Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to our readers' doorstep inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine and website, and the only outdoor media property whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear and survival tips they publish.


Backpacker Magazine

The Outdoors at Your Doorstep
Backpacker connects with 1.1 million readers for whom outdoor adventure is the centerpiece to a vibrant, experiential lifestyle. Within the pages of Backpacker, readers find the very best in close-to-home trip ideas and done-in-a-day adventures that they can easily schedule into their busy lives. But beyond hiking and backpacking, Backpacker features the latest in a wide variety of outdoor sports, including cycling, fly-fishing, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing and more. advances the editorial mission of the magazine by providing timely, topical information along with engaging interactive tools and web-exclusive features that enable people to connect with the outdoors. In 2009, the American Society of Magazine Editors named winner of the General Excellence Online category, citing that "few magazines embrace the potential of the web as aggressively or creatively as, complete with simple navigation and an intuitive design."

Backpacker Events

Backpacker events are a natural extension of Backpacker's print and online offerings. Backpacker's events not only bring the magazine and website pages to life, but give marketers an unmatched platform to tie into the Backpacker brand and the authentic reputation that our brand represents.

Adventures Denver

Adventures Denver

Capitalizing on the wildly successful Adventures NYC franchise, Backpacker launched Adventures Denver in 2012 to specifically target the city’s thriving Latino population. The festival continues in 2013 showcasing the spectacular recreation activities in the Rocky Mountain region with demonstrations, clinics, and athlete appearances.

Adventures NYC

Adventures NYC

Adventures NYC is a celebration of the active, outdoor lifestyle hosted in the nation's most renowned urban park. Each year, Backpacker and the NYC Recreation Department turn Central Park into the ultimate, outdoor adventure playground complete with dozens of outdoor activities, spectator shows, exhibits, live entertainment and more.

Get Out More Tour

Get Out More Tour

Backpacker's renowned Get Out More Tour is an interactive mobile media and education platform designed to inspire readers and encourage participation in active outdoor pursuits. 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the Tour.


Backpacker Magazine Editorial and Business Offices
5720 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301

VP/GM Outdoor group
Kent Ebersole

Dennis Lewon


Sharon Houghton
Advertising Director