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This Colorado-based consumer magazine focuses on backpacking, hiking, and camping tips and destinations.

Type of magazine: Consumer

Publication frequency: Nine issues per year

Language(s): English

Publisher: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., an Active Interest Media company

Location of editorial: Boulder, Colorado

Website: www.backpacker.com

Editorial positioning: “Backpacker magazine inspires and empowers our readers to Get Out More—to enjoy the world outside more often. As the authority on escaping to the backcountry, Backpacker offers readers accessible, close-to-home getaways alongside exotic life-list destinations, practical tips for outdoor adventure and the best gear information available.”

Phone: 1-800-666-3434

Size of editorial staff: Medium


  • Editorial Director: Shannon Davis
  • Executive Editor: Casey Lyons
  • Senior Digital Editor: Adam Roy
  • Gear Editor: Eli Bernstein
  • Northwest Field Editor: Ted Alvarez
  • Rocky Mountain Field Editor: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan
  • Southwest Field Editor: Annette McGivney

Last update: 12/20/20