Leave behind your over-civilized life and visit wild places few people will ever see! Our backpack trips transport you to southwestern slot canyons and reveal remote crater lakes and craggy Sierra peaks.
Never backpacked before? No problem! Try one of our beginner trips, specially tailored to equip you with backpacking skills in a supportive, unhurried environment. Or join one of our women-only trips!
Backpack trips range from easy to strenuous. See our backpack ratings for difficulty levels.
Follow a challenging cross-country route over a succession of high passes to Nine Lake Basin, an alpine sanctuary nestled between the Great Western Divide and the Kaweah Peaks ridge. More »
Explore the Kings Canyon high country on a backpack journey featuring two days in the exceptional Rae Lakes area. We'll cross two 11,000-foot passes and enjoy views of Painted Lady and Fin Dome. More »
Take advantage of the Labor Day weekend on this whirlwind Yosemite-highlights trip. We'll ascend iconic Half Dome, witness stunning wilderness panoramas from 4,500-foot Clouds Rest, and enjoy delicious meals and lakeside camping. More »
Enjoy September backpacking at its best along the south shore of Lake Superior. This five-day backpack trip features spectacular and multicolored lakeshore cliffs, natural arches, waterfalls, and 300-foot-high sand dunes. More »
Hit the trail less traveled on a 46-mile loop through this extraordinary section of the southern Sierra. We'll explore granite peaks, deep valleys, and dazzling alpine lakes, with two layover days for climbing or relaxing. More »
Backpack a colorful trail showcasing stunning red and yellow mesa cliffs while cool forests transition to their fall colors. We'll learn about artist Georgia O'Keefe, dinosaur fossil finds, and the unique culture of northern New Mexico. More »
Descend a lonely and forbidding canyon deep into the heart of the Rainbow Plateau. We'll negotiate many pools and pour-offs, explore alcoves with historic inscriptions, and exit under the world's largest natural stone bridge. More »
Join a group of adventuresome women on a backpack trip through one of the world's natural wonders. We'll travel along the Colorado River, witness the rising of the Inner Gorge, and ascend to the rim on the Grandview Trail. More »
Want to backpack the Grand Canyon but worry it's too hard? Join other adventuresome women on this six-day trip as we learn skills and admire sweeping vistas, dramatic views of the Inner Gorge, and colorful sunsets. More »