Explore America's Classic National Parks with REI Adventures

REI offersunforgettable adventures to America's Classic National Parks.

REI Adventures offers unforgettable trips to America's classic national parks. Find out how much fun you can have when you explore these legendary places with us on a fully guided tour.

Journey with REI Adventures to America's national parks and enjoy:

  • All the activities you love — climbing, hiking, paddling and more
  • Expert guides and fun companions that love the outdoors as much as you do
  • A choice of activity levels and options for first-time travelers to seasoned adventurers
  • Weekend outings or week-long adventures
  • Deluxe camping options available with our Signature Camping trips at Zion & Bryce National Parks

Arches & Canyonlands Trips

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands National Parks offer an unforgettable introduction to the dramatic grandeur of the Southwest's High Desert. Our new lodge-based hiking adventure led by top-guide Jody Young transports us to the heart of this colorful region where water and wind-sculpted landscapes of enormous scale stretch out to the distant horizon.

Death Valley Trips

Death Valley Cycling

Death Valley Cycling

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Cycling

Escape to one of the greatest surprises in the West and a cycling experience that simply can't be duplicated anywhere else on the planet. Wildlife and wildflowers animate the spaces between salt spires and sand dunes. Join us for a weekend spinning wheels through Death Valley, reviving the soul and opening your mind to the exceptional cycling terrain.

Death Valley Hiking & Camping

Death Valley Hiking & Camping

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking

Death Valley's backcountry offers a variety of unique hiking opportunities for the active traveler: narrow, labyrinthine slot canyons cut through polished marble and challenging trails that climb to remote desert summits. Our schedule allows for hiking excursions to many of this vast national park's geological highlights, while we spend all nights at a comfortable basecamp close to each day's trailhead.

Death Valley Hiking – Hotel Based

Death Valley Hiking – Hotel Based

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking

See the stunning contrasts of Death Valley, from towering 11,000' peaks to basins sunk below sea level. We explore this unique national park through a series of hikes, from winding slot canyons to summits with magnificent views. Each night we retire to a comfortable hotel to relax and recharge for the coming day's adventure.

Gates of the Arctic Trips

Gateway to the Arctic

Gateway to the Arctic

  • Days: 10
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Canoeing

On this unforgettable hiking adventure in northern Alaska, top guide Jody Young leads us on an active exploration of some of North America's most remote and magnificent wilderness regions including Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Glacier Bay Trips

Alaska's Inside Passage and Glacier Bay

Alaska's Inside Passage and Glacier Bay

  • Days: 8
  • Activity Level: Varies
  • Activity: Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking

Remote wilderness exploration highlights this adventure. Spend days cruising among massive icebergs, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and whale watching in Alaska's spectacular Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Grand Canyon Trips

Grand Canyon Backpacking – North Rim

Grand Canyon Backpacking – North Rim

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Backpacking

Leave the crowds behind and explore the Grand Canyon on a challenging backpack trip deep into the canyon. Our North Rim itinerary takes us into some of the most remote and pristine areas of the park. See stunning vistas, ancient rock formations, and traces of past civilizations. The Grand Canyon is a milestone achievement for any backpacker.

Grand Canyon Backpacking – South Rim

Grand Canyon Backpacking – South Rim

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Backpacking

Challenge yourself with a memorable backpacking trip from the Grand Canyon's South Rim to its floor. See jaw-dropping views from the rim and explore the intense contours of the canyon walls, while staying at remote, scenic campsites. Get away from the crowds and see this natural wonder on foot.

Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Family Adventure

Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Family Adventure

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Minimum Age: 8

Award Winner! A classic family vacation, the Grand Canyon is right on top of everyone's list. Spend a week in a remote and incredibly beautiful part of the Canyon near famed Havasu Falls, camping, exploring, swimming and relaxing.

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Hiking

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking — Tackle the legendary rim to rim hike or the classic south rim loop and spend two nights at Phantom Ranch, with a full day to explore the canyon's depths.

Phantom Ranch Weekend Getaway

Phantom Ranch Weekend Getaway

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Hiking

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Weekend—Cross a stay at the legendary Phantom Ranch off your bucket list with our 4-day trip from the South Rim, with a full day to explore the canyon's depths.

Great Smoky Mountains Trips

Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking

Great Smoky Mountains Backpacking

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 4
  • Activity: Backpacking

The Appalachian Trail through the Great Smoky Mountains offers fantastic hiking and expansive mountain views. We backpack from one primitive shelter to the next on this short section of a classic route to experience a taste of the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker life.

Great Smoky Mountains Family Backpacking Adventure

Great Smoky Mountains Family Backpacking Adventure

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Minimum Age: 9

Experience the magic of the Great Smoky Mountains on this backpacking adventure designed specifically for families with children ages 9 and up. We'll carry all we need comfortably on our backs as we take our time enjoying this loop hike among old growth Hemlock and Spruce trees along streams, pools and cascading waterfalls. Spend the weekend with REI Adventures creating family memories to last a lifetime in one of our National Parks where the scenery and resources are protected, and nature is allowed to run its course.

Joshua Tree Trips

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking, Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree is home to amazing granite monoliths and formations—twisted rock that creates a surreal and unique landscape. Not only do we marvel at these wonders, but we rope up and climb them! Backpack in to our campsite and spend 3 days learning and practicing rock climbing skills for a one-of-a-kind weekend getaway.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Base Camping

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Base Camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Camping, Rock Climbing

Joshua Tree is an amazing location to learn how to rock climb. Unique rock formations among stunning scenery provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of climbing instruction. Join our professional guides to build or hone your skills, while staying at a nearby front-country campsite.

Rocky Mountain Trips

Rocky Mountain Backpacking – North Inlet

Rocky Mountains Backpacking – North Inlet

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Our backcountry voyage begins from the Rocky Mountain National Park's quiet western border outside the beautiful town of Grand Lake, CO. Following the superbly designed and maintained Continental Divide Trail we traverse idyllic flower and wild life studded meadows, rushing creeks teeming with trout, tumbling waterfalls and clear alpine lakes surrounded by a sea of craggy peaks reaching heights over 14,000 feet. Join REI in Rocky Mountain National Park on its quiet trails, learning little known secrets from your guides as we help craft your perfect weekend wilderness escape.

Rocky Mountain Backpacking – Thunder Lake

Rocky Mountains Backpacking – Thunder Lake

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 4
  • Activity: Backpacking

We've been having such a great time on our North Inlet itinerary, that we felt it was time to add a Thunder Lake route. This trip is perfect for those looking for a higher altitude experience, seekers of a slightly more challenging Rocky Mountains route, or for backpackers who've already experienced our North Inlet route and would like to see more of the park. High altitude vistas and dramatic scenery await you as you ascend above 10,000 feet to camp near a sparkling alpine lake. Challenge your body and refresh your soul with this beautiful escape to the backcountry!

Virgin Islands Trips

Virgin Islands Volunteer Vacation

Virgin Islands Volunteer Vacation

  • Days: 12
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Trail Maintenance, Restoration, Hiking

New trip! Give back to one of the premier Caribbean destinations for US travelers, the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands National Park is home to astounding beauty, but volunteers are needed to keep this park in pristine condition. Volunteers focus on trail maintenance and restoration with two days of down time to enjoy the tropical sand and surf.

Yellowstone Trips

Yellowstone Backpacking – Bechler River

Yellowstone Backpacking – Bechler River

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Explore the wonders of Yellowstone National Park with a fun, safe, and experienced naturalist guide. Our Bechler River itinerary gets you off the beaten path to explore teeming rivers, remote geysers, and relaxing hot springs.

Yellowstone Backpacking – Black Canyon

Yellowstone Backpacking – Black Canyon

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Backpack along the mighty Yellowstone River, taking in its roaring waterfalls and abundant wildlife. Relax along riverbanks each night, spend time fishing, and take in the spectacular scenery of this world-famous national park.

Yellowstone Backpacking – Gallatin Mountains

Yellowstone Backpacking – Gallatin Mountains

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Visit a little-known corner of Yellowstone National Park on this challenging, yet rewarding, backpacking trip. The Gallatin Crest Traverse provides expansive views away from the crowds. Lace up your boots and join us on the majestic trails of Yellowstone!

Yellowstone Kayaking

Yellowstone Kayaking

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Kayaking

Paddling the lakes of Yellowstone National Park is one of the most exciting and unique adventures in North America! Break away from the crowds and paddle to the remote corners of this stunning environment, take a deep breath, and enjoy one of America's great natural adventures.

Yosemite Trips

Yosemite Backpacking – Hetch Hetchy

Yosemite Backpacking – Hetch Hetchy

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Backpacking

Explore the "hidden Yosemite" as you learn the basics of backpacking on our exploration of Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park. We'll learn route finding, backcountry travel utilizing minimal impact practices, outdoor cookery, and natural history as we enjoy Yosemite Valley's "little sister."

Yosemite Backpacking – The High Country

Yosemite Backpacking – The High Country

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Learn the basics of backpacking in this introductory course. While enjoying the beauty of Yosemite's high country, learn route finding using map and compass, establishing a camp while employing minimal impact practices, the basics of packing light, outdoor cookery and menu planning, natural history and personal care.

Yosemite Backpacking – Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Backpacking – Yosemite Valley

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Experience the real power of place as you learn the basics of backpacking around one of the most incredible valleys in the world. Enjoy the eagle eye views as we gaze from above at iconic formations and features of the Yosemite Valley and learn the basics of minimal impact backcountry travel and cooking, as well as natural history.

Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking

Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 4
  • Activity: Backpacking

Yosemite's Half Dome is considered the most iconic rock face in the country! REI Adventures has designed the perfect itinerary for your big climb! Join us for a four day hike along Yosemite's most spectacular ridgeline overlooking the Yosemite Valley, destination: Half Dome.

Yosemite Volunteer Vacation

Yosemite Volunteer Vacation

  • Days: 5
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Trail Maintenance, Restoration

Help protect one of America's best known icons: Yosemite National Park. Volunteers are needed to help rangers renovate trails and restore fragile natural resources damaged by visitor use. September is the perfect time to visit Yosemite, with pleasant daytime temperatures, fall colors and fewer visitors than during the summer months. Enjoy the camaraderie of working with other outdoor enthusiasts and have fun while "giving back" to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Zion & Bryce Canyon Trips

Bryce Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Bryce Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping

Our new and exclusive REI Signature Camp at Bryce Canyon features the best REI camping amenities and provides outstanding access to the park's great hikes and sights for an exceptional Bryce adventure as only REI can provide.

Family Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Family Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

  • Days: 5
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Minimum Age: 8

Our new and exclusive REI Signature Camps at Zion and Bryce Canyon feature the best REI camping amenities and provide outstanding access to the parks' great hikes and sights for an exceptional Zion and Bryce Family adventure as only REI can provide.

Family Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Family Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping

Our exclusive REI Signature Camp at Zion Canyon features the best REI camping amenities and provides outstanding access to the park's great hikes and sights for an exceptional Zion Family Weekend adventure that only REI can provide.

Zion & Bryce Canyon Cycling & Hiking

Zion & Bryce Canyon Cycling & Hiking

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Cycling, Hiking

Southern Utah's geologic wonderland surrounding Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks boasts one of the world's most stunning landscapes for a cycling and hiking adventure. Zion's "tunnel climb", Kodachrome Basin and Angel's Landing are just a few of the highlights we visit in these iconic parks.

Zion & Bryce Hiking – Lodge-based

Zion & Bryce Hiking – Lodge-based

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking

After each day's hike through the natural wonders of Utah, relax with a bountiful meal and settle in to a comfortable lodge on a private 1000-acre ranch.

Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

  • Days: 5
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping

Our new and exclusive REI Base Camps at Zion and Bryce Canyon feature the best REI camping amenities and provide outstanding access to the parks' great hikes and sights for an exceptional Zion and Bryce adventure as only REI can provide.

Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping

Our exclusive REI Signature Camp at Zion Canyon features the best REI camping amenities and provides outstanding access to the park's great hikes and sights for an exceptional Zion Family Weekend adventure that only REI can provide.

Zion New Year's Adventure

Zion New Year's Adventure

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Snowshoeing

Our mid-winter Zion & Bryce Canyon hiking and snowshoeing adventure provides a unique opportunity to discover these magical national parks when visitors are few and the landscape is filled with an air of tranquility and renewal.

O.A.R.S. Rafting Trips

O.A.R.S. Rafting

O.A.R.S. Rafting

  • Days: 2 to 4+
  • Activity Level: Varies
  • Activity: Rafting

REI Adventures and Outdoor Adventure River Specialists (O.A.R.S.) bring you over fifteen itineraries on nine different rivers from half-day floats to weekend and longer trips.

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