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River towns

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Down by the river. These Western cites and towns are where it’s at for mountain waters by Brandon Mathis Jackson, Wyoming Jackson isn’t just for ski bums. The Snake River curls through the landscape, Yellowstone and Grand Teton country, two staggering national parks that define wild and scenic western America. “I think that…(Read More)

These hand-picked rides capture a cross section of terrain, scenery and culture from bedrock desert to alpine mountains and everything in between. Welcome to the Southwest, where strips of pavement unfold like ribbons to Heaven across the landscape as far as the eye can see. If you have your road bike, get ready to…(Read More)

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Going Rogue

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After a hiking trip turned into a bike packing trip due to closed roads in the spring of 2014 somewhere in the mountains of northern Arizona, Nick Smolinske of Flagstaff had a revelation: He would make the perfect bike-packing bag. By autumn, armed with a sewing machine and “too much time on (his) hands…(Read More)

People of all ages and interests have embedded yoga in their daily lives. And it’s more than simple stretching and breathing. It’s a tool to calm, to resolve issues, to tune to the physical self and a conduit to connect with surroundings. In Sedona, Arizona, yoga enthusiasts gather every year at…(Read More)

As summer blooms in the West, many keen anglers head to mountain country. We caught up with Colorado expert angler Jake Ballard of Duranglers Flies and Supplies for some sweet spots to fish at elevation. (Plus, we decided to throw in a few classic rivers around the Southwest.) “In the high country it will be…(Read More)

This charming little town on the Arizona/Utah border is about as quaint as can be, with a handful of gift shops, some nice cafés and a relaxed appeal that calms visitors down as soon as they roll in. But there is more than meets the eye in Kanab. Almost in the center of…(Read More)

1) RideSedona is surrounded by singletrack. In fact, the only thing that stands out more than the quality of the trails is the accessibility. West Sedona, Uptown and Oak Creek all have singletrack opportunities that deliver, but if you’re short on time, head to Oak Creek, park at the Bike and Bean, pedal…(Read More)

When we asked Will Geurts of Sedona Destination Adventures if Sedona was becoming a hub of mountain biking, he did a double take. “Hub? It’s off the hook,” he said. At Sedona Bike and Bean, part coffee house, part bike shop located just south of Sedona’s uptown downtown area, there is…(Read More)

This small Arizona town is a hub of adventure, from the second-biggest man-made lake in the U.S. to a lifetime of desert exploration.1) Take a dipLake Powell is 190 miles in length, with nearly 100 canyons making up its peculiar shape. There are few roads, so a boat is the way…(Read More)

Page, Arizona: Many know the area for Lake Powell, a man-made desert ocean of islands and inlets – the Colorado River dammed, covered with house boats and water skiers. But inland, this desert draws another kind, a breed that begs for long sprees of solitude and endurance. Meet the ultra runner. “There’s a…(Read More)