Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Paria Canyon via Buckskin Gulch

The Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic playground for the intrepid adventurer. It’s home to spectacular geologic features, numerous narrow canyons, outrageous sunsets, solitude, and the world’s longest slot canyon, Buckskin Gulch. A Buckskin Gulch to Paria Canyon Backpacking tour explores a deep, narrow canyon carved by the forces of water, wind, and […]


Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Boulder Mail Trail Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monumen Utah

Trace a historic pioneer trail into one of the most spectaular canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante The Escalante Canyon Country is chock full of incredible canyon and slickrock adventures, and The Boulder Mail Trail traces a historic route into one of the greatest. Death Hollow Canyon, Slickrock Saddle, and The Escalante River are wondrous, scenic, and […]


Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Vermillion Cliffs Arizona

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument house rock valley road, AZ

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 […]


Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Packrafting

Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Explore one of the original pioneer routes into Grand Canyon with a unique chance to raft the Colorado River Looking for something besides the standard, crowded Grand Canyon Rim to […]


Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Thunder River Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Venture along one of Grand Canyon’s most unique, varied, and interesting trails from the remote solitude and grandeur of the North Rim The Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop Backpacking tour is possibly one of the most epic trips on a developed trail in all of Grand Canyon.  True to its name, Thunder River thunders forth from a […]


Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Dark Canyon Utah

Bears Ears National Monument Bluff, UT

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 […]



Geologic Immersion Backpacking: Grand Canyon Escalante Route

Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon Village, AZ

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 […]