Join Four Season Guides for the backpacking vacation of a lifetime. Our backpacking tours will take you to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Enjoy the well known Rim to Rim Backpacking adventure through Grand Canyon, or get off the beaten path and explore the Canyons of the Escalante in Southern Utah or Yosemite National Park. We provide all the necessary gear and our friendly, professional guides will handle all the dirty work leaving you more time to fully enjoy your surroundings. Backpacking is a specialty and our guides have explored thousands of miles of trails and routes in the canyons, mesas and mountains of the Southwest. And with many of our guides having been with us for a decade or more, you can be sure you are traveling with the most experienced folks in the business!
Four Season Guides started with Grand Canyon backpacking trips and it’s still dear to our hearts. Our expert guides know the Canyon intimately ad are always eager to share their passion for it with our guests. We offer everything from overnight beginner hikes to 6 or 7-day off the beaten path adventures. We will outfit you with just about every piece of gear needed for your trip, pack and prepare all the delicious meals and take care of all the transportation and logistics. You just need your camera, clothing and a sense adventure and we’ll take care of the rest.
List of Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips
|Rim to Rim||4 days||Intermediate|
|Winter Rim to Rim||5 or 6 days||Intermediate +|
|Canyon Classic||3 or 4 days||Intermediate|
|Havasupai Gardens||3 days||Beginner +|
|Deer Creek/Thunder River||5 days||Advanced|
|Hermit Loop||4 or 5 days||Intermediate +|
|Grandview Loop||3 or 4 days||Intermediate +|
|Kanab Creek Adventure||5 days||Advanced|
|Grand Canyon: Custom Backpacking||2 to 10 days||Variable|
The canyons of southern Utah offer fantastic opportunities for solitude and discovery for those willing to strap on a backpack and head out into the wilderness. From the canyon mazes of Canyonlands National Park to the towering walls and cavernous alcoves of the Escalante, you can delight in multicolored rocks layers, beautiful creeks and waterfalls, stunning natural arches and the starriest night skies imaginable.
List of Utah Backpacking Trips
Yosemite’s remarkable landscape features breathtaking mountains, deep valleys, majestic meadows, ancient sequoias, wild rivers, massive granite domes and much more. Our Yosemite backpacking tours visit the most sought after icons of the Sierra Nevadas: Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Cathedral Lakes and Vogelsang Peak…to name a few. Come and see what those before you found so awe-inspiring and deeply compelling. Our Yosemite guided hikes have become a favorite of our many loyal guests and we’re sure they will provide you with endless fond memories.
List of Yosemite Backpacking Trips
|Clouds Rest & Half Dome||4 days||Intermediate|
|Half Dome Backpacking||3 or 4 days||Intermediate|
|Merced River Loop||4 or 5 days||Intermediate|
|Red Peak Pass Loop||6 days||Advanced|
|Vogelsang Peak Loop||4 days||Intermediate +|
|Vogelsang to Half Dome||5 days||Intermediate +|
|Yosemite Falls/Snow Creek Loop||3 or 4 days||Intermediate +|
|Yosemite Introductory Backpacking||3 or 4 days||Beginner|
|Young Lakes||3 days||Intermediate|
Why Travel With FSG
Top-Ranked Tour Company
Don’t take our word for it. More than a thousand 5-Star reviews on TripAdvisor will attest to the quality of our adventures.
Our guiding staff consists primarily of seasoned veterans who have been guiding professionally, full-time, for a decade or more. In addition to their extensive experience, our guides are fun, accommodating, approachable, entertaining, polite and just plain good people.
We’re at work, you’re on vacation! We take care of all the logistics associated with a backcountry adventure and handling all the dirty work. Gear, food, permits, transportation…we have you covered and it’s all included.
The Southwestern U.S. is our home and our passion. We’ve been exploring this region for decades and know it intimately. This is our niche and nobody does it better.