Join Four Season Guides for the backpacking vacation of a lifetime. Our backpacking tours will take you to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Enjoy the well known Rim to Rim Backpack through Grand Canyon or get off the beaten path and explore the Canyons of the Escalante in Southern Utah or Yosemite National Park. We provide all the necessary gear and our friendly, professional guides will handle all the dirty work leaving you more time to fully enjoy your surroundings. Backpacking is a specialty and our guides have explored thousands of miles of trails and routes in the canyons, mesas and mountains of the Southwest. And with many of our guides having been with us for a decade or more, you can be sure you are traveling with the most experienced folks in the business!
Grand Canyon Backpacking Tours
Four Season Guides started with Grand Canyon backpacking trips and it’s still dear to our hearts. Our expert guides know the Canyon intimately ad are always eager to share their passion for it with our guests. We offer everything from overnight beginner hikes to 6 or 7-day off the beaten path adventures. We will outfit you with just about every piece of gear needed for your trip, pack and prepare all the delicious meals and take care of all the transportation and logistics. You just need your camera, clothing and a sense adventure and we’ll take care of the rest.
|Rim to Rim||4 days||Intermediate|
|Winter Rim to Rim||5 or 6 days||Intermediate +|
|Canyon Classic||3-4 days||Intermediate|
|Indian Garden||3 days||Beginner +|
|Deer Creek/Thunder River||5 days||Advanced|
|Hermit Loop||4-5 days||Intermediate +|
|Grandview Loop||3-4 days||Intermediate +|
|Kanab Creek Adventure||5-7 days||Advanced|
|New Hance Loop||4-5 days||Advanced|
|Escalante Route||5 days||Advanced +|
|Horseshoe Mesa||3 days||Intermediate|
|Clear Creek||5-7 days||Intermediate +|
Utah Backpacking Tours
The canyons of southern Utah offer fantastic opportunities for solitude and discovery for those willing to strap on a backpack and head out into the wilderness. From the canyon mazes of Canyonlands National Park to the towering walls and cavernous alcoves of the Escalante, you can delight in multicolored rocks layers, beautiful creeks and waterfalls, stunning natural arches and the starriest night skies imaginable.
Yosemite Backpacking Tours
Yosemite’s remarkable landscape features breathtaking mountains, deep valleys, majestic meadows, ancient sequoias, wild rivers, massive granite domes and much more. Our Yosemite backpacking tours visit the most sought after icons of the Sierra Nevadas: Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Cathedral Lakes and Vogelsang Peak…to name a few. Come and see what those before you found so awe-inspiring and deeply compelling. Our Yosemite guided hikes have become a favorite of our many loyal guests and we’re sure they will provide you with endless fond memories.
|Clouds Rest & Half Dome||4 days||Intermediate|
|Half Dome Backpacking||3 days||Intermediate|
|Merced River Loop||4-5 days||Intermediate|
|Red Peak Pass Loop||6 days||Advanced|
|Vogelsang Peak Loop||4 days||Intermediate +|
|Vogelsang to Half Dome||5 days||Intermediate +|
|Yosemite Falls/Snow Creek Loop||4-5 days||Intermediate +|
|High Sierra Beginners Backpack||3-4 days||Beginner|
|Young Lakes||3 days||Intermediate|
Paria Canyon Backpacking Tours
Straddling the Utah/Arizona border, the Paria River carves a narrow, deeply incised canyon unlike any other. The towering sandstone walls climb 2000 feet overhead as you wind through this sinuous passageway that ends just where the Grand Canyon begins. Our expert guides will lead you safely and confidently through this epic wilderness, fully outfitted by our top quality gear.