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One of the most fantastic mountaintop views is from atop the Grand Teton, a 13,770-foot crag that towers above its namesake park in Wyoming. Look east and the Jackson Hole valley spreads out before you, with Timbered Island, a glacial moraine now heavily treed. To the west, the Jedediah Smith Wilderness with its cloud-scratching peaks is sprawled before you. Of course, to enjoy this view, you have to climb. It’s not as… Read More

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It’s all about the gradient. And the rock gardens. And, of course, the snowmelt. Take all three, surround them with soaring mountains, from the Rockies to the Sierra and even off to the Northwest where the Alaska Range rises, and you have a whitewater playground that won’t disappoint. Ready to get outside? Explore outdoor adventure deals at alaskaair.com. The Middle Fork in northern Montana, the Main Salmon in central Idaho, and the… Read More

Before man stood on the moon, he christened a rolling landscape of sandstone waves near Moab, Utah, as his playground. Well, maybe not before, but definitely that same summer. The Slickrock Trail, though laid out for dirt bikes in 1969, soon morphed into a 10.2-mile-long loop that draws mountain bikers from across the world and made “Moab” a mythical destination for those who had yet to pedal the trail. Ready to get… Read More