blue marble adventure

Guided Grand Canyon Backpacking

Strap on your backpack and ditch the crowds as we explore 2 billion years of Earth’s history

Guided Utah Backpacking Tours

Become one with the canyonlands as we delve into this spectacular wilderness

Guided Arizona Red Rocks Backpacking

See Arizona’s wild side up close and personal on a backpacking tour through time

Grand Canyon Backpacking Tours

Utah Canyon Country Backpacking Tours

Arizona Red Rocks Backpacking Tours

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.

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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