Walking and camping in the great national parks of the West
From the granite domes and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park to the multi-coloured stone spires of Bryce Canyon, the striking landscapes of the American West will take your breath away.
Etched by millions of years of erosion, sprawling deserts, deep-red canyons and giant open spaces abound in this geological wonderland. We visit some of the best destinations for walkers in the US, covering trails that will challenge all abilities, with opportunities to venture off the beaten track to explore the sacred land and traditional homes of the Navajo.
Camping enables us to fully appreciate the solitude and starry skies that this region is so rightly famous for.
Our journey ends in glittering, iconic Las Vegas. Grand on all fronts, this is a trip with big landscapes, big skies and even bigger adventures.
What makes this trip responsible?
When hiking we stick to marked trails to reduce our impact on the local environment and we camp in the designated grounds regulated by each National Park. At campgrounds (and throughout the trip) we employ a ‘leave no trace’ policy in regard to litter - everything taken into the park is taken out to preserve the local environment. We recycle wherever possible on the trip and all leaders are trained in responsible tourism to enable them to follow best practice and enforce our ‘leave no trace’ policy. We encourage all clients to use reusable water bottles and re-fill them from taps rather than throwing away plastic bottles. Local shuttle services are used for transportation within the parks. The maximum group size on this trip is restricted to 12 in order to reduce the environmental impacts of visiting remote areas.
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Hiking in Bryce Canyon