the park will be killed this winter, either by hunters or slaughter, to offset population growth and appease ranchers. Bison advocates, however, want to move the animals to other lands. At its heart, the debate about how to handle these creatures comes down to whether we believe them to truly be "wild."
America's most iconic park pairs perfectly with America's favorite beverage
Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks
The grizzlies of Yellowstone are about to be removed from the endangered species list. The surprising thing: that's probably for the best.
When an unidentified hunter took out an alpha wolf that has long been a favorite of park tourists and an important part of ongoing research, he unwittingly drew many once-casual observers into a contentious battle between wildlife management, scientists, and hunting advocates
For 24 years, from 1986 until 2010, there were no mortal encounters with grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park. But four deadly incidents over the past two summers have hikers on edge, reigniting the fierce debate over bear management.
Forget the drunk, stumbling, bleached-blonde, muscled hordes of Panama City. Take a trip to one of the country’s top spots for adventure and come back refreshed.
GRIZZLY ADAMS FAMILY“There’s a bear!” This simple exclamation triggered the angriest parental outbust of my youth. At least, that’s how I remember it. I was seven years old, sitting in the backseat of our family station wagon, driving through Yellowstone for the first time. We’d set out from Boston…
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UP-AND-COMER The Sundance set will rejoice over the fact that The Canyons, a once unknown Park City resort, now hosts a Waldorf Astoria, complete with a slick new Spruce Restaurant from celeb chef Mark Sullivan. Avoid the glitz by hitting the steep, open glades off the Ninety-Nine…
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Play hard by day at these nine classic national parks, then ditch the franks 'n' beans by night and live large outside the boundaries
Finding uncrowded bliss from Olympic to Acadia
Who can resist a good mystery, the kind that leaves you both rattled and baffled? Certainly not us. So it's with sinister pleasure that we bring you 13 tales of unrighteous deeds, inexplicable vanishings, supernatural weirdness, and the stuff that nightmares are made of.
The Bermuda Triangle isn't the only place you might witness the unexplained.
My fiancée and I are interested in a wedding that incorporates our love of the outdoors, preferably with an ecotourism spin. Do you know of any ecotourism companies that plan weddings? What would you recommend we do?
Hockey is hotter than ever, as players coast to coast discover its winning blend of agility, speed, and fun. Boost your winter fitness with our quick-start guide to the season's greatest game.
I'm trying to plan a winter backcountry/nordic ski trip in Yellowstone or somewhere else in the Rockies and not sure where to go. I'd like to stay either in cabins along a set route or ideally in some sort of base lodge and do day trips from there. I've got some experience nordic skiing and alpine skiing but not much backcountry skiing, so it can't be too technical. Any ideas? John Washington, D.C.
Whether you're skating perfect corduroy or blazing backcountry powder, skinny-skiing the wide-open West is the path to cold-weather bliss
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There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell favorites, from Acadia to Yellowstone to wildest Alaska—along with a roundup of DREAM TOWNS nearby, the places to eat, drink, and dance after…
Let loose on a carefree horsepacking journey through the Absarokas
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32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…