The Virgin River through The Narrows, Zion National Park

National Parks road trip of a lifetime

Navajo Garden Loop, Utah

Top wow spots of Bryce Canyon National Park

Full-moon hike through Utah canyons

Best activities in Bryce Canyon N.P.

Fairyland, Bryce Canyon

Best activities in Bryce Canyon N.P.

Hike Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah

Best activities in Arches National Park

Take a deep breath and go for the highest peak in Colorado, Mt. Elbert at 14,440 ft. Or show your election year spirit by climbing a politically christened 14-er: Mt. Lincoln (14,286 feet), Mt. Wilson (14,246 feet) or Mt. Democrat (14,148 feet).

50 ways to have your best summer ever

Cross (at least part of) the Pacific Coast Trail off your bucket list this summer.

50 ways to have your best summer ever

The road to (and beyond) Hana brims with waterfalls plummeting by the pavement, such as 80-foot Wailua Falls.

Essential guide to Maui

Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakala, Maui

Essential guide to Maui

Yoga on red rocks with vista views

50 ways to have your best summer ever

Where to hike: Mount Baldy - Sunset

Where to hike: Mount Baldy

Redwood Regional Park, Oakland On a clear day, the hiking trails afford views of San Francisco to the west and Mount Diablo in the east.

Weekender's guide to Oakland

Where to camp in autumn

The West's best fall travel experiences

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA

Top 45 hikes in the West

Travel guide to Yosemite in the spring

30 places to welcome spring

The Bisti Badlands

50 essential Western travel experiences

Zion National Park Angels Landing trail

8 ways to soak up the Southwest in fall

Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR

Top 16 fall hikes

Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO

Top 16 fall hikes

How to catch Anza-Borrego Desert State Park at its glorious peak

Great Spring Vacation Ideas

Coastal Hikes in Pacifica, California

Coastal Hikes in Pacifica Beach, California

Sunshine blooms at Point ReyesUncommon flowers brighten ocean bluffs along a West Marin hike

Sunshine blooms at Point Reyes

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5 best hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

Lanikai Pillbox Trail, Oahu, HI: The short (two-mile round-trip) but steep trail takes you up to World War II–era bunkers and an Imax-worthy view of windward Oahu.

Best Hiking Trails in the West

Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA A two-mile trail leads to this lake and surrounding meadow, particularly pretty in early morning.

Best Hiking Trails in the West