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


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 Hot Does It Get In The Grand Canyon?

How Hot Does it Get in the Grand Canyon? With the summer months officially upon us, it has come time to discuss one of the most-asked questions this time of year: how hot does it actually get in Grand Canyon?  The answer is one word, three letters: H-O-T. The Inner...

read more
How Long Is The Havasupai Falls Hike?

How Long Is The Havasupai Falls Hike?

How Long is the Havasupai Falls Hike? Hiking down to the shimmering waters of Havasu Falls is on the bucket list of most outdoor enthusiasts.  Who wouldn't want to take the plunge into some of the most iconic waters of the American Southwest?  Inviting as they seem,...

read more
Is Havasupai Falls In The Grand Canyon?

Is Havasupai Falls In The Grand Canyon?

Where is Havasupai Falls? Traveler in the American Southwest often think Havasu Falls are in Grand Canyon National Park.  They are not.  But don't worry, The Goat will get you there! Technically speaking, Havasu Falls is, in fact, part of Grand Canyon.  Grand Canyon...

read more