Discovering the Outlaw Trail

Routes, Hideouts, and Stories from the Wild West

  • 304 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-523-7
  • Aug 15, 2023

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Over 90 outlaw adventures with a modern twist combining historic experiences and outdoor activities.

  • Enjoy Wild West trips across Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and South Dakota, plus spurs of the trail in Idaho, New Mexico, Kansas, and Arkansas
  • From scenic campgrounds to wilderness tent sites to historic hotels—you’ll find all the resources you need to plan an epic outing
  • Enjoy colorful tales about Butch Cassidy, Queen Ann Bassett, the Sundance Kid, and other infamous outlaws. True stories from the same real-life places that you can explore!

Welcome to the outlaw trail! During the days of the Wild West, this network of rugged routes linked remote hideouts across the desert Southwest and Rocky Mountains. Today, that same impenetrable terrain—where bandits fled and lawmen feared to tread—offers some of the greatest outdoor adventures in the country. With this story-packed guide, you can hike, bike, paddle, and drive along the paths of rustlers and robbers to alpine ghost towns, dizzying slot canyons, winding rivers, scenic roadways, fascinating museums, and hidden hideouts.


  • 304 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-523-7
  • Aug 15, 2023

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