Tyler Dunning

Active.com Contributing Writer

Statistically, Tyler is one in a million: he was born to the fourth largest but nearly least populated state in the nation, Montana. Being raised in rural America, he developed a disposition for observation and introspection—Tyler had plenty of time to think. His temperament mirrored his setting: calm, peaceful, a lonely respectfulness. It also made him quite curious about the natural world.

This sentiment has led him all over the United States (the only state he has left to visit is Alaska) and around the world (he's been to 16 countries so far). His current goal is to visit all of the U.S. national parks. On these adventures he’s apt to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, journal, and pursue hidden qualities within the landscape.

Though he's dabbled in professional wrestling, archaeology, social-justice advocacy and academia, at his core he's a writer. Find more of his work at www.tylerdunning.com.


Tyler's Favorite Outdoor Destinations

  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Olympic National Park, Washington
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Bishop, California
  • The entirety of the Snake River
  • Anywhere in Southern Utah