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Outdoors Do's and Don'ts

A paved road circles Mesa Campground, which offers views of Lake Roberts below. Photograph by Jay Hemphill. DO: Make a plan, then a backup plan. Public-land use skyrocketed last year, and that trend…

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Gila Sure

Plan ahead by studying the latest trail conditions, mileage, and elevation gain. Photograph by Elizabeth Miller. SINCE 2006, MARC LEVESQUE has been pulling people out of tough situations in the wilder…

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Camps Less Traveled

Navigating San Pedro Parks Wilderness trails can be tricky, especially in the boggy meadow. Photograph by Elizabeth Miller. HEAVY RAIN FELL SOME DAYS BEFORE MY HIKE into the San Pedro Parks…

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Editor's Letter: Camp Insight

Experience the joys of camping this summer season. Photograph by Denys Nevozhai/Unsplash. A RED DOME TENT PERCHED NEAR THE EDGE OF SANTA CRUZ LAKE’S Overlook Campground, positioned with a perfect view…

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Hiking Gila's Wilderness

A backpacker on a loop of the West and Middle Forks of the Gila River makes their way deeper into the wilderness. THE FIRST MILES OF THE TRAIL wound among piñon, juniper, and Gambel oak, through a…

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Best Parks for RV Camping

THE RV LIFE IS BOOMING. At Aloha RV, in Albuquerque, owner Peter Larson estimates the dealership’s sales were up about 20 percent in 2020. “Thirty percent of those sales are new RVers,” he says…

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