White fluffy flowers on tall beargrass stems at Mountain Spokane State Park.

Best Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Inland NW

Recommended parks and conservation areas for spring hikes to see wildflowers — including Spokane, Cheney, Pullman, and Coeur d’Alene.

Man hiking through a slot canyon, comprised of sandstone.

Explore Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Travel essay with exploration and recreation ideas for a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

Two cyclists riding over one of the train trestles on the Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail.

Find Adventure & Solitude On These Spring Rides Out Of Wallace, Idaho

Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism The spring months are a special time to visit the Silver Valley and Wallace, Idaho, with a bike or quiver of …

Group of kayakers paddling the big whitewater rapids on the Zambezi River, with one kayak tip high up, and a group of people in a raft upriver.

Whitewater Kayaking Africa’s Zambezi River

Interview with Inland NW kayaker Steve Bailey about his experience paddling the Zambezi River in south-central Africa.

Mountain biker rounding a corner on a dirt singletrack through the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon.

Spring Mountain Biking in Echo, Oregon

Cure your spring fever with a roadtrip to eastern Oregon to ride the singletrack mountain bike trail network in the town of Echo.

Lookout Pass Terrain Expansion: Brad Naccarato, Matt Landheim, and Sam Landheim skiing fresh powder down the lower part off Eagle Peak. S-turn ski tracks in deep powder.Photo: James Nisbet

Skiing the New Eagle Peak Terrain At Lookout Pass

Catskiing the Eagle Peak terrain expansion at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area–a sneak peak of what to expect when lift opens next winter.

Small white and red tent in an open patch on wild bunch grass near Z Lake, with flat topography in the distance and party cloudy blue sky.

Spring Hiking At Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area

Where to explore and what to expect at Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area, in Lincoln County, Wash., less than 1.5 hours west of Spokane.

Three story Bear Creek Lodge and brown siding, white-framed windows, green slanted roof, and brick chimney.

Mt. Spokane State Park Hopes to Add Bear Creek Lodge

Washington State Parks looks to acquire Bear Creek Lodge property to enhance entrance to Mount Spokane State Park.


Fernie, BC – A Special Place in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Tucked in the Rockies of southeast British Columbia and just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, lies Fernie, a charming little mountain town that happens …

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