Adventures, Backpacking, Multi-Day Trips


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Date(s) - 10/23/2020 - 10/27/2020


Sycamore Canyon Wilderness encompasses the second largest canyon in Arizona’s red rock country. This trip into the Canyon will gain you more knowledge about Southwest Backpacking than anything you can ever do.  Sycamore Canyon Wilderness contains more than 50,000 acres of colorful cliffs, soaring pinnacles, and one of the world’s rarest habitats. It is one of Arizona’s most dramatic and beautiful canyons.


  • Breathtaking views of the Red Rocks in the Sycamore Canyon
  • Camping at a remote 100  year National Historic Cabin made of Red Rocks
  • Pass through the high desert as the old Ranchers once did 100 years ago
  • Camp on the Mesa and witness amazing views of the Canyon
  • Hike to ancient (and well hidden) Verde Hohokam Indian Ruins located on a cliff
  • Wildlife viewing include Elk and other native species
  • Cross the Verde River
  • Hike to a Spring Fed watering hole to bathe in..Arizona style

This will be a 3 night and long 4 day trip. The total loop hike will be 26.5 miles.  We start very near our Base Camp for the week. From where we get dropped off, the actual trailhead is 200 yards away. This is a very old ranching trail that the Cowboys of the past use to heard their Cattle on. It’s a dry trail with some amazing views later on the trail. It’s very rocky with moderate up’s and down’s.  The first day ends at a National Historical Rock Cabin that can still be used today. Working wood burning stove, cast iron pans, and a place to sleep if you dare. We will camp at or near the cabin. Our trip includes remote Wilderness camping with red sand under your feet and amazing views that you will remember for a lifetime.  Once we hike up and over the Mesa we will return to a natural Spring that offers one of the most spectacular swimming holes you will ever encounter. DON’T MISS THIS TRIP!!!

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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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