Guided Arizona TOurs
Explore Arizona’s stunning canyons and wilderness
with a backpack or on our basecamping tours
Arizona Backpacking Tours
Arizona Red Rock country contains some of the most breathtaking beauty and scenery in the entire United States, and some even say the world over. Our adventure tours in these areas will leave you with a new sense of deep appreciation and wonder for the marvels you behold. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to create your own Arizona Red Rocks BackPack adventure.
Wild West Prospector Experience
Duration: 3 Days
Skill Level: Graduate
Paria Canyon Via Buckskin Gulch
The Paria Canyon and its tributary The Buckskin Gulch (the longest, deepest slot canyon in Canyon Country) is quite possibly the finest canyon hike on the planet. Surrounded by sheer, humbling 1000ft walls of Navajo Sandstone, Paria Canyon is a main tributary to the mighty Grand Canyon.
Duration: 5 Days
Skill Level: Graduate +
Little Colorado River
Feeding into the mighty Colorado River, the Little Colorado River is contained in an impressive gorge with soaring limestone walls, spires, swooping eagles, and dramatic beauty. This trip leads to the LCR’s confluence with big brother, and some of the finest scenery in the southwest.
Duration: 6 Days
Skill Level: Undergraduate +
Vermillion Cliffs Excursion
Duration: 4 Days
Skill Level: Graduate
Arizona Adventure and Tour Information
What is included?
Trip price includes certified guide, gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), water, permits and camp fees, transportation to and from trails/campsites.
Trip price does not include: extra gear rental (water bladder, first aid kits, luxury items, etc.), airfare, transportation to and from host city, pre or post-trip hotel accomodations, personal health/liability insurance
Tours of Arizona’s lands, particularly the National Parks, are very popular and advanced planning is often necessary. We strongly recommend making your reservations at least 3 to 5 months in advance. We can accommodate last-minute bookings provided space is available, so please call our office to check.
Why reserve early?
Each trip requires a minimum number of participants for departure. Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism reserves the right to cancel scheduled trips that do not meet minimum sign-up requirements (usually 4 guests).
For more details please see our comprehensive Trip Policies and Payments page.
Meeting Time & place
Canyons and Chefs can grab you from your hotel, or you may choose to meet at the designated meeting place, which will be included in your pre-trip information packet. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.
To guarantee your reservation we require a 50% deposit. We collect the remaining balance 30 days prior to the hike departing. Any cancellation made more than 15 days prior to departure will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 15 days will receive a 50% refund and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the trip. There are no refunds for late arrivals.
Why Go Guided?
So much of the true wilderness experience comes from being able to understand and interpret what you are seeing. Why are those rocks red? How did this canyon form? What is that tree? What cultural significance are those petroglyphs? Our expert guides will not only keep you safe, relaxed, and intrigued, they will also be able to answer almost any question you have about the landscape you are seeing.
A trained geologist is a person who can interpret millions of years of Earth’s history simply by staring at a rock outcrop for a few minutes. Anyone can read a book about The Grand Canyon, Zion, The Painted Desert, or Death Valley, but seeing it up close and personal is a completely different and extraordinary experience. Our guides will give you knowledge and the intimate experience of truly knowing where you came from.
In addition to our geologic knowledge, our trips also give you the fundamental ability to immerse yourself in the landscape without worrying about food, water, camping arrangements, transportation, driving directions, or any logistical issues that invariably accompany adventure. Let us handle the details, all you need to do is enjoy the ride.