Geologic Immersion Backpacking:  Horsethief Route Grand Canyon

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Horsethief Route Grand Canyon

Experience one of the most unique and wild hikes in Grand Canyon; trace a historic outlaw route across one of Grand Canyon’s most unusual geologic features and topography

The Horsethief Route in Grand Canyon can only be described as completely, totally, fully, and relentlessly epic.  Beginning atop the Walhalla Plateau and descending the rugged Nankoweap Route, this Grand Canyon adventure is one of the finest adventures in the world.  Tracing the length of the Butte Fault, be ready for geologic features unique to this part of the canyon inlcuding all manner of folds, bends, and strangely appointed structures.  See and explore the famous Nankoweap Granaries  Add a bit of thrilling packrafting across the Colorado River, and you have yourself one of the most intriguing adventures Grand Canyon has to offer!

Geologic Immersion Backpacking:  Horsethief Route Grand Canyon

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Horsethief Route Grand Canyon

Experience one of the most unique and wild hikes in Grand Canyon; trace a historic outlaw route across one of Grand Canyon’s most unusual geologic features and topography

The Horsethief Route in Grand Canyon can only be described as completely, totally, fully, and relentlessly epic.  Beginning atop the Walhalla Plateau and descending the rugged Nankoweap Route, this Grand Canyon adventure is one of the finest adventures in the world.  Tracing the length of the Butte Fault, be ready for geologic features unique to this part of the canyon inlcuding all manner of folds, bends, and strangely appointed structures.  See and explore the famous Nankoweap Granaries  Add a bit of thrilling packrafting across the Colorado River, and you have yourself one of the most intriguing adventures Grand Canyon has to offer!

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Escalante Route

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Escalante Route

Check off every Grand Canyon dream you ever had on a historic Spanish exploration route

Named by Backpacker Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Backpacking Trips of a Lifetime”, the Escalante Route Backpacking tour from Tanner to Grandview offers just about everything you could ask for on a Grand Canyon backpacking adventure, plus a bit more.  Ridiculous views, remote solitude, thundering rapids, fascinating geology that ranges from the wide open eastern Canyon to the Inner Gorge, a class 3 scramble over the vaunted Papago Wall, a jaunt through a slot canyon, and memories that will last a lifetime are all on the itinerary here.

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Escalante Route

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Escalante Route

Check off every Grand Canyon dream you ever had on a historic Spanish exploration route

Named by Backpacker Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Backpacking Trips of a Lifetime”, the Escalante Route Backpacking tour from Tanner to Grandview offers just about everything you could ask for on a Grand Canyon backpacking adventure, plus a bit more.  Ridiculous views, remote solitude, thundering rapids, fascinating geology that ranges from the wide open eastern Canyon to the Inner Gorge, a class 3 scramble over the vaunted Papago Wall, a jaunt through a slot canyon, and memories that will last a lifetime are all on the itinerary here.

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Dark Canyon Utah

Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Dark Canyon Utah

Venture into Robbers Roost, Fable Plateau, and Bears Ears to explore of America’s last wilderness frontiers

The Dark Canyon Wilderness and Primitive Area Complex is truly one of America’s last frontiers.  Our Sundance to Dark Canyon Backpacking tour explores Robbers Roost, Fable Plateau, and Bears Ears in this Grand Canyon-like setting that has a little bit of everything; sweeping views of the Dark Canyon Country, cross-country hiking and exploration, deep and spectacular narrows, fascinating geology, and utterly remote solitude.  Just getting here is an adventure in and of itself, as we take our shuttle off the beaten path along thrilling 4wd trails to the Sundance Trailhead where this epic hiking adventure begins.  We will have the opportunity to hike and explore much of Dark Canyon’s outstanding wilderness, and see some of the finest views in Utah or the American Southwest.  The best thing is, you just might have Robbers Roost, Fable Plateau, and Bears Ears all to yourself!