Backpacking Trips

Backpacking Trips Across the Southwest

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A guided backpacking trip is an excellent way to become acquainted with a more demanding level of outdoor adventuring or to explore a new and unfamiliar wilderness region. AOA’s outdoor guides are highly-skilled, professional, wilderness first responder certified with all the know-how and experience to make your backpacking trip the adventure of a lifetime.

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Grand Canyon Guided Backpacking Trips

Go on a guided backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon with AOA
We have 5 Grand Canyon backpacking trips, all backcountry-style camping. Take your pick from the waterfalls of Havasupai to trips that take the lesser-known, less-crowded trails of the Grand Canyon.
Price: $845 pp
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights to 4 days, 3 nights
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Accommodations: Camping

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Havasu Falls Backpacking

Learn more about a guided backpacking trip to Havasupai with AOA
A more rugged experience where you rely on yourself and the expertise of your guide. Perfect for seasoned backpackers and beginners alike.
Price: $1,075 pp
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Accommodations: Camping

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Superstition Wilderness Backpacking

Go on a guided backpacking trip in the Superstition Wilderness with AOA
The Superstition Wilderness is an hour outside of Phoenix, but backpacking there feels like a distant, remote getaway. The area is a local favorite with miles of trails to explore and endless desert scenery.
Price: $745 pp
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Season: Winter, Spring
Accommodations: Camping

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Yosemite Falls Backpacking Trip

Learn more about a Yosemite Backpacking trip with AOA
Explore the Yosemite backcountry for 4 days with hikes along Yosemite Creek, up Eagle Peak, Yosemite Falls, and more.
Price: $895 pp
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Season: Summer
Accommodations: Camping

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Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking Trip

Learn more about a Yosemite Half Dome backpacking trip with AOA
Take on the Yosemite high country with hikes to Little Yosemite Valley, along the Merced River and summit the majestic Half Dome!
Price: $945 pp
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Season: Summer
Accommodations: Camping

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Tips for Planning a Backpacking Trip

Are you planning on backpacking or camping this summer? If you’re without a sleeping bag, you might want to read up the 4 steps to buying the perfect sleeping bag.

Backpacking is the best way to explore the backcountry, but not the most glamorous. If you haven’t been on a backpacking trip before, here is a guide to preparing for your first backpacking trip so you can get a good idea of what to expect.

Need help choosing a backpack for your upcoming hiking trip? We’ve created a guide on how to find the right backpack for hiking and backpacking.

Heading into the backcountry without a first aid kit is a huge no-no. At the least, you should always carry a basic first aid kit with you anywhere you go! You can buy one, but sometimes the pre-made kits don’t have everything you would need. Here’s a little help from AOA on how to create a basic first aid kit. 


Partner with AOA

AOA is one of the foremost operators in the adventure travel industry, providing services to over 30 partner companies and countless private groups. We have deep experience working with:

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