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Jun 22
Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!Today’s Featured Hike: Outer Mountain Loop, Big Bend National Park, TexasWhen to Go: October to MayRound-Trip: 30 Miles, 3 DaysLevel: Moderate Backpacking Trip
Big Bend is all about a sense of vastness: Hundred-mile views sweep  across the hills, arroyos, and mesas of the Chihuahuan Desert with nary a  sign of civilization. No place delivers a sense of the park’s  enormity—and solitude—better than the high country of the Chisos  Mountains. This three-day, two-night hike climbs into and traverses the  south rim of the range, where you can stand in the shade of big maples,  cypress, oaks, and ponderosa pines and view the austere beauty of the  desert far below.
Insider Tip: Cache water in advance at Blue Creek Canyon so you only have to carry two days’ worth of liquid.Read more about this hike, see our trail maps and photos, and more »Photograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!

Today’s Featured Hike: Outer Mountain Loop, Big Bend National Park, Texas

When to Go: October to May

Round-Trip: 30 Miles, 3 Days

Level: Moderate Backpacking Trip

Big Bend is all about a sense of vastness: Hundred-mile views sweep across the hills, arroyos, and mesas of the Chihuahuan Desert with nary a sign of civilization. No place delivers a sense of the park’s enormity—and solitude—better than the high country of the Chisos Mountains. This three-day, two-night hike climbs into and traverses the south rim of the range, where you can stand in the shade of big maples, cypress, oaks, and ponderosa pines and view the austere beauty of the desert far below.

Insider Tip: Cache water in advance at Blue Creek Canyon so you only have to carry two days’ worth of liquid.

Read more about this hike, see our trail maps and photos, and more »


Photograph by Christian Heeb, laif/Redux


Jun 21
Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!
Today’s Featured Hike: Climb Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoWhen to Go: July to SeptemberRound-Trip: 16 MilesLevel: Challenging Peak Ascent
Read more about this hikes, see our trail maps and photos, and more »
Photograph by Corey Rich, Aurora

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!

Today’s Featured Hike: Climb Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

When to Go: July to September

Round-Trip: 16 Miles

Level: Challenging Peak Ascent

Read more about this hikes, see our trail maps and photos, and more »

Photograph by Corey Rich, Aurora


Jun 16
Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!
Today’s Featured Hike: Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
When to Go: Mid-July to Mid-September
Distance: 36.7 Miles, 6 Days
Level: Moderate Backpacking TripRead about this hike, see our trail maps, and get insider tips.Photograph by Raymond Gehman, National Geographic

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!

Today’s Featured Hike: Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

When to Go: Mid-July to Mid-September

Distance: 36.7 Miles, 6 Days

Level: Moderate Backpacking Trip

Read about this hike, see our trail maps, and get insider tips.


Photograph by Raymond Gehman, National Geographic


Jun 14
Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!
Today’s Featured Hike: Half Dome Hike in Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaRead about this hike, see our trail maps, and get insider tips.

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with a hike in the parks!

Today’s Featured Hike: Half Dome Hike in Yosemite National Park, California

Read about this hike, see our trail maps, and get insider tips.