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 specific travel dates, or just prefer to explore on your own, a self-guided tour becomes the best option for your schedule. Self-guided tours are more flexible (in the planning stages) and affordable. We’ve designed self-guided tours as short as 2 days or as long as 3 weeks, and take pride in finding just the right itinerary for your needs. We can arrange quiet, intimate tours for two or larger getaways for groups of friends, work colleagues, or family reunions.  The choice is yours!

We offer a variety of well-tested self-guided packages that really let you get out and explore beautiful places across North America. We can also customize any of these tours to lengthen or shorten them, or upgrade or downgrade accommodations as you like. We only arrange self-guided tours in the areas we know and love, and you’ll benefit from the experience and expertise accumulated by our guides who have been living, working, and playing in this landscape for decades. We know the lodges and the locations, and will direct you to the best options these areas have to offer.

What will your self-guided tour include?

We try to make it easy for you, so you don’t have to worry about the details. Our self-guided tours include prepaid hotels, often with breakfast, carefully written route descriptions, hiking maps with highlighted routes, a support contact person, and lots of useful information that will help your trip run smoothly.  

Not included are your car rental, meals and beverages, entrance fees or extras charged to your room. Exact details vary slightly from tour to tour, so see the individual tour descriptions for complete details.

Our notes on towns and national parks and route descriptions are detailed and descriptive, with elevation guides, longer and shorter options, ideas for rainy days, and are customized to fit your trip. You’ll receive a comprehensive packet of information well before your trip to review, including suggested packing list and info on what to expect.  You will have plenty of time to contact us with any questions!

North America


Self-Guided Alberta: Banff and Jasper

Canadian Rockies

Discover the magic of the Canadian Rockies! Huge limestone peaks, turquoise lakes, wild animals, and abundant trails.

Departures July – September

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Self-Guided Best of Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies

This tour explores the best of the Colorado Rockies from Crested Butte to Aspen and the many gorgeous views in between. A spectacular area!

Departures June – September

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Self-Guided Lake Tahoe Adventure


This tour explores the jewel of the Sierra Nevada mountains, with 6 nights from 2 fabulous hotel bases in the Lake Tahoe region.

Departures June – October

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Self-Guided Northern Arizona Highlights


Blessed with an ideal climate and supreme natural beauty, Northern Arizona is a perfect hiking destination for spring and fall trips.

Departures January – December

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Self-Guided Southern Utah Highlights Tour


Discover one breathtaking highlight after the next at the most spectacular National Parks in the US Southwest.

Departures January – December

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How does it work?

Our self-guided tours can generally be booked for any number of people and any dates that work for you.  If you find a trip you like, you can sign up online and we’ll do our best to make sure it happens.  If you have any questions at all, just ask.  We’re always a quick phone call or short email away!