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.
Spend a week backpacking the legendary Catskills, famous for pristine forests, rugged peaks, waterfalls, and spectacular views of the Hudson valley. Highlights will include the Devil’s Path, Kaaterskill Falls, and Rip Van Winkle Hollow, More »
Create brilliant memories on a scenic section of the Continental Divide Trail featuring panoramic views of snowcapped peaks and towering mountains, as well as glacial lakes, wildflower-choked meadows, and alpine tundra. More »
Discover the remote LeConte Divide. We'll ride the ferry across Florence Lake and ascend Goddard Canyon; traverse cross-country passes to lake-filled Bench Valley; and climb Mt. Goddard or explore alpine lakes on two layover days. More »
Here's a spectacular high country trip for novices and veterans alike. We'll surmount the Sierra Crest, then explore charming and unique lake basins, with two layover days to savor views of soaring peaks and soak in the alpenglow. More »
Bask in glorious Yosemite light on our journey to the remote Lyell Fork of the Merced River. For experienced hikers, our 50-plus-mile on-trail route offers unforgettable panoramas and idyllic alpine lakes. More »
Trek to Dusy Basin, where the striking peaks of the Palisades and the Black Divide dominate the skyline. The highlight of our journey will be remote Lake Basin, which we'll reach by a cross-country route. More »
Catch a glimpse of America's largest caribou herd on their autumn migration in the scenic western Brooks Range. We'll be treated to fall colors, berries, and possibility of witnessing the northern lights. More »
Ready to explore off-trail backpacking at a reasonable pace? We'll strike a balance between on-trail and cross-country hiking as we discover the forest and granite features of this area just north of Yosemite. More »
Enjoy September backpacking at its best in the wilderness along the south shore of Lake Superior. This journey will feature lakeshore cliffs, natural arches, waterfalls, and 300-foot-high sand dunes. More »
Join other adventuresome women on a weeklong backpacking trip through the Grand Canyon, rightfully deemed one of the world's natural wonders. We'll hike along the Colorado River, visit the Inner Gorge, and exit on the aptly named Grandview trail. More »