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Utah hiking tours include Zion National Park, Escalante, Moab, Bryce National Park, the Narrows. Book your tour today.

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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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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Hiking-Escalante

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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