Out of a resort area.
An imprecise term often used to refer to all those portions of wildlands in which usually there are no permanent, improved, or maintained access roads or operational, fixed facilities (such as lumber mills, ski resorts, or settlements with permanent residents). Deteriorating, unused and unoccupied structures may be present. Those roads which are present are only usable by trucks or 4 wheeled-drive vehicles and typically dead-end in the "back country", rather than continue through it. Any presently active uses only have primitive facilities, e.g., cabins, base camps, undeveloped campgrounds. In common usage, primitive and wilderness areas are backcountry types of wildlands which show no obvious evidence of permanent human uses or occupancy. These are any areas where the management objectives stress dispersed, off-road recreation activities, e.g., hiking, trail bike riding, hunting, and fishing. "Backcountry" is a recreation area while "wilderness" is defined primarily as a large natural ecosystem, to be experienced as it is. Recreational opportunities with structural elements can be enhanced or even created in "backcountry", but rarely in "wilderness".
An area where there are no maintained roads or permanent buildings, just primitive roads and trails.
Publicly accessible but uncontrolled and unpatrolled wilderness areas. No commercial infrastructure exists, and users are responsible for their welfare.
a term used to describe extremely remote areas
A generic term that refers to areas that are relatively unmodified and usually accessible only by foot, horse, watercraft, or Off Highway Vehicle (OHV).
Distant wilderness invaded by those with a sense of adventure.
Terrain that is not within the boundary line of a recognized and open resort.
An area used for snow activities away from the groomed runs and lifts of a resort.
The area of a national park or other park that is away from the roads and general tourist areas. The backcountry is wilderness and the animals encountered there are wild and should be treated as such. You are on your own in the backcountry and should take all precautions necessary for survival. Backcountry in most parks and monuments is defined as any area 150 feet from the center line of any road or any area 150 feet from the perimeter of any frontcountry facility, such as a campground.