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Recent Hiking Articles

  • Hiking Deer Creek Trail in Grand Canyon A shallow stream runs between striated rocks along the Deer Creek trail.Most Inner Canyon river trips stop to enjoy Deer Creek Falls and hike the Deer Creek Trail. Get information about this popular trail and a map to the trailhead.
  • Vermont Travel Guide: Killington Resort and Vicinity Taking a gondola ride through fall foliage in Killington Vermont.Killington’s size and challenging terrain have made this the most popular ski resort in the East. In recent years, Killington has become more and more crowded, giving it the nickname “Beast of the East” in some circles. For the sheer difficulty and exhilaration of its terrain, however, it is arguably without equal east of the ...
  • Exploring El Malpais National Monument A natural stone arch in El Malpais National Monument.The product of three volcanic events, the lava-strewn landscape of the El Malpais National Monument is not exactly the barren terrain its name (literally, the badlands) suggests.
  • Texas’s Overlooked Natural Wonders Palo Duro canyon in Texas.Once you get outside the hustle and bustle of Texas’s many major cities, there’s an enormous canvas of natural wonders to explore, from forests and canyons to tropics and mountains.
  • Hiking in Muir Woods National Monument A wide trail made of wooden planks goes through the redwoods of Muir Woods.Muir Woods boasts many lovely trails that crisscross the gorgeous redwood forest. Author Stuart Thornton advises first-time visitors and gives an overview of the popular area trails.

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Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

  • Gardiner: Year-Round Gateway to Yellowstone View of the small town of Gardiner, Montana with snow-capped mountains in the distance.The only year-round entrance to Yellowstone for automobiles, Gardiner is a cute little town with plenty of places to stay, eat, and stock up.
  • Exploring Lake McDonald Valley Sunset on Lake McDonald.Lake McDonald Valley has all the earmarks of glacial action—it’s long, straight, and U-shaped—and offers a host of great recreational opportunities, from camping to biking to horseback riding. Read on to plan your trip to the home of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.
  • The Skalkaho Pass Road in Southwestern Montana A row of sheep grazing along the snow-covered banks of Rock Creek.With opportunities for fishing or a family-friendly stop at a sapphire mine, the Skalkaho Pass Road and its nearby sights are worth the time. The drive connects two otherwise distant valleys along a route with great scenic value.