Hiking in Northern Arizona

Get Information About Hiking in the wild lands of Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona is home to diverse topography and important geology.  It hosts the physiographic edge of the Colorado Plateau, yielding the famous Mogollon Rim, and some of the most scenic sheer-walled canyons in the southwest including world-famous Monument Valley, the Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, West Clear Creek Canyon, and Sycamore Canyon.  It is also home to important riparian areas that feed into the Verde River, central Arizona’s most significant waterway.
This area is truly special, and hiking for a day here will not only open your eyes to geologic majesty, but leave you wanting more.

Antelope Canyon

Horseshoe bend

The Wave

Coal Mine Canyon

Canyon de Chelly

Monument Valley

Guided Hiking in Arizona

Why Go Guided?

With Blue Marble, we provide an exclusive and intimate experience for hikers and backpackers of all levels. We take care of planning, cooking, and permits so you can experience what really matters: being present on your hiking or backpacking trip in Arizona.

Go guided with Blue Marble today.

WHy go with Blue Marble Guides?

Safety first

Our guests and employees safety is our top priority on every adventure. All guides are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid, equipped with fully outfitted first aid kits and extra water.  Most guides also have more advanced certifications.

food & Accommodations

All of our multi-day adventures come fully equipped with high-quality tents and excellent sleeping pads rented from trusted gear outfitters.  For food, you can expect home-cooked, backcountry meals planned by a professional chef, and perfectly executed by our guides.

geologist guides

Our lead guides are geologists with at least a Bachelor of Science in geology from an accredited university. They are carefully chosen based upon their expertise in the area of your trip, and will ensure your every need is satisfied.

Arizona Backpacking Tours

Escape deep into the wilderness carrying everything you need in your backpack.  We furnish top-of-the-line gear and expert guides.

Arizona Basecamping Tours

Hike in amongst wondrous scenery by day, and return to a comfortable basecamp with all the amenities for an evening of star-gazing.

Arizona Day Hiking Trips

Spend a day thinking like a geologist as we uncover the hidden secrets and fascinating past of the Colorado Plateau.

Arizona Custom Adventures

We can accomodate almost any adventure geology request.  If you have a dream trip, we will make it a reality.