Who Is Blue Marble?
Just a bunch of wild rock heads
Geologists, Time Travelers, Wilderness Guides, Bold Adventurers, and Community Stewards
Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism specializes in geology-based outdoor adventures that illuminate the mind, refresh the body, and nourish the soul. We see the landscapes as few people do, and want to share that fundamental knowledge of our Earth with you. The Earth is just a box of rocks, and that box is our playground.
Our guides are trained geologists, wilderness stewards, and experienced travelers. We want to share our love of the Earth and all of its mystery and wonder with our guests creating lifetime memories and adventure. We also are invested in our community, giving 1% of all guided hiking tour proceeds to the National Parks Foundation, which helps to sustain, enlarge, and keep the National Parks, America’s Best Idea, beautiful for generations to come.
Why Go Guided?
So much of the true wilderness experience comes from being able to understand and interpret what you are seeing. Why are those rocks red? How did this canyon form? What is that tree? What cultural significance are those petroglyphs? Our expert guides will not only keep you safe, relaxed, and intrigued, they will also be able to answer almost any question you have about the landscape you are seeing.
A trained geologist is a person who can interpret millions of years of Earth’s history simply by staring at a rock outcrop for a few minutes. Anyone can read a book about The Grand Canyon, Zion, The Painted Desert, or Death Valley, but seeing it up close and personal is a completely different and extraordinary experience. Our guides will give you knowledge and the intimate experience of truly knowing where you came from.
In addition to our geologic knowledge, our trips also give you the fundamental ability to immerse yourself in the landscape without worrying about food, water, camping arrangements, transportation, driving directions, or any logistical issues that invariably accompany adventure. Let us handle the details, all you need to do is enjoy the ride.
Why Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism?
Our Mission & Vision
Time Travel… Really?
The human race has existed in some form for roughly 5 million years. Imagine that the Earth has existed for one day; this means that humans have existed for about 1 second, and that all life has existed for about 10 seconds.
The fundamental understanding of geology is just how vast and wondrous our Earth and universe is, both in time and space. To see it through the lens of ancient rocks and formations is to step into a world both home and alien.
Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism at its core is a company that seeks to show each and every one of our guests that time travel is as simple a task as putting one foot in front of the other. The formations and rocks that we see here in our wonderful Plateau Country and the world over provide opportunity for us to experience a world that came long before us, and that will be here long after we are gone. To truly revel in the majesty of geologic time is to push imagination and wonder to the limit, to appreciate just how fantastic our world can be just steps away from our busy lives.
We invite you to take this adventure with us, one step at a time, as we observe and immerse ourselves in the greatest mysteries our species has ever known.