Staff are alphabetized by last name. Click on their names to read bios and guest reviews.
"On a business trip to the States from Australia so I decided to add in a little adventure sightseeing and signed up for the rim to rim Canyon tour with Wildland Trekking. So glad that I did! It was the most wonderful tour" - the guide Larry was knowledgable and safety conscious, food and equipment were great and the Canyon was magnificent. I highly recommend this to travellers from all over the world." - Yasmine McCafferty
"We really enjoyed Larry's professionalism, knowledge, humor, cooking, relaxed attitude, and attention to detail of our trip. I really think he positively enhanced our whole experience." - Theresa F
"This was a wonderful lifetime experience guided with the highest professionalism i'd hoped for - safety, knowledgeabity, real leadership, preparedness, high company values & commitment. I learned so much & so enjoyed those 4 days. I unreservedly recommend this fine company & its staff." - Stephan Guba (geologist, australia)
"Scott had his hands full with this group, and he really was professional and patient with us. I was sick 2 days and felt he was very kind and watchful. We got fresh veggies every single night, and delicious hot meals. The trek itself was exciting and a wonderful adventure. I loved every minute once I felt better. Your company is the best!!" - Dyan Flemming
"Yet another very positive experience with Wildland Trekking. The guide (Scott Abrams) was great, and the food amazing. I cannot even put into words how beautiful the Grand Canyon was." - Rachel Rutt
"The scenery was fantastic and the trail gave a wide array of vegetation and water features. Scott was fantastic. He was never condescending and truly wanted us to have a great trip. When I was having problems, the sneak took extra weight from my pack without telling me until we stopped for the night. He was so gracious about our different levels of experience and fitness that we all felt like pros." - Tish Gentry
"Our guides (Stephena and Myriam) were excellent! We felt very well taken care of in every respect. Meals were great and they were very attentive to the special dietary needs of one of our group. This was VERY much appreciated. They were very knowledgeable about the area and gave lot of insights into geology, plants, wildlife etc.. We are very glad we decided to do this trip as a guided hike and are so pleased we chose Wildland. We would definitely use this tour company again." - Elizabeth and Paul G.
"Our wonderful hike down to Phantom Ranch with Stephen Ackley was fantastic. He was a fountain of knowledge not only of flora and fauna, but of geology as well. And the lunches were amazing. Fresh watermelon anyone?" - Tom and Molly R.
"My sister-in-law wished to celebrate a milestone birthday with a special memory. Well, she certainly received that and more with our Grand Canyon/Phantom Ranch trip organized through Wildland Trekking.
Phenomenal pretty much sums it up! From our descent via the South Kaibab trail to our 2-night stay at Phantom Ranch to the ascent along Bright Angel trail, I can honestly say that the trip exceeded my every expectation! The Grand Canyon is truly a marvel of nature - surreal almost.
But to top it all off, our two guide, Stephen (Ackley), was topnotch. All I can say - if all of your guides are of the same caliber and character, you indeed have a superb team in place.
Stephen was very knowledgeable about the Canyon's geology, history and of particular interest to me, the biology. Both were eager to relate interesting facts and answer any and all questions. And the lunches - all from provisions that they carried in their backpacks - were fabulous, filling and nutritious, to boot. Their attentiveness to the smallest detail was amazing.
So an immense Thank You for the trip of a lifetime. Recommending Wildland Trekking will definitely be a 'no-brainer'." - Carol G.
"I was very impressed with the knowledge of the guide with respect to geology, history, anthropology, and local fauna and flora. I very much appreciated that he took time during the hike to draw attention to and discuss the many natural features of the Canyon environment." - Jim H.
"A supported trip (where our goods are carried and food is taken care of) is such a wonderful way to enjoy an outdoor trip! All stress is lifted and we were submerged into nature. The place itself was incredible and will be remembered for a lifetime. It was unfortunate the huge number of people there on the 1st day but it quieted down. Josh made everyone feel welcome in camp and got us to all the great spots. He even seemed to be known and well liked by locals too. would have enjoyed a little more hiking on day 3 but it was still a great day." - Tracy B.
"It was an incredible experience made even more magnificent by Josh's experience, preparation, as well as his breadth and depth of knowledge of Grand Canyon history, geology, flora, fauna, and the trail itself. I can't wait for my next adventure!" - Dawn D.
"Josh was a great guide. He is passionate about the Grand Canyon and conveyed his passion with well timed information and readings he had saved." - James K.
"Amazing trip! Josh was fantastic. Great attitude. Always helpful and very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon. Couldn't have been a better experience." - Jordan K.
"This was a terrific tour. Our guide Linda was amazing. We saw absolutely everything we wanted to see in Yellowstone." - Kevin F.
"Linda was great and very patient with our selfie taking teens. We had a great experience." - Helga S.
"Everything was beyond our expectations. The guides, Linda and Jen were Awesome! They were very knowledgeable and patient. The hikes were well planned and thoroughly enjoyed. This was our family's first real hike and they were very helpful in making us feel comfortable on the trails and throughout our time together. Lunches on the hikes were impressive, and the food at the lodges exceeded our expectations. The tour was well worth the price as everything was planned and taken care of for the entire vacation. We will definitely be return customers!." - Regina F.
"My family and I truly enjoyed the trip. Jen was a great guide and fun to be around. Linda was a good balance to Jen and they made a good team. It was so nice to have all of the lodging, meals, transportation and itinerary planned for us. Everything ran smoothly and the lunches and snacks were delicious. Overall I think the trip was well run from start to finish." - Christine H.
"Missy was wonderful!! The food they cooked was outstanding, who knew you could have good quality Pad Thai and Fajitas while camping! She brought an enjoyable and memorable experience for the group. Missy even took the time to get to know each of us on a personal level, great touch! ~ Missy enjoys her job and it shows!" - Lori N.
"Had a wonderful time with our group exploring the beauty of the Havasupai nation's lands with Missy Ballard who is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Very organized hiking & camping adventure seeing the many Havasu River waterfalls and pools with tasty and healthy food selections. Definitely worth going!" - Al B.
"The guides were amazing! Above and beyond helpful and informative. They made this trip more interesting than if I had done this trip myself." - Stephanie T.
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"Great trip! It's true that the more fit your are the more you enjoy the hike! Make sure your boots are welllllll broken in. Stefan was awesome! If you want a guide that rocks asks for him. Fully recommend." - Mike and Emily J.
"Whether you've never been hiking before or are a backcountry veteran Wildland has repeatedly shown me that they can deliver a trip that will leave you with lifetime memories." - Mike R.
"Stephan did a great job. A very personable, knowledgeable and interesting young man. He did a great job of keeping everyone safe, pacing the trip to the level that kept it comfortable for those that were in poor physical shape yet at a speed that was not too slow for the rest of us." - Terry G.
"Stefan made this a wonderful trip." - Karen D.
"My wife and I did this trip, we are 58 and 60 years old. It was not easy, but not that difficult. James paced us very well so we still had time for the side hikes that add an incredible amount of enjoyment to the over all trip. We both loved it, such a wonderful experience and sense of accomplishment when you look back over the Canyon at where you had just hiked, it is very hard to believe that you had just been thru it. The beauty of it all is unbelievable.
Food was great, snacks were great, well thought out. James telling us about the different geological layers etc was very interesting. James also encouraged us to go to the Park Ranger talks at Phantom Ranch and Indian Gardens camp grounds and we are glad he did and we went. The talks were very good, very informative and we highly recommend going to them. 5 stars for the overall experience." - Gordon & Brenda P.
"Trip was outstanding. James is an outstanding guide and very devoted to the clients as well as the overall welfare of the national park. A trip I will remember for a lifetime!" - Richard K.
"Needless to say the trip exceeded our expectation in almost every sense. The guides, James and James, were triple threats. They were extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and best of all accommodating to the different levels of hiking within our group. They provided snacks throughout the trip and there were no points in the trip that we had to worry about. Not only will I be using Wildland in the future but I highly recommend them for any hiking adventure; whether someone is headed out for their first time or even if they are a season backpacker that just happens to be passing through. Thanks again Wildland and both of the James for an amazing trip!" - TJ Kinion
"James was an awesome guide. He was very knowable, made delicious meals, and kept us safe." - Anna B.
"Elizabeth was really lovely and kind with us. She prepared absolute amazing gourmet meals everyday for the group and was always willing to help. Thank you!!! The atmosphere in the group was excellent and I had a brilliant and an unforgettable time!!! Extremely recommended trip!" - Sandra V.
"Our guide Elizabeth was fantastic. She took great care of us!! We hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon...in July...it was hot and it was hard. She was a great cheerleader and took every precaution. It was appreciated and warranted." - Jessica W.
"Wonderful experience - it was a bucket list item and absolutely did not disappoint! THANK YOU!!!!!" - Kristen W.
"Elizabeth was a wonderful guide with the ability to balance the different physical levels, interests, and personalities of the group." - Cheryl and Tim M.
"Danielle and Kaelin made this trip a wonderful adventure. They were both organized, extremely friendly, and knowledgeable of the area. This was a "Bucket List" trip for me and was everything I was hoping for and more!" - Dona D.
"Our guides, Danielle and Kaelin were out of this world amazing! They did so much to make our adventure absolutely amazing! I would recommend this trip to anyone who was interested!" - Sarah M.
"The Grand Canyon hiking experience was a lifetime dream. I?Tve been to several countries, but have never experienced the mesmerizing colors and landscapes. Looking to the next US based adventure" - John N.
"The Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon trip was a life changing event for our family. The fantastic views and majestic colors are breathtaking. We can?Tt wait to book our next trip!" - Cassie C.
"Michael is the type of guide one can only hope to have. This is because guiding isn't just a job for him but an opportunity to share his passion for the truly unique Icelandic environment with worthy guests. Our guide asked us for one word to summarize the trip. My word was "passion". This is because it was his passion for the Icelandic country and environment that turned a great trip, into an unforgettable one." - Joseph P.
"Michael did a really great job taking us off the beaten path, it really enhanced our experience." - Christopher D.
"Both guides were fantastic and well prepared. Michael shared a lot of his fantastic geology knowledge. Antwan with is mythology tales. Both guides kept everyone engaged even with the large difference in age. going off the trail made all the difference and the great meals." - Russell P.
"Wildland and it's guides place a premium on its customers experience while backpacking cross-country. That is not always the case with other outfitters. This was my second trip with Wildland and my first out of the country. The guides were well prepared and knew the area well enough to take advantage of some uncharacteristically nice weather. The value added from their knowledge of local geology, names of features, Icelandic history and mythology was incredible.Let's talk food. The meal plan was fantastic. I've never eaten so well out of a pack. Wildland is highly recommended and I can't wait to plan my next trip with them!" - Kenny K.
"Trip of a lifetime. Seen things that were breathtaking and won't soon be forgotten. WOW!!! Thanks for the great time from two fantastic guides... Myriam & Zoe." - Paul Jurchuk
"My wife and I wanted to do something different for our honeymoon, so we signed up for the Havasu Falls trip and went to Sedona afterward. Ann Marie was very friendly and effective at getting us signed up and I appreciated that. When it came time for the trip itself and we met the guides (Myriam and Zoe) it became quite a special trip. Myriam and Zoe were simply great. Friendly, knowledgeable, great cooks, and just a joy to have as our guides. After finding out we were on our honeymoon, they went out of there way to get a bottle of sparkl ing juice and a card signed by everyone else in our group for a dinner toast the second night. I can't say enough good things about them. It says a lot about your company to have people like this working for you. Whenever we get back to that area, we'll definitely look you up for another trip." - Andrew Sauber
"Myriam was such a hard worker! I can't believe how well she took care of us! She is a great cook, as well as a careful and experienced guide." - Julie F.
"Myriam was a FANTASTIC guide! Is there a rating above excellent? If so, I would rate her that high. I've hiked the Grand Canyon previously, but her knowledge of the Canyon and fun, positive attitude made this a superior experience. She made a very hard decision regarding one of our group who had to drop out on day one. I have great respect for her professionalism and good judgment in this matter. Many thanks to Myriam and Wildland Trekking for a well-executed, enjoyable backpacking trip." - Cathy P.
"Terrific trip with a wonderful guide, William. He took care with all of our various health needs and made it an amazing experience. Many thanks for a great birthday adventure." - Roberta H.
"Will did an excellent job. I was amazed at his attention to detail. He was very engaged with the hikers and made sure they were safe and ok. He worked from sunup to sundown to provide a great hike. He adjusted the hikes to accommodate people's ability. He was also a good cook. I expected the food to be noodles and was surprised to have fresh fruit, bananas, vegetables, onions, bellpeppers, and lettuce. The chicken dish with pasta and basil leaves was especially good. He always had something sweet at the end of the meal. He was very knowledgable and helped us to become more so. He would talk with you during the hike which made it more fun. I could not asked for a better guide." - Darnell D.
"Will was an excellent guide. He made the trip enjoyable and he was an excellent teacher." - Donna S.
"Will was fantastic! He was knowledgable, responsible and we felt fortunate that our group clicked with him right away. The tour was the highlight of our summer." - Alison C.
"Our guides were terrific and were true professionals from start to finish. They were educational, hard working, very safety oriented and committed to high standards for back country living. They were mindful of our trip goals and worked hard to ensure we were satisfied. Our trip to the Wind River Wilderness would not have been possible without Wildland Trekking." - Michadel S.
"The guides we had, Pete and Jillian, were super, very mature beyond their years, and confident in the surroundings. Our whole group were very favorably impressed and would highly recommend them to others. From the minute we registered to the final parting, we were in expert hands and very professionally taken care of. Great adventure was had by all!" - Michael P.
"Pete was absolutely fabulous. Cannot say enough about him or his lunches. Just outstanding!!!!" - Angela V.
"Our guides, Pete and Tom were professional, personable, concerned about our safety and the environment. Overall we had a great experience." - Jim K.
"Alyssa Bohlender was a fantastic camp cook and displayed the highest professionalism throughout the trip. We all had a wonderful and memorable time. Since I was on a big hike in an unfamiliar area, I chose Wildland Trekking to arrange the details. It went super-smooth, avoiding all the minor disasters that less experienced hikers go through. I am left with awesome photos of the best hike of my life." - Dave M.
"Our guide was the very best and really helped us every step of the way" - Tom S.
"Alyssa was really great. In my experience, outdoor guides I've had (climbing, rafting, hiking) have been really interesting individuals -- people you want to hang out with. Yet being guided often feels like you're getting dragged along, like you're dead weight. Alyssa did a good job at making us feel like a part of the team (though she still wouldn't let us help with meals!). It felt like she was friendly and hung out with us not because it's in her job description but because she wanted to get to know us, which was a neat experience. The trip ran exceedingly smoothly -- no complaints here!" - Jack N.
"My husband and I thought picking Wildland and going with the guides was so worth it. We didn?Tt have to worry about securing our permits anymore or packing all of our food and camp equipment in. That makes such a big difference when planning this trip. Missy and Alyssa were both very professional. They were able to help wrap blisters of fellow hikers and it was obvious they would be able to help in other unfortunate situations. It was nice to hear history on the Supai as well. We thought they did an awesome job with cooking and all of the food aspects. You usually don?Tt expect to have full meals with a cheesecake dessert while camping! They were well organized. Thank you ladies!" - Valerie B.
"Adrianne and Sally were very professional and meticuiously prepared for our daily treks. They really were the main reason our trip was so enjoyable. Their preparation and attention to details for lunches on the trail were truly amazing." - Joe S.
"What a great trip! The trip was more than I had hoped for!!!" - Kevin P.
"Our guide, Adrianne, was like Super Women out there. Very insightful guide and an amazing chef!!" - Stephen B.
"Our guides were energetic, fun, and flexible to respond to the needs and desires of our group. I felt that they really cared about us having a great time. Chris and Adrianne worked hard to prepare delicious meals, big campfires, and lots of fun for us!" - Tami J.
"I wanted to thank you, and particularly our guide, Eddie Bowers, for the great Grand Canyon trip (New Hance Loop Hike) my daughter Sonja and I just had. My expectations were totally blown away by the actual experience. It was the first time to the Grand Canyon for both of us, and we were truly awed by everything we saw and did. Eddie was unbelievably knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and incredibly skilled as a guide. Even beyond that, he is a kind an interesting person and, especially as far as I’m concerned (I way underestimated the physical challenge of this hike), a compassionate yet firm motivator. I NEVER would have made it without him. We will definitely be back to the Grand Canyon, and will definitely be calling on Wildland Trekking again. You are the greatest!" - Luisa Hagemeier
"Mr. Bowers did great not even taking into consideration he had 3 folks w/ special dietary needs (2 vegetarians and a Crohn's patient). He was patient, professional, and informative the entire trip. He was well versed in all elements of his job, kind, patient, and a pleasure to be around. It is not a question of if I will use Wildland Trekking Company again, but when and where." - Matt Lawson
"Excellent experience from the time I booked to the end of the actual hike. Eddie was professional, organized, an excellent cook and it was obvious he had our best interest in mind regarding safety. We all had an outstanding experience because of him. He is very personable, friendly and has great stories. Very genuine person!" - Harry S.
"Eddie helped us achieve an unforgettable experience!" - Debra Roberts
"Wally was a wealth of information. Great day hike in Zion with Wally. Learned so much about the eco system, area, history of park. Would highly recommend when visiting Zion. Lunch was delicious. Everything you could possible need was supplied for by Wildland Trekking. Will definitely do another tour with them in the future!" - Linda A.
"Wally was absolutely the best tour guide we ever had! He knew all the questions I asked (I asked a lot), he was down to earth and also made the most incredible lunch you could ask for! My expectations were high and he blew them away and then some. Great job and look forward to another trip!" - Patrick R.
"Wally was a superb guide and very interesting person. Our day in Zion could not have been better. We appreciate Wally's attentiveness, insight, and ease with which he related to each family member." - Kelly H.
"Wally went above and beyond as a guide. The meal he brought and prepared was superb. I would totally recommend Wildland Trekking and tell folks to ask for Wally if possible." - Peggy H.
"It was an awesome trip with an awesome local guide that went out of his way multiple times to ensure that our trip went as planned. I can not say enough good things about Felipe. I felt extremely safe and felt as though Felipe knew almost all other company guides and locals throughout the park. This ensured that when we ran into problems such as flooding in the park and roads being closed, Felipe went out of his way to speak to the locals, guides and park staff to get us through even when other hiking companies couldn't get their hikers through. Patagonia was one of the most beautiful, stunning, awesome places I have ever had the chance to hike! The pictures we took were awesome but they don't do the place justice. This was a trip I will never forget! This was my third trip with Wildland Trekking and I will definitely booking again. I can't say enough good things about this company!" - Sheila H.
"Felipe was OUTSTANDING. Myriam was amazing. What a team! They were both great with our kids.
Geike Lake (I think only on cultural tour) was hands down the best hike we did. This is the most beautiful place I've ever seen. If you could work that into the W-trek tour, it would be worth it 100%. It is such a unique, isolated, and peaceful place. Truly amazing." - Treveor H.
"Felipe and Seth did a great job leading. Overall it was a fantastic trip." - Ruth Ann C.
"Overall, it was an excellent and amazing trip! Can't say enough about the guides!" - Dawn B.
"Hi Ciera, Thank you for all you did to make our trip the memorable experience it was!
Without your assistance and reassurance on the Beaver Falls cliff, I might still be clinging there! And the ascent up Mooney was so much less stressful than it could have been with you being my second set of eyes. You can never really know how much your kind of nonjudgmental encouragement means to your clients.
I know you will have a successful future in this business, thank you!" - Susan Glassman
"My guides, Karla and Ciera Brecto did a wonderful job. Both are amazing company, have entertaining personalities and are very knowledgeable of the area. This trip had been on my bucket list for years and Karla and Ciera made the trip even more memorable. They are both hard-working guides, who made my group feel totally at home. Karla carefully guided my best friend down (and up) Mooney Falls who normally refuses to go and freaks out past the second rung on an eight-foot ladder. Both of these ladies are an amazing asset to your company." - Tammy B.
"The guides, Kurt and Ceara, were absolutely fantastic. So patient and so accommodating of the various fitness levels of our group. I also appreciated how they interacted with our group the entire time, rather than held back and "observed". There were several WTC groups in Havasu at the same time and our group knows we had the best guides." - Charlotte H.
"Ciera was awesome and at ease in handling my friend's diet requests and helping us up and down especially at Mooney Falls. She is just a great guide and clearly loves being outdoors and sharing her love for the outdoors! I have nothing but praise for the excellent experience I had with Ciera and the tour. This was one of the best trips I have ever taken." - Lisa O.
"Ron was great. The trip exceeded all expectations. The food was particularly noteworthy. We were a pretty diverse group, but Ron helped make us a team. We had a lot of laughs despite cold and rainy weather. A wonderful experience." - Nancy McCarthy
"Ron was just a great guide. I can't say enough about the food! It was way above expectations. Great job all around!" - Paul Creamer
"Ron Bubb was an excellent guide who truly went above and beyond to make this a great trip. He deserves accolades for the amount of work he put into this trip. His attitude and professionalism were top notch even during the most trying of times." - Jason Louis
"Just returned from a rim to rim hike with Ron and I have to say that was one of the best hikes I've been on. Ron was freakin incredible and the food was out of this world. Ron never ceased to amaze us with what he'd pull out of his pack next and his knowledge of the canyon and the outdoors in general was incredible. Great trip, great people, great guide, great memories. I'll be back again." - Joseph Massowd
"Our trip to Havasu Falls was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guides Jake and Jillian were absolutely the best!!! I took my daughter and we have memories for a lifetime. I would recommend this trip to everyone!!!!" - Kristine M.
"Havasu Falls Tour is amazing! A wonderful oasis worth exploring! Wildland Trek Guides are incredibly knowledgeable and did a fantastic job of guiding people of all ages and maneuvering them down steep trails, crazy ladders and other obstacles. They also know the special hidden gems that you would miss checking it out by yourself. And on top of all that they know how to cook and provide great food options. Would definitely recommend." - Andrew H.
"The guides, Jillian and Jake were nothing but top notch. Well done." - Kent S.
"Myriam and Jillian were awesome! I was with my 16 yeR old daughter with no hiking experience and they could not have been better with her. They were a combination of guide, teacher and coach and gave us an experience to last a lifetime." - Peter G.
"I wanted you to know what an incredible guide we had, you have. Jason took great care of us, made sure we were safe, provided great meals and overall made us comfortable, feel safe and took care of all our issues and needs. I don't think we were a needy group, but we all have our idiosyncrasies and Jason put up with our whining and complaining a lot better than I thought or that I would have. Jason is a great ambassador for your company and we could not have had a better guide or person to take care of us. He also made sure that we ate well and the quality of our food was great, i.e. organic fruits and vegetables. We wish Jason well in his endeavours and your company success, and look forward to another adventure in the future." - Ken O.
"Jason, what an incredible moment we have lived with you. You have been the best guide ever; keeping the pace, excellent knowledge of the environment, enhancing the sense of adventure and effort, amazing cook and on top with a great sense of humour!
Thank you from the bottom of our heart. Let us keep in touch. We will send you photos soon." Frederic D.
"Just returned from a fabulous 3 day hiking trip down the canyon with Jason Bull. He was the greatest guide ever and made this the most memorable trip of our lives. He was a wonderful educator, we felt so safe with him, a fabulous cook and just a genuine, kind person. Thank you for a phenomenal experience. We look forward to our next adventure with your company in the near future." -Sally K.
"Jason Bull is an excellent, professional guide. He is quite knowledgeable about the canyon and the surrounding area. He seemed to never tire of our many questions. He related to each group member, and he struck the right balance of moving us along and allowing us our own pace and space. He was a significant part of what made our trip so memorable and perfect - as well as the great weather!" - Adele J.
"Our guide, Jason Bull, was fantastic. He went above and beyond with his meals, trail and wildlife information, and overall care to ensure we had the most enjoyable trip possible. For me, this was the trip of a lifetime and Jason was huge factor in that. He helped reintroduce me to my love of nature and spurred my desire for future trips. Thanks again!" - Matt E.
"We feel very lucky that Doug was our guide. His knowledge of the Canyon and his ability to communicate was suburb. He inspired confidence. And he knew when to step back and let us experience the majesty of the Canyon." - Peter R.
"Doug was extremely professional and genuinely cared about the experience that each of his guests had. His passion for the outdoors was contagious and his knowledge not only of the Grand Canyon but other National Parks and history and geology as well was incredibly intriguing." - Maria B.
"From the beginning Doug knew it would be difficult for one of our party to complete the trip successfully without assistance but his positive and determined attitude made it possible for that person to fulfill the quest of a lifetime, to hike the Grand Canyon. Doug’s words of wisdom were always proven correct and his relationships with park rangers and their respect for him was evident." - Steve T.
"Doug was an excellent guide, companion and an expert across the board. He provided us with camaraderie and enthusiasm as well as leadership, reconnaissance, technical skills, excellent first aid and knowledge of canyon country. In particular we credit Doug with making some solid decisions in respect to river crossings, my ability to continue on a badly sprained ankle (which was the right call), water sources, time spent moving with full packs, etc. We also had fun! Doug was a wonderful companion whose company we enjoyed immensely." - Tara M.
"My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. Janelle was fun, patient, and interesting. The lunch she prepared for us was truly delicious. I was a little nervous hiking down with the icy tail on the Canyon, but she had great gear and made the process go very smoothly. Great guide!" - Kristine Grimshaw
"The trip was well organized and well considered. Jeanelle was the most thoughtful, capable, considerate, intelligent and delightful guide we have had. And, we have had many guides in our travels. We are recommending her, and Wildland, to our friends and family. Everything from the hikes chosen by Jeanelle on our second day to the food was exceptional." - Eva Frank
"Awesome experience...loved the tour, the group, and the guide!" - Karen Fey
"Our tour guide was awesome! She was very knowledgable. The tour/hike was very organized and the food was great. Great people, great hikes, and great food! Recipe for success. Excited to go on more Wildland Trekking hikes in the future." - Kurt Karanovich
"Bob was a fantastic guide! His knowledge and professionalism really made our trip special. My trip was with with my 11-year old daughter and he was able to tailor his knowledge to both adult and pre-teen levels extremely effectively. I will absolutely refer to Wildland Trekking for any future trips due to my experience with Bob." - Leland O.
"The experience of being out in the Wild in Yellowstone was unforgettable, I knew that part wouldn't let us down. However, the trip would not have been as enjoyable without Bob Clark, our guide who throughout the trip was good humoured, patient, thoughtful and a fountain of knowledge. His hiking fitness is second to none. His cooking skills were excellent, the nicest food we had on our visit to the US was while camping in Yellowstone. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!" - David B.
"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5-day backpacking trip in Yellowstone. Our excellent guide kept us safe and provided us with great information about the park and its components. We loved the route, the food, and the company! Thanks Wildlands for a great trip!" - Ann T.
"Bob Clark, the guide was a pleasure. A true steward of the park and dedicated environmentalist." - Richard K.
"Jose and Betsy were fantastic. So incredibly knowledgeable and also just very nice, wonderful people. Thanks to the whole Wildland team, my family and friends had an incredible experience. We had a few hiccups -- from changes in who was going on the trip, to cancelled flights, to a stomach bug or two -- and Wildland and our guides helped us through each one. We were in great hands start to finish, and our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and delightful people!" - Denise S.
"If you want to take a trip of a life time, plan yours with Wildland Trekking. Everything is TOP notch. Trips include everything, there is nothing hidden or implied that you will incur any additional expenses. Other companies maybe cheaper, but remember "you get what you pay for". You will not have to worry about anything. They have got you covered. It makes for such an enjoyable trip You can just take it all in and not have a care in the world. Jose and Steven made a great blend." - Camilla H.
"Jose and Betsy were great leaders and companions. I expect to go more Wildland Trek's. The Short Inca Trail trek was exactly what I was hoping for with a good mixture of hiking, history, views and food. Our guides were great and took of every need." - Bob M.
"Our guides, Jose Condor and Betsy Harter, were beyond outstanding, we could not have asked for more." - Michael C.
"It was an awesome adventure and Samantha did an excellent job guiding us. We had such a blast. Wildland is top notch. Food was out of this world good, not what we expected backpacking it was real food!! Thanks Samantha for taking care of us. We are looking forward to our next adventure with wildland trekking soon!! Good Customer Service and preparation info before we went. Thank you!" - Becky H.
"Our Zion In A Day private tour was a perfect choice because our awesome guide was able to tailor our tour to the abilities and interests of a preteen. Samantha obviously loves her job and loves helping others appreciate every detail about the park. Highly recommend for families!" - Kimberly R.
"Our guide was phenomenal for the entire duration of the trip. She was full of information, fun, and professionalism. She exceeded our expectations to the fullest with meals filled with choices, color, and nutrition as well as restaurant choices that far exceeded our imagination. She was filled with humor and tended to our every need whether it was encouragement or medical attention. Honestly, it became a joke of what Samantha would pull out of her pack next. The cherry on top was the sunrise view at Bryce Canyon where she brought coffee to french press, hot tea, and cocoa. We even paired our box of chocolates from Stone Hearth Grill with the drinks. I would recommend Wildland Trekking Company to anyone interested in a hiking trip the company offers and specifically Samantha Cooke as a guide." - Emily Sue G.
"Samantha Cooke was an excellent guide! She made our trip enjoyable in so many ways, it is hard to put it all in an e-mail. A few highlights include: -Samantha provided excellent service with a great disposition and positive demeanor; -Samantha anticipated every possible situation and was prepared for everything; -Samantha made a hiking trip seem like a luxury vacation by providing amenities we never expected; and -The quality of the lunches she prepared and restaurant selections were beyond our expectations; We would highly recommend Samantha to others and will definitely request her as our guide on any future trips! Samantha Cooke and Wildland Treking made a hiking trip seem like a luxury vacation! The service, food and amenities were excellent." - Noel S.
"This trip far exceeded any of our expectations! Thank you Wildland Trekking and a heartfelt thanks to our guide Tiffany. We couldn't have done this without you!" - Dave and Debbie Wiens
"Fantastic guide, food, & overall performance! Way better then I would have ever imagined! Tiffany ROCKED!!!" - Mary Schardt
"I thoroughly enjoyed the hike and would recommend Wildland Trekking. Tiffany was awesome! A wonderful blend of friendliness and professionalism. An experience I shall never forget." - Roger Carter
"I am so glad that I chose to take a guided tour of the Grand Canyon. Everyone was very enthusiastic and genuinely loved their work, which inspired my enthusiasm and made my trip awesome from the get-go. My guide was a wealth of knowledge and made the trip that much more amazing with all the information on the Grand Canyon--not just the history and geology, but little nooks and crannies that were fun to check out. Tiffany was also an amazing cook and did a great job working with my gluten sensitivity and making tasty dishes that were healthy." - Joylyn Bopp
"I had never been on a guided backpacking trip, but with Dakota as our guide and the quality of the equipment, meals, and itinerary, I will definitely be using Wildland Trekking again! I have already had friends ask about the trip details after seeing photos of our adventure!" - Rhonda M.
"Our hike to Havasu Falls exceeded all expectations. It was fun, challenging and beautiful. Dakota our guide was a big part of what made it so special. Thank you!" - Carol F.
"My son and I recently took a trip to Havasu Falls and it exceeded all of our expectations! It was a beautiful journey and our guide Dakota took care of us on all levels - cooking wonderful meals, planning our days, and educating us with Grand Canyon facts the entire way. It was a memory of a lifetime and Wildland Trekking did an amazing job! Many thanks!" - Leslie T.
"Dakota was a wonderful guide. He was very kind and helpful and showed a great maturity for his young age." - Melanie J.
"For my first hike this was awesome! The scenery was beautiful the people were great. I definitely enjoyed this trip. Alexi and Ben are awesome guides. They were helpful to me as well as others. Being gluten free can be a challenge, but the food was excellent." - Shelly S.
"This trip was amazing! I have zero complaints on any aspect of this trip (other than wishing we were already back at Havasu Falls). The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful! We will be looking into going on another Wildland Trekking trip in the future!" - Katherine C.
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"The trip to Havasu Fall was amazing. Words and pictures cannot capture the majestic beauty of the terrain. To see the landscape change from dessert to cottonwood trees and cool rushing waterfalls left me in awe. You can't beat the luxury camping experience either. We were so well taken care of, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. Our guide Jeremy was great. His knowledge of the terrain, wildlife, and history of canyon made the trip that much more enriching - oh and he was a great chef too. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants get out there and see how beautiful our country really is." - Karen F.
"It really comes down to this...Every firm has to treat their employees fair and good, in order for employees to treat the customers fair and good. And that really comes through. Jeremy Cox really understands this type of travelling good. He got us from A to B, without making it stressful. Give this man a raise. Greetings from Peter from Denmark :-)" - Peter H.
"The tour was great! This was my 3rd Wildland tour and I enjoyed this one just as much as the first two. Jeremy was an excellent guide. He was very professional and knowledgeable of the Yellowstone area which was a huge positive to the overall trip experience. Meals were outstanding (especially for 6 days in the backcountry) and everything was well organized. The importance of safety and the carrying of bear spray while hiking in bear country was always stressed and I felt we were safe at all times. Overall it was a great 6 day trip!" - Kristin G.
"I would not hesitate to take another trip with this company! Every detail was accounted for and every day of the trip was magical. The incredible food was such a great bonus as well. The guides, Jeremy and Rachael, were fantastic, energetic, and never failed to give us a maximal experience. From extra adventures to fun games, we were always entertained." - Jenny W.
"Loved every minute of this trip. The guide really knew his stuff and I always felt safe and in good hands. I'll be coming back next year without a doubt." - Susan B.
"The Hermit loop Grand Canyon hike was a trip of a lifetime. Wildland is a very professional company to deal with and did a great job of preparing us for our hike. Scott was awesome!!" - Ed S.
"Fantastic experience. Our guide, Scott, was very professional and informative. He always made sure that we were all havimg a good time. Offering a car ride at the end of the trip to look at the Canyon from other entry points was especially appreciated. I would strongly recommend the company for anyone thinking of taking a guided hiking trip." - Tamas S.
"It was an absolutely terrific hike and experience. Looking forward to doing another one. Scott was great, and very patient with my girlfriend, who had difficutly with the hike. Haven't stopped thinking about how fun it all was, since we got back." - David D.
"My husband and I had the opportunity to travel with Wildland International to Ecuador this June. They went above and beyond any of our expectations. From planning the perfect hikes for each day to giving us wonderful information about the biodiversity/geology/history of the country each day while hiking. At the end of each day, we were surprised with some of the most beautiful inns to stay at each night that almost seemed like a dream. You get to see the natural beauty of the country and then you're rewarded again with amazing evening arrangements that one would not think would exist in these small villages. There was always a comfy bed or a fabulous meal awaiting you at the end of each day of hiking. The company of the guides (Camilo and Nicole) on our trip extended the warm experience we had of the trip. They truly made us feel welcome and like family. If you are looking for a journey that will stay with you forever, make sure it is with Wildland International! You won't regret it!"
"Camilo is the man. His extensive knowledge of the culture and history of the area really made the trip amazing. We never got the feel that we had a boring museum guide with us. Camilo's passion for his country is contagious, and his personality and sense of humor brought a great energy to the group." - David P."
"First rate service from start to finish. Hands down one of the best vacations of my life made possible by Wildland Trekking. I would not have been able to duplicate the trip on my own no matter how much time I spent. I will definitely be using Wildland again in the future." - Jaimison S.
"Nicole and Camillo, the guides, attended to every want and need the group possibly had." - Brian S."
"Our trip to Havasu Falls exceeded my expectations by a long shot! Jordan Dikeman was our guide and he took great care of us. We felt safe navigating the canyon with his experience, commentary, and kindness. The food was amazing and the other hikers must have been jealous of our campground! We were able to focus on the trip and make memories for a lifetime. Thank you Jordan & Wildland Trekking!" - Candice D.
"We did the Havasu Falls trip with 3 moms and our 9 year old daughters. Our guide Jordan was fantastic! He made us feel safe and confident on a journey that got us our of our comfort zone! He helped us experience the very best of this hike and made it really educational while staying extremely patient with our young hikers. He's a great cook as well! Seriously the best experience and far exceeded our expectations! Thank you!!!!" - Kaleena A.
"My husband and I took the 4 day Havasu Falls trip for his 50th birthday and we had a blast! Not only is the area beautiful, but the company was great! Our entire group had so much fun together. We started out as strangers but left as friends. Our guides, Brian Nelson and Jordan Dikeman were the best guides anyone could ask for and mostly the reason for such an amazing trip! They were professional, knowledgeable, helpful, generous, friendly and fun! I was the only person with dietary concerns and they took care of me with every meal... we ate better camping than we do at home! I HIGHLY recommend them as guides, as we felt very safe in their care. Thank you Brian, Jordan and Wildland Trekking for this amazing journey!" - Lori A M.
"On our trip to Skeleton Point on the South Kaibab Trail, we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Jordan Dikeman. He was knowledgeable and insightful about the geology and botany of the Canyon, and made a pretty great vegetarian lunch for us. Despite several complications (on our part) on the trip, Jordan was calm, professional, and more than prepared for any situation we encountered. The hike was difficult at certain points, as one would expect, but certainly unforgettable and highly enjoyable. Any guide who gets a good Beatles song stuck in my head the whole 6+ hours is a good guide in my book." - Mark G.
"These two guides were awesome, their meals fantastic, and their ability to make sure we were safe at all tips was appreciated. Keep these guys. My wife flew out by helicopter and I appreciate your asking Guy to wait until she was out of the canyon. Sorry we held him up, but he was very positive and willing to wait with me." - Cindy, Katie, and Andy B.
"Hi, We are pleased to provide this reference for Guy Dobyns following our 3 day Grand Canyon Arizona trek 7-9 April 2013. Guy was exceptional in every respect: preparation, attention to detail, safety, master chef, punctuality, patience, flexibility, knowledge of geology, social history, flora and fauna, archeology and architecture- plus interpersonal skills of an exceptionally high level. Guy is a wonderful ambassador for your company, and we will have no hesitation in recommending Wildland Trekking." - Dr. James Davies and Helena O'hare
"We were supposed to originally hike Hermit Loop but due to the government shutdown and closure of the National Parks we weren't able to. We were given the option to hike Havasu Falls - it was a great option. Our group was also combined with another group so we had two guides - Guy & Kopavi - which was a great as I'm not a fast hiker and this gave our group the option to speed walk out of the canyon on the last day or hang back with me and go at a more leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery. Both guides were super knowledgeable about the area - flora, fauna, natives, etc. and they were great at sharing this info. Also, can't say enough about how great they worked as a team setting up camp, making meals etc. And special thanks to Guy! His patience was incredible and I was so incredibly thankful for his guidance up and down the cliff face to and from Mooney Falls and subsequently Beaver Falls. The Beaver Falls hike has been the most exhilarating, thrilling, adrenalin rush hike of my life! Not one that I will soon forget. I have a huge fear of falling and I'm not crazy about heights so it was definitely a challenge for me that Guy helped me face head on!" - Sheila O.
"Only a few words about our guide Guy Dobyns. He is not just a good guide and a good cook, but also very attentive, knowledgeable and informative, and a hell of a nice young man. Thanks Guy." - Giuliano V.
"Evan was a very good guide. Thank you" - Maruisz O.
"Evan was great! His meals were exceptional. He was very patient with my kids and he provided educational information about the park. I have already recommended your company to a couple of my friends." - Heather M.
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"This was an experience of a life time, I will be back for more hikes and now plan to hike the entire AT some day. We spent 6 days in the back woods and walked three days on the AT with a fabulous guide, Kyle. He cooked us gourmet meals and helped to take care of us the whole trip. Had great campfire conversations and learned a lot about the woods, the AT, and mother nature. Met many people along the trail and they were all very nice. We were lucky enough to see a momma bear and her two cubs as well. Would recommend the Wildland Trekking Company to anyone." - Rick L.
"Kyle is really good at his job. He was very understanding, patient with all the questions and listened to everybody's stories, etc. He managed a diverse group very well. I didn't realize how much stuff he had to carry - he was a sherpa. He made it a great experience. Keep him happy and keep giving him more opportunity. He is good. Thanks. This exceeded our expectations for the trip." - Jim B.
"Kyle and my fellow travelers were the best. I am forever grateful for their companionship and good cheer." - Diana O.
"We had a fantastic time - Chris and Kyle were a super guides. They certainly didn't let adverse weather conditions change their positive attitudes! Wouldn't have changed a thing about our trip." - Jeanne S.
"I was searching for a guided tour of the Grand Canyon and came upon Wildland Trekkings' website. An hour later and a brief phone call had me signed up to participate in the Havasupai 3 day hike. It was exactly what I was looking for and needed at this time in my life. The organization and professionalism of the staff made preparing for the hike easy. Once I arrived in AZ and met my guide, I was equally pleased to know that all was taken care of and ready for our hike. Our guide Paula went out of her way to accommodate all of the participants and provide a wonderful, lifelong memory - great food, instruction, campsite set up and knowledge of the canyon. I am hooked and look forward to a return trip to do the Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon, then Iceland. Thank you Wildland Trekking for your fabulous service!" - Kristen T.
"Paula Fribey and Rachel Harman- best guides in the world! We are a family of four (mom, dad, son 14 and daughter 10) that just completed the 4 day Havasu Spring Break Family Tour. It was our first camping / hiking experience and it was a GREAT tour. From the first contact with the back office staff to the actual tour, we felt a warm and pleasant customer service. We highly recommend this tour if you want a great hiking experience bringing your family closer together by sharing a unique adventure. Above all shines the two guides: Rachel and Paula! Two strong and very competent young women who made us fell safe, welcome, and quickly turned the group into one big family. With a perfect blend of push and motivation they made us all overcome what seemed impossible. Always with a smile and a "how can I help you??", they were the perfect guides. They supplemented each other with knowledge, joking and playing with the kids in the group, talking to all adults sharing personal experiences but also listening and showing genuine interest in each of us, on the longer hikes one of them always in front for those in better shape - one at the rear of the group making sure we all finished the hike safely and happy. They took turns preparing awesome and plentiful breakfast, lunch and dinner for everybody, adapting to special requests and diets. Rachel and Paula personalizes Wildland Trekking Company's mission statement "To provide exceptional hiking adventures and to contribute significantly to the conservation of these special places" and the company can be proud to have them both as employees!" - Sascha R.
"Paula was a great guide! We really enjoyed the fantastic sights on our Havasu Falls trip. We had a group with varied abilities and she made it work for everyone. When she told us that she was guiding another Havasu Falls trip in 2 days time on our trip back in the van, I was jealous and wished I could go again!" - Charles S.
"I am so glad to have had Paula as our group guide. This was the first real long hike I ever did and she made sure we all were comfortable and enjoyed the hike on all the four days. She was very considerate about the vegan diets we followed and actually had pretty awesome meals to have on a hike (for example, we had blueberry pancakes at Ribbon Falls). Also, she was friendly, approachable and very patient with us. I would surely recommend Wildland Trekking and especially Paula as a guide for anyone who wanted to take a guided trip!" - Beenal R.
"What an incredible journey- a step back in time! We loved having guides, they were a great source for information about the people and the land. Swimming, hiking, exploring- the perfect camping vacation! I would definitely recommend the Havasupai Falls trip." - Allyn M.
"Emily was an exceptional, knowledgable and hardworking guide. Everyone in the tour felt like a rock star! Thanks Emily! I will definitely recommend anyone to Wildland!" - Howard C.
"The May 18 -21 4 Day Havasu Falls trip was better than excellent! Paula and Emily were the best guides. The food was exemplary, nutritious, healthful and delectable. Trekking with them was a joy. They were proficient at working with the different hiking abilities of our group. Emily and Paula were inspiring. They made my dream of seeing Havasu Falls an gratifying experience that I will always remember. I will recommend Emily and Paula as guides for Wildlandtrekking to my family and friends because of the exceptional adventure I had on the 4 Day Havasu Falls hike." - Lea C.
"The guides of Wildland Trekking made this trip enjoyable to everyone in family, which is a rarity. With so many different interests and ages, it's usually difficult to please everyone but these ladies did a great job. Everyone from our family agreed that this was the best vacation we ever took. Thanks for taking care of us and for showing us a great time!" - Urvashi M.
"My experience with Wildland Trekking was amazing from my first inquiry into our trip and everything else only got better. Our guide, Aaron, was exceptional and provided an unforgettable experience for my family. The food was better than many restraunts I have gone to (hiking/camping will never be the same hahaha) We learned so much for future independent hiking and camping as well. The next time I plan a guided trip I know exactly where I will be headed!" - Erica
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"Chris was great- 5 star guide." - Randall and Jila N.
"I loved every minute of being out in Yellowstone. Chris was the king of dad jokes and shocking good camp food. Already thinking about my next trip out west." - Audrey K.
"From start to finish, our experience with Wildland Trekking was fantastic. We couldn't have been happier with our guides, Laine and Chris, unless they had carried us out of the canyon personally. That would've REALLY been great! In spite of rain, undelivered gear and hiccups that couldn't have been foreseen, Laine and Chris never lost site of the objective at hand, which was to protect our group and to make the most out of our situation. I would sign up again with Wildland without hesitation." - Cyndee L.
"Chris and Laine are two incredible people and you are fortunate to have them. Their zest for life and their surroundings is infectious. They were the utmost professionals, amazing cooks, and friends for life. This trip was more than I imagined. Thank you to both of them for making memories I'll forever cherish! - Shannon K.
"Robin, our guide, recognised that his two clients were experienced in the mountains and he offered the perfect level of advice, making sure we were doing the right things but without labouring the point. He is a very knowledgable man both about the mountains and much else besides. So we had lots of good conversation after dinner in the evenings. Robin did all the cooking and we had delicious meals throughout. He also got us safely to the top of Longs Peak and down again. Longs is not a difficult mountain for ezperienced people but, still, it is a high mountain and subject to the vagaries of the weather. Robin handled this part of the trip in a very professional manner. Overall this was a great trip and I would have no hesitation in recommending Wildland and Robin to anyone heading for the Rockies." - Gerry S.
"Our guide, Robin Guthrie, was exceptional! From the moment he contacted us before our trip, we knew we were in good hands. He was very professional & we felt well prepared before arriving for our hike. Robin was very knowledgeable about the area, helped us to keep a pace that worked well for us & was so kind & friendly. We cannot say enough good things about him. Our assistant guide, Patty, was fantastic as well. Her knowledge of the area was impressive & she was friendly & put us at ease right away." - Gina S.
"Our guide, Robin Guthrie went above and beyond to make our hike(s) wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind, and thoughtful. If I could give our hikes an ABOVE excellent rating, I would! Wouldn't hesitate to go on another Wildland Trekking Co. hike again!" - Scott J.
"My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with an inn-based snowshoe tour in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is my second trip with Wildland. And once again, the trip did not disappoint. Guide, Robin Guthrie, was flexible to meet the demands of the weather. He shared his in-depth knowledge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Robin provided delicious meals throughout the trip and made sure we were safe and comfortable at all times...Even treating hot spots before they developed into blisters. Breathtaking scenery along with Robin's ability and willingness to share his passion and knowledge made this trip of a lifetime. Thanks again Wildland!" -Wanda J.
"Shane!!! He is an amazing guide and person. I felt he and I really clicked. His knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Grand Canyon (and his willingness to share it!) really made the trip awesome for me! His meals are well thought out and top notch. The Giradelli mint chocolate quesadilla was a masterpiece!" - Kate Hyatt
"Pay Shayne more Money! He is an awesome guide!" - Stella Peters
"Our experience with you it’s been awesome, we couldn’t ask for more. And there are lots of reasons but all of them are related to Shayne. WHAT A GREAT PROFESSIONAL AND PERSON HE IS!!! My God, he’s the best!!! He made the whole experience so enjoyable!!! If we had known in advance what we know now, we would have paid the double just to have him!! Everything was wonderful, he took care of us in the best way ever, we ate better than in most restaurants, we learned lots of things in every step of the hike, he would stop and show us this and that, he would answer all our questions, always made sure we had plenty of water, food... always made sure we were ok. We felt SO safe with him! We were amazed by all his knowledge of the environment… he just loves his job and you can tell it and also, his love for the Grand Canyon and all its plants, stones and animals… everything! And above all, he’s such a great person… he seems to know everybody in the Grand Canyon! Rangers, other guides… everybody seemed so fond of him, and no wonder!! The minute we left we already missed him!! We will recommend you to all our friends (we have already) because this experience it’s not to be missed. We are happy beyond words!" - Jordi and Mireia
"The custom hike we did with Shayne Hall was nothing short of fantastic! Shayne was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the Grand Canyon and our hike was something that my family will never forget. We can't thank you enough for such a memorable experience!" - Julie C.
"Oz was fantastic, he was a very great guide. We had a wonderful experience." - Eric S.
"The tour was fantastic, and Oz, our guide was excellent. He was personable,energetic, accommodating, full of information, and knew the area well. He was also a careful driver, and a good, healthy cook. Every hike was different, and they were all memorable. I was excited to experience Zion and Bryce, but Escalante was the real highlight. No crowds and loved the slot canyons -- Spooky and Peek-a-Boo. A trip I'll remember for a lifetime." - Dennis H.
"Jeanelle and Oz were excellent guides, sharing their knowledge of the area, hiking tips, and amazing meals along the way. When weather posed a potential problem, they rearranged the schedule so that we would not be impacted. As a result, we had great hikes with spectacular views each day. Adding to our enjoyment, were the others on the tour they made each hike, meal and van ride all the more fun. Thank you Jeanelle, Oz and Wildland for helping to make more great memories!" - Caeli M.
"Oz did a fantastic job as guide and is an amazing cook (best salmon and coffee!). He was calm when dealing with the dust devil that had trashed our camp and super flexible with coming up with plans B as needed." - Carol M.
"Mike Hardt is a person that you feel comfortable and safe with. Just a pleasure to be around. He pointed out many interesting things that we would not have noticed on our own. Few people love their jobs but Mike came across as one who truly does, He also appears to love nature and the outdoors--I believe I would call him "NATURE BOY" Mike Hardt-----He is a great guide." - Gary D.
"Great Trip! Guides were fantastic. So supportive & encouraging with great attitudes." - Jamie B.
"I have recently visited the Havasupai with all its beautiful waterfalls on Havasu Falls Premier from May 15-18 on a four days tour. The guide Mike Hardt was very professional and taken care of everything, always very helpful and behond expectations. I don't hesitate to highly recommend Wildland Trekking for all your hiking adventures in the beautiful wilderness of our back country." - Martin F.
"The experience was top notch. Mike was an amazing guide. Very professional, fun, and in control of the situation. He was knowledgable about the terrain and handled everything that came up in our group calmly and with authority." - Kevin C.
"3 weeks in the US - every day was perfect and we had a lot to see - but this trip made the day to our best!!!" - Andreas S.
"Betsy was a fantastic guide. She was knowledgeable about the Canyon's geology, archeology, and human history. She was warm and helped my sons feel comfortable. In short, Betsy was a perfect guide. We were novice hikers, and our guide not only helped us with this hike but taught us about hiking for any future trips. She was knowledgeable, kind, and fun! I highly recommend Wildland Trekking and would use them again for a future excursion." - Allison F.
"Betsy was an excellent tour guide. She has vast knowledge of the canyons, hiking and did I mention, an exceptional healthy cook! You could tell that Betsy LOVES her job. She is an excellent hiker, guide and overall good caring person. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to do a guided hike. Overall, hiking Havasu Falls was a very beautiful experience. This was a once in a lifetime hike. One that I and my friends will never forget. Thanks Wildland Trekking!" - Vicki P.
"Havasupai Falls Premier Trip is and always will be one of the most exciting excursions if my life. We formed a life long connection with Betsy and look forward to many more trips with her as our guide! The fellowTrekkers are now our friends on Facebook and we are communicating about future trips." - Mary and Mark M.
"Madison is a treasure! Her professionalism was outstanding and her level of respect for the earth and the Havasupai was heartfelt and genuine. Would be honored to travel anywhere in the world with Wildland and Madison!" - Lori L.
"Hi, I am hoping the you could please pass on to the owners of The Wildland Trekking Company our deepest gratitude to our guides, James Barrett and Madison Hartshorn. In particular, when we were making our ascent from Havasu Falls, James shared his own supply of water and snacks to inexperienced hikers who had run out of supplies and Madison climbed down a steep embankment to provide water in a hurry when I became dehydrated. We were so impressed with these two young guides who went above and beyond their duty. We are investigating our next trip already based on our fantastic experience." - Rachel W and Debi T.
"We loved Madison. She was knowledgeable and cooked awesome meals. We had a great time and felt like she was super safety orientated but also fun. She answered all our many questions we had about the culture and the area!" - Virginia L.
"Madison was amazing! I very suited to be a guide." - Orit Z.
"I went as an individual on the 5 Day Smokey Mountains inn-based hike in October 2018. It was the best of both worlds - great hiking during the day and "spa-like" accommodations and gourmet food at night. Our guide, Heather, was wonderful. She was friendly, knowledgeable, organized, flexible and attentive to each individuals needs." - Laurel S.
"The most amazing trip ever. Heather Harvie was an amazing, informative, knowledgeable, top of the chart guide. Heather is what made the trip fantastic." - Joan C.
"Heather was great and very accommodating. Lodging and food were fantastic!" Deborah M.
"I've had four different hikes with WLT. On those hikes I've been guided by 5 different WLT guides. I would rate each and every hike and guide as superb! The guides and genuinely personable and good-natured as well as knowledgeable." -Dan H.
"The trip was excellent. I also want to add that our tour guide, Kurt, made quite the impression on my two boys. They would not stop talking about him and his awesome outdoor skills all the way home." - Gloria C.
"Kurt was an amazing trip leader!!!! He made us an amazing Lunch and was really great to spend the day with. He really was a great tour guide pointing out everything we wanted to see while making us feel comfortable with the hike! We really enjoyed our hike with Kurt!!" - Lindsey G.
"A HUGE shoutout to Natasha and Kurt. They were incredible guides. Very knowledgable, forever patient and knew how to strike the right balance of pushing the group for adventure plus the practical and safety factors when out on the trail. They could also easily toggle between the adults and kids across our group. Overall the trip was fantastic and the guides really were amazing. By the end of the trip Kurt and Natasha felt like old friends to me (the dad); and big brother / big sister to my 11 year boy. Two weeks later, he's still talking about the trip." - Dan C.
"Kurt and Tasha were fabulous!!!! We loved everything about the trip from the people, guides, equipment and camp set up to the amazing variety of hikes, especially down to Falls. My teens and I loved it all! Kurt and Tasha worked beautifully together and were wonderful with the kids and adults alike. I was incredibly impressed with the registration process, the admin staff answering all our questions, and the safety aspect of making sure my health condition was appropriate for the trip and the others involved. I am very impressed with Wild Land Trekking." - Lauren U.
"This is a trip you don't want to miss! Matt and Michael provided our group of 11, ranging in age from 13 to 69, a marvelous experience: informative, funny, caring, kept us safe and on schedule without rushing. The camp site was comfortable and well kept, the food....high end coffee!!!...plentiful and tasty; fun nights around the campfire. Hot showers available at the end of the day! Each day was an adventure and all paces for hiking honored." - Cathy C.
"Matt and Scott were wonderful guides. This was more first trip with wildland trekking and the guides did a great job keeping a positive group morale. Both are great guys and would like to take a trip with either of them in the future if they switch to a different national park in the future. Looking forward to the next wildland trekking trip." Sris M.
"I can't thank Wildland and our guide, Matt Hergert, enough for a GREAT trip. Every detail was handled; all we had to worry about is having our "personal" stuff. Matt is a very creative camp cook and had a menu that my whole family enjoyed. We were awestruck at the beauty of Yellowstone and were able to enjoy it in solitude through this great hike. When Yellowstone didn't have our attention, Matt kept us entertained with some great stories. It was funny listening to him and my 12 year old son trade corny jokes. My family and I will have a multitude of wonderful memories from our short 4 day trip and we are all grateful to Matt for keeping us fed, entertained and most importantly, safe." - Sanford R.
"Matt (guide) as well as the whole group were excellent company for the the entire trip." - Robert B.
"One of the places I've always wanted to see is Havasu Falls, known as the Garden of Eden in the desert, I recently returned from a wonderful 3-day trip to Havasu Falls. Our guides Louie and Kenton where amazing, had the time of my life. Louie & Kenton are thoroughly professional in their approach to their business. The 27 mile hike (round trip) is strenuous in terms of elevation gain or loss, walking through sandy stretches in warm temps is work! But with there knowledge and experience made everything run smooth!" - Cor van H.
"This was my first experience hiking and camping outdoors.I was a bit worried if I would enjoy it , but Louie made it worry free.I couldn't have done it without him. So much preparation went into the trip and everything seemed flawless. All I had to do was enjoy the sights and make new friends. This was the way to go." - Suzanne B.
"We had a great time with Louis and he structured it very well for our children (10 and 12)." - Joanne W.
"guide was excellent, above and beyond expected" - Jodi B.
"We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and also enjoyed Iris. She was very personable and easy to get along with. The views were stunning." - Eddy D.
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"Lexi is just simply fantastic. Well organized, knowledgeable and tremendously friendly. Your company is lucky to have her!" - David P.
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"I have told all my friends at work to look at your website if they are planning a trip and looking for a guide service. I was so impressed with Chris and his ability to make us feel at ease, and point out the unique qualities of the area. And he is a very good chef. Loved the food, and all he did to make our trip so enjoyable and memorable." - Linda OConnor
"Chris was a great guide! It made this adventure as safe and easy as was possible. I have already recommended your company to a friend of mine who wants to do a trip with her son, and will also book future trips of my own through you. Everything was first class!" - Cindy Studebaker
"This was an amazing and completely unique experience. The food was awesome beyond our wildest expectations so nutritious and filling. Chris had a great knowledge of the area and knew just how to push us to get the most out of us but knowing when our limits were met. I would recommend your company to anyone as you are skilled and experienced enough to deal with any kind of group on any kind of tour." - Fiona Godfrey
"Chris is a natural and very informative to boot! He made the trip great and he went out of his way to take care of us including carrying some of our load on the last day to make it easier for us! Recommend him highly!" - Julie W.
"I just got back from the Best of Utah trip. This is my third adventure with Wildland Trekking and per usual, they did not disappoint. The scenery, guides, food, equipment and companionship were top notch! Thank you Jeanelle and JP for making our trip one to remember!" - Eric H.
"This was a trip of a lifetime for me. I called it the OMG trip because that's what I kept saying all through the hikes. My brother and I took this adventure together. I'm an avid hiker but knew I would be slow on these climbs. The guides, J.P. and Jeannelle were helpful and encouraged me every step of the way, all the way to the top. At 73, I felt great I accomplished what I set out to. A great adventure with my brother! The food was outstanding and the guides, the absolute best. Looking forward to my next adventure." - Dori H.
"This was a once in a lifetime trip. The trails were all different and that added to the excitement. Our guides- Jp and James, were amazing and I would gladly go on another adventure with them. Also have to add that one reason I was so sad for the trip to be over was the awesome food that the guides prepared." - Victoria R.
"WE had such a great time! Everything was perfect! JP our guide was the best and the food was awesome. Thank you for the great experience. We're looking forward to our next trip!" - Robert H.
"Wildland Trekking was a very organized experienced company. Our guide, Rob James really maximized our experiences. He worked very hard to make sure his clients were well taken care of on this trip. Wildland really set the bar high in the guided tour industry. Thanks for the wonderful experience we had to Havasu falls." - Carrie Bayer
"Rob James was a fantastic leader. We felt fully comfortable at all times. He knew how to walk/talk us thru a few touch areas on the trail. We hope to be back and have Rob guide us." - Greg Stanton
"I had a fantastic time! Rob was a great guide who really adapted to the group's desires and abilities. We spent four days saying things like "wow, unbelievable, beautiful, incredible". Truly a trip I will remember. I wish it were a couple of days longer! Thanks " - Ira Jones
"Rob was wonderful!! He made certain everyone was having a great experience. I was the slower one of the group. Rob was patient and suppportive. He was always pleasant and informative. Rob's meals were excellent. The trip was much more comfortable and enjoyable than my husband and I ever expected, thanks to Rob!!!" - Cynthia W.
"Last week, we went on a 3-day/2-night portered trip to Rocky Mountain National Park/Odessa Gorge with Benny Jones. The RMNP trip was superb. Benny was very attentive, and when he learned of our interest in fly-fishing, suggested several alpine lake options. He then was patient while we tested our skills at both Fern Lake and Odessa Lake (to anyone who’s interested, Fern Lake was the better choice!) He also had other ideas ready, so we did some off-trail hiking through the gorge to see the last trickles of the snow-melt waterfalls. Benny also corresponded with us quite a bit in advance of the trip to make sure he prepared meals we would like. His cooking was inventive and flavorful – not an easy feat when camping out! This is a quality organization that we wholly endorse." - Elaine G.
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"Oh my gosh, what a trip! Julie is an absolute gem! Her meals were well planned, thoughtful, beautifully presented and most delicious! She was completely professional regarding health and safety, while at the same time genuinely engaging and fun. I appreciated her knowledge, her patience, and definitely her sense of humour. Thanks so much, Julie, we will always fondly remember you as a special member of our group. I enthusiastically recommend the services of Wildland Trekking. Nicely done!" - Gina M.
"Julie Weaver was an integral part of the wonderful experience we had on the Grand Canyon hike this spring." - Lynn Z.
"Julie and Sam worked very well together although they didn't know each other before the trip. They are different people but very complementary. They were able to navigate the group's dynamics very well despite some awkward personalities. It was great to have two guides for a bigger group. I preferred that to having just one guide for a smaller group. We have made new friends along the way. Julie did a fantastic job of cooking plenty and very good food in rather basic conditions. Sam went out of his way to show us scorpions at night which was very memorable." - Corrine and Tom C.
"Steve and Julie worked great together and created an awesome trip for us. They worked very hard on the meals and ensuring everyone was comfortable. Their knowledge and experience is priceless. Thank you for a wonderful experience!" - Angela A.
"Our guide, Lisa Kearsley was amazing!! She made the trip an experience rather than just an accomplishment. We learned so much and truly enjoyed the beauty of the canyon. She was educational, entertaining and fun. She read us quotes, told us stories and one silly rock joke :) We will remember her always!! Thanks, Lisa!!" - Dennis Z.
"Lisa was an excellent educator of the Grand Canyon. She definitely made the hike/trip more than we ever expected. She has so much knowledge as well as a great sense of humor and great personality. We could not have enjoyed the trip as much as we did if it was not for Lisa's input and insight.
Exploring the Grand Canyon with such an experienced organization like Wildland Trekking was such an enjoyable and educational experience. We felt safe and came back with so much knowledge. Of course your still going to experience some sore legs at the end. Thank you Wildland Trekking and our super guide Lisa for making such a difficult hike so enjoyable. Mike and Chris S.
"I can not say enough about our experience with Wildland Trekking Company. Lisa Kearsley was an excellent guide. Her expertise and knowledge of the Grand Canyon, geology, and botany made this an extraordinary experience for our entire group. Additionally, she always considered the safety and comfort of her clients a top priority. Because of this, I will be recommending Wildland Trekking to others." - Tom R.
"Lisa was the best. We would come back just to have her take us out again!" - Peppi B
"Dara is a fabulous guide and I would go out of my way to seek her out as a guide in the future. She puts safety first and carried an incredible amount of gear in that gigantic backpack. She always made sure that our needs were met first without even a hint of complaint. She is highly competent, and my family and I felt very comfortable with her. I would give her the highest marks!" - Shana P.
"Our guide Dara did a stellar job, especially considering the challenging weather conditions at the start of our trip. We had hail followed by rain the first night and yet we were able to stay dry and (mostly) warm. Despite the wet weather and low temps, she was very upbeat and managed to feed us well. And the scenery along the Boulder Mail Trail was spectacular!" - Robert C.
"An awesome trip! Better than I had hoped for. Our guide Dara was so good! She was professional, kind, knowledgeable, and a great cook! So enjoyed her meals and her company. She made the trip enjoyable and relaxing. The hiking was rewarding, especially the day we hiked to Beaver Falls. Just some spectacular scenery that is a must if you love the outdoors!" - Deb W.
"We were really impressed with our Guide, Dara Kelly. She was well organised, knowledgeable and always looking to make the hike enjoyable for us. She worked tirelessly preparing our camp site and meals and organizing each day to meet the expectations of all the hikers. If we had to give a mark it would be 10/10! Fantastic." - Barbara & Robert D.
"We had a great time considering that no one of us knew what to expect! Dean Kelly and Scott Moore were wonderful and did a great job encouraging, supporting and keeping our 8 family members in line! We can't wait to do another trek with Wildland again - this time heading to Grand Canyon/Havasu Falls! Thanks again!" - Ella P.
"Our guide Dean was not only professional, knowledgeable and safe,he was a great guy to simply talk to and was a key part of our enjoyment. He's a great cook too. Top bloke Testimonial : We had an amazing experience and have left with new friends and fantastic memories" - Yasmine M.
"Dean was an outstand ing guide:both knowledgeable and an amazing cook. He is a real credit to you at wildlands." - Hannah W.
"Dean was very professional and helpful. He made us feel at ease in any situation (even when we met a grizzly bear!), very attentive to everybody's needs (strong or less strong hikers), he allowed us to enjoy every part of the trip and was also a very good cook! I'd like to mention also the drivers (Kevin and Brian) that were both very nice." - Elisa R.
"Karla was fantastic and full of great information about the Canyon. She told us about how the canyons were formed, talked about all of the foliage/trees, rocks, lizard prints, very informative. She had a great pace and made the slower hikers feel good about lagging behind, kept us side tracked with conversation and nice breaks to rest. When she said the Tanner Trail was going to be strenuous, she wasn't exaggerating. We loved the hike, we did not want something normal and congested with people. The views were absolutely worth all of the sweat!" - Micah P.
"I had a wonderful trip! Karla, our guide was positive, encouraging, experienced, a fabulous wealth of knowledge and passionate about her job, and the Grand Canyon. I met wonderful people on the trip. It was very well organized!" - Tammy G.
"My guides, Karla and Ciera Brecto did a wonderful job. Both are amazing company, have entertaining personalities and are very knowledgeable of the area. This trip had been on my bucket list for years and Karla and Ciera made the trip even more memorable. They are both hard-working guides, who made my group feel totally at home. Karla carefully guided my best friend down (and up) Mooney Falls who normally refuses to go and freaks out past the second rung on an eight-foot ladder. Both of these ladies are an amazing asset to your company." - Tammy B.
"Karla was perfect for us!" - Laura R.
"I can't begin to tell you how happy we were with our hike. Arriving and experiencing the enormity of the Grand Canyon left me a bit anxious and hesitant about our scheduled Tanner Trail hike. My daughter and I consider ourselves to be pretty fit, but began to feel a little intimidated once we saw what was ahead of us. Cameron was quick to answer all of my questions and immediately put me at ease and assured me that modifications could be made if necessary. Needless to say, the hike went off as scheduled and couldn't have gone better! Cameron was the PERFECT guide for us! His passion for what he does is more than apparent and made for an informative, challenging, and unforgettable experience! I will be sure to recommend your company and Cameron to everyone I know! And FYI his lunch was the best fare we've had in Arizona!! Thanks again!!" - Maria H.
"This was our first trip to the GC. Our 23yo son told us that we needed to do this before we're unable too! The GC is just breath taking. Our guides could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. Hiking into the GC was the way to go. Going down was voluntary but coming out of the canyon was mandatory!" - Marsha D.
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"Our Yellowstone hiking trip was awesome in every way. We were very impressed with Wildland Trekking and their professionalism. Their booking and registration process was smooth and efficient. They provided everything we needed! Their equipment was high quality. They even set up the tents for us, we didn't have to do anything. They provided trekking poles, bear sprays for each person, sleeping bags and mattress pads, backpacks. Our campsite was super and had easy access to the restrooms and showers. They had an amazing variety of snacks and drinks and food every day! Alexi and Thomas were our guides and we loved them! They were very friendly and so much fun! They looked after us very well, making sure we were always safe and comfortable. They kept up a good, comfortable pace with the hikes and even if you lagged behind, one of them would always be at your side. They were very knowledgeable and we learned many interesting things from them. They were excellent cooks and our meals were so delicious, interesting and each different. We had a wonderful group too so along with our guides, we all shared a great camaraderie. All in all, our trip was simple the BEST!" - Lolita D.
"THIS TRIP WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF OUR LIVES! Our guide Alexi, was fantastic! He was organized, informative, showed us places that we never would have seen, a GREAT cook, and went above and beyond our expectations all four days!! Can not say enough good things about him!! The hikes, camping, equipment, meals, and knowledge gained were exceptional." - Cheryl B.
"I liked the honest, non judgmental attitude of our guide Alexi. He was capable, knowledgeable and kind. He was able to meet the needs of 6 different people on the trip. The trip was spectacular, and the food was super. Thanks for a fabulous trek." - Joey W.
"Alexi was a great guide! Great conversationalist, knowledgeable about the area and wildflowers, and a fantastic camp chef. The guide was great with the llamas and I thoroughly enjoyed their company as well. The daily Llama drama was entertaining and added an enjoyable element to the experience. The entire trip went smoothly without a hitch! The scenery was beautiful and I felt the trip was appropriately described. I felt prepared and felt safe the entire time. I will recommend this trip to others. I truly can't say enough positive things about our guide, the llamas, and the entire experience." - Christina O.
"This was the first longish backpacking trip I'd made in a couple of decades. It was terrific, and I'll definitely be traveling with Wildland Trekking again in the coming years. Alex and Kory were wonderful hosts, skilled guides, and great cooks." - Charles G.
"Kory was a pleasure to have as our guide. The trip lived up to my every hope. Excellent trip, guide, and experience! Grandview trail was the best for solitude and splendour. Thank you Wildland for making my 40th birthday trip with my brother a lifelong memory." Cole W.
"Due to the cost, we were questioning at one point if we required a guide. After experiencing this trek with Kory we were rest assured we made the right decision! He guided us through any apprehensions, provided reassuring support and led the way for us! His culinary creations were beyond expectations! Loved Phantom Ranch and we were so grateful to have been accommodated in a cabin as we had hoped for. Well done Wildland Trekking!" - Teresa C.
"This was such an amazing trip! Our guides were knowledgeable and well prepared. The experience was one of a kind!" - Michelle P.
"Steve was awesome. spectacular trip" - Peggy S.
"Steve was a terrific guide: great attitude, well organized, good cook, well equipped to meet the needs of a group with mixed abilities." - Susan Schultz
"GREAT TRIP. STEVE WAS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL WITH THE KIDS. THANKS SO MUCH!" - Jennifer T.
"Steve Klefsted was an absolute delight. He was cheerful, helpful, patient and a fountain of knowledge. Not only did Steve know all there is to know about hiking, he knew the formation of the canyon, the plant life and the wild life (most of it is in Flagstaff). He put up with two 62 year old flatlanders from sea level (Houston, actually 64' above msl) and never frowned just once. Ann Marie was a complete delight in helping me with our booking and made it quite easy and simple. Your equipment lists were quite thorough and easy to follow and Whole Earth should be sending a referral fee to you guys any day now. All in all one of the absolute best trips of our entire lives. You are to be commended on running a top notch show. Health cooperating, we will be back and in better shape.....don't know how to deal with that altitude though!" - Kathryn and Ted N.
"Moshe was our guide for this trip. I cannot think of enough good things to say about his talents as a guide. We nerded out completely on geology, plants, and birds - it was wonderful. I was very nervous about this hike after reading about some of the spots with exposure and looking at Google images of the trail. However, I never once was worried about my safety and Moshe was great at motivating us to keep going and letting us know when the trail was going to be a bit tricky. He prepared a wonderful lunch for us and accommodated by husband's vegetarian diet very well (but also brought some meat for him and me to enjoy which was nice). Overall we had a great experience and hope to do other hikes with Wildland (hopefully with Moshe as our guide!)" - Janell S.
"This was an absolutely amazing trip! I must admit, I was a little anxious about this trip...all for no reason. It was so well orchestrated and organized. I loved it! The food was shockingly awesome! And the views...the whole experience was awesome." - Betty P.
"Overall extremely pleased with the trip, the organization and communication, and absolutely LOVED both of our guides. They worked well and efficiently together, they were always considerate and thoughtful of the groups needs, very patient and competent. They really enhanced my enjoyment of the entire trip - it was super!" - Bonnie L.
"I loved the trip! Eddie and Moshe are the best- professional, informative, fun and good cooks as well!" - Claire L.
"Bob was an incredible guide for my dad and I when we did the south rim a few years ago. It was our first trip together and bob was patient, helpful, knowledgable, and took great care of us. Also a very interesting person who I admire for following his passion for the outdoors, exploration and helping others. I'm not really sad because he lived and enjoyed everyday and taught me a lot without saying much." - Tejas P.
"A Review I wrote in May 2013 about Bob: In Early May we joined guide Bob Krause of Wildland Trekking Company for a six day base camp trek through Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Staircase of Escalante. What an amazing adventure. From the skyward reach of the walls of Zion, to the depths of who-dos of Bryce, to the river walks and slot canyons of Escalante every day was a new adventure of unimaginable awe and beauty. Our small group of four from all around the country bonded with our guide to share the adventure together. Our guide, Bob Krause, tirelessly wore the hats of cook, nurse, equipment expert, geologist, naturalist, driver, and of course, guide. His knowledge of the area took us places few people get to see and experience things not describable in a brochure. Returning to camp each night Bob would cook up dinner and around the campfire each night we relived the excitement of the day. The mornings came quickly and were greeted by the aroma of coffee and breakfast cooking on the grill. Then it was off to another adventure for the day. If you are looking for diveristy of terrain and scenary in the beautful Southwest, I would highly recommend Bob and Wildlife Trekking Company's Zion, Bryce, Escalante tour with Guide Bob Krause. It wasn't meant as a tribute to Bob but it sure seems fitting now. God speed, Bob Krause! You will be forever missed." - Paul P.
"Bob was the best! I remember him pointing out "petrified snow" to us in the canyon. We all actually believed him for a few seconds and then had a good laugh. " - John R.
"My husband and I had Bob as our guide for our first backpack trip with Wildland Trekking: the Gallatin Crest Traverse. What a great guy! He was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable as well as an awesome cook! Everyone in our group bonded with him instantly-he was so likeable. My husband and I admired him for doing something that he loved. Our condolences to his family as well as the Wildland family." - Jennifer D.
"Bryan went out of his way to make the trip special for everyone. He was always sharing information about the Park, during hikes and drives. He was very knowledgeable about the Park and what he didn't know he would find out for us. He always had a positive attitude and did an awesome job at each meal. He gave us options on the hikes and lunch locations, while sticking to the itinerary. I am already looking forward to another trip with Wildland and that is all thanks to the job Bryan did!" - Richard F.
"Bryan was very relaxed and made us laugh, and made the experience 10 times better." - Avery H.
"Bryan was a wonderful guide, so passionate and informative and very careful with regards to wildlife and leaving no trace." - Kathy P.
"We loved the roomy tents and that they were put up for us before we arrived. We also loved the guides. They were easy going, helpful and a lot of fun. They really added to our trip. Kudos to all of them." - Diane F.
"Carm is a very strong backpacker, who maintains an excellent attitude and patience when confronted with hardship. One hiker on our trip would not have completed the hike without her carrying much of his pack on very difficult terrain. She should receive a bonus, or at least recognition from her management" - Eugene C.
"I add a fabulous time discovering a tiny part of Yosemite. Our guide, Carmelina, did not spare any effort to make it the most enjoyable experience possible. She is a super woman . Kudo to her. It was fun and I'll come back. Epic!" - Van G.
"Carmelina is an excellent guide. Because of the area's fires, she had to make several adjustments in the itinerary. But she knows Yosemite so well, that everything turned out to be great, especially on the last two days. I would certainly recommend Carmelina to future clients." - William W.
"Our guide Carmelina was fantastic, she had a great attitude, was very knowledgeable, cooked great meals, friendly, helpful, all the good stuff, would highly recommend her. Everything from start to finish was very easy, the trip was well organised, we had a great knowledgeable guide, great food every day, all in all a great experience, Wildland Trekking were a great company to travel with." - Marina C.
"I want to thank our wonderful guide Aaron, he was an amazing leader, we felt safe all the way in a bear country, learnt a lot from him, enjoyed our tasty meals, he was fun and very easy to communicate with. I and my friend think he is one of the best people for this job! He made our trip memorable, thank you Aaron!" - Pankratieva E.
"The Heart Lake to Snake River hike was great! Our guide was very good, and he handled everything and everyone with patience and professionalism. His knowledge of Yellowstone and the animals, plants, tracks, and mountains that we saw made the trip very informative. Climbing Mt Sheridan was fun and offered great views, and soaking for a little while in the hot springs where they merged with the Snake River was nice! I would recommend this trip to anyone new to Yellowstone who wants to learn some of the best practices for backcountry camping, and also for those who want to see some of the most beuatiful and remote parts of the park. Thumbs up to Aaron our guide!" - Gary J.
"Aaron and everything about the trip was excellent, thank you." - Peter D.
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"Best trip ever!! Wildland Trekking made my experience to Havasupai Falls incredible and stress free! Dillon, Nick and Kiefer were so knowledgeable, helpful and fun throughout the entire journey! I will definitely be looking into another trip through this fantastic company again." - Samantha C.
"Our guides were kind, thoughtful, professional, well prepared, mature, great people skills, encouraging, confident, and so much more. I was so impressed with the level of professional and maturity they had. I would recommend them to anyone." - Lynette H.
"Nick London did a great job of accommodating my daughter's diet preferences and was very calm, cool, collected and accommodating to all of us on the hike." - James A.
"Our Guide, Nick London was excellent !... 'managing' our group well and making sure all needs were met." - Nicholas S.
"Brian was excellent in every way. So helpful, positive and encouraging. Since I was in the slower end of the group, I did appreciate his ability to help me make this 'my own hike' and not that of the other. Natasha is an absolute professional ! I had total confidence in her. The guides helped to make this trip a beautiful and awesome experience." - Jeanie L.
"Thank you, Wildland Trekking! We had an amazing trip. Our guides, Katie & Natasha, were top notch! I can't say enough good things about the them, the trip or your service. I will definitely take another trip with you and highly recommend you to all of my friends, family and coworkers. The guides were knowledgeable, the meals were awesome, and all of the information provided beforehand was spot on. I can't say enough good things about this entire experience!!" - Kelly D.
"Two inspired guides with incredible culinary skills. We had great group dynamics - 12 of us. Weather was fantastic, scenery was breath taking. I'm glad I followed the suggestions about training. I'm 70 and no one had to wait for me!" - Derek G.
"After a flash flood canceled our hike after the first day I was looking forward to finally getting into the canyon. The Falls are everything I wished. Our guides were very patient with my photography stops." - Robert P.
"Hello Elaine, I just wanted to say how much me and Cathryn enjoyed the trip. You are the best guide ever, the real deal I can’t wait to find a reason to come back. Including one of the pictures we took together. Happy New Year!" - Beatrice C.
"Our trip was amazing! The family vacation of a lifetime. Hundreds of photographs and THOUSANDS of memories. Our guide (Elaine) provided geographical, historical and biographical information about the canyon and those that have explored, developed and visited it. Thank you Wildland Trekking!" - Cathy T.
"Eddie and Elaine were outstanding. Our 3 kids still talk daily about them and the life lessons they taught us along the way. This was our first ever long hike/real hike experience. We lost ourselves in the adventure and beauty of God's amazing work of the Grand Canyon. Our guides were the best on Earth! What an awesome experience; it will never be forgotten." - Penny B.
"Elaine was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and understanding. The hike was everything I hoped it would be." - Leon B.
"Peter and Allie were great at their jobs. Guide work, organization, going with the flow of the group, and cooking were all top notch. No complaints from my wife and I and we are looking forward to joining a future trip." - Andy G.
"I have travelled to both Havasu and Titcomb with Wildland guides. Their expertise, knowledge of the local flora, fauna and historical context brought a depth to the trek beyond my expectation. The meals prepared during the hike would beat many chefs creations, can I suggest the personnal pan pizza in a frying pan on a 2 burner propane stove? Also a llama wrangler who teaches with patience and watches out for both the hikers and llamas with a quiet seriousness and great sense of humor and wonder, I will schedule another trip soon. Thanks Allie and Marshall" - Francis R.
"Allie Maloney is an extraordinary guide. Her knowledge of trekking in general and the Wind Rivers in particular is remarkable. On a more personal note, I severely strained my left calf at the apex of our trip; Allie showed expert command of backcountry medical procedures and helped me get back to our base camp with no further damage. She was a very calming presence in a difficult time for me. Marshall Anderson did a suburb job as our llama wrangler. He imparted his love and understanding of llamas to the whole group. I couldn't image two more qualified and fun guides!" - Paul N.
"Both Allie and Marshall (our llama handler) were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They were both very friendly and helpful all along the trip." - Paul R.
"Winter Rim to Rim to Rim was a fantastic experience. Our guide Jacqui was amazing, she was so passionate about the Canyon and her meals were a treat. The solitude of the winter trip makes it all the more special, we rarely saw anybody once we left the southern part of the Canyon. It's been a week since we finished and I can't stop thinking about the trip, go for it!!" - Jack E.
"What an incredible journey with some really great folks. Thank you Larry and Jacqui for sharing the beauty of the canyon with us AND taking such great care of your charges. Taylor said it best..'it was a game changer!'" - Tracy S.
"Keep doing what you're doing!" - Llyia K.
"Jacqui was amazing, and the Wildland Trekking guides of other groups were equally friendly. Greatly appreciate the family friendly attitude of the company. Jacqui catering to our eating preferences was wonderful." - Sara P.
"Great views and time to take lots of fantastic pictures. Our guide was very conscientious. More food than we could eat. Glad to have the entire experience." Tanya I.
"Kevin (our guide) was very helpful and accommodating. The trip was amazing. We very much appreciate how he helped us truly enjoy the hike. He cared for our needs while making sure we were safe and prepared an incredible lunch! He had very good knowledge of the area and explained the history very well. Thanks!" - Todd R.
"This hike is a winner. Our guide (Kevin) was like a walking museum curator. He was very knowledgeable and extremely attentive to our group ... plus, he made it fun. I'm very grateful we had him as our guide, especially considering this was our first time visiting the Grand Canyon." - Mark P.
"Kevin was amazing. A great tour guide who made us feel very comfortable, safe and capable of doing this hike. We loved the experience and would reccommend you to our friends/family. The hiking poles and backpack were very very helpful." - Susan C.
"My wife and I had a fantastic time, despite the poor weather during the week of our trip. Our guide, Ian Mauhs, was just outstanding. He was knowledgable about our location, backpacking, and had a lot of neat life experiences to share with us. His cooking was amazing and overall he made this a great trip for all members of our group. This was the first time that we have done a backcountry backpacking trip and will certainly participate in more in the future." - Nick C.
"Ian was a great guide. He cooked really nice meals and he had a great attitude." - Mary C.
"Ian is a great guide and I wouldn't hesitate to recommended him or Wildland Trekking to anyone I know. Looking forward to trekking with you guys again soon!" - Navid K.
"I have been with Wildland Trekking several times since 2010 and they have been nothing but awesome in everything they did. They work with my querky diet and have come through with several other bumps in the road in preparing for other trips. The guides are a wealth of information on any trip and teach us about the natural, geological and human history of each area. The national parks are lucky to have them. They are professional enough to see that we are safe and keep the parks safe, yet personable enough to show us a great time as well." - Donna W.
"Jenn McCarthy was outstanding! She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and prepared a delicious lunch! She was also very encouraging to a member of my family who was struggling with the ascent up the Kaibib trail. She made our Grand Canyon trip very memorable and enjoyable!" - Michael S.
"Jenn was awesome! We had such a great time in Sedona with her. The hike was great and the food she provided was fantastic. It was a perfect day!" - Wendy M.
"We had a private group of five friends, which gave us flexibility in our schedule and the details of the hikes themselves. Everything was perfect--the knowledgeable guide, the beautiful scenery, the backpacks you supplied, the weather and even the meals!" - Ladd T.
"It had snowed the evening prior to my trip which made the landscaping surreal. Every turn was a whole new piece of eye candy! The journey was spectacular and my top notch guide, Jenny McCarthy, was spot on... a TRUE fountain of knowledge! Never met such a genuine person who's respect for the environment and people was refreshing! It was a personal journey on my birthday and Jenny surprised me with a celebratory mini cake... white glove service and surprise. I hope to partake in another Wild Trekking Adventure. Next is overnight... day trip went by way too fast!" - Gail M.
"Wildland's comprehensive preparations provided a great Grand Canyon experience. Our guide Tess was tireless, enthusiastic, patient, and totally blew my mind with her backcountry cooking acumen. Well done to all of you. I'll be back." - Lansing Freeman
"Our guide, Tess, exceeded all our expectations, in every possible category from fitness to cooking skills. Do whatever you can to keep Tess in your company!" Arthur F.
"Tess was fabulous -- we couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable and helpful guide, and she was so much fun to be around. She was a great cook, too! A+ for Tess and all of Wildland." - Francesca C.
"Trip of a life time. Knowledgeable guide, best travel company I have participated on a trip with, food was awesome, as was everything leading up to and following the trip." - Sarah R.
"Rory was an exemplary guide to lead our first trek to the bottom of the Canyon. He was well-prepared, chill, thorough, always safety-conscious yet encouraging. We truly appreciate his knowledge of the history and geology of the Canyon, and we look forward to future trips with him!" - Lisa D.
"Our trip was amazing. Rory was very informative about the canyon and made the hike interesting. He was organized and had everything we would need on the hike. I got a little overheated on the hike up and he did an amazing job making sure I got cooled off and was able to complete the hike." - Annette T.
"HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE 4 DAY HIKING/CAMPING TRIP TO HAVASU FALLS IN THE GRAND CANYON!! DILLON AND RORY WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND SAFE. THEY TOOK GREAT CARE OF US AND SHOWED US SO MANY BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS!! IT WAS A PERFECT TRIP!!" - Susan T.
"Dillon and Rory were top notch guides, and helped us have a vacation that we will never forget!" - Frederick H.
"We spend 7 days backpacking with Wildland in the Wind River Range. The terrain was challenging but the scenery was well worth the effort. I can't begin to describe how utterly spectacular it was. I felt like I was wandering through the background of one of the Lord of the Ring movies - minus trolls and orcs and nazgul.
Wildland was completely professional (in the best sense of the word) from start to finish. As 50+ year old Easterners, we had a difficult time adjusting to the elevation. Our guide Nate was unfailingly patient, positive, and helpful and adjusted the itinerary on the fly to accommodate our slower pace. He was also a great cook and ended up carrying far more than his share of the food and group gear because of our limitations. Nate served hearty, delicious meals and I really didn't need anything more than a mid-afternoon energy boost. He even had photo tips - I couldn't believe the pictures I managed to get on my iPhone thanks to his 'take the picture here' guidance.
This is our second fabulous trip with Wildland. I look forward to our next one!" - Noelle G.
"Nate was an excellent Guide and Dion made a good porter. This was our second trip with Wildland Trekking and we were not disappointed. Yet again it exceeded our expectations. The scenery was stunning, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional and we were very well looked after. Clearly our safety was a top priority and we are now experts in bear awareness! Altogether a very memorable experience. Thanks." - Adrienne P.
"Our Wildland Trekking Yellowstone trip was beyond excellent in every way. Our adventure consultant was super in her communications beforehand and in preparing us for an effortless hook-up with our guides and party. Our guides (Merick and Nate) were unbelievebale in their attention to every detail and care for each member of our group. The day trip to the summit of Mt. Sheridan is an experience we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Way to go Wildland...we will definitely be back for more in the years to come." - Ramizi and Cathy S.
"This area in the Wind River Range is worth visiting for it's spectacular scenery. Wildland Trekking have competent, processional guides whose enthusiasm is contagious." - Margaret P.
"Joy was an amazing and well prepared guide. She obviously has tons of experience and made the trip a great success. She's a terrific guide and I hope to hike with here again soon. The only reason why I mentioned I didn't want any information on other tours is that I'm always checking the WLT website so no need to send info. Love you guys! Thanks, Julia" - Julia K.
"Had a wonderful experience, Julie and Joy were fabulous guides." - Ellen E.
"Joy was a pleasure to have as our guide. She was very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She was flexible and accommodating as well. She is an asset to your organization. Wildland Trekking is a wonderful company and helped make our experience visiting Havasu Falls one we will always remember. Thank you for your professionalism." - Suzenne F.
"Longs Peak was one of the most challenging trips our family has taken but every step was well worth it. Joy was an excellent guide who was knowledgeable of the area and made the trip so much fun. I would absolutely recommend a trip with wildland trekking as im sure the other guides and trails are just as awesome as Longs Peak." - Lindsey C.
"Joy was a superb guide with a great attitude who displayed great physical agility as well as being a great resource of knowledge on the rocky mountains, terrain and nature!" - Vito C.
"We loved, loved, loved the trip! It's been on my bucket list for 30 years and I'm so glad we did it! Dillon, Nick, and Kiefer were all excellent guides and had great attitudes! We really enjoyed getting to know our trekking partners. We had the best group! Thanks again, it was absolutely beautiful and worth the effort!" - Dawn S.
"Best trip ever!! Wildland Trekking made my experience to Havasupai Falls incredible and stress free! Dillon, Nick and Kiefer were so knowledgeable, helpful and fun throughout the entire journey! I will definitely be looking into another trip through this fantastic company again." - Samantha C.
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"Francisco was very knowledgeable, personable, and a great cook. He provided history of the area, a lot of information on wildlife and flora/fauna, along with stories from his 3 Thru-Hiking trips." - Michael R.
"Well organized trekking company, helpful staff, great tour guide. I got to see fabulous fall colors of smoky mountains!" - Hawk Z.
"We had a wonderful trip to the Smoky Mountains (Deep Creek family trip), our first with Wildland Trekking. The trip was very well-organized and well-paced. And our guide was amazing: knowledgeable and enthusiastic, great with my 14-year-old daughter, helpful with camping tips, cooked fantastic meals, and was kind, funny, and accommodating. We couldn't have hoped for a better guide or trip experience!" - Elaine M.
"Francisco was an amazing guide who went above and beyond to make sure the group we comfortable. He catered to everyone?Ts ability level and experience. His knowledge of the mountains was great and ensured we had an amazing time." - Rachel M.
"I would like to take this opportunity and say thank to Wildlandtrekking company. Me and my friend Jason did Grandview Tour with your company and we had really great time. It was really good organized and we had great experience. And special thanks to our tour guide Thad who is very professional and very knowledgeable guide. We did hikes in Canada and in other countries and I have to say that he is by far most professional guide we meet." - Dmitri C.
"I had my first full week off of work in eight years. I wanted to do something different, something magnificent, something outdoors, and something that would be a lasting memory. I called Wildland and spoke with two different people. Both people listened and advised the Bechler River trip. I was fortunate, there was a trip on my week off. The week was physically challenging, the beauty was exhilarating, and my mind was in the most relaxing, beautiful place it had ever been in. Our hike guides - Thad and Ron - were phenomenal; they were professional, knowledgeable, leaders, communicators, care takers, excellent cooks. These gentlemen gave me the week of my life." - Gail D.
"Other than the Grand Canyon trip, this trip could not have been more beautiful. The guides, Steve and Thad, and other members of the group were great to be with. We very much enjoyed the three days together." - Don K.
"Tiffany and Thad were terrific! I don't believe there was anything that they could have done to make our trip more enjoyable." - Lyn L.
"We had a great time, loved the challenge. meals were very good. The guides, Dakota and Annie made all the difference in melding the group of 10 individuals from around the world into a group of good friends. Thank you!" - Chuck and Linda A.
"Top notch all the way! This was a great hiking and camping experience. Our guides were very helpful, friendly and professional. It was amazing to experience the solitude and wildness of the North Rim with such great people. The food and camping experiences was excellent." - Jean F.
"Tess and Annie were the best and exceeded expectations! What a great team! Thanks so very much!" - Elsa and Bryan T.
"Just wanted to make a pitch for how good Annie was. They were a good match, aware of the nuances and needs of the group. The food was awesome, especially given the needs of some of the hikers. I would use Wildland Trekking again for any trip on their schedule. They were thorough, professional and fun!" - Jane O.
"This was our first back country backpacking trip and it was a fantastic experience! Scott Moore, our guide, was great. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which made the trip that much more fun. We would recommend Scott to anyone, he truly loves what he does and that makes all the difference in a trip like this! Wildland Trekking Company is first rate, we would recommend to anyone interested in this type of adventure to use them. We are already looking forward to a trip with WLT in the future. Thank you again!" - Carrie and Jeff Coleman
"Planning was very good (orientation meeting, length of trip each day was good for the group we had); 'off day' we hiked to a peak, I think Sheep Mtn, very cool! Scenery of course was awesome. Scott was excellent. Very good temperament, even when a couple of people in the group needed extra help or time. VERY safety conscious of bear, which gave me comfort throughout the week. I was a little surprised he had not hiked this trip before (which concerned me going in) but turns out I don't think it mattered. I would definitely recommend Scott to anyone going out." - Mike Torchia
"Great trip, great price, great guide - I recommend this outfit without hesitation." - Steven W.
"Wonderfull trekking with Scott and Tom. Beautiful landscape and real scool of Life for childrens (9 & 11). We'll never Forget it!" - Olivier A.
"Brian was absolutely wonderful. He maintained a good hiking pace that matched the level of our group, adjusting to our slow moments or bursts of energy. He also was very transparent in terms of the upcoming terrain, distance and duration, sun exposure and temperature. This helped all of us prepare physically and mentally for each day's hike. He also knew struck the perfect balance between professionalism and good socializing, participating in our groups' discussions and getting to know each other. I would highly recommend him and look forward to any trip he guides!" - Elizabeth M.
"We could not have been more pleased with the trip. Brian's skill, not only with backpacking, but also with reading the members of the group and anticipating their needs is outstanding. This is our second trip with Wildland trekking and I'm looking forward to traveling with you in the future." - David H.
"I cannot imagine a better guide than Brian Nelson. He was fun, knowledgeable, and so concerned for our well-being on the trip. This guy deserves all the accolades in the world! He made the trip for us." - Austin D.
"We had an excellent time hiking Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon! Our guide Brian Nelson was fantastic and very professional. His knowledge and experience in the Canyon was very evident and very much appreciated. I would highly recommend this hike and Wildland Trekking!! Thanks for a wonderful time." - Michelle R.
"My partner and I had a wonderful experience on the three day Huvasupai Falls trek. Neither of us are experienced hikers and we only started doing day treks at home to prepare for this trip. The training definitely paid off but the hike was actually more manageable than I expected! Our guides were excellent and really put us at ease at the orientation meeting. The food they prepared was top notch and plentiful, especially the breakfast burrito feast on the first morning! Our guides were knowledgeable and, perhaps more importantly, made us feel safe and at ease throughout the three days. The scenery of the canyon was amazing to be effectively inside and our geologist guide was able to give us information we wouldn't even have thought of asking. We wouldn't hesitate to book another trek with Wildland." - Hannah M.
"We had an exceptional experience on our Grand Canyon day hike. Our guide, Jeff, was knowledgeable, professional, organized, prepared and fun! Although we had high expectations for the day (after all - it's the Grand Canyon!) - they were exceeded by Wildland Trekking. Using a skilled guide made us feel comfortable that we could maximize our day. All the gear we needed was provided and Jeff also exceeded our expectations for snacks and lunch. He provided a beautiful picnic spread that our group thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely do another tour with Wildland Trekking Company." - Sindy C.
"Couldn't have asked for better guides. Their enthusiasm for their job made our experience all the more interesting. Easily the highlight of our 4 week stay in the USA. Thank you so much." - Adam B.
"Our guides were excellent, very knowledgeable, professional and worked extremely hard to make our trip as enjoyable as possible." - David H.
"We found the company were very informative prior to booking with them. They assisted us with selecting a trek that suited all of our needs. Our guide Crystal was exceptional, clearly passionate about her work, responsible and very informative. The holiday equipment provided was excellent. Every aspect of the trip was delivered to a standard that surpassed expectation and allowed us to get the very best out of our adventure. Having travelled extensively I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to others." - Helen Church
"My daughter and I had a fabulous trip. Crystal was great and knowledgable about the history and geography of the Havasu area. On our way back to Flagstaff, we were already planning our trip for next year." - Frank Berstler
"Trip of a lifetime! Most beautiful place in the world. Crystal is an unbelievable guide-a born natural. We would not have had the time we did without her." - Andrea LaFrance
"Crystal was a great guide. She was knowledgeable but had a good sense of humor. She was very flexible with our trip and showed us sights we never would have seen on our own." - Ted B.
"My husband and I recently returned home from a 3-Day Havasu Falls Summer Tour guided by Cody Norman. He was friendly, genuine, knowledgeable, and resourceful. His interactions with everyone seemed genuine and personable; but more importantly, his positive attitude was absorbed by all of us. We have gone on full day guided tours with other companies many times in the past, both in the US and internationally. This was our first multi-day adventure led by a tour guide. We were hesitant about using a guide, but felt we wanted to know about the culture of the land and help staying in Havasu Falls. My husband and I are moderately active, but didn't realize how much we'd appreciate Cody's help setting up camp and cooking dinner on the first day after a 9-mile hike in the summer heat. Similarly, we were grateful for his knowledge of the areas lands (local history, culture, and the current community), which he shared more of on the second day; and his encouragement to the whole group getting home on the third day after an early start.
Further, all of us were pleasantly surprised by Cody's culinary skills. We knew meals were included in our tour, but everyone expected simple sandwiches and generic camping dinners. As someone with many food allergies, Cody made sure to feed us delicious meals (steak and black bean burritos, tortellini alfredo with chicken, banana pudding parfait, and pound cake with fresh berries/fresh chocolate ganache - to name a few) that were sensitive to my needs without any loss of flavor.
Cody made sure to demonstrate professionalism as our guide and represented Wildland Trekking very well. While we were on our trip, my husband was already asking about other tours your company offers in anticipation of future excursions with Wildland." - Lauren V.
"From start to finish, Wildland Trekking provided one of the best vacation experiences my fiance and I have ever had. We've joined various tours, from trips in Iceland to Indonesia, but Havasu Falls has far outdone the rest! Aside from the perfectly serene hike and camping location, the organization of the trip was exemplary. Cody, our guide, was very communicative prior to our departure and generous and helpful the entire duration of the trip. Once in Havasupai, he revealed several lesser known gems (from beaches to waterfalls) for a truly unique experience. Oh, and I can't forget the best part: his food was delicious! We're depressed to have to eat our own cooking now!" - Tamar P.
"We had an amazing time hiking down the Grand Canyon. Our guides, Cody and Kenton were amazing and truly did all they could to make the experience a great one. They were knowledgeable, patient and were a good team. Being vegetarians, we weren't sure what the meals would be like, but they were delicious. The falls and the water were so beautiful. Great exercise, great hiking, awesome scenery and waterfalls, sore feet and muscles, early mornings, but one heck of an adventure. Thank you Wildland Trekking!!" - Cindy and Kevin M.
"This was our first experience with Wildland Trekking Company, and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We had a much better experience with a trip that was organized with a professional guide. We loved the stress-free aspect of the tour: no driving, no making hotel accommodations, no packing food, or deciding where to eat. Our guide, Michael O'Connell, was exceptionally accommodating. He paced the trip just right for our group. He was knowledgeable, patient, and made sure we experienced as much as we could on our three-day Yellowstone tour. We will definitely use Wildland Trekking for future adventures!" - Tony and Lenore B.
"Michael was a phenomenal guide. My sons adored him. As a woman, I was slightly nervous about the arrogance and/or low-level misogyny that I often encounter in male guides. I had nothing to worry about. Michael treated us all with dignity and encouragement and was extremely professional. I would highly recommend him to a friend and would hike with him again myself." - Cindy D.
"My brother and I took part in the three day Hike and Inn Yellowstone trek. It was a bro-venture for two 60 and overs. Our guide, Mike McConnell, was very good and we got to know our fellow hikers. The trip was a perfect way to see many of the parks best features. Just enough hiking each day and time to take in the wonders of the park. I would highly recommend this short and fun trek." - Allan S.
"Michael was a fantastic guide - if there had been an option for better than excellent he'd have got it. This was my first trek with wild and trekking and I had an unbelievably fantastic time. Thank you!" - Mike A.
"We loved our guide, Ken Parker. He was everything you could ask for in a guide - helpful, energetic, enthusiastic, resourceful, knowledgeable, organized, strong as an ox and a great cook! What a perfect way to experience the Grand Canyon! We got the full backpacking and hiking experience without having to do any planning or worrying. Our fantastic guide took care of every detail and enabled us to just hike hard, have fun and soak up the beauty." - Heather H.
"Ken was great--kept us moving while letting us soak in the experience. Highlights and tidbits provided on the hike were informative and interesting. Birthday brownies were yuuummmyyy." - Linda H.
"Our guide was very knowledgeable. I learned so much interesting information about the area from him. The meals were delicious and well planned. He was very informative and attentive to any of the group member's needs. A great people-loving personality and a fun person to be around." - Anita W.
"The trip was well planned, well equipped and very well led. The Grand Canyon and its Havasu Falls are stunningly beautiful. The two knowledgeable and enthusiastic leaders adapted to the needs of our group and always prepared us well so that we felt confident and happy with the whole trip. I am over 60 and was travelling alone but was instantly comfortable with the rest of the group. A very memorable trip." - Heather R.
"Our llama trek was challenging and beautiful.The scenery was amazing and the guide was really nice. They were passionate about their jobs and were motivated to make our experience the best one possible. It was inspiring! Beautiful scenery around every corner!" - Lila W.
"Tom was VERY patient and kind to everyone!!" - Alyson S.
"Awesome trip and cant wait to do it again. Tom and Mikaela are great and were the best tour guides ever!!!" - Heidi W.
"I can't give enough positive reviews. We typically don't travel with guides and we're hesitant, but figured it would be worth it to have all the permitting taken care of for us. I'm so glad we chose Wildland! The equipment they provided was immaculate and high quality, the food was delicious and our guides were incredibly courteous and taught us a lot on the trip. It was a well thought out itinerary and every part of the trip was organized. Thank you!" - Morgan M.
"Dan was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed getting to know him." - John B.
"Dan has a great attitude and is an excellent guide." - Jason R.
"Great trip. Dan was an excellent guide." - Lyle P.
"Dan is a very professional, intelligent, and knowledgeable guide who is most attentive to his clients's needs. He was well-organized and personable and gave clear inst ructions to the group regarding each day's plans." - Francis L.
"Alex Pierce....what an asset to your company!!!! Do whatever it takes to keep him employed!!!! Not only did we feel safe at all times with Alex, but we felt pampered too. The care he took in establishing the menu and the meals he prepared were just excellent and far exceeded our expectations. He is also so personable and knowledgable. Quite simply, I literally could not say enough good things about Alex. Also, loved that he gave us additional options for the prepay need itinerary. He was also an exceptional driver having to navigate narrow, oft times crowded roads.
The quality and quantity of the meals far exceeded our expectations as did the scenery we witnessed each of the 5 days we hiked. The gear was also exceptional. Top of the line tents and mummy style sleeping bags that were greatly appreciated since overnight temps plunged to an unexpected 29. Take this trip. You will love it !!! Try and nab Alex if you can!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Stephanie B.
"Many thanks to Alex and Jen for top notch attention to detail and their sharing of knowledge and hiking experience." - Joseph M.
"Fantastic tour. Customer service was very helpful, moreover Alex and Jen provided a 5-0star service and shared with us their love of the National Park (and of great picnics)." - Authier P.
"Alex was a fantastic guide and I would highly recommend him to anyone in the future that wished to take a backcountry hike. Awesome outdoor chef as well." - Wes W.
"This trip was absolutely incredible. I had never camped before, and I loved every moment of it. It was a great group, the hike was so rewarding, and the guides were wonderful! They were extremely knowledgeable and informative, the views of the Canyon were amazing, and even the food was top notch! I can honestly say I now have a passion for the outdoors after this trip, and I want to go on many more hikes with Wildland Trekking. Such a great company, I recommend them to anyone seeking an adventure!" - Michaela M.
"Everything was superb, Eddie was an awesome guide. He was flexible, hiked us at a good pace to accommodate the entire group, made us feel safe, and told great ghost stories!!! Truly one of the most beautiful secrets on earth. The scenery took my breath away, as did the hike, which made it all the more special to reach the turquoise destination hidden deep within the canyon. From my photos, most of my friends assumed that I was in Thailand. Nope, no giant buddhas or grand palaces here. Just natural, real, tangible beauty!" - Kerry P.
"one off my bucket list, thanks eddie for such a great time, patrica and I enjoyed the whole trip" - John T.
"Eddie Quinn did a great job guiding us. I didn't use sock liners and my boots were a little too tight so, I ended up with blisters on the hike in. Eddie was well prepared with mole skin and duct tape. The duct tape worked amazingly well and I was able to hike out without any discomfort where the blisters had formed. The food prepared was amazing and way better than I expected. We had a great time and took a bunch of pictures in order to solidify our memory of this wonderful hiking experience." - Dave E.
"Helen our guide was great. The trip was informative, personalised and well paced. I have moderate acrophobia and Helen took care of how I felt throughout the whole trip. I was encouraged to complete the 3 miles round trip down and up the canyon with no problems. I am now looking forward to doing the rim to rim hike sometime in the future! Thanks Helen and Wildland trekking for making this trip such a fun and memorable one! :)" - Ching Huey Ee.
"Marvelous, Helen our guide was fantastic. We injoyed every moment of it. Nice to start so early as it become quite warm in the middle of the day. It will be one of the best memories in our lives." - Therese J.
"I could not give this trip anything but the highest rating. Guides, prep, food, and entire experience were top notch!! This tour was fabulous and well worth the money! Our guides Wayne & Helen Ranney did an amazing job preparing us and taking care of us through the entire trip. They truly know the Grand Canyon and have a pure love and respect for it that is infectious!! We feel so fortunate to have chosen this tour and to have met Wayne & Helen!" - Teresa A B.
"Helen was an awesome guide! She knows so much about the various facets of the Grand Canyon (geology, education, trail maintenance, history....) and we had a great time learning and hiking. Gear was great, lunch was hilariously gourmet (Helen peeled a cucumber) and the overall experience was the best introduction to the canyon we could have hoped for. We will definitely be back!" - Jessica S.
"Ashley was the perfect guide. Low-key but ultra-professional. Had everyone's respect, admiration, trust, friendship. Knew her stuff, worked flat out all trip, gave us enough rope while still being watchful. Learnt plenty from her and would recommend her as a guide without reservation. " - Stephen E.
"Chris and Ashley were awesome...they were very knowledgeable, helpful and easy going. They were able to balance the trip in a way that everyone was able to have a once in a lifetime experience. Already looking forward to my next trip!" - David S.
"I just wanted to drop a note after we got back home from our Grand Canyon Adventure to tell you what a great time my son Adam and I had on our day hike on the South Kaibab Trail. We were very fortunate to have Ashley Ravestein as our guide on our 4/2 hike. She was everything that we could have wanted in a guide; attentive, happy, very knowledgeable and very patient with us. Thank you!" - Chuck W.
"We had the best time with our guides Doug and Ashley who were super professional and prepared for our trip, and also cooked the most amazing meals." - Cheryl G.
"Mikaela and Alexi were amazing! They took care of all our needs, shared their knowledge, and were excellent company. They added so much to our experience and the group dynamic. I couldn't imagine this trip without our amazing guides, Mikaela and Alexi. They were the personal touch that made this trip a memorable one." - Chris C.
"The North Rim base camp trek was fantastic! Food was fresh and tasty. Mikaela was knowledgable, friendly and engaging. The guides are great, the views are beautiful! I can't wait to go on another trek!" - Tina L.
"We were extremely impressed with all aspects of this trip. The pre-trip information brochure, phone in questions/ answers sessions that I had with several persons prior to the trip, my conversation with Mikaela right before flying out for our trip and Mikaela's knowledge, expertise, attention to detail and safety awareness for us all during the trip were exceptional. This is the first guided trip we have taken and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about seeing the Grand Canyon! I believe we really "SAW" the Grand Canyon and all its beauty from so many perspectives. We would have never been able to do this unguided and gain the perspective of vastness, beauty and respect from the visitor center rim. Thank you to all who made this trip such a valuable experience for myself and our family! Excellent job Wildland Trekking and Mikaela Ray!" - Donna G.
"This was one of the greatest experiences of my life! I have traveled the world and was just amazed at the beauty that I saw right here! Mikaela was awesome!!! She was so friendly, helpful and really was a great leader!!!!" - Michelle H.
"This was my first trip with Wildland and I was impressed with the organization from start to finish. While anyone can hike on their own, I found that the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide was well worth it! Wildland provides snacks, a backpack and trekking poles and our tour guide, Adam, packed the most amazing lunch in a beautiful part of the park and showed us some great spots in Zion that we wouldn't have known to hike through on our own!! He was accommodating as far as what we wanted to see. Thank you!!" - Nancy V.
"Adam was excellent at setting the pace, sharing knowledge of plants and geology. Lunch was excellent. The trekking poles were extremely helpful. Hike was less strenuous than anticipated which was a good thing. THANK YOU Adam for everything." - Chuck & Marie T.
"Adam was fantastic and went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable experience. He also carried and prepared THE BEST PICNIC LUNCH anyone will ever have. I wish we could take him on every trip!" - Andrea M.
"Adam was absolutely amazing - well informed and a delight to be with. He really was the best guide we had during our stay. I would highly recommend him to our friends." - Gwendolyn D.
"Dan was a great guide. He took time to show us things which was awesome because we were new to backpacking and camping. He has a super great attitude and really took great care of us. The trip was amazing! The Smokey Mountains are so beautiful and we all had an awesome time. Our meals were delicious, and our hike was stunning." - Jennifer T.
"Highly recommendable! Service was outstanding. I will cherish my memories of this trip forever" - Marina S.
"Wildland is amazing! I have been on several trips and the guides are wonderful and make everyone feel at ease, no matter what level of experience people bring the trip. I'm looking forward to going on one of your international trips next. Keep up the good work." - Cynthia M.
"What a fantastic experience. Dan was great especially given the difference in ages and abilities of the group. He did not hesitate to offer suggestions, point out flora, fauna and history and share his knowledge and experience." - Nancy A.
"I found WildLand by surfing on the internet and I am glad that I did. They made my trip to YellowStone more memorable than I could have ever dreamed. They are elephant and first class in my book and I wouldn't have had half the experience out there without my guide Brian and their experience. Great job, Wildland!" - Nicholas C G.
"Brian was great! The trip was me and my three hyper 13 and under kids and he was really engaging with them and they loved him and the trip and had so much fun!" - Liz S.
"I really enjoyed this hike. It was accurately descirbed on the website and a good balance - steeper, heart raising on the ascent and a nice pace and elevation loss on the descent. Brian was professional, fun and knowledgeable. He was a good balance of personable and also dropped right into "guide/safety" mode when we saw a badger right in front of us on the path. Overall an excellent experience for a solo hiker!" - Ally M.
"Brian Richards was an outstanding hiking guide. His energy, enthusiasm, and area knowledge was amazing!" - Barb B.
"Our guide Jake couldn't have been any better. He was knowledgeable about the peak and trails. He gave us a great overview of the park that really helped to put it all in perspective as to the major landmarks. Prepared great meals and was very accommodating. It was a great trip in large part due to Jake's planning and execution." - Robert Z.
"Jake made our trip perfect. Bob and I were the only ones on the trip and Jake quickly sized up our abilities. We feel that we saw the most important and beautiful parts of Yosemite." - Jim M.
"Natasha and Jake were wonderful. Well prepared, attentive and good humored. A marvelous trip!" - Roger A.
"As a busy family with 2 very active teenagers it's hard to squeeze in "family time". A trek to the top of Yosemite Falls together was just what we needed! It was one of those bond building, lifetime memory making events you hope to have with your kids. Having a Wildland Trekking guide lead us safely to the top & back, took away all of the usual stresses that come with the uncertainty of trying something new in a place as overwhelming as Yosemite. Our guide Jake, provided the equipment, the food & the knowledge that made our day even better than expected. Thanks Jake!" - Valerie M.
"Really can't say how grateful we are to Daniel for making this such a great trip! Wildland took care of everything and all we had to do was strap on our packs and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Five stars all around!" - Jeffrey O.
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"I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, upbeat, and engaging person. Pete was the best!" - Maureen L.
"The professionalism of Wildland Trekking Company is a result of the people who work there. Pete Rognil was a great guide and I enjoy his enthusiasm for the outdoors." - Mark A.
"Our guide, Pete Rognli, was excellent. He provided just the right amount of support so that each of us was free to shape our own experience while not getting overwhelmed by the serious challenges that the back country terrain presented." - Dale F.
"Pete was a terrific guide. Great helpful orientation. Sure knowledge of the route and terrific preparation to hikers for each leg of it. Worked long and hard each day to provide a good experience. Excellent social skills and good company. And darn good cooking too. I was impressed. And I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated Pete's work." - Kenneth K.
"Emily Rolando was awesome!! She was more than a guide she was a member of our group. She was helpful, kind, funny, adventurous. She had us all at ease and confident in ourselves that we could hike the Grand Canyon with no problems and she was right. Food was delicious and couldn't have asked for a better trip! It was perfect!!" - Katie O.
"Our trip was awesome beyond words! Dakota and Emily were the best guides ever! The whole experience was perfect in every way. Thank you!!" - Jan W.
"Emily Rolando was an outstanding organizer and guide. Having been on numerous multi-day trips both guided and unguided, she is among the best that there is, wholly professional, expert, knowledgeable and spirited." - Aaron K.
"Hello Wildland Trekking This is just a short note on behalf of our group, all hiking last week in Havasupai ..to thank you all, and especially Emily our guide...to make our trip so wonderful and memorable.
The care, the organization, the preparation and guiding were all amazingly extraordinary and Emily with her smile and incredible energy made it so much more enjoyable for all of us
And thus,,,we thank you all
And we appreciate all
On behalf of our entire group Zita/Laurie/ Steve/ Aaron and Jozef"
"The Grand canyons spectacular views and the paecfulness of the canyon. Our guide was also was very knowledgable and a very good cook, which made for a wonderful experience." - Darren B.
"Great nature, very enjoyable with good guiding, which we had." - Martin B.
"Our Guide was excellent and food was outstanding. Seeing the canyon from the inside was amazing. Learning about the plants, rocks, etc from our guide was an added bonus." - Ryan T.
"Both guides were excellent. I understand this was one of Craig's first trips, and he seemed like a seasoned expert. I was very impressed with the hike and with the whole process." - Kathryn C.
"Traci was exceptional on my 4 day Death Valley trek. She had friendly, positive and welcoming energy from the moment she met our group. She thoughtfully checked my gear and offered great tips on lightening my pack. While on the trek, Traci demonstrated a wealth of knowledge about the topography of our terrain. She is an incredibly strong and patient guide. Traci lifted our spirits so many times! What made Traci even more special is her great sense of humor, her sharp intellect and her keen intuition. Traci seems to know exactly what to do and say to inspire her group on the trek. She is a very special person who thrives in this environment. Traci loves what she does and it shows. I have previously climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus and Traci is the best guide I've had." - Judy Krause.
"Traci was an amazing ‘trail angel’ with a heart of gold & personality that knows no bounds. We can’t say enough about this dynamo. Her stories, her poetry, her love of life were addictive. We felt blessed to have her cross our paths. Hope Wildland will be able to keep her as a Guide for many years to come. We will be truly blessed, if she guides another adventure we are on." - Jim & Deb Peterson.
"It was a pleasure to be able to meet and hike with Traci. She is a knowledgeable, interesting and capable person. Her energy is amazing! Her calm, helpful assistance invaluable. She made it a point to explain details to everyone, which really helped. She is an asset to Wildland." - Maria Iannolillo.
"Traci was the caring mother hen and made sure we were all okay and comfortable during our hikes. She is very compassionate and also had some great meal ideas! I am definitely signing up for more trips with this company and even request these leaders again!" - Alex Jackson
"I was very impressed with Tamara's perceptive, calm & confident nature. She was always positive, listened to our individual concerns about the trek and accommodated each of us as we needed. She went the extra mile by showing us fossils & telling us stories about the areas we were walking through." - Ginny Z.
"Tamara was an amazing guide. I had no experience with trips like this and she made me feel at ease, and well prepared for our trip. She taught us about the environment, the Supai people, and so many other things. She is truly a wonderful part of your staff." - Jodi R.
"Our guide, Tamara Sciacca , completed our mother son vacation and made it an all time most memorable experience ever! Her expertise, calm demeanor, patience, wilderness knowledge, desert survival, and cooking skills were paramount in making our trip fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Wildland Trekking Company is extremely lucky to have her as part of their team. My son and I would go be thrilled to go to the ends of the earth with Tamara as our guide."
"Tamara was an excellent knowledgeable experienced guide. She handled all the details perfectly and dealt with pop up problems with ease. My family was able to enjoy the scenery and moment without worry. BTW - she is a fabulous cook using quality healthy ingredients. Thanks for the adventure!" - Kathleen S.
"Five stars for my Wildland Trekking guided hiking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park!
And of course, the key to great guided hiking is… a great guide. Our guide for the five days of our inn-based trip was Patty Shafer, a retired National Park Ranger. Hard to believe that petite, pretty, personable little Patty spent 25 years in NPS search-and-rescue, strapping on snowshoes in bitter winter to locate lost hikers at 14,000 feet, executing daring helicopter rescues in remote areas, and retrieving the bodies of careless hikers who’d put themselves in the way of lightening strikes. Hard to believe, too, that she’d served in NPS law enforcement, slapping the cuffs on bad guys who broke the park rules and put others, rather than themselves, in danger. We always felt safe and comfortable relying on Patty’s wisdom and experience.
Patty knows nature! In 25 years in the Rockies she’s come to know every flower, every mountain peak, every pristine and secluded lake, every hiking trail. She delighted in introducing our congenial group of six to her favorite Rockies trails and vistas, and enriched our experience with stories, with science, and with a deeply spiritual sense of the wonder of it all. Patty’s a little Sherpa too – there must be a million miles of hikes in those springy little legs – but she always set a pace that was just right, tuned to the terrain and the mood of the group and the fitness level of each member.
Patty made me feel like I was an old friend visiting her in her beloved family home. We talked about so much in those days together! We were a diverse group – a clergyman, a family therapist, a brilliant young doctor and avid photographer, a financial advisor who’d grown up in her father’s hunting and fishing camp, a witty wise-cracking sports enthusiast from Australia – and Patty could engage each of us in stimulating conversation, while also fostering a sense of camaraderie in the group. Patty knew also how to allow times of rest and quiet and solitude.
We had the good fortune to meet two other Wildland Trekking guides on our trip. Wildland seems to be committed to continuous improvement of their hiking trips, so they send staff from their central office in Flagstaff out into the field, to experience each of the trips and to assist guides like Patty in various ways. I was very impressed with the two Flag-staffers I met – they were committed rock climbers and backpackers, with graduate education in environmental science and outdoor recreation, and with varied experience in youth leadership training, adventure guiding, and teaching.
Wildland Trekking is a well-oiled machine; they’ve earned their reputation as best-of-the-best. From my first contact with them via their website, to the last minute of the last day of the trip, Wildland anticipated all my questions and needs, assisted with every conceivable detail of planning and preparation, and provided a seamless experience that left me with spectacular memories and the warm and comfy feeling of having spent my money wisely." - Jeffrey S.
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"Peter Shear is a good man. He did a great job of keeping us informed of everything and looking out for our welfare. Our female participant became sick during the trip and he could not have taken better care of her. This trip was unique in so many ways: the people, the scenery, the food, the staff, the livestock, the wildlife, everything. It was quite strenuous, but that just made us enjoy the gourmet food that much more. It was like we had each day earned the right to treat ourselves to awesome food" - John M.
"I've done multiple guided trips with other companies and to be honest they have all been great. Peter Shear and our local guide Roger (Royer) were phenomenal. The two of them formed an awesome team. It made for a trip of a lifetime. Though I hope to do more. Peter's management of a difficult situation early in the trip revealed what a quality person he was and what a good company does to meet their client needs. Equipment was excellent and well maintained though my Day pack seemed a little small for my frame. Couldn't tell if the sizes were different but it wasn't really issue on the trek. The support personnel, Hymie, Pileo and Oder were great. Food tastes better outdoors but Hymie is a true master chef. Not sure what I enjoyed most, the beautiful Andes or our spending time with our knowledgeable professional guides." - Mike S.
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"Harrison was perfect. Our group of five guests was just wonderful. The hike through the Winds was breathtaking. Following the packing list meant we were well prepared for the trip down to mosquito head nets. The whole experience was magical." - Toni M.
"Wonderful trip, absolutely beautiful scenery and the llamas were excellent to work with." - Bob B.
"Harrison did a fantastic job. He was constantly working at it. I was amazed." - Ronald G.
"Harrison and Moshe were incredible guides. They were incredible knowledgable about the national parks, the history of the area and the flora and fauna of the area. They were helpful kind and just fun to be around." - Julie C.
"Wildland Trekking's Coyote Gulch trip was a spectacular getaway in a beautiful part of the country that I had never seen before. Our guides Harrison and Moshe were interesting, super knowledgable about the area, and fun to be around. The meals were delicious too. I felt very fortunate to truly get away from it all and recharge in nature. Can't wait to go on another trip with Wildland!" - Jennfer W.
"I would like to add special praise for Hannah for making our trip an absolute success. She went above and beyond to ensure the trip went smoothly. She was efficient and professional the entire time, all the while remaining enthusiastic and thoughtful. We will definitely recommend Hannah to others, and will hopefully have the chance to take another trip with her!" - Nicole N.
"Our guide, Hannah, was excellent- ensuring that everyone's needs were attended to and ensuring that the hike was tailored to suit the individuals in the group. The meals were very creative and well beyond our expectations for hiking food. Hannah was extremely knowledgable, and as well as guiding us, was very sharing with her knowledge of the area ensuring other hikers have a safe hike." - Christopher N.
"Our guide Hannah Singleton was wonderful! She was well organized, extremely helpful, and the meals she prepared were delicious. Not only was our guide great, but so was our group. We honestly felt like family by the time the trip was over. The excursion itself was beyond amazing. With each step forward a better view was waiting for us. The hike up half dome and climbing the cables were both exhilarating. Surprisingly I never once felt fear and that could have been associated with how comfortable our guide made us feel. She was very encouraging! Nothing but great things to say about our experience!" - Lauren O.
"Hannah was an amazing guide. My sister, Lauren, and I could not have asked for a better guide or a better trip. Everything was well planned and organized. Hannah really knew what she was doing and easily answered any of our questions. Not only was she knowledgable, she was very warm and friendly." - Lindsey O.
"Amazing at every level...experiencing and respecting the beauty of mother earth; incredible knowledge and expertise of passionate guides; internal satisfaction of preparing and reaching a goal; and the collective collaboration and encouragement of the hiking group! Thank you, Wildland Trekking Company for all you do. I'll be back!!!" - Jana L.
"Chris and Laine are two incredible people and you are fortunate to have them. Their zest for life and their surroundings is infectious. They were the utmost professionals, amazing cooks, and friends for life. This trip was more than I imagined. Thank you to both of them for making memories I'll forever cherish!" - Shannon K.
"Our trip was fantastic. Doug and Lane were the best guides we could have asked for. It was a great experience for my sister and I's first backpack experience." - Kellie F.
"This was the trip of a lifetime, it was everything I had hoped for and MORE. Chris and Laine were fantastic, the food was incredible, all around awesome trip!!" - Tricia D.
"I am so thankful to have found Wildland Trekking. I am not a planner. It is wonderful to show up and be presented with an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the area, quality gear, gourmet meals, and an overall excellent experience. I highly recommend Wildland Trekking!" - Carol S.
"Our guide was brilliant. Very knowledgeable, friendly and ran the tour at our pace. Great mix of spending time talking to us and giving us freedom to do what we wanted. This is definitely the best way to explore and get the best out of your visit to Yosemite. A truly amazing experience and worth every penny. Thank you!" - David L.
"This was my second Wildlands tour and just like the first tour it was excellent. Both Ciera and Kevin were fantastic guides - genuinely nice people, very enthusiastic and passionate about their job. It's worth noting that they changed the itinerary of one of the days at the request of the group such that half the group could do a longer more challenging hike which was fantastic. It was very good of them to be flexible and accomodate the request of the group." - David W.
"Kevin was amazing. He was professional, but also very personable and friendly. Although challenging, he pushed us and we had a great time!" - Cassie S.
"Starting almost one year ago when we began to plan our trip with your company up until the last minute with Zack, this was one of the most pleasant vacations we have ever planned. Zack was the best guide we could have ever hoped for. He was very knowledgeable, safe, friendly and any other positive adjective one could think of. The only bad thing is the trip was so wonderful that it flew by (haha)! The food was also phenomenal, which was not expected. This was a wonderful adventure and I would recommend this company, trip and guide to anyone I know. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime." - Hannah S.
"Zack and Betsy worked surprisingly hard to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Never realized how hard a guide would have to work. Both were very personable and professional." - Michael W.
"What a fantastic trip! Our guide was great. The Grand Canyon is awesome and our trip was fun, challenging, interesting, well prepared, and informative. Definitely a trip of a lifetime and I hope to do more!" - Kim B.
"Careful designed trip + 5-star guide service = once in a life time experience." - Huan H.
"This trip was wonderful! We had a great guide, amazing views, perfect weather, and just a fantastic three days. Not one thing I'd want to change! Jason, our guide provided us with absolutely delicious meals, was very attentive to everyone's needs, kept us entertained with stories and information about the Canyon, and really went out of his way to make this trip a huge success for all of us. Thank you!! This was definitely a trip of a lifetime." - Marian M.
"This trip was absolutely fantastic! I really didn't know what to expect in terms of my ability to handle the hike, but while it turned out to be pretty steep, the pace and the awesome pack as well as the enthusiasm of the guide made it feel easy and I thoroughly enjoyed myself." - Leanne S.
"Jason was a great guide! My family and daughter had a great time. He really went with our flow and pace and adjusted accordingly. Again really appreciated him and the guides are why we continue to book with you!!!" - Evan C.
"Wildland Trekking company did absolutely wonderful in every single aspect of planning, preparing, and executing our trip to the Grand Canyon. Our guide, Jason was extremely prepared, professional, and knowledgeable about the trip and the Grand Canyon in general. Our trip could not have been any better. We are very pleased with our choice to book with Wildland Trekking and we will definitely recommend them to anyone looking to take a trip in the future!" - Kelsey O.
"My husband and I knew this was going to be a fantastic trip, but it exceeded all our expectations! Isaac was fabulous -- from his knowledge about the area, to his cooking skills, and his enthusiasm -- I can't say enough good things. I've already told so many people how amazing this hike was and how Wildland made it perfect." - Lauren L.
"Thanks for such a memorable experience! Dara and Isaac together made a terrific team and definitely created that extra special feeling on this trip. I reviewed the trip and mentioned Wildland Trekking in my review on Trip Advisor. My second trip experience with Wildland Trekking to Havasu Falls exceed my expectations again. I felt safe, secure, informed and motivated the entire time. The quality and knowledge of the guides is excellent. Top notch company." - Lisa G.
"Issac was an amazing tour guide and a key factor to the success of our trip. He worked very hard to make sure that our trip was comfortable and organized. We also felt safe at all times because he is so knowledgable about hiking and the surrounding area. Wouldn't go on another trip without him!" - Megan C
"Our guide, Isaac, really made our experience! He was very knowledgable and went above and beyond to ensure our experience was perfect. We always felt very safe and secure. Highly recommend him as a guide. We would love to do another trek with him as our guide." - Julie B.
"Chris and Dan were beyond helpful and courteous. The amount of knowledge shared on the area was also very helpful and enhanced the overall experience. This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I wholeheartedly recommend anyone with the means to take one of these journeys -- the guides and the preparation provided by Wildland Trekking will make it that much more enjoyable." - Aaron K.
"Both Ken and Dan were very knowledgeable about the history, geology and and features of the canyon. Both were very encouraging, upbeat and fun to be around. The meals were very tasty and the kick start coffee very much appreciated." - Joyce K.
"Ken and Dan were fabulous guides. They made the trek that much more special. They were encouraging and very engaged with our group. Very impressed with all of the Wildland Trekking staff." - Mary B.
"Mr. Dan Trenchard was a consummate professional: patient, knowledgeable, flexible, and very hard working. My wife and I greatly appreciated all his efforts, as he helped make it a most unforgettable trip through the Wond River range!" - Vincent P.
"Our trip was well organized, professionally led by Hayley Turner and even minute details were covered. Hayley ensured that we understood what the hikes entailed and gave precise directions. Both the trip with its gorgeous scenery and Hayley were wonderful!!! P.S. Hayley really knows how to prep food and serve delicious meals." - Lynn S.
"One of the best trips I've ever taken. We were well fed, well informed and very well taken care of!" - Jake S.
" This was my first guided hiking trip and everything about the trip far exceeded my expectations. I was worried about the food situation and thought I might be living off of peanut butter and jelly and oatmeal for 5 days, but that wasn't the case at all. All meals were made with fresh, healthy ingredients which I feel made a difference in my performance while hiking. I was also concerned about altitude since I've never hiked so high before, but my guide encouraged me to take it slow. I didn't have any issues at all and was able to bag 2 peaks, the highest being 13,000ft! I had a blast on this trip and will definitely sign up for more trips with Wildland Trekking." - Sharon S.
"We booked our trip last minute and they were very accommodating and responsive. Very helpful with selections of day hikes. Our guide Hayley was great as well. Definitely use Wildland Trekking again." - Diana
"Michaela, our guide, was excellent. As a first time backpacker with my 12 year old daughter, I was nervous at times, especially on some of the scrambles to the top of Mt Conness. Michael made sure everyone was safe and had fun." - Scott S.
"Our guide and the trip combined were absolutely perfect. One day we got hailed on but we can't control nature. Everything went accordingly and while the trip was physically difficult, the experience and landscape more than made up for the hardships experienced." - Patrick O.
"Exceeded expectations in every aspect. Spectacular scenery, great company on the trails, excellent guidance and home cooking! Experienced everything from thunder and lightning to hail storms and rattlesnakes. Only thing we missed were the bears - I guess that's a good thing!" - John O.
"Michaela was an amazing guide! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and well prepared for any situation!" - Jeff M.
"Marly is an exceptional person and a guide with very strong principles. She provided enormous support for the team, that one would expect only from the most experienced guide. She was an inspiration to hike farther, to go faster, to enjoy more and to live it all! And she was ready to hike on the Angels Landing even if only one of the people in the group were to go. Marly loves nature and people immensely! She had an amazing energy throughout the trip, and she could transfer it to the rest of us in an unbelievable way and, she is an excellent cook and made the most sophisticated arugula salad with goat cheese for breakfast! This was an unforgettable trip!" - Rodanthy T.
"Marly put everything into making sure we were well feed and properly quided. Our meals that were prepared by her were over the top "wonderful and healthy"....gourmet material. For a young guide, she had knowledge and wisdom of the area way beyond her years. I came back from this trip very educated. She was always very upbeat and professional!" - Kim K.
"This is the second Wildland Trekking tour I have taken and both have been exceptional. Marly was energetic, fun, enthusiastic, professional and knowledgeable about plant and animal life in the area and have a love and respect for the environment." - Lynn C.
"Incredible trip and I am recommending your company to others. I'm hoping and planning on using you guys again for a Yosemite trip hopefully this year if I can make it work. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. I was blown away!" - Ben H.
"This is my 3rd adventure with Wild Trekking company. My guide, Katie Young, is fantastic guide. She said she is kind of new to this job, but I was so impressed with her knowledge about Yosemite history, bird, plants, and trail and her professionalism! I would be definitely back other trips with you, and recommend all my friends." - Mayumi K.
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"My guide was Sally White, and she was fantastic! We hiked to Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone, and knowing that I was excited to see as much of the area as possible she extended our hike to Osprey Falls. She was well organized, well prepared, efficient, knowledgeable about hiking and about the Yellowstone area, and most importantly fun and interesting to hike with. I definitely hope to hike with her again, and would highly recommend her!" - Andrew T.
"Our guide Sally was excellent. She took very good care of her group, and was extremely knowledgeable about Yellowstone and the area. We had a wonderful time in Yellowstone and that was due to Sally." - Debra B.
"We saw so many wonderful sights with fantastic hikes! Sally White was an awesome guide! She really made our trip more special with her organization, willingness to go the extra mile and happy personality!" - Katherine E.
"The whole trip was well run and well organized. We were an older group (age wise) but we still wanted to fit a lot of activity into each day. Sally did a great job of keeping everyone moving and managing our time very efficiently. She also made subtle changes and adjustments to the schedule to accommodate our group and there were never any problems. Sally was a true pro and a fantastic guide and never seemed ruffled by anything. At the end of the trip she was more like a friend showing us around rather than an employee. My wife was so attached that I think she is planning to adopt Sally after the trip! Thanks for a great experience." - Jon E.
"Tucker was our guide and he was phenomenal - very personable, very knowledgeable, very professional. He went above and beyond to make sure we were safe, ate well (the food was fantastic), and had a great time. Everything about the trip on Wildland's end was exceptional. It helped that we had perfect weather, gorgeous scenery and great company. I'd highly recommend this trip (go in October if you can) to anyone. I'm looking forward to taking another trip with this company soon." - Liz K
"I really cannot wait to do another trip with Wildland. This was our second time using Wildland for a hiking trip and the first time we used Wildland for backpacking. Tucker was our guide for this Smoky Mountains backpacking trip. Being that it was our first backpacking trip, I was a little nervous about whether we would enjoy it or not. From the first orientation meeting to the drop-off on our last day, everything was perfect. Tucker was very professional but also has a great personality. His sense of humor and stories about his own personal trips made him feel like we were on a trip with one of our friends. I never was worried about a thing on the trip. His meals were excellent, his knowledge of the woods impressive, and his devotion to our comfort was awesome. Now my husband and I are truly bitten by the backpacking bug and have already started to plan our next Wildland Trekking backpacking trip. I will always highly recommend Wildland to any of my friends/family looking to use a guide service. You guys are the best there is!" - Janell Stanton S.
"We have been on several guided trips. Tucker "Daddylonglegs" was exceptionally above par with his experience as a guide and with people. He knew the terrain and adjusted our pace to accommodate our group; he had to be patient with us by the end of the evening, yet he never revealed that. Sincerely enjoyable experience even with the physical challenges, I could write a book about how great this trip was for us!" - Karen & Larry Catt
"Everything about this trip, guide and Wildland Trekking was great. The pre-trip information was comprehensive and helpful, and our guide Tucker White was great from the pre-trip orientation meeting, through leading the hike, doing everything for us at camp, making delicious meals, and being knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend the company and Tucker for guided hikes. The hike itself was well designed with just the right level of difficulty, length and a well chosen route. I even managed to get used to a 35lb+ backpack by day 3." - Lior E.
"We were a party of four older guys who chose to experience the Grand Canyon with the assistance of a backup team and an experienced guide. Our backpacking experiences were varied, from never to extensive. Michael fully satisfied our needs. He was level-headed but spontaneous, supportive but didn't hover, knowledgeable but not know-it-all. Overall - A+." - Russ H.
"The guide, Michael, and the companionship of other campers makes the difference on these common itineraries. In this regards, they were excellent. Michael is superb. Not too technical, one of us, as opposed to a isolated guide. He is mature and intelligent and fun." - Y. Law
"Michael was super enthusiastic which we appreciated. He was clearly knowledgeable and well read and passionate about what he does. Food was great and he didn't even ask for a lot of help in preparation. We really liked him and were very happy with our experience with him." - Mary N.
"Our guide, Michael, was awesome! He put forth tremendous effort into ensuring that everything was perfect for our Hermit Loop trip. He had a terrific attitude and did a great job sharing knowledge of the Grand Canyon environment. He has an unstoppable work ethic...from carrying an incredibly heavy pack in 100 deg heat to setting up camp and cooking a great meal. It's very apparent that he loves what he does and I'd highly recommend him to anyone that's interested in hiking in the Grand Canyon." - Cambell R.
"Booking through Wildland Trekking was quite the blessing in disguise. While I recommend giving yourself as much time as possible to properly plan a trip, my father and I did not have that luxury as I reached out to Wildland only 3 weeks before we would be arriving. Within a day I had already received an email from Wildland that not only answered the initial questions I had but also provided me with multiple trip options that met our timing. After a seamless registration process and a few conversations with the guide not only were we very comfortable with our decision but also much more excited about the trip. Needless to say the trip exceeded our expectation in almost every sense. The guides, James and James, were triple threats. They were extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, and best of all accommodating to the different levels of hiking within our group. They provided snacks throughout the trip and there were no points in the trip that we had to worry about. Not only will I be using Wildland in the future but I highly recommend them for any hiking adventure; whether someone is headed out for their first time or even if they are a season backpacker that just happens to be passing through.
Thanks again Wildland and both of the James for an amazing trip!" - TJ Kinion.
"James was an outstanding guide. Everyone in my family thought he was great, and learned something from him. When my son, Simon, became ill, he did a fantastic job in getting support from your Springdale office, and in making sure that Simon got the medical attention he needed. James made our trip a truly memorable experience! Very happy with everything!" - Jonathan Brown
"I wanted to mention what a great person you have in James Wieman. He made this trip an unbelievable experience for me and my daughter. His professionalism, knowledge of the canyon, and back country was comforting. He also ways very wise for such a young man. James thank you for everything Kappy and I will think of you often. I tell her if she does not act right I am going to send her back to you. :) God Be With You Young Man. Take Care!" - Martha Herron
"James Wieman was our guide for the Grand Canyon Inn tour, you knew from the moment you met James that you were dealing with an exceptional individual. James was able to depart his vast knowledge on the Canyon in a language that was easy to understand, cared for our well being, had an excellent work ethic and made the whole experience fun......even when we were trekking back up the hermit trail!
The experience with Wildland has been great from start to finish, thank you Wildland for employing individuals that care and are passionate about their jobs and made our tour of the Canyon such a great experience." - Aftab A.
"I was not sure what to expect as this was my first hiking trip - it was amazing! Challenging and rewarding, peaceful and beautiful and our guide Nicole was wonderful! She was tireless and worked hard to make sure we had the best trip possible. She was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and made sure we all felt included. This first experience was so special that I've already started looking into what my next tip with Wildlamd will be. Thank you for making this such a special experience!" - Holly L.
"Nicole was wonderful, the accommodations were great, the meals were great. Preparations and knowledge of area was excellent." - Janie M.
"LOVE Nicole - a fabulous guide!" - Deborah M.
"A perfect hiking experience in the Smoky Mountains! Beginning with watching the fog burn off on the early morning drive to Clingman's Dome, an exhilarating hike to Andrew's Bald, a very tasty and healthy lunch, incredible views, surprise sighting of Elk, beautiful evening hike to multiple waterfalls and an over the top dinner in Bryson. Thank you Nicole for a magical day!! And thank you Wildland Trekking-great experience!" - Mary E M.
"Just wanted to let you know how thrilled we were with our Rim to Rim Grand Canyon 4-day hike. It was perfect in every way, your assistance with planning, the great camp food and the quality of the hiking equipment that you provided. I wasn't sure about the thin sleeping mat, but it proved to be more comfortable than my own bulky camp mat. Most of all thank you for Alex Wood as our guide. We could not have asked for a more kind and competent guide. Super nice and easy going, he was great to camp with. He gave me confidence with his no problem attitude and patience. He was also an awesome camp cook. He suggested hiking to Ribbon Falls and staying for the afternoon to avoid the heat at Cottonwood Campground. It happened to be our anniversary and the alcove above the amazingly beautiful falls and provided a shady resting place and wonderful place to celebrate . I would highly recommend Wildland Trekking to anyone considering a backcountry hike." - Beth L.
"We had a great family vacation on the Havasu Waterfalls trip. Our guide Alex Wood was friendly, fun, informative and felt like a member of the family by the end of the trip. My husband is scared of heights and Alex was a rock star helping him get down the Mooney Falls descent. Without Alex my husband never would have tried it and we would have missed the best waterfalls around. Wildland provided all the gear, food, and planning. It was so easy to just show up with our personal gear and not have to worry about purchasing lots of extra items. We had a fabulous trip which my family will remember for a lifetime. I can't wait to check out Wildland's other adventures." - Heidi S.
"I debated on whether to hike the Grand Canyon with a guide or not and I'm glad I found Wildland Trekking and was amazed with our guide, Alex. It was 100+ degrees outside for most of the trip, and Alex knew the perfect times to walk the trails when we'll be mostly in the shade. And he knew of many off-the-trail creeks and streams that we could cool off in. Also his knowledge on geology and the history of the Canyon was superb. Without that knowledge, I now can't imagine hiking the Grand Canyon without a Wildland guide." - Derrick B.
"I knew this was going to be a great adventure but WOW - it was more than just great, it was amazing. Alex and Eddie were unbelievable, I felt like I've known them all my life. I will definitely do another tour and will be requesting Alex and/or Eddie as my guide. The food was excellent, surely wasn't expecting the food that was served - what a pleasant surprise. Coyote Gulch was gorgeous and spiritual and the knowledge of the lands that Alex & Eddie contributed was very impressive. I highly, highly recommend this tour!!!" - Cathy S.
"I can't say enough about our positive experience with Wildland. The trip was perfect in everyway and Floyd was top notch. In addition to guiding us on the trails and ensuring our safety, he provided so much information regarding wildlife, wildflowers, history of various areas of the park, etc. He also treated us like "kings" at camp by cooking great meals, ensuring we had coffee first thing in the morning and even after a long day of hiking, he was sure to offer us a warm beverage, or snack to tide us over before dinner. We will absolutely go on another adventure with Wildland and if possible, we will request Floyd." - Marci F.
"Floyd was an outstanding guide and proved to be an exciting addition to our trip. He made the trip not only educational for us with his knowledge of the plants and animals, but also challenged us to exceed our comfort levels to see parts of the parks where the payoff of its beauty were a payoff larger than the risk. We would definitely request him as our guide with any future trips with Wildland Trekking." - David F.
"Our third trip with Wildland did not disappoint. Travelling from the U.K. we had little experience of sub-alpine hiking for our Rocky Mountain Snowshoe Tour but we needn?Tt have worried. Our guide was so experienced and knowledgeable that we felt immediately safe and confident. We got to see all the best places too! Already planning the next one!" - Anne P.
"Floyd was THE BEST. I didn't know what to expect going into an experience like this, and he could not have been a better support. He let all of us figure the adventure out for ourselves - he never told us what to do or corrected us when we couldn't get our tents up the first time. He let us all learn and explore for ourselves. He was so supportive on the hardest day when we didn't think we could make it all the way up the mountain. He is such a kind, knowledgeable, encouraging leader. We couldn't ask for a better guide." - Elena S.
"Chris (and Madison, a trainee guide who shadowed him) was a wonderful guide. He had answers to all of our questions about the Canyon, was a good cook and an all-round excellent trail companion. We all felt fortunate to be led by him." - Tom D.
"Isaac and Chris were fantastic guides. You can easily tell that they love what they do. I can't wait until my next trip with your company. I will definitely recommend you to my friends" - Laurie D.
"I was very impressed with both of our guides, Isaac and Chris. Both were highly professional with positive attitudes. The food was amazing! I had no idea we would have this good of food on a backpacking trip! Isaac is quite the chef! We had a day where it was rainy and stormy. It was great to know we were in expert hands with Isaac and Chris." - Maura S.