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GUIDES CHOICE TRIPS

Guides' Choice Trips

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Guides Choice trips are the trips that guides most enjoy leading in each category of destination and trip style (i.e. there is one Guides Choice trip for Grand Canyon inn-based tours, for Grand Canyon backpacking trips, for Grand Canyon day hikes...etc.) They are the trips that guides would likely choose for personal outings, and tend to not be the "classics," although sometimes they are.

Trips become guide favorites for a variety of reasons. First, and most importantly, they consistently impress guests. As the saying goes "happy guests, happy guide." Second, they often offer higher levels of solitude. Third, the guides see them as the best option in each category - they are the trips they would recommend to their friends and family. Last but not least, they have so much going for them in terms of scenery, adventure, variety, and opportunities for natural/cultural interpretation, that guides enjoy leading them again and again.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions or to book a spot on any of these trips today!

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Arizona
Grand Canyon Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

In Grand Canyon we have Guides Choice backpacking, portered, basecamp, inn-based, and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Havasupai Tours

We have 1 Guides Choice Trip in Havasupai due to the similar nature of the trips we offer to the waterfalls.

Guides Choice Trip
Sedona Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

In Sedona's spectacular Red Rock Country we have Guides Choice backpacking, inn-based and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
California
Yosemite Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Hike among Yosemite's massive granite domes, giant trees, glacial-carved valleys, and thundering waterfalls on one of our Yosemite hiking adventures!

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Death Valley Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

We have one Guides Choice Trip in Death Valley National Park, which is our Cottonwood - Marble Backpacking Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Eastern Sierra Backpacking Trips

We have one Guides Choice trip in the Eastern Sierra because we only offer backpacking trips here.

Guides Choice Trip
California Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

We have one Guides Choice trip in Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Parks since all the trips are backpacking trip styles.

Guides Choice Trip
Colorado
Colorado Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

In Rocky Mountain National Park we have Guides Choice backpacking, portered, inn-based and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Ecuador
Ecuador Treks

We offer multiple inn to inn hiking adventures in Ecuador, and our guides voted on one as the Guides Choice Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
European Alps
Italian Alps Hiking Tours

The European Alps have one Guides Choice Trip, which is a stunning inn to inn trek around the Mont Blanc massic, Tour du Mont Blanc.

Guides Choice Trip
Iceland
Iceland Hiking Tours

Our guides voted to select one of our amazing Iceland hut to hut backpacking adventures as the Guides Choice Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Montana & Wyoming
Yellowstone Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Our guides voted to select Guides Choice backpacking, portered, inn-based, and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Wind River Hiking Guides

Our guides voted on a Guides Choice backpacking trip and llama trek in Wyoming's Wind River Range.

Guides Choice Trips
Jackson Hole Hiking Guides

Our guides voted on one Guides Choice backpacking trip and one llama trek in the stunning Jackson Hole Area of Wyoming.

Guides Choice Trips
Tetons Hiking Guides

All of our trips in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness of the Tetons are llama treks, with one Guides Choice trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Nepal
Nepal Himalaya Hiking Tours

We offer 3 world-class treks in Nepal's towering Himalayan Mountains - our guides voted to select one as the Guides Choice Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
New Zealand
New Zealand Hiking Tours

We offer 2 trips in New Zealand - lodge-based tour and a hut to hut trek. The hut to hut trek was voted the Guide Choice trip in New Zealand.

Guides Choice Trip
North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

In the Great Smoky Mountains we have Guides Choice backpacking, portered, paddle and hike, inn-based and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

In North Carolina's world-class Blue Ridge Mountains, we have Guides Choice backpacking and inn-based trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Patagonia (Chile)
Patagonia Hiking Tours

Torres del Paine National Park is a trekker's paradise - our guides voted to select one Guides Choice trip in Patagonia.

Guides Choice Trip
Peru
Machu Picchu Hiking Tours and Treks

We offer three phenomenal treks to Machu Picchu - our guides voted to select one as the Guides Choice trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash Hiking Tours and Treks

Our guides voted to select one Guides Choice Trip in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash ranges of Peru.

Guides Choice Trip
Utah
Zion, Bryce and Escalante Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Zion, Bryce and Grand Staircase-Escalante have Guides Choice backpack, basecamp, inn-based and day hike trips.

Guides Choice Trips
Canyonlands Backpacking Trips

We have 2 Canyonlands backpacking trips; the Ancient Canyonlands Traverse was voted the Guides Choice Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Paria Canyon Backpacking Trips

We offer two backpacking trips in the Paria Canyon wilderness - the 5-day trip is the Guides Choice Trip.

Guides Choice Trip
Washington State
Inn-based Olympic Hikes

In Olympic National Park we have Guides Choice backpacking and inn-based trips that were selected by our guides.

Guides Choice Trips
Inn-based Rainier Hikes

In Mount Rainier National Park we have Guides Choice inn-based and day hike trips voted on by our guides.

Guides Choice Trips
North Cascades Hiking & Trekking

In North Cascades National Park we offer only backpacking trips and we have one Guides Choice trip..

Guides Choice Trip

More trip styles

stock supported hikes
Stock/Porter Trips

Experience the adventurous backcountry of America's national parks and wilderness areas with the added joy of hiking with only a light day pack! Let porters, llamas or pack mules carry the gear so you can maximize your enjoyment while hiking and enjoy more elaborate backcountry meals! Trips include all camping gear, meals, a professional hiking guide, and porters, llamas or mules to carry the supplies.

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basecamp hiking and camping tours
Basecamp Trips

Our basecamp tours are adventurous hiking trips that take you deep into the wilderness on challenging day hikes and return you to a comfortable, vehicle-accessible camp each afternoon for showers and exceptional meals around a campfire! These trips are excellent options for people who want a memorable outdoor experience with fantastic hiking and also access to showers, cold drinks, perishable foods...etc. Trips include local transportation, camping gear, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional hiking guide.

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inn-based hiking tours
Inn-based Tours

Hike your national park(s) of choice in style! Join us for an unforgettable hiking vacation featuring a variety of adventurous forays into the wilderness each day with cozy lodging and charming restaurant meals each night. Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area and challenge yourself on exceptional hikes. Trips include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional hiking guide.

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day hike tours
Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day at the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park on a guided day hike! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in the Park. All hikes include use of a backpack, trekking poles and crampons (Grand Canyon in winter); snacks and lunch; and a professional hiking guide.

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