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Discover your adventure travel trip with Four Season Guides. Backpack, hike and explore hidden places in America’s southwest.

Hiking the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

As Joni Mitchell once famously sang, “You don’t know what you’ve got’ til it’s gone.” Most people had never heard of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument until the Trump administration announced it was planning to shave nearly one million acres from the Utah public lands. It’s not gone yet and there is still plenty of […]

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Hiking the Grand Canyon

If there is one thing the Grand Canyon can be counted on to provide – it is inspiration. Visitors arriving for their first glimpse at one of the true wonders of the natural world will want to walk as far along the South Rim as time and energy permits – the entire Rim Trail runs […]

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Hiking Canyons

Magnificent. Magical. Mysterious. Those are all words used to describe hiking in the canyons of the American Southwest. It begins with the Grand Canyon, two billion years in the making, and filters down to the many box canyons and slot canyons scattered across the landscape that few know, and even fewer are fortunate enough to […]

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What It’s Like to Take a Guided Hike

“These are special places where nature still calls the shots.” That is how the United States Forest Service describes 109 million acres of wilderness under its guidance – a swath of land greater than the size of California. There are questions the Forest Service poses in preparation to visiting these “special places”: How reliant are […]

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The Best Time to Hike Zion

  Zion National Park may come at the end of an alphabetical list of national parks, but it is at the top of bucket lists for hikers. Whether it is navigating all 21 of Walter’s Wiggles and grasping an iron chain while ascending the trail to Angel’s Landing, discovering Hidden Canyon or sloshing through the […]

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Grand Canyon Hiking Tours Rim to Rim

Despite all the photos you have seen of the Grand Canyon, nothing compares to actually backpacking it from one rim to the next. One cannot even begin to capture all of the beauty that every twist and turn takes, nor have a wide enough lens. Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim is a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Solotravel

Traveling Solo? There’s a Hiking Group Waiting For You

Henry David Thoreau once observed, “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.” Now, over 150 years later, so many contemporary travelers are planning and embarking on their own adventures that […]

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Havasu Falls Trip

Hi Dave Thank you for organizing such an amazing trip.  We truly had a blast with Karne – loved loved loved her.  There was nothing I would recommend  improving on – some of the best days were had on this trek together!!  I loved the small group and the fully alive energy of this group.  […]

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Backpacking Trips in America’s Southwest

Is there anything people do for fun that is more disagreeably named than backpacking? Loading weight on one’s back and lugging it up long slopes, not to mention the chafing straps, blisters, dreary food, getting lost… “Backpacking vacation” sounds like the ultimate oxymoron.     So how is it that backpacking trips are so popular? […]

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Adventure Travel: Yep, It’s Now Officially ‘A Thing’

If you are a regular hiker or backpacker or kayaker who frequently heads out to wilderness trails you may be somewhat bewildered that the world has given a name to your activity – adventure travel. There is now even an Adventure Travel Trade Association with over 1000 members to help folks find the roads less […]

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