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Top Ten in Colorado

By Elizabeth Covington

We dare you to top this list of 10 Colorado ski descents. From classics routes to expert runs to easy days, you'll want to try them all.

Top 10 Ice Climbs in the Northeast

By S. Peter Lewis

Tick off the ice routes on this list and you will have sampled Northeast ice climbing at its very best.

Running the Gauley River

By Christian Lowe

Paddlers love the Gauley for its difficulty and play. For expert paddlers, the classic class V upper section serves up a feast of big water heart-thumpers.

Rockwall Trail

By Nancy Prichard

Visit the "Disney World for outdoor enthusiast."The Rockwall Trail, the most dramatic section of the Canadian Great Divide Trail, traces breathtaking passes, forested canyons, hanging glaciers, and alpine cirques for stunning and memorable hiking experience.

Key Hole Route, Longs Peak

By Nancy Prichard

Hikers and mountaineers from all over the world flock to Rocky Mountain National Park to ascend beautiful and challenging mountains. The grand prize is the 14,255-foot Longs Peak.

Joshua Tree National Monument

By Nancy Prichard

A favorite climbing destination worldwide, Joshua Tree offers classic routes for moderate to experienced climbers.

Fall Trail Running in Washington

By Mike McQuaide

Ten top Fall trail running destinations in Washington get you outdoors in the off-season.

Fall Kayak Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

By Kaj Bune

The Pacific Northwest offers some of the finest kayaking destinations in the U.S. and fall is the perfect time to get out on the water.

Explore White Point Tidepools

By Cathy Philipp

White Point is home to some of the most diverse and easily accessible tidepools in Southern California.

Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

By Nancy Prichard

The Missouri Gulch Trail in Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a spectacular and pristine destination for both hikers and climbers.

Chasing the Moon to Cypress Island

By Dennis Stuhaug

A kayaker's paradise beckons from the vast and protected inland sea of Washington's San Juan Islands.

Canyon Lake's Calm Days

By Shannon Blackburn

This Texas destination offers 80 miles of shoreline, a wide range of watersports and campgrounds galore.

Bay Area Trail Running

By Steve Edwards

The San Francisco Bay Area offers some of the finest trail running imaginable. Here is a list of five of the Bay

Family Resorts for Winter Adventure

By Jason Lathrop

Destination resorts around the country that cater to family winter adventures: from snowshoeing to sleigh riding; from skiing to skating.

Remote Datil is a Gem

By Rebecca Gonzales

This sport climber's paradise has steep faces, protected routes, and unbeatable camping.

Enchanted Rock's Granite Dome:

By Matthew Hammer

A favorite Texas playground for rock climbers,
backpackers, and even sedentary tourists who don't mind a lung-expanding walk up the dome.

Enchanted Rock Offers a Variety of Hikes

By Shannon Blackburn

Visitors to Enchanted Rock enjoy: hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, primitive camping, picnicking and a one-billion-year-old dome of pink granite.

Paddling, Pedaling, and Plotting

By Ann Beman

For women only, GIRLteams Adventure training is a three-day camp designed to provide education in
outdoor skills in a non-competitive environment.

Oregon Coast Trail

By Nancy Prichard

The Oregon Coast Trail traces 362 miles of coastline. Numerous entries and exits make this trail a perfect destination for long or short hikes.

Western Colorado's Grand Valley

By Altrec.com Staff

Kokopelli's Trail reigns supreme for both hardcore adventurers and low-key cyclists looking for a fun day trip.

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