All Trips By State

A Menu of All Trips By State at The Big Outside

Alaska

 

Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

Back to the Ice Age: Sea Kayaking Alaska’s Glacier Bay

 

Arizona

 

Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon.

Horseshoe Mesa, Grand Canyon.

A Grand Ambition, or April Fools? Dayhiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Not Quite Impassable: Backpacking the Grand Canyon’s Royal Arch Loop

A Matter of Perspective: A Father-Daughter Hike in the Grand Canyon

One Extraordinary Day: A 25-Mile Dayhike in the Grand Canyon

In the narrows of Paria Canyon.

Backpackers in the narrows of Paria Canyon.

The Quicksand Chronicles: Backpacking Paria Canyon

Dropping Into the Grand Canyon: A Four-Day Hike From Grandview Point to the South Kaibab Trail

Ask Me: Where Should Our Family Backpack in the Grand Canyon?

Ask Me: Tips For Hiking or Trail Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Ask Me: How’s November For Hiking in the Grand Canyon?

Ask Me: What Backpacking Trips Do You Suggest in the Grand Canyon and Southern Utah?

Ask Me: Which Dayhike or Two-Day Backpacking Trip Should Our Family Take in the Grand Canyon?

Ask Me: What Should We Do on a Trip to Colorado, Yellowstone, and the Southwest?

 

A Grand Ambition, or April Fools? Dayhiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

A Grand Ambition, or April Fools? Dayhiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Best Dayhikes in the Southwest

The 10 Best Backpacking Trips in the Southwest

Ask Me: Can You Recommend a Big Dayhike in the Grand Canyon?

Ask Me: Hiking Grand Canyon Rim to River to Rim

Ask Me: Backpacking Trips With an 11-Year-Old

 

California

 

Columbine Lake campsite, Sequoia National Park.

Columbine Lake campsite, Sequoia National Park.

Best of Yosemite, Part 1: Backpacking South of Tuolumne Meadows

Best of Yosemite, Part 2: Backpacking Remote Northern Yosemite

The 10 Best Dayhikes in Yosemite

Roof of the High Sierra: A Father-Son Climb of California’s Mount Whitney

 

Backpackers on the summit ridge of Clouds Rest in Yosemite.

Backpackers on the summit ridge of Clouds Rest in Yosemite.

Ask Me: Where to Backpack First Time in Yosemite

Ask Me: Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

Heavy Lifting: Backpacking Sequoia National Park

Ask Me: Backpacking in Sequoia National Park

 

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Ask Me: Where Can I Hike in Yosemite in Late Fall?

The Magic of Hiking to Yosemite’s Waterfalls

Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail in Seven Days: Amazing Experience, Or Certifiably Insane?

A Mind-Boggling Chunk of Lonely: Backpacking in Death Valley National Park

In the Footsteps of John Muir: Finding Solitude in the High Sierra

 

Granite Park in the John Muir Wilderness.

Granite Park in the John Muir Wilderness.

Ask Me: Is June Too Early For Hiking Mount Whitney and in Yosemite?

Ask Me: How Early in the Season Can I Hike the John Muir Trail?

Ask Me: Questions From a 55-Year-Old Woman First Time Hiking the John Muir Trail

Facing the Biggest Challenge Inside: Friendship and Climbing Rocks at Joshua Tree National Park

In the Land of Dr. Seuss: Exploring Joshua Tree

 

Wanda Lake, John Muir Trail

Wanda Lake, John Muir Trail.

Ask Me: 7 Great, Uncrowded Places to Hike

Trail Running Across Marin: Four Days, 42 Miles, Inn-to-Inn

Ask Me: Tips on Backpacking Glacier National Park and the John Muir Trail

Ask Me: What Are Your Top Picks For Long Backpacking Trips?

Ask Me: Backpacking Trips With an 11-Year-Old

 

Colorado

 

Ouzel Lake, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ouzel Lake, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park.

Why Conservation Matters: Rafting the Green River’s Gates of Lodore

The 5 Rules About Kids I Broke While Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Ask Me: What Should We Do on a Trip to Colorado, Yellowstone, and the Southwest?

Best Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and near Breckenridge

Exploring America’s Big Sandbox: Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Where’s Best For Backpacking Photos, Glacier, Tetons, Rocky Mountain, or Cascades?

Ask Me: Should I Go Backpacking Solo (in Rocky Mountain National Park)?

 

Connecticut

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite New England Hikes?

 

Florida

 

Mangrove tunnel on the East River.

Mangrove tunnel on the East River.

Like No Other Place: Paddling the Everglades

 

Idaho

 

Rock Slide Lake.

Rock Slide Lake, Sawtooth Mountains.

 

 

Jewels of the Sawtooths: Backpacking to Alice, Hell Roaring, and Imogene Lakes

Going After Goals: Backpacking Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

Ask Me: What Are the Best Hikes in Idaho’s Sawtooths?

Roof of Idaho’s Sawtooths: Hiking Thompson Peak

Ask Me: Backpacking Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

Ask Me: Dayhikes and Backpacking Trips in Idaho’s Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains

Chasing Summer’s Tail Climbing in Idaho’s Sawtooths and Castle Rocks

Hidden Paradise: Backcountry Skiing Idaho’s Sawtooths

 

Boulder Chain Lakes, White Cloud Mountains, Idaho.

Boulder Chain Lakes, White Cloud Mountains, Idaho.

Big Water, Big Wilderness: Rafting Idaho’s Incomparable Middle Fork Salmon River

Exploring a Wilderness Hopeful: Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains

Head in the Clouds: Thinking About Wilderness On a Big Dayhike In Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains

Ask Me: What Backpacking Trip Do You Recommend in Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains?

Photo Gallery: Idaho’s Craters of the Moon

 

Mt. Heyburn, Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho.

Mt. Heyburn, Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho.

Hell Hath No Fury: The Stark Beauty, Solitude, and Surprises of Hells Canyon

Chasing the Snow: A Meditation on How ‘Compressed Adventure’ Can Be Your Salvation

Growing Up On Skis: Two Families, Yurts, and Many Memories

A 12-Year-Old’s First Time Skiing Wild Snow

Key Ingredient to Family Yurt Trip: What’s Missing

Snowstorms, Skinny Skis, Yurts, and a Family Tradition

 

Lambert Gorge, East Fork Owyhee River

Lambert Gorge, East Fork Owyhee River.

The Wildest River: Kayaking the Upper Owyhee

Wild Back Yard: Trails of the Boise Foothills

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Places in the Northwest and Northern Rockies?

An Ode to Favorite Spots Most People Don’t Know: Backcountry Skiing Mores Creek Summit

 

Maine

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite New England Hikes?

 

Massachusetts

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite New England Hikes?

 

 

Montana

 

Above the Belly River Valley, Glacier N.P.

Above the Belly River Valley, Glacier N.P.

 

Descending the Food Chain: Backpacking Glacier National Park’s Northern Loop

Jagged Peaks, Mountain Lakes, and Wild Goats: A 3-Day Hike on Glacier’s Gunsight Pass Trail

5 Perfect (Big) Days in Glacier National Park (dayhikes)

Ask Me: What Hikes Do You Suggest For Three Days in Glacier National Park?

Ask Me: If I Have One Day in Glacier National Park, What Hike Should I Take?

Ask Me: Looking For a Moderate, Three-Day Backpacking Trip in Glacier National Park

 

The view from the Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier National Park.

The view from the Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier National Park.

Ask Me: How to Grab a Hard-to-Get Permit For Backpacking Glacier’s Gunsight Pass Trail

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Places in the Northwest and Northern Rockies?

Where’s Best For Backpacking Photos, Glacier, Tetons, Rocky Mountain, or Cascades?

Ask Me: How Hard Are the Trails in Glacier National Park?

Ask Me: Tips on Backpacking Glacier National Park and the John Muir Trail

Ask Me: The 10 Best Short Hikes in Yellowstone

 

New Hampshire

 

Zeacliff Trail, White Mountains, N.H.

Zeacliff Trail, White Mountains, N.H.

Still Crazy After All These Years: Hiking in the White Mountains

Step Onto Rock. Step Down. Repeat 50,000 Times: A 20-Mile, 9-Peak ‘Death March’ of the Presidential Range

Big Hearts, Big Day: A 17-Mile Hike With Teens in the Presidential Range

The Hardest 20 Miles: A Dayhike Across New Hampshire’s Rugged Wildcat-Carter-Moriah Range

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite New England Hikes?

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail Across New Hampshire

 

Tunnel Falls, Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge, Oregon.

Tunnel Falls, Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge, Oregon.

Oregon

Learning the Hard Way: Backpacking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness

Full of Surprises: Backpacking Mount Hood’s Timberline Trail

Nature In Your Face: Hiking in the Columbia Gorge

Photo Gallery: A Big Day in the Columbia Gorge

Stacking the Deck for Adventure: Rafting Oregon’s Wallowa and Grand Ronde Rivers

Bottomless Powder, Big Ski Lines in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains

The Wildest River: Kayaking the Upper Owyhee

Hell Hath No Fury: The Stark Beauty, Solitude, and Surprises of Hells Canyon

 

 

Utah

 

David Gordon in The Subway, in Zion National Park.

David Gordon in The Subway, in Zion National Park.

One Incomparable Place: Hiking and Backpacking in Zion National Park

Pilgrimage Across Zion: Traversing a Land of Otherworldly Scenery

Luck of the Draw, Part 1: Hiking Zion’s Subway

Mid-Life Crisis: Hiking 50 Miles Across Zion in a Day

Why Conservation Matters: Rafting the Green River’s Gates of Lodore

 

Alone the Navajo-Queens Garden loop, Bryce Canyon National Park.

Alone the Navajo-Queens Garden loop, Bryce Canyon National Park.

Photo Gallery: My Favorite Hike in Bryce Canyon

No Straight Lines: Backpacking and Hiking in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

The Most Beautiful Hike You’ve Never Heard Of: Crossing Utah’s Capitol Reef

Playing the Memory Game in Southern Utah’s Escalante, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon

Best Dayhikes in the Southwest

The 10 Best Backpacking Trips in the Southwest

 

West Rim Trail, Zion National Park.

West Rim Trail, Zion National Park.

Still Waters Run Deep: Tackling America’s Best Multi-Day Float Trip on the Green River

Ask Me: What’s Your Favorite Backpacking Trip in Zion National Park?

The Quicksand Chronicles: Backpacking Paria Canyon

Peek-a-Boo Gulch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Peek-a-Boo Gulch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Plunging Into Solitude: Dayhiking, Slot Canyoneering, and Backpacking in Capitol Reef

Ask Me: What Should We Do on a Trip to Colorado, Yellowstone, and the Southwest?

Ask Me: 7 Great, Uncrowded Places to Hike

Ask Me: Looking For a 3- or 4-Day Backpacking Trip in Zion or the Southwest

Ask Me: A Recommendation For a Family Backpacking Trip in Southern Utah

Ask Me: Where Should We Take a Family Hiking Trip in Early Spring?

Ask Me: Where Should We Backpack in Capitol Reef?

Ask Me: What Backpacking Trips Do You Suggest in the Grand Canyon and Southern Utah?

 

Vermont

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite New England Hikes?

 

Washington

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Places in the Northwest and Northern Rockies?

Wild Heart of the Glacier Peak Wilderness: Backpacking the Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop

Three Generations, One Big Volcano: Pushing Limits on Mount St. Helens

 

Wild Heart of the Glacier Peak Wilderness: Backpacking the Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop

Wild Heart of the Glacier Peak Wilderness: Backpacking the Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop

Favorite Dayhikes at Mount Rainier National Park

Ask Me: 7 Great, Uncrowded Places to Hike

Ask Me: Where Should We Backpack Around Sahale Glacier Camp in the North Cascades?

Ask Me: Where Should We Backpack With Kids in North Cascades National Park?

Ask Me: Backpacking Trips With an 11-Year-Old

Nature In Your Face: Hiking in the Columbia Gorge

Near Strawberry Point, Olympic National Park, Washington.

Near Strawberry Point, Olympic National Park, Washington.

The Wildest Shore: Backpacking the Southern Olympic Coast

Completely Alone on Mount Rainier’s Northern Loop

Wildflowers, Waterfalls, and Giant Slugs at Mount Rainier

 

Hiking above Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking above Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.

Exploring the “American Alps:” The North Cascades

Ask Me: Advice About North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier National Parks and Mount St. Helens

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Hikes at Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks?

Ask Me: What Are Your Top Picks For Long Backpacking Trips?

Where’s Best For Backpacking Photos, Glacier, Tetons, Rocky Mountain, or Cascades?

 

Wyoming

 

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

The Ultimate Family Tour of Yellowstone

Ask Me: The 10 Best Short Hikes in Yellowstone

Ask Me: Which Multi-Day Wilderness Trip Should We Take in Yellowstone?

Do you like The Big Outside? I’m Michael Lanza, the creator of The Big Outside, recognized as a top outdoors blog by USA Today, a Trip Advisor site, and others. Subscribe for updates about new stories and free gear giveaways by entering your email address in the box at the top of the left sidebar or on my About page, and follow my adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cross-Country Skiing Yellowstone

The Best-Laid Plans: A Weeklong Ski Traverse in Yellowstone… and a Monster Snowstorm

American Classic: The Teton Crest Trail

Walking Familiar Ground: Reliving Old Memories and Making New Ones on the Teton Crest Trail

 

Ask Me: 8 Great Big Dayhikes in the Tetons

Ask Me: 8 Great Big Dayhikes in the Tetons

8 Great Big Dayhikes in the Tetons

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Places in the Northwest and Northern Rockies?

Ask Me: Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail

Rediscovering a Sense of Wonder: Backcountry Skiing the Tetons

 

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming.

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, Wyoming.

Ask Me: Can You Suggest a Backpacking Trip in the Tetons That Won’t Be Hard to Get a Permit For?

Ask Me: What Are Your Favorite Backcountry Campsites on the Teton Crest Trail?

Ask Me: Tips For Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail

Ask Me: Advice on Backpacking in Grand Teton National Park

Ask Me: How Do We Make a Big Backpacking Trip (on the Teton Crest Trail) As Enjoyable As Possible?

 

Death Canyon Shelf, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Where’s Best For Backpacking Photos, Glacier, Tetons, Rocky Mountain, or Cascades?

A Walk in the Winds: Hiking a One-Day, 27-Mile Traverse of Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Ask Me: What Backpacking Trip Do You Suggest in the Wind River Range?

Ask Me: What Should We Do on a Trip to Colorado, Yellowstone, and the Southwest?

Ask Me: Backpacking Trips With an 11-Year-Old

 

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