Recreation

Remembering a “free man” who died at the Grand Canyon
Remembering a “free man” who died at the Grand Canyon
A transient outdoorsman, he only wanted to be in the mountains or down some canyon.
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A visit to the Grand Canyon, without handrails
A wild river is “a necessity of the human spirit.”
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The Park Service’s befuddled funding
The cash-strapped agency wrestles with corporate sponsorships and budget shortfalls.
Two visions for the future collide in the Wasatch Range
Two visions for the future collide in the Wasatch Range
As ski resorts push for a mega-connection, backcountry skiers try to save some of the wild
Adrenaline junkies get political
Adrenaline junkies get political
Do young recreationalists who like things faster and steeper care about the land the way their forebears did?
Latest: California's plan for conservation-minded energy development takes its first step forward
Latest: California's plan for conservation-minded energy development takes its first step forward
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is intended to guide energy development, while protecting wildlife and recreation.
Leave your dog at home, please
Pot growers put huge energy demand on the grid
Pot growers put huge energy demand on the grid
Utilities should view legalization as an opportunity, not a threat.
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
In Park City, a decades-long battle against the resort industry may be all but over.
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
An axed journalist accuses a billionaire of playing fowl with sportsmen's rights.
‘Legal monkey-wrenching’ on Western trails
‘Legal monkey-wrenching’ on Western trails
One man’s guerrilla trail work aims to improve public access to public land.
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
The BLM unveils the unprecedented plan to balance oil and gas with conservation in canyon country.
The Hopi man who runs to protect his tribe's water
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
New regulations help wildlife on federal lands. But they’re still no match for state predator control.
Manifest destiny today, bees and climate, sage grouse legal wrangling on the horizon.
In Colorado, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods
In Colorado, a ‘rental crisis’ forces workers into the woods
Tent cities, waste and overcrowding have created something foul in Crested Butte.
A trail runner defends his right to public lands
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
Congress lets sun set on Land and Water Conservation Fund
The nation's most successful conservation program is in jeopardy.
Endurance runners in the Grand Canyon are missing the point
Anatomy of a flash flood
Anatomy of a flash flood
After a series of deaths, a writer considers his own close calls in canyons.
What Mt. Hood’s fading summer ski season means
What Mt. Hood’s fading summer ski season means
As year-round skiing in the Pacific Northwest diminishes, what else will be lost?
Are nonprofit models an answer for small ski areas?
Are nonprofit models an answer for small ski areas?
As climate and economic challenges mount, some community ski hills find a new path.
Mountain bikes on the Colorado Trail leave something to be desired