Top 10 Outdoorsy States

The United States’ incredible landscapes, peaks, valleys, roving rivers, and gleaming beaches make us proud to call this place “home.” We hike; we climb; we wander this great continent, and still: we can’t get to everything, no matter how hard we try.

Many different elements make a state “outdoorsy.” From the number of recreational hiking trails to the number of campgrounds; from fly fishing waters to rock climbing locations to sailing schools — everything was analyzed using critical data sets to determine the most “outdoorsy” states.

So: which states are the most outdoorsy? Take a tour through these incredible states—each with a unique environment, a unique cast of people, all who make each state’s outdoors “home” (no matter the ranking).