blue marble adventure

Custom Guided Hiking or Backpacking Tours

Let us design and personalize your trip of a lifetime!

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We can accomodate almost any adventure geology request.  If you have a dream, we will make it a reality.
  • International Adventures
Volcanoes in Costa Rica?  Karst in Thailand? Hiking in Patagonia?  We go where the rocks are!
 
  • National Park Adventures
Care to go to a National Park or other public land off the Plateau?  We can make your Yellowstone, Glacier, Denali, Yosemite, or anyhwere-else ambitions happen!
 
  • Southwestern Adventures
Don’t see your dream trip in the American Southwest listed?  We will take you where you want to go, be it the hidden canyons of the Grand or anywhere else!
 
  • Thru-Hike Adventures
Want to hike all, or even just a portion of the Arizona, Colorado, PCT, CDT, John Muir, or other long trail?  We’re there!
 
  • Action Sports Adventures
Technical Canyoneering, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, or even Skydiving;  We can cater to even the most extreme adventure vacation ideas.  We have many friends in high places, and can make your wildest dreams come true.
  • Self-Guided Adventures
Want the adventure all to yourself?  We can put together a trip for you that includes a full itinerary and detailed information from start to finish.  Although we’ll miss you, we’ll be thinking about you!

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.

The Goat’s Blog

Hiking Red Mountain near Flagstaff, Arizona

Hiking Red Mountain near Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain -- Exposed Interior of a Volcano Introduction Welcome to Flagstaff, the land of towing pines, golden-leafed aspens, and ancient volcanoes.  Today you will have the pleasure of visiting Red Mountain, one fo the most scenic and interesting hikes in the...

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#2 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#2 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#2:  Dante's Peak Look Mom, a pyroclastic flow! Check out the full rankings here! Geologic Sin Meter:  Volcanoriffic This rating system seems to be getting more stupid and vague with every post, so let's just say that this rating means that this movie is actually...

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#3 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#3 Best (Worst) Geology Disaster Movie of All-Time

#3.  The Core Look Mom, the core is...it's....doing something?! Check out the full rankings here! Geologic Sin Meter:  Off the Charts This rating means that this movie literally broke the meter, and I had to repair it while laughing madly.  This movie takes the...

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