Honoring a Western community for offering a consummate outdoor experience for the widest range of outdoor enthusiasts.

Winner & Finalists

  • hood-river-oregon

    The scenic setting, in the shadow of snow-capped Mt. Hood and at the meeting of the Columbia and Hood Rivers, resonated with our judges, as did the startling breadth of experiences possible in this Oregon town—hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, skiing, paddleboarding, and the West’s best windsurfing. The après-adventure craft beers had fans too.
  • mccall-idaho

  • tahoe-city

  • taos-new-mexico