Ready to go your own way? You’ll get to choose your ideal hiking trails in the world’s greatest national parks, all with the guidance and support of your team of adventure travel experts. Whether you want to challenge yourself on the famous trails of Zion and Capitol Reef or take an easy scenic stroll in Yosemite or Bryce Canyon, you’ll be free to let your adventurous spirit shine on our active trips and wilderness tours.
Get immersed in the beautiful natural landscapes
Our active travel tours let you experience Mother Nature’s handiwork in high definition. Explore iconic landscapes like the meadows and mountains of Yosemite Valley and the natural sandstone arches at Arches National Park. Then get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems like the pink and orange sand dunes in Coral Pink Sands State Park or the striking basalt columns at Devils Postpile National Monument.
Experiences with local experts
Love outdoor travel? We’ll introduce you to the local experts who are just as passionate as you are. Meet a renowned national park photographer and get photography tips in Moab. Hike into Antelope Canyon with local Navajo guides and learn how nature carves out these stunning slot canyons. Go stargazing in Sequoia National Park with a skilled local naturalist and meet a local bumblebee expert in Kings Canyon National Park.
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Adventure-filled active vacations with epic trails & natural landscapes
Craving adventure? Whether you’re a first-time active traveler or a seasoned explorer, our active tours let you take the lead. From challenging hikes in Arches National Park to peaceful floats down the Colorado River, these adventure tours can be as action-packed or leisurely as you like.
All you need to know about Active Travel Tours
What is an Active Tour?
This is an "Active" lifestyle itinerary, with walks and hikes most days. Hikes will range from easy/moderate to strenuous. No technical climbing skills are required, but a reasonable level of fitness is required to make the trip more enjoyable. We understand that not all people want to hike at the same pace or even on the same trail, so where possible, we'll host a map orientation and then let everyone disperse to enjoy the trails best suited to them.
What should I pack?
Before you head off on your active travel tour, you’ll need to get prepared. Guests should bring lightweight hiking shoes or boots, layered clothing, a reusable water bottle, and a hiking day pack. You may also like to bring hiking poles. Another crucial packing item is your sun protection. You’ll need a broad-brimmed sun hat, high-SPF sunscreen, and UV-protected sunglasses.
What about the weather & altitude conditions on Active Tours?
While the itinerary is laid out, we are at the mercy of the weather and so reserve the right to adjust the program as necessary. Please keep in mind that the higher elevations and possible variations in weather and temperature can increase the perceived level of difficulty of our activities. Elevation ranges up to 9,000 feet for Utah’s Mighty Five and up to 11,000 feet for California High Country Adventure. Everyone reacts differently to altitude, so if you do have any health issues you should check with your doctor that this trip is suitable for you.