Top Experiences in the Wild

Experience hiking, backpacking and all kinds of outdoor recreation in places The Wilderness Society is working to protect.

Whether it’s in America’s wild west, its eastern forests or its Arctic frontier — you may find your next wild adventure among our top experiences.

Top activities

Whether you're looking for a backcountry journey or some family-friendly fun, we've found some places that just might work for your next wild adventure.

Top places

Our top places are some of the wildest, most rugged and most pristine places in America. At Wilderness, we spend a lot of time in these places, working to protect them. We hope that you'll find among this list the next wild place you want to explore.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.