If you're looking for the country's best backcountry areas, the off-the-beaten-path wilderness within these places are worth exploring on a multi-day trip:
Southeastern Utah’s canyon country is bizarre, remote and gorgeous — all the elements of an unforgettable backcountry journey.
One of the last regions in the continental United States to be mapped, the Greater Grand Canyon offers hikers a chance to view Grand Canyon and nearby marvels away from the crowds.
The mountains of the High Sierras — including the largest peak in the lower 48 states — offer breathtaking scenery to climbers and hikers.
Colorado’s Greater Dinosaur Region — the “sagebrush Yellowstone” — offers true backcountry journeys, abundant wildlife and rugged scenery.
The Dolores River Basin offers hikers a taste of America’s Wild West. Ancient petroglyphs, abandoned cowboy cabins, wild canyons and working cattle ranches contribute a pioneer feeling to the 230 miles stretch of the Dolores River.