Layers! Light-weight layers made of technical fabrics are best. Pants that convert into shorts also work well in the desert. Brimmed hat and sunglasses will add additional protection from the sun. We send out a detailed packing list to all travelers 30-days before your tour departs.
We suggest light-weight, breathable, flexible hiking boot with ankle support. Additionally, you will want to add several pairs of socks, designed for desert hiking; breathable, wicking, technical fabrics work best.
We recommend a soft-sided, light-weight suitcase, convertible duffle, or backpack. Also, consider bringing a camera bag, small day pack, or fanny pack as well.
We walk approximately 3 miles per day, not necessarily consecutively. There are elevation changes and there is uneven ground on some of the trails.
No, hiking with the group is not mandatory.
Yes, just speak with your guide and they can make recommendations. They may not be able to accompany you but they can advise you where/when to hike if you want further.
You will spend a minimum of 2-3 hours in each park, on average 3-4 hours.
We do not have any age restrictions for our tours, however, we ask that parents know their children’s hiking abilities. If children are able to hike and keep up with the group they are welcome on our tour.