Winter snow brings a fresh crop of sporting possibilities, and ski resorts around the United States are filling up with downhill enthusiasts. To get out of line and into the great wide open, we suggest strapping on the skinny skis and hitting up these five places for cross-country skiing in a more serene environment.
Surprise! America's national parks are open for business during winter. Sure, your options may be a bit different than in the popular summer months, but adventurous souls will be mightily rewarded for their efforts.
The gear experts at ActiveJunky.com, a partner of GORP.com, know the outdoors like the back of their hands. Here they guide you to six great city hikes across the country, with gear recommendations for each spot included.
The gear experts at ActiveJunky.com, a partner of GORP.com, know the outdoors like the back of their hands. Here they guide you to seven great free campsites across the country, with gear recommendations for each spot included.
There’s a reason serious hikers love taking on a loopyou never see the same thing twice, and you end where you started. Here are our top ten backpacking loops in the United States, from wildflower fields of the Maroon Bells to the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
The American Southwest may be light on population, but it’s heavy on adventure. With mountain ranges, deserts, rivers, and canyons in four statesUtah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Coloradothere’s something for every stripe of adventurer.
Travel writer and adrenaline junkie Dan Oko shares his experiences rafting the white waters of Durango, Colorado's Upper Animas Riverfrom initial nerves to rescuing raft mates and celebratory beers afterward.