Hiking Shadow Canyon 

Boulder, Colorado rests at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is continuously ranked as one of the best cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities and health. Boulder has many trails to hike...
Leopard sharks gather along the La Jolla Shores in California. Photo by San Diego Tourism

Leopard Sharks Gather near La Jolla, California

Each July to September, leopard sharks congregate along the La Jolla Shores in California. Here's how you can see the harmless sharks up close.
Hiking in Maui

Paradise Lost: Unexpected Adventure in Maui

It was supposed to be a fun afternoon hike through the rainforest. But then our adventure lead us right into the path of danger.
Granite Rapid, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Motors or Muscles? Journey through Arizona’s Grand Canyon

Four ways to explore Arizona's Grand Canyon by boat.
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Video: Ice Climbing in Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado may be tiny, but the ice climbing here draws climbers from around the world.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is known for its pristine sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.View of the range looking south from Catnip Reservoir.

A Safari Across Nevada’s Remote Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Located in the Northwestern corner of Nevada by the Oregon border, the park appears lunar and sterile, yet conceals many surprises.
Surfing is better than just sitting on the beach

Learning Vacations: Why Not Learn a New Skill When You Travel?

Learning vacations have become popular for good reason – learning something new is a great adventure. Here are six different learning vacations.
Transamerica trail touring bike

Crossing America by Bicycle: TransAmerica Trail

The TransAmerica Trail runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, allowing travelers to see America in one of the most direct ways possible – bicycle touring.
Canoe trip in Colorado. Photo by Janna Graber

Canoe Trip on the Colorado River

Exploring the Colorado backcountry by river.
Estes Park, Colorado Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is great for hiking, and it offers access to pristine landscapes of the high alpine, even without long hikes.
Morning Arch in Negro Bill Canyon near Moab, Utah. Flickr/Jim Lemire

Geocaching in Utah: A High-Tech Scavenger Hunt

Follow this unusual geocaching adventure through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the American Southwest
Best places to snorkel in Hawaii

Best Places to Snorkel in Hawaii

In Hawaii, there is a whole underwater world to explore. Here are some of the best places to snorkel in the Hawaiian Islands.
Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland features coffin race event

Frozen Dead Guy Days: Colorado Gone Crazy

A wild celebration emerges from the springtime snow in Nederland, Colorado

Stargazing in New Mexico

Many of our outdoor activities take us far from civilization, far from the hustle and bustle – and far from the light of the city. When you find yourself there, look upward into the...
Budget ski vacations in Colorado

Free Activities in Colorado Ski Country

Ski vacations in Colorado don't have to break the bank. Check out these free offerings at Colorado's top ski resorts.

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