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Colorado's Multi-Day Mountain Bike Tours

By Ted Stedman - UPDATED by GreatOutdoors

Think of it as backpacking with a mountain bike through a variety of Colorado landscapes: these four outstanding multi-day rides will wear you out but leave you begging for more

Colorados Top 50 Campsites

By GreatOutdoors Staff - UPDATED

Whether you crave backcountry adventure or a more leisurely camping experience, there is a campground in Colorado that fits the bill.

Try These Great Hikes in the Sandia Mountains

By William C. Reichard. Updated by Great Outdoors Staff

The sculpted rock of the Sandia Mountains span four life zones of enchantment for the hiker.

Top 50 Campsites in Arizona

By George Stocking - Updated by staff

A wide variety of campsite destinations to help you set up a home and enjoy Arizona's beautiful outdoors.

Top 50 Campsites in Texas

By Mike Leggett. Updated by Staff

Be it the deep woods and cypress swamps of East Texas, or the rugged grandeur of Rio Grande canyons, there's something for every camper in Texas

Hiking Odyssey in Western Newfoundland

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes us on a journey through the unforgettable landscape of Western Newfoundland. We'll backpack into the Lewis Hills, the highest point on the island, take in the world class bird watching on the Codroy Estuary, and hike some of the best trails in Gros Morne National Park.

Exploring Sweden's Wild West Coast

Come along as adventure journalist Peter Potterfield takes us to West Sweden, the craggy, island studded coastline between Gothenburg and Norway. We'll visit the pink granite headlands of Smogen National Park, the islands of Kosterhavet National Park, and explore the canals and backstreets of laid back Gothenburg itself.

Grand Canyon Odyssey

For an unforgettable hike, come along as Editor Peter Potterfield takes us from the South Rim to the Colorado River, and back again, on OARS' Grand Canyon hiking trip. The well known rafting company has expanded its offerings to include this four day tour of northern Arizona featuring a hike into the Canyon and a stay at Phantom Ranch.

Adventures in Arctic Sweden

From the Northern Lights to cross country skiing, the unique experience of Sweden's legendary Ice Hotel in mid-winter is unforgettable. Come along as GreatOutdoors.com Editor Peter Potterfield shows us the perpetual twilight and snowy beauty of this remote corner of Scandinavia, far above the Arctic Circle, where the Ice Hotel provides the ultimate base camp

 

Hiking Canada's Skyline Trail

The Skyline Trail is often called not just the most spectacular trail in Jasper National Park, but one of the most interesting backcountry routes in North America. Come along as GreatOutdoors Editor Peter Potterfield takes you from Maligne Lake, up and over the infamous “Notch,” and to the summit of Amber Mountain. And he reveals some of the best spots around Jasper, including the Jasper Park Lodge, Sunwapta Lodge, and the Icefields Glacier Adventure.

Rafting Idaho's Salmon River

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com Editor Peter Potterfield takes us with him on rafting outfitter OARS' famous craft beer trip on Idaho's Salmon River. Here, an array of micro-brews from Missoula's Big Sky Brewery, and gourmet food provided by a California culinary expert, add creature comforts and good times to the Class III white water, sunshine and white sand beaches of this legendary trip.

Adventures In Haida Gwaii

The salmon fishing is called the best in the world here in Canada's most out there chain of islands, but there's much more. There's hiking to ancient Haida villages, standing totem poles a hundred years old, humpback whales blowing and breaching, and eagles snatching fish from the Pacific just yards from the boat. Magical Haida Gwaii is a place emphatically on the edge of things.

A New Zealand Hiking Odyssey

It may be fall in North America, but it's springtime in New Zealand, a great time to head down for some hiking as the snow begins to fly at home. Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes us on a hiking safari from the northern most point of the North Island to the Great Walks of the South Island.

Around Mount Rainier

To hike all 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail is to take in the majestic nuances of Mount Rainier's domain. The 360-degree view of the mountain, under varied moods and changing light, is reason enough to come. Just be prepared to do a little work--like gain about 20,000 feet in elevation when doing the complete circuit.
 

Hiking the High Line

Come along as GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield, author of Classic Hikes of the World, cranks some miles on New York City's unique High Line. Here is a walking route on a former elevated railway that winds through wildflowers and native grasses, passes through buildings, and offers great views of the Hudson River.

A Trek to Grey Owl's Cabin

There’s no better way to experience the great boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan than to make the 40 kilometer round trip hike through the wilderness of Prince Albert National Park to pay homage to one of Canada’s earliest conservationists: the man who called himself Grey Owl. The two or three day tek out to his cabin on remote Ajawaan Lake, in the Grey Owl Wilderness is a great way to combine living history with backcountry adventure

Classic Hikes of North America

See this exciting excerpt from GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield's new book, Classic Hikes of North America. Read how he approached the project, and discovered some of his favorite routes, including the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, the Tonquin Valley loop in Alberta's Jasper National Park, and the Long Range Traverse of Newfoundland's Gros Morned National Park.

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