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Trail running has become a popular sport for daily exercise. Having trails right outside your door is always great motivation for getting your run in. But for city dwellers, it can often be challenging to find trails to run on.
A strong transit system is the lifeblood of a modern, eco-friendly city—it not only gets you across town faster than your bike can, but it affords you a new look at your city and introduces you to people whose paths you might not have otherwise crossed.
With its mountainous terrain, colorful desert rocks, and deep river-cut canyons, northeastern Utah is home to a raw and adventure-laden landscape.
Finally—you’re ready and now there’s no excuse not to go. Fact is, the tug of goodness your dog provides can make your road trips so much more enjoyable. Don’t despair, you both can share drool-worthy adventure time together. No more doggie daycare; freedom is calling.
A region of peaks, valleys, and canyons, the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado are a mountain-lover's paradise. Home to original and iconic mountain towns serving as gateways to the outdoors, there are few wilderness experiences quite like the San Juans anywhere else in the lower 48.
If you love outdoor adventure as much as the hustle and bustle of the city, the chances are that you know the cities on this list—hell, you might even live in one. There is no shortage of places in the U.S. that are home to 100,000 people and still close enough to canyons, mountains, forests, and rivers to call them home for an afternoon.
In 1786, before the election of the first U.S. President and well before the colonization of western North America, Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard made the first ascent of 15,781-foot Mont Blanc, the "White Mountain," with gourds of brandy and a handful of bread.
On July 19, 2018, native Oregonian Colin O’Brady stood atop Mount Hood and claimed the world record [1] for the fastest time to summit all 50 of the highest points in each U.S. state.
Nearly every national park has its gateway town. That's the community close to the park entrance where you can fuel up, gear up, and rest up for your outdoor adventures.