No one knows our trips better than the guides who lead them. Below is a list of the Guide's Choice Trip for each of our destinations, and a short description of why. Feel free to give us a call at 800-715-4453 to learn more.
The Hermit Loop Hike was chosen largely because of its fantastic combination of accessibility, solitude, sheer beauty and diversity of scenery. As a level 4 difficulty hike, it lends itself to a wider range of abilities than the New Hance Loop Hike or similar North Rim hikes, yet its solitude and diversity of scenery are hard to beat. It also features fossils, Native American remnants, and early Grand Canyon settlers' stories that make for great educational opportunities!
With four Havasu Falls Trips to choose from (the 3-day and 4-day tours, the Havasupai Premier,
and the Summer Tour) the 4-day tour was overwhelmingly selected for one primary reason: the area deserves four days. Havasu Creek and its five waterfalls make for fantastic hiking, swimming, photography and exploration. It can easily - and justifiably - fill up four fantastic days.
It's Harris Wash's grand diversity that makes it the preference of the guides. The route follows canyons, stays along creeks, climbs up to cooler high country, and traverses signature Utah slickrock. It also features arches, waterfalls, sandy beaches, and lots of natural and cultural history. For a guide it doesn't get much better than leading guests for four days through country like this.
Essentially, it's the Gallatin Skyline Trek's raw adventure and solitude that the guides love. It's long (7 days), beautiful, rugged and diverse. With both forested and alpine hiking, it covers the two perspectives of Yellowstone. Our groups climb Electric Peak and traverse the top of Bighorn Peak, both of which make for exciting off-trail days with endless views. And the solitude is difficult to match anywhere in North America except Alaska.
Guiding a trip over the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park isn't working, it's playing and loving every minute of it! These mountains are true mountains - sheer, rugged towers of rock and ice with alpine lakes and tumbling, crystal clear streams. Their ominous, jagged peaks inspire feelings of humility and adventure at the same time, while their treeless slopes and wondrous wildflowers conjure strong sensations of peace and tranquility. It's a selfish reason the guides chose this one - it's because they'd like to be there more often.