We Are Rubicon Outdoors

In the summer of 1998 Rubicon Outdoors began offering a variety of adventure-based programs for teenagers, adults, and families learning to travel safely in wild places like the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Grand Canyon, the Swiss Alps, and South Africa. Over the years, we’ve had some incredibly fun, rich moments along the way and have discovered some remarkable places; since then, our enthusiasm for sharing these experiences with others has only continued to grow. Our mission is to offer the finest adventure tours available in these areas we know and love best!

Rubicon Outdoors is committed to offering affordable and exciting first-class adventure experiences in some of the world’s best locations for hiking, backpacking, and climbing . We keep our groups small and intimate, and we never cancel a tour because of a minimum group size requirment–for a trip to run all we need is one person, so if you’ve signed up, we’re going! Our tours provide a chance to meet new friends, dive into wild landscapes, and immerse yourself in the most beautiful places in the world. We’ve uncovered the best trails, the most breathtaking vistas, and the hard-to-find outstanding campsites. We know the most comfortable lodges to stay in, and where the locals go (that’s us!) for delicious fare. We’re picky–and we’ve assembled, we believe, the very best that the American Southwest has to offer.

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Custom Tours

                          We are always happy to customize any of our itineraries.  With our custom tours you can add a few extra nights, upgrade hotel opti


Self-Guided Tours

About our self-driving hiking tours Why take self-guided tours? These are self-driving tours for people who love to hike. If you don't want to be part of a group, have spec

The view from our private guided Grand Canyon Backpacking tour.  

Private Guided Grand Canyon Backpacking: South Kaibab to Bright Angel

Are you interested in a private guide?  We create private guided tours specifically for you, your friends, and family.  You choose the dates that work best and the itinerary that