Skier prepares for a day in the snow by camp.
Visitor skis and snowcamps in the Yosemite Wilderness. NPS/Haley Bercot


Feeling adventurous? Explore ways to discover adventure and challenge in wilderness.

Go off-trail and backpack in the Denali Wilderness in Alaska

Hike along bluffs and old homesites in the Buffalo National River Wilderness in Arkansas

Artist paints amidst vast tundra wilderness.
An Artist-in-Residence paints the Noatak Wilderness. NPS photo


Wilderness offers opportunities to slow down and be introspective. Learn more about these opportunities and reflect on your own wilderness experiences.

Get inspired and create in the Isle Royale Wilderness Artist-in-Residence Program in Michigan

Enjoy the quiet ease of a river trip in the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness in North Dakota

Visitors sit atop a boulder and look at desert landscape.
Friends enjoy the views of the Saguaro Wilderness. NPS photo


Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of wilderness. Wilderness helps protect nature's plants, animals, and habitats that we love.

Stargaze and enjoy the natural beauty of the night sky in the Death Valley Wilderness in California

See the resiliency of tough and tender native plants in the Haleakala Wilderness in Hawaii

Group poses in front of mountains.
A group jumps to pose in front of mountains of the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness. NPS photo.

Looking for more
wilderness recreation ideas?

Check out the NPS Trails and Hiking and Camping webpages.

Last updated: September 26, 2019


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