Hikers pause on a small ridge overlooking Cali in Colombia.

Hike Cali’s El Cerro de las Tres Cruces, Colombia

A weekend ritual for many Caleños is to hike up El Cerro de las Tres Cruces. Before you take the hike yourself, read up on the site’s history, its role in day-to-day local life, and tips on preparing for and undertaking the hike.

View of eroded badlands from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley.

Best Death Valley Hikes

While there are few maintained trails, old mining roads, narrow canyons, and natural features offer spectacular opportunities for hiking in Death Valley. Here’s where to go, how to get there, and the amazing views and landscapes you’ll experience.

A wide dirt trail follows a narrow stream through the canyon.

Recreation in Spearfish, South Dakota

Some of the best recreation in the Black Hills is concentrated along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Laural A. Bidwell recommends the area’s best trails for hiking and biking enthusiasts, the best place to tee up for golfers, and more.

Scenic view of the reddish hue of the rugged pinnacled walls of Cedar Breaks.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

If you’re driving between Zion and Bryce National Parks, consider stopping at Cedar Breaks National Monument. With ridges and pinnacles extending like buttresses from the steep cliffs, the rock layers offer similar views as Bryce Canyon without the crowds. Learn more about when and where to go.