Guided backpacking trips including Grand Canyon, Utah, Havasupai, Yosemite and more.
“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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more