Guided Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Wildland Trekking Phone Number

9am to 5pm Everyday

800-715-HIKE

Travel Resources
This page details travel information (including transportation, logistical, storage and lodging recommendations) for each operating area. Please click on the link to the area you're visiting to see the appropriate travel information:


Grand Canyon Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Phoenix or Flagstaff, Arizona

All Grand Canyon trips begin and end from Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff has a small airport served by Horizon and US Airways Express. From the Flagstaff Airport one can take a taxi into town. One can also fly into Phoenix and rent a car or take a shuttle to Flagstaff. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff.


Shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff

Arizona Shuttle: 1-877-226-8060

Arizona Executive Transport: 1-602-475-1125

Executive Transport to/from Phoenix


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Flagstaff for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Little America Hotel (use this reservation page for a 10-60% discount at Little America). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation from your hotel if you're staying elsewhere and lack transportation. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 

Please note: the Mule-assisted Classic and Phantom Ranch Tours originate at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Transportation to/from the Canyon and entrance fees are not included. Please refer to your trip packet or contact us for more information.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Flagstaff early on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in Flagstaff on the final day.

Please note: the Mule-assisted Classic rendezvous is at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and we do not provide transportation. Please see your trip description for details.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

Many guests choose to store their luggage with the hotel they’ll be using before and after the trip. You are also welcome to leave your luggage with us for secure storage while you’re in the backcountry - just inform your guide. Vehicles may also be parked at our facility while you’re out.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Little America (location of orientation, 10-60% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-779-2741

Drury Inn & Suites ($99 year round for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-773-4900

Sonest Hotel ($89 studio, $129 two rooms, full kitchen in every room)
Website / Phone: 928-526-5555 ext 6005

Super 8
Website / Phone: 928-773-4888

Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast (located downtown)
Website / Phone: 928-774-0088

 

Havasu Falls Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Phoenix, Flagstaff or Las Vegas

Most of the year our Havasu Falls trips begin and end from Flagstaff, Arizona; however between May 15th and September 14th trips begin and end from Peach Springs, Arizona. Either way, your best gateway cities are Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Flagstaff.

Coming from Phoenix
The most popular option is to fly into Phoenix and rent a car or take a shuttle to Flagstaff. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff. To reach Peach Springs (between May 15th to Sept 14th) you can rent a car in Phoenix for a 3.5 hour, scenic drive to Peach Springs.

Coming from Flagstaff
Flagstaff has a small airport served by Horizon and US Airways Express. From the Flagstaff Airport one can take a taxi into town, or rent a car to reach Peach Springs (between May 15 and Sept 14).

Coming from Las Vegas
There is no shuttle service from Las Vegas to either Flagstaff or Peach Springs, so if you're flying into Las Vegas the only way to reach the starting point is via rental car. If the trip is originating in Flagstaff, you can meet your guide and group in Peach Springs the first morning of the trip, saving you several hours of driving.


Shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff

Arizona Shuttle: 1-877-226-8060

Arizona Executive Transport: 1-602-475-1125

Executive Transport to/from Phoenix


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

Most of the year we will meet in Flagstaff for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Little America Hotel (use this reservation page for a 10-60% discount at Little America). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation from your hotel if you're staying elsewhere and lack transportation.

Between May 15th and September 14th, this meeting takes place at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona. Wildand Trekking guests receive a 20% discount at the Hualapai Lodge, and your trip packet will include instructions to receive that discount.

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a chance to answer your questions.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 


Driving Directions to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs (5/15-9/14)


The Hualapai Lodge is located on Route 66 in Peach Springs. To reach Peach Springs, please follow these directions:

From Phoenix
North on I-17 to Flagstaff, AZ 140 miles, West on I-40 to Seligman, AZ 75 miles , West on US 66 37 miles (Approximate Travel Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes)

From Flagstaff
West on I-40 to Seligman, AZ 75 miles, West on US 66 37 miles (Approximate Travel Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes)

From Las Vegas
South on US-93 to Kingman, AZ 107 miles, East on I-40 4 miles , East on US 66 47 miles (Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes)


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Flagstaff early on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in Flagstaff on the final day.

Between May 15th and September 14th, we will caravan together from Peach Springs to the trailhead.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

Many guests choose to store their luggage with the hotel they’ll be using before and after the trip. You are also welcome to leave your luggage with us for secure storage while you’re in the backcountry - just inform your guide. Vehicles may also be parked at our facility while you’re out.

Between May 15th and September 14th, you can ask the Hualapai Lodge to store your belongings or leave them in your vehicle.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Flagstaff

Little America (10-60% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-779-2741

Drury Inn & Suites ($99 year round for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-773-4900

Super 8
Website / Phone: 928-773-4888

Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast (located downtown)
Website / Phone: 928-774-0088


Peach Springs

The Hualapai Lodge (20% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: Call 888-255-9550* or 928-769-2230*

*Dial "0" when the message/prompt begins. That will take you to the front desk - please tell the agent you're traveling with The Wildland Trekking Company, and you'll get the 20% discount
 

Zion, Bryce and Escalante Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada or St. George, Utah

All Utah trips begin and end from St. George, Utah. St. George has a small airport served by Delta Connection and United Express. From the St. George Airport one can take a taxi into town or some hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle. One can also fly into Las Vegas and rent a car or take a shuttle to St. George. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas to St. George on good roads.


Shuttle from Las Vegas to St. George

Canyon Country Shuttle: 435-272-4495

St. George Shuttle (run daily vans from Las Vegas to St. George): 435-656-9040


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-1212

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in St. George for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts in the lobby of your hotel or another guest’s hotel. We’ll give you a ride to the meeting point from your hotel if needed. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel in St. George on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in St. George on the final day.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. You're also welcome to leave your luggage in the company vehicle; however, we don't take responsibility for its safety.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Lodging options in St. George are numerous. Below are recommended options based on convenience, our experience, and reviews on Trip Advisor.

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Website / Phone: 435-674-2664 or 888-788-2457

Clarion Suites (complimentary airport shuttle)
Website / Phone: 435-673-9608

Seven Wives Inn B&B
Website / Phone: 800-600-3737

Chalet Motel
Website / Phone: 435-628-6272 
 

Yellowstone and Beyond Travel Info


Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Billings or Bozeman, Montana

All Yellowstone trips begin and end in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman has an airport served by United, Delta, Horizon Air, Northwest, Skywest, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. One can also fly into Billings and drive to Bozeman. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Billings to Bozeman on good roads.


Shuttle from Bozeman Airport

There is no regular shuttle service from the Bozeman Airport to a downtown location. However, a number of hotels run a complimentary shuttle from the airport. Some of these are listed below.


Shuttle from Billings to Bozeman

Greyhound (800-231-2222) offers transportation from downtown Billings (use a cab to get downtown) to Bozeman. $37.50 per person one way, $72 round trip. Advance reservations required (www.greyhound.com).


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Bozeman, Montana for an orientation at 6 p.m. the day before the trip starts at Lindley Park on the corner of East Main St. and Buttonwood Avenue. We’ll give you a ride from your hotel if you lack transportation. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack-packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on taking into the backcountry to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Bozeman at 7 a.m. on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Bozeman on the last day of the trip.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

Many guests choose to store their luggage with the hotel they’ll be using before and after the trip. You are also welcome to leave your luggage with us for secure storage while you’re in the backcountry - just inform your guide. Vehicles may also be parked at our facility while you’re out.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. We recommend the below-listed accommodations while in town. Since there is no regular airport shuttle hotels offering a complimentary airport shuttle are denoted with a star below. Make your reservations early as Bozeman is a tourist community and rooms book early.

*Holiday Inn Express Bozeman West (Wildland guests receive discounted rate of $92)
Website / Phone: 406-582-4995

C’mon Inn
Website / Phone: 866-782-2717 or 406-587-3555

*Hilton Garden Inn
Website / Phone: 406-582-9900

Olive Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast
Website / Phone: 866-587-8403 or 406-587-8403 

* = hotel provides airport shuttle

 

Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities in California: Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced, Sacramento, Oakland, San Franciso, San Jose, Visalia

Gateway Cities outside of California: Reno, Nevada or Las Vegas, Nevada

All Yosemite trips begin and end at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley. We'll meet the evening before the trip begins at an agreed upon place in Curry Village for an orientation, and we'll depart from there early the first morning of the trip.

All Sequoia and King's Canyon trips begin and end in Fresno, California. We'll meet the evening before the trip begins at 5:00 PM for an orientation at a local hotel, and we'll depart from there early the first morning of the trip. The


By Rail and Bus to Yosemite

You can travel to and from Yosemite National Park using a combination of train and bus from much of California:

  1. Travel by rail on the Amtrak San Joaquin Train to the city of Merced (serviced by most large cities in California)
  2. Travel by Amtrak "Thruway" Bus Service from Merced to Yosemite Valley.

To book your trip, use Amtrak's Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to "YOS" (Yosemite Valley).


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

For Yosemite trips, we will meet in Curry Village (inside Yosemite Valley) for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts. The exact location will be determined beforehand.

For Sequoia and King's Canyon trips, we'll meet at a local hotel in Visalia, California for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts.

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a backpack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

On Yosemite trips, we will be utilizing the Yosemite National Park Shuttle Service for transport inside the park.

On Sequoia and King's Canyon trips we will be shuttling or caravaning to the trailhead.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. If you're unable to, or wouldn't like to, find lodging, we provide a free camping option for the night before your trip begins.


Yosemite trips: we recommend the below-listed accommodations in Curry Village

Curry Village Lodging
Website / 801-559-4884

Yosemite Valley Lodging
Website / 801-559-4884

Yosemite Lodge (in El Portal, 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley)
Website / 209-379-2681

Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn (in El Portal, 30 minutes from Yosemite Valleyl)
Website / 209-379-2100

The Cedar Lodge (40 minutes from Yosemite Valley)
Website / 209-379-2612

Redwoods in Yosemite Vacation Rentals
Website / 877-753-8566

Wildland Trekking Pre-trip Camping Option: free


Sequoia and King's Canyon trips: we recommend the below-listed accommodations in Fresno:

Piccadilly Inn Fresno Airport
Website / (888) 611-8163

Best Western Plus Fresno Airport
Website / (866) 500-2602

We recommend the following lodges if you'd like to rendezvous with us in Sequoia or Kings Canyon:

Monecito Sequoia Lodge
Website

Stony Creek Lodge
Website

Wuksachi Lodge
Website

John Muir Lodge
Website

 

Colorado Rockies Travel Info


Travel

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Denver or Estes Park, Colorado

All Rocky Mountain National Park trips begin and end from Estes Park, Colorado. Estes Park does not have an airport. The most convenient airport is Denver International Airport (DIA), which is served by most major airlines. From DIA one can take a shuttle or rent a car to Estes Park. It is a 1.5-hour drive from DIA to Estes Park on good roads.


Shuttle

Estes Park Shuttle and SuperShuttle run daily vans from DIA to Estes Park:

Estes Park Shuttle 1-970-586-5151

SuperShuttle 1-970-482-0505


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-1212

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Estes Park, Colorado for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts. Your guide will be in touch approximately two weeks prior to the trip to coordinate the location of the orientation meeting (likely to be held at a guest’s hotel). The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack-packing class. Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on taking into the backcountry to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel in Estes Park early on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Estes Park on the last day of the trip.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. You're also welcome to leave your luggage in the company vehicle; however, we don't take responsibility for its safety.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. We recommend the below-listed accommodations while in town. Make your reservations early as Estes Park is a tourist community and rooms book early.

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Website / Phone: 1-970-586-4585

Misty Mountain Lodge
Website / Phone: 1-970-586-4100

The Estes Park Resort
Website / Phone: 1-855-377-3778

Stanley Hotel
Website / Phone: 1-970-577-4000