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Guided Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Wildland Trekking Phone Number

9am to 5pm Everyday

800-715-HIKE

Packing Lists
Below is a general list of recommended clothing and gear items. The details may vary depending on the specific trip you're doing, the length of the trip, and the nature of the trip (i.e. backpacking, basecamp, or Inn-based). Please feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions.

IMPORTANT: These are generalized lists. Some items may not apply to the trip you're doing, while other items may be necessary. You'll receive a detailed trip packet when you register that has a packing list specifically for your trip. Please follow the list in the trip packet as the authoritative source.


Grand Canyon Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle (for backpacking trips), and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based and Basecamp Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries, spare bulb) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-15% of trip cost based on your experience) and for cantina at Phantom Ranch
 

Havasu Falls Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots: mid-weight, lug-soled, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors (A)
  • Long pants, one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts, one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Supportive sport sandals or water shoes like Chacos® or Keens® for walking in and out of the creek. Absolutely no flip-flops please. (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Swimsuit
  • On Havasupai Premier Only: a duffel bag or small backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes for our final evening and day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Lightweight, quick-drying camp towel for drying off after swimming (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Light stuff sack or duffel bag (A)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries, spare bulb) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-15% of trip cost based on your experience)
 

Zion, Bryce and Escalante Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Year Round Clothing
  • Sturdy hiking boots, mid-weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, and ideally well broken in. Important note: Buy your boots ½ to one-size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana (A)
  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket (A)
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater or fleece jacket (A)
  • One or two cotton shirts (may be long-sleeved) for protection from the sun, light colors are nice because they’re cooler than dark colors. (A)
  • Long pants: one pair of leggings or lightweight trousers to block sun and give warmth at night (A)
  • Shorts: one pair, nylon is nice for light weight and to substitute as a bathing suit (A)
  • Underwear (A)
  • Sport sandals like Tevas®, lightweight flip-flops, or tennis shoes for camp comfort (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing a thin liner sock under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Coyote Gulch, Harris Wash, and Zion, Bryce and Escalante Tours: Water shoes, supportive, closed-toed, well-drained shoe for walking in and out of the creek bottom. Several companies make water shoes for day-long hiking: Salomon®, Teva®, and Keen® to name a few (do not bring Vibram FiveFingers) (A)
  • Coyote Gulch and Harris Wash only: Neoprene socks, 1 pair breathable, waterproof neoprene socks for hiking in (A)
  • Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: swimsuit, small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes
  • Basecamp Trips Only: towel and wash cloth

Additional Clothing October to April
  • Warm hat and gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are lightweight to midweight, example wicking materials include capilene, polypropylene, etc. Note: does not apply to inn-based trips. (A)
  • Additional fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with synthetic material (A)
  • Rain pants: waterproof/breathable pants (A)

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity) (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to inn-based and basecamp trips. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+ SPF), lip balm (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries, spare bulb) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Vitamins (optional)
  • Notebook, drawing supplies, or paperback book (optional)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Prescription medicine (please inform trip leader of any medications you are taking)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Money, for tipping your guide (generally 10-15% of trip cost based on your experience)
 

Yellowstone and Beyond Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late August and September backpacking trips and Basecamp Trip only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% “DEET” (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
 

Yosemite and the Sierras Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Basecamp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% “DEET” (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)
 

Colorado Rockies Packing List

(A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store


Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late-August and September only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your boots (A)
  • Basecamp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes, towel and wash cloth.

Gear
  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Basecamp Trip. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% “DEET” (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)