Recreation

Animas dispatch: Hundreds celebrate the river’s reopening
Animas dispatch: Hundreds celebrate the river’s reopening
Durango may be moving on, but wider fears about the toxic spill still reverberate.
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Marijuana in Washington: The long road to legalization
Over a year later, officials are navigating thorny legal issues from taxes to licensure.
Wilderness vs. mining, Roundup research and Western prisons
Recreational deaths soar this summer
Recreational deaths soar this summer
Grand Canyon and Colorado rivers have record year for deaths.
Lay of the land
Lay of the land
Review of ‘How to Read the American West: A Field Guide’ by William Wyckoff
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
A writer takes the plunge in frigid water.
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
The virtues of old-school car camping
The virtues of old-school car camping
Backwoods adventure isn't the only way to develop an affinity for the outdoors.
Gear companies go local
Gear companies go local
A new crop of manufacturers try to succeed without selling out.
The death of backpacking?
The death of backpacking?
Younger people don’t seem interested in this outdoors tradition.
On the Wilderness Act's 50th, a backpack into the Weminuche
On the Wilderness Act's 50th, a backpack into the Weminuche
Author ponders Wilderness Act on its 50th birthday.
Motorheads gone wild
Motorheads gone wild
An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert.
The privatization of public campground management
The privatization of public campground management
All the info you need to decide whether you love or hate that the Forest Service uses concessionaires.
Concessionaire Campgrounds: An Explainer
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.
The Big Nasty
The Big Nasty
On garbage and tolerance in the wilderness.
The Latest: Utah loses Salt Creek road suit
The Latest: Utah loses Salt Creek road suit
Cattle ranchers, prospectors and tourists are denied reopening a road on public land.
Outdoor recreation binds us in the West
Outdoor recreation binds us in the West
A reluctant rebellion in the Utah desert
A reluctant rebellion in the Utah desert
For ATVers at Recapture Canyon, realpolitik meets out-of-town zeal.
Utah denied claim to road in Canyonlands National Park
Unlikely partnership seeks to end turf wars in western Colorado
This is our land – until it’s privatized
This is our land – until it’s privatized
The unhealthy alliance between the Forest Service and its concessionaires.
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.