Backpacking

From exploring the intricate slot canyons of southern Utah, hiking the high mountain passes of Canada's Yukon Territory and delving into the Gold Rush history of Alaska's Chilkoot Trail, our backpacking and trekking trips throughout North America offer a premiere guided wilderness experience.   We offer a wide scope of trekking, hiking and canyoneering trips from single day adventures to remote 12 day backpacking trips.   Our guides have a unique love for wilderness and are accomplished naturalists whom enjoy sharing their passion for the outdoors. 

  • Crossing over the Chilkoot Pass in late June Crossing over the Chilkoot Pass in late June
  • Group crossing a creek on the Cottonwood Trail, Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory Group crossing a creek on the Cottonwood Trail, Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory
  • Following in the footsteps of stampeders on the Chilkoot trail looking for gold and gorgeous scenery Following in the footsteps of stampeders on the Chilkoot trail looking for gold and gorgeous scenery
  • Setting out on a 5-day backpacking trail in Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument Setting out on a 5-day backpacking trail in Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument
  • Setting out on a 12 day hike of the Donjek Route in Kluane National Park Setting out on a 12 day hike of the Donjek Route in Kluane National Park
  • Hikers on the Chilkoot Trail enjoying a bluebird day crossing into Canada Hikers on the Chilkoot Trail enjoying a bluebird day crossing into Canada
  • North Cascades National Park offers great backpacking and camping in late summer North Cascades National Park offers great backpacking and camping in late summer
  • Sunset glow camping in the alpine, British Columbia Sunset glow camping in the alpine, British Columbia
     

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Yukon Backpacking Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2450*

Guide training backpacking course into the wilds of the Yukon. This course takes place in Kluane National Park on the Donjek Route.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 24 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Donjek Route

Price: $2250*

The Donjek route rises over the vast alpine of the Burwash Uplands and then descends to the toe of the Donjek Glacier. This route challenges routefinding and navigation skills and typifies this pristine mountain wilderness.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Cottonwood Trail

Price: $1550*

Keep the rugged ridgelines of the Dalton Range constantly in your sights as you wind through spruce and poplar groves, cross phenomenal mountain passes, and wander through alpine meadows.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park and Preserve
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Chilkoot Trail

Price: $1190*

Join Alaska Mountain Guides for a trip back in time, as we travel in the footsteps of the stampeders who traveled the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Destination: Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Alpine Hiking

Price: $1050*

Trek within the boundaries of the largest protected wilderness area on the planet.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Takshanuk Ridge Trekking

Price: $595*

Mount Ripinsky and Takshanuk Ridge offers an iconic alpine ridge walk perched above the Chilkat Valley and surrounding fjord. A great, easily accessible multi-day Alaska backpacking adventure.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Day Hiking

Price: $86*

Hike historic trails, trek ridgelines in Alaska and the Yukon, and explore coastal inlets to alpine tundra!
  • Destination: Haines and Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: AMGA

Utah Backpacking & Canyoneering

Price: $1550*

Backpacking and canyoneering trips in southern Utah are perfect for individuals seeking their first canyoneering adventure, or experienced desert travelers looking for an exciting challenge. Participants will learn canyoneering skills in a safe and fun environment and explore some of the most fascinating desert topography in the world.
  • Destination: Utah's Canyon country
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7, 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Salt Lake City, UT

*Starting from prices, per person, in USD