• Utah National Parks - Spectacular!
  • Torres del Paine in Patagonia
  • Death Valley - a Winter Hiking Paradise
  • Inca Trail and Beyond in Peru!
  • Only the Best at Grand Canyon
Utah National Parks - Spectacular!1 Torres del Paine in Patagonia2 Death Valley - a Winter Hiking Paradise3 Inca Trail and Beyond in Peru!4 Only the Best at Grand Canyon5

Award-winning Hiking and Backpacking Tours

Why Join a Guided Hiking or Backpacking Tour?

10,000+ people join our guided hiking tours and backpacking trips annually, and there are many reasons so many people make this choice:

  • Some people prefer to hike with an experienced, trained guide so they can maximize the safety and enjoyment of their hiking adventure in an unfamiliar area.
  • Some of our guests are new to the outdoors, backpacking, hiking, and/or camping and prefer to first go with experts and learn best practices.
  • For some visitors, a specific hiking or backpacking trip is on their "life list" and they don't want to purchase all the gear and equipment to do a single trip, so they go with a guide service where everything is included.
  • Some of our guests are most interested in learning as much as they can about the area they're hiking through. Guides can bring places to life through stories, interpretation, observations, and personal passion.
  • Some people join guided tours for the ease and convenience they provide - guests can travel light with just clothes and personal items and focus 100% on hiking. Offering all-inclusive hiking trips, Wildland Trekking takes care of local transportation, permits, gear, meals, porters/horses, accommodations and more.
  • For most guests it's a combination of some or all of these reasons that they join guided hiking tours and backpacking trips.

Choosing the Right Hiking Trip

Choosing the right trip is a key ingredient for enjoying your hiking vacation. We offer backpacking trips, horse/llama/porter supported hikes, inn-based tours, basecamp tours and day hikes. For guests looking to challenge themselves and travel deep into the backcountry, a backpacking trip is the best choice. Some people want to explore the backcountry but without heavy backpacks, and for those folks we recommend horse/llama/porter supported trips. Inn-based and basecamp tours are multi-day hiking vacations that showcase the best hikes and highlights of an area and are either inn-based or camping-based, and are great for families, couples, and solo travelers. And, finally, day hikes are an exceptional way to maximize a short amount of time at one of America's amazing national parks.

Where and When to Hike

For desert hiking destinations like Havasu Falls, Zion, Bryce, and Death Valley, the best seasons are spring, fall and winter. In mountain destinations like Yellowstone, Iceland, the Pacific Northwest, the Alps and others, the best seasons to hike are late spring, summer and early fall. Some destinations are great year round, regardless of whether they're desert or mountains; examples are Grand Canyon, Sedona, the Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, Yellowstone (ski and snowshoe tours), Peru, and Ecuador. Winter is, generally, the most underrated hiking and backpacking season in many areas, as it's a spectacular time of year to enjoy a hiking vacation.