Discovering the Outlaw Trail

Routes, Hideouts, and Stories from the Wild West

  • 304 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-523-7
  • Sep 1, 2023

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  • Recommends mountain bike routes, hikes, paddle trips, backpacking, camping, and other activities
  • Includes museums, ghost towns, scenic drives, historic sites, and more
  • Fascinating stories about Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Ann and Josie Bassett, and other infamous outlaws
In the days of the Wild West, the "outlaw trail" was a series of rugged routes linking remote hideouts from Canada to Mexico. Winding through mountain ranges and desert mesas, into river valleys and slot canyons, these interwoven trails were frequented by cattle rustlers and bandits, including Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch gang.

Discovering the Outlaw Trail explores some of the most stunning and significant locations in the West so you can ride, hike, bike, or paddle along the same routes legendary outlaws traveled. Packed with history and beauty, the region offers opportunities to combine historical discovery with outdoor activity for many funfilled adventures. Visit Butch Cassidy’s boyhood home, then take an exhilarating mountain bike ride in Utah’s Red Canyon; drive through South Dakota’s fabled Black Hills, taking in Badlands National Park, a hike to the summit of Black Elk Peak, or a ride on the restored 1880 train; visit a former silver-mining and gambling town in the morning and whitewater raft on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley in the afternoon. The region offers a cornucopia of options for outdoor adventurers as well as plenty of museums, historical sites, ghost towns, and scenic drives.
  • 304 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-523-7
  • Sep 1, 2023

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