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.

Luxury Backpacking: Vermillion Cliffs Arizona

Luxury Backpacking: Vermillion Cliffs Arizona

Witness the southwest’s premier display of the power of water, wind, and time

The Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness is a playground for the adventurer, and the Vermillion Cliffs Loop Backpacking tour celebrates it all.  Home to some of the most spectacular, varied, and photographed places in the southwest, this loop of the Vermillion Cliffs’ greatest features is not to be missed.

Starting in the northern part of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, we will visit Water Pockets with sweeping views to the famous Wave and Grand Canyon in the distance, down to Coyote Buttes where we will see twisted and wild rock formations, into White Pockets, which many say is the ultimate photography spot in the American Southwest, and into the heart of Vermillion Cliffs.  From our deep wilderness basecamp, we will have the fabulous opportunity to hike and explore this outstanding wilderness, which houses some of the most fascinating and phenomenal geology, scenic vistas, and remote solitude in the American Southwest.

 

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.