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.
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 »
Backpack a moderate, off-trail route through this wildlife-rich wilderness. Our leisurely pace will allow us time to identify wildflowers and search for caribou, Dall sheep, and golden eagles. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Backpack the beautiful Enchanted Valley and the seldom visited LaCrosse Basin. We'll experience the full diversity of ecosystems within this region, including rainforests, glaciers, and fabulous mountain scenery. 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 »