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.
Backpack 47 miles through a less-traveled section of the Sierra featuring large, verdant meadows. We'll follow cold, clear stream teeming with trout and enjoy wildflowers and geological wonders along the way. More »
Hike 50 miles in the iconic Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. We'll hike over five passes and spend six nights camping at four alpine lakes. Evenings will offer hearty meals and conversation beneath the stars. More »
Learn to be a competent and confident backpacker on this popular trip, now returning for it's 14th year. We'll learn backpacking skills while alternating nights at a lodge with nights under the stars. More »
Find inspiration in the many splendors of Evolution Basin, LeConte Canyon, and Dusy Basin. Anticipate magnificent views at high camps surrounded by granite peaks with a layover day to relax or explore our surroundings. More »
Travel an area north of Yosemite on a 45-mile loop along the Pacific Crest Trail featuring thousands of acres of glacier-carved lakes, granite ridges, vast pine forests, and grassy meadows. More »
Ready to leave email and phones behind for a week? Then step onto a classic trek through the high reaches of Kings Canyon. Our mostly off-trail route will lead us to remote basins and stunning views of the High Sierra. More »
For thousands of years, caribou have crossed the Kobuk River at Onion Portage during their fall migration. We'll camp nearby in hopes of catching sight of them, with time to fish, hike, and visit a 10,000-year-old archaeological site. 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 »
Learn or refresh backpacking skills while exploring the wild California coast on this beginner-friendly route. We'll visit rocky headlands, spectacular beaches and open grasslands, and learn about the diversity of this special place. 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 »