Recreation

Battle of the Lands: Readers Vote
Battle of the Lands: Readers Vote
In the spirit of good old verbal fracas, we invite you to vote in our bracket-style tournament to crown the West's best public lands on which to recreate.
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
Review of “Only the Essential: A Hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Colin Arisman.
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
The illness affects moose, elk and deer and may be carried by long-distance migrations.
Touring Indian Country via footrace
Touring Indian Country via footrace
How to run in a reservation race that's both sport and cultural tradition.
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Native American tourism quietly thrives
Can tourists benefit, not just exploit, tribal communities?
Adventure travel vs. conservation
Adventure travel vs. conservation
A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.
Corporate giant Xanterra takes over operations at Glacier National Park
Houseboaters vs. river runners
Houseboaters vs. river runners
Two writers debate the cultural differences of fast-water paddlers and still-water luxury boaters.
Backpacking with monster skeeters
Backpacking with monster skeeters
An Alaska encounter with the fiercest of the 176 mosquito species that roam the U.S.
49 trout streams of southern Colorado
49 trout streams of southern Colorado
A review of the guidebook 49 trout streams of southern Colorado
How to travel the West on $5,000 per day
How to travel the West on $5,000 per day
Our pick of high-end tourism accessories includes a $600K RV and an 87-tool Swiss Army knife.
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta
A little paddling won’t hurt the Yellowstone experience
Paddling bill is bad news for Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks
Paddling bill is bad news for Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks
How boaters are looking for special treatment.
Google Street Viewers can now raft the Grand Canyon
Let’s not bring Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Let’s not bring Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Critique of a developer’s plan to haul tourists on a tramway to the Colorado River.
Even unpopular national parks are economic engines
Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs by Chris Alexander
Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs by Chris Alexander
A hiker documents the entire trail on his five-month journey.
Deadly avalanches and the lure of the mountains
Deadly avalanches and the lure of the mountains
Mountains are our barometer and our playground, and, on occasion, our tomb.
The Latest: Ecoterrorist in Vail fire is sentenced
The Latest: Ecoterrorist in Vail fire is sentenced
Members of Earth Liberation Front set fire to a ski lodge in 1998 for the plight of the Canada lynx.
Recapture Canyon and an illegal ATV trail
Recapture Canyon and an illegal ATV trail
A Utah county attempts to gain right of way on public land.
Mountain bikes and wilderness don’t mix
Mountain bikes and wilderness don’t mix
To loosen wildland restrictions now starts us down a slippery slope.
Gliding past while bullets fly
Gliding past while bullets fly
Rafting the Yellowstone River while hunters shoot ducks out of the sky.