blue marble adventure

Experience the Grand Canyon

Discover the Grand Canyon without the crowds on our backpacking or basecamping tours!

Tour the Arizona Red Rocks

Explore the wild and spectacular backcountry of Northern Arizona!

Explore Utah Canyon Country

See Utah in its most spectacular, primal wilderness state!

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous,
and leading to the most amazing view – Edward Abbey

The Grand Canyon

Utah Canyon Country

Arizona Red Rocks

Featured Event

Canyons and Chefs

An extraordiary and unique meeting place between outdoor adventure and a michelin-starred restaurant.  Join us for these outstanding experiences in Grand Canyon, Sedona, and elsewhere in the beautiful Canyon Country!

Featured Trip

THE WAVE

This erosional gem, located deep in the Vermillion Cliffs of Arizona, is a must for any aspiring geologic adventure hound.

Got a Permit to The Wave?

Let us take you there for the best experience possible!

WHy go with Blue Marble Guides?

Safety first

Our guests and employees safety is our top priority on every adventure. All guides are trained and certified in CPR and First Aid, equipped with fully outfitted first aid kits and extra water.  Most guides also have more advanced certifications.

food & Accommodations

All of our multi-day adventures come fully equipped with high-quality tents and excellent sleeping pads rented from trusted gear outfitters.  For food, you can expect home-cooked, backcountry meals planned by a professional chef, and perfectly executed by our guides.

geologist guides

Our lead guides are geologists with at least a Bachelor of Science in geology from an accredited university. They are carefully chosen based upon their expertise in the area of your trip, and will ensure your every need is satisfied.

Backpacking Tours

Escape deep into the wilderness carrying everything you need in your backpack.  We furnish top-of-the-line gear and expert guides.

Basecamping Tours

Hike in amongst wondrous scenery by day, and return to a comfortable basecamp with all the amenities for an evening of star-gazing.

Day Hiking Trips

Spend a day thinking like a geologist as we uncover the hidden secrets and fascinating past of the Colorado Plateau.

 

Custom Adventures

We can accomodate almost any adventure geology request.  If you have a dream trip, we will make it a reality.

 

The Goat’s Blog

How Big is the Grand Canyon?

How Big is the Grand Canyon?

How Big is the Grand Canyon? Visiting Grand Canyon can be a nearly overwhelming experience.  Standing on the rim a peering out over the vastness is a legitimately humbling experience.  Take it from those who have spent a lifetime here; this place is as awe-inspiring...

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How to Win the Wave Lottery

How to Win the Wave Lottery

How Do I Win the Wave Lottery? It is called "The Hardest Permit to Get in the USA" by Outside and Backpacker Magazines.  Your chances stand at roughly 3% on any given day.  People enter month after month for, in some cases, years before winning (if they ever do).  No...

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How Long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon?

How Long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon?

How long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon Like many of the questions about Grand Canyon, this one has several different and nuanced answers.  Will you travel by foot, mule, or helicopter?  How much gear might you be carrying?  Are you a fit hiker, or is this...

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