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Hiking Escalante with a Guide

When folks start researching hiking Escalante they invariably run into words like “isolated” and “technical” and “navigational challenges.” It can be more than a little off-putting. On the other hand, if you enjoy backpacking, places with beguiling names like Neon Canyon, Crack in the Wall and Golden Cathedral are practically calling your name from the […]

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Golden Cathedral Utah

Golden Cathedral – Utah’s Hidden Gem

Some hikes you take for the journey. Some hikes you take for the destination. The thing about backpacking in Utah is so many of the hikes are about both the journey and the destination. Take the trip to the Golden Cathedral, for instance. This spectacular natural amphitheater is the ultimate destination – you literally can […]

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Grand Canyon Hiking

Let’s Go Backpacking: Picture Yourself Here

  You’ve seen all the incredible photographs of the American Southwest. Everyone has. The waterfalls. The sunsets. All those surreal colors in the towering rock layers. But can you really imagine yourself in that selfie? The research, planning and logistics of it all can seem so daunting.   All of the guides at Four Seasons […]

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All Inclusive Guided Backpacking Trips: Less Stress and More Cool Experiences

  It all seems simple enough. There is an itinerary and a starting point and an ending point and destinations. But what is really built into the price for a guided hiking tour? Here are some of the benefits you can expect when hiring a guide…   Experience   At Four Seasons Guides we vet […]

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Trips With Pack Animal Support

  John Hance liked to tell stories. Big stories. His favorite was that he dug the Grand Canyon himself and piled up the rocks and dirt out by Flagstaff. He was too modest to name the mountains after himself so they call them the San Francisco Peaks today.   Hance came to the Grand Canyon […]

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What is a Basecamp Adventure?

  Admit it. As much as you love backpacking there are those days when you wish you could just end a long day of hiking at a great campsite that’s already set up and you can just kick back and relax. That is the attraction of the basecamp experience – a scenic campsite outfitted with […]

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Paria Canyon Utah Slot Canyon Hiking

Paria Canyon – Only 20 People Allowed Per Day

The federal government does not designate its public lands without forethought. If a “national park” is created it is intended to be visited. If a “wilderness” is designated the land is intended to be preserved. That is why places like Zion and the Grand Canyon are designed to handle many thousands of visitors a day. […]

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Backpacking Vacations with Four Season Guides

The Best Hikes of 2016

The new year is always a time for putting together lists. With so many diverse and wondrous trails in the United States there will never be a consensus of the “best” hikes but there are some that do tend to show up on every list. We consider the following to be the Best Hikes of […]

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Four Season Guides Grand Canyon Backpacking

What is a Lodge Based Adventure?

Having the opportunity to hike into the depths of some of the Southwest’s most gorgeous and unique regions doesn’t require hauling a large backpack around nor camping.   At Four Season Guides a Lodge Based Adventure won’t include personal butlers and crystal goblets but these multi-day hikes won’t fall into the category of “roughing it” […]

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Training For A Backpacking Trip - Four Season Guides

Training For Your Next Hiking Adventure

We stuffed the turkey and then proceeded to stuff ourselves. Now with another month of holiday treats and sweets ahead, I think we will all be needing a bit of shaping up before 2016’s big hiking adventures. Perhaps you have planned your own backpacking excursion or maybe you have signed up for a guided hiking […]

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