2016 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America

Explore the best counties for outdoor activities based on weather, air quality, and access to parks, forests, and recreational opportunities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, NOAA, and other sources.

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  • By State
Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    San Juan

    • County in Washington
    • 1 review
  2. 2

    Pitkin

    • County in Colorado
  3. 3

    Kitsap

    • County in Washington
    • 1 review
  4. 4

    Garfield

    • County in Colorado
  5. 5

    Grand

    • County in Utah
  6. 6

    Delta

    • County in Colorado
    • 4 reviews
  7. 7

    Douglas

    • County in Nevada
  8. 8

    La Plata

    • County in Colorado
  9. 9

    Jackson

    • County in Oregon
  10. 10

    Eagle

    • County in Colorado
    • 1 review
  11. 11

    Summit

    • County in Colorado
  12. 12

    El Dorado

    • County in California
    • 1 review
  13. 13

    San Miguel

    • County in Colorado
  14. 14

    Gunnison

    • County in Colorado
    • 2 reviews
  15. 15

    Island

    • County in Washington
    • 1 review
  16. 16

    Clear Creek

    • County in Colorado
  17. 17

    Jefferson

    • County in Washington
  18. 18

    Thurston

    • County in Washington
  19. 19

    Mesa

    • County in Colorado
    • 1 review
  20. 20

    Kane

    • County in Utah
  21. 21

    Multnomah

    • County in Oregon
    • 2 reviews
  22. 22

    Grand

    • County in Colorado
  23. 23

    Tolland

    • County in Connecticut
    • 2 reviews
  24. 24

    King

    • County in Washington
    • 31 reviews
  25. 25

    Sevier

    • County in Utah