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Guided Backpacking Trips

Guided backpacking trips including Grand Canyon, Utah, Havasupai, Yosemite and more.

Discover The Great Outdoors

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”   ― John Muir We live in a time of innumerable distractions: text messages, emails, status updates, TV, pop-up ads, Tweets, Likes, shared content, etc.  More and more, we look around and […]

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Put This On Your Bucket List – Hike to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

  Some bucket list items are more exciting than others – wake up the first time the alarm goes off, mix two different sodas at a restaurant fountain, and getting another cat don’t necessarily get the blood boiling. One trip that is sure to produce more memories than that new cat or a mixed soda […]

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Yosemite National Park: Hiking Half Dome, Part 1

Yosemite National Park is a crown jewel of America’s many outstanding hiking destinations. This remarkable landscape, deeply loved by naturalist John Muir and photographer Ansel Adams, features breathtaking mountains, deep valleys, majestic meadows, incredible waterfalls and massive granite domes.  One of the most impressive of these granite monoliths is also perhaps the most famous hike […]

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The Heat Is On: Grand Canyon Hiking In the Summer (Part 2)

Hiking in Grand Canyon during the hot summer months does present some challenges, but thoughtful preparation and a few little tricks can help make for a fantastic, enjoyable, and safe experience. In Part 1 of this blog we discussed the importance of avoiding hiking during the hottest part of the day and taking the opportunity […]

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Zion & Bryce, Escalante…Oh My! The Wonders of Southern Utah Hiking

The canyon country of the southwestern United States has attracted the awe and wonder of many generations of explorers, adventurers, and hikers…anyone, really, who revels in the thrill of wide-open spaces and the largely untrammeled wild areas where one might wander alone, in peace and perfect solitude. And the vast slickrock wilderness wonderland of southern […]

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The Heat Is On: Grand Canyon Hiking In The Summer (Part I)

  As early as late May, daytime temperatures at the bottom of Grand Canyon will regularly hit, and exceed, 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). This heat kicks in quickly and typically continues through the first couple of weeks of September, making Grand Canyon hiking tours a little more challenging. Although, the heat shouldn’t keep any […]

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See the Grand Canyon in a New Light – On a Backpacking Trip

Hollywood has visited the Grand Canyon in a number of films, from the Transformers to Thelma & Louise to National Lampoon’s Vacation but the Griswold’s never took full advantage of the sights with an exquisite backpacking trip through the area. The cavernous region is beautiful from the road or even the telescopes perched above but […]

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New Hiking Adventures In The Southwest: Moab Hikes and Grand Canyon Hiking Tour

We’ve been leading adventurous travelers on hiking and backpacking tours through the canyons and mountains of the Southwest since 1999. Grand Canyon Hiking Tours have definitely been a focus over the years and the Grand Canyon is still our most popular destination. And with countless options for incredible backcountry hiking adventures in the southwest, Grand […]

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