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.
Trek cross-country through a canyon so mysterious, its name isn't found on modern maps. We'll visit beautiful slots, pools, pour-offs, caves, slickrock, ruins, rock art, and a not-quite-whole-dinosaur. More »
Enjoy the splendor of red slickrock sculpted into magnificent canyons with arches and plunge pools as we explore the canyons of the Escalante River and climb surrounding mesas for desert views stretching for miles. More »
Traverse southern Yosemite’s less traveled backcountry, beginning at Wawona with an ascent along Chilnualna Falls and ending 48 spectacular miles later at Glacier Point, renowned for its views Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. More »
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 »
Backpack the wild beauty of the largest national park in the States. Spectacular vistas and scenic beauty will abound as we travel through the highest concentration of glaciers and high peaks in North America. More »
Our approach to Rae Lakes will start high in Onion Valley (9,192 feet) and cross two 11,000-foot passes along the way. We will stay two days in the Rae Lakes area, relaxing and enjoying views of Painted Lady and Fin dome. More »
Trek the remote northern slopes of a park six time larger than Yellowstone. Our hiking companions on this cross-country traverse will be huge glaciers, icy streams, and ice-encrusted mountains. More »
Northeast of Yellowstone lies the Beartooth range, an area rich with valleys and lakes and home to the highest point in Montana. On day hikes, we'll discuss grizzlies and wolves and their importance in the ecosystem. More »
Backpack this Pacific Northwest wilderness on a journey from lush, old-growth forest to soaring mountain scenery. Our adventure will include a hike into the Lacrosse basin, an overnight in Enchanted Valley, and abundant wildflowers. 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 »