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
Gliding past while bullets fly
Gliding past while bullets fly
Rafting the Yellowstone River while hunters shoot ducks out of the sky.
Inside the BLM's abrupt decision not to ban shooting in an Arizona national monument
Public land, locked up
Public land, locked up
In the Rocky Mountain West, more than 4 million acres of federal public land are rendered off-limits because there's no way for the public to access them.
A group of paddlers works to make kayaking legal on Yellowstone’s rivers
A group of paddlers works to make kayaking legal on Yellowstone’s rivers
Should all national park waters be opened to boaters?
We need younger hunters
We need younger hunters
Without new hunters to carry on conservation traditions, wild game and habitat will suffer.
Wilderness found in a BMW
Wilderness found in a BMW
I never feel more Western than when I slide through turns at High Plains Raceway.
The Latest: NPS creates new winter-use plan in Yellowstone
The Latest: NPS creates new winter-use plan in Yellowstone
Agreement reached in the Yellowstone snowmobile wars.
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
It started with the fear of government intervention and ends with hoarding.
Immersed in the wild, trekking part of the Pacific Crest Trail
Immersed in the wild, trekking part of the Pacific Crest Trail
Living on wilderness time for 300 miles.
Craig Childs narrates a Canyonlands adventure
Craig Childs narrates a Canyonlands adventure
Images from a month-long trip with friends in 1999.
Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands
Heart-Shaped River: Craig Childs finds his center in Canyonlands
Not all maps are made of paper. The best ones are spooled in memory.
What IS glamping, anyway?