Wilderness and You

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Wild Days of Summer

Wildlflower jungles in the Greater Smoky Mountains, icy blue oceans off the Arctic coast, red canyons in the Colorado Plateau — when we connect with these wild places, we feel at home.

Wild Days of Summer

Find out what wild place suits your personality and enter to win a trip to your favorite wild place — all part of our Wild Days of Summer campaign.


Learn why actresses Betty White and Wendie Malick, musician Dave Matthews and snowboarder Forrest Shearer are so passionate about wilderness.

Top experiences

The United States has 618 million acres of wildlands, including some of the wildest. most stunning and most bizarre landscapes in the world. We've chosen a select few that you don't wan to miss.

Insider tips

Get tips for urban escapes to the wild, family-friendly fun, backcountry journeys, wildlife watching and more in our insider tips section.