Travel to the Southwest US

America's most iconic landscape--the Southwest US.

It has been called America's most iconic landscape. Come explore the deep and winding canyon trails, red rock spires and surreal sandstone landscapes that define the stunning Southwest U.S.

Journey with REI Adventures to the Southwest US to:

  • Explore unforgettable off-the-beaten-path routes revealing the desert's hidden wonders in places like Capitol Reef, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon and more
  • Experience fascinating geology, history and ideal climate
  • Access the living history of the Apache, Anasazi, Havasupai and Navajo people
  • Enjoy kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking and more!
  • Deluxe camping options available with our Signature Camping trips at Zion & Bryce National Parks

Arches & Canyonlands Trips

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking

Day hiking with a comfortable lodge stay at night

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack among the natural features of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks—deep river canyons, colorful hoodoos, Native American rock art, and a wide variety of natural sandstone arches
  • Includes some rock scrambling, river wading, and options to hike exposed ridgelines for panoramic views
  • Spring and fall departures

Death Valley Trips

Death Valley Cycling

Death Valley Cycling

Road cycling and some short hikes with comfortable lodging at night

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Cycling
  • Cycling on beautiful newly-paved roads (some one way) with a variety of mileage and climb options ranging from moderate to vigorous
  • Short day hikes on are available, including hiking along the iconic sand dunes and a tour of the famous Scotty's Castle
  • Accommodations are within the National Park at Stovepipe Wells, a quaint and quiet desert oasis
  • Warm weather departures throughout the late fall, winter and early spring
Death Valley Hiking & Camping

Death Valley Hiking & Camping

Day hiking through desert terrain with backcountry wilderness base camping

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack over varied backcountry desert terrain and some established trails. Some rock scrambling required
  • Visit some of Death Valley's most iconic highlights including Badwater & The Devil's Golf Course, Titus Canyon, and the Mesquite Flat sand dunes
  • Spring departures timed to coincide with wildflower blooms and include scenic, secluded camping in the Funeral Mountains
Death Valley Hiking – Hotel Based

Death Valley Hiking – Hotel Based

Day hiking through desert terrain while staying at comfortable hotels

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack over varied backcountry desert terrain and some established trails. Some rock scrambling required
  • Visit some of Death Valley's most iconic highlights including Badwater & The Devil's Golf Course, Titus Canyon, and the Mesquite Flat sand dunes
  • All evenings spent in the comfortable Stovepipe Wells Hotel

Grand Canyon Trips

Grand Canyon Backpacking – North Rim

Grand Canyon Backpacking – North Rim

Backpacking adventure with from the Grand Canyon's remote north rim

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Backpacking with a full pack on steep backcountry trails through the secluded Grand Canyon wilderness
  • Establish a secluded backcountry campsite each night
  • Departures in late summer and early fall
  • This is a strenuous trip for very fit and adventurous travelers
Grand Canyon Backpacking – South Rim

Grand Canyon Backpacking – South Rim

Backpacking from the Grand Canyon's south rim

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 5
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Backpacking with a full pack on steep backcountry trails through the secluded Grand Canyon wilderness
  • Establish a secluded backcountry campsite each night
  • Departures in late summer and early fall
  • This is a strenuous trip for very fit and adventurous travelers
Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Family Adventure

Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Family Adventure

Day hiking with deluxe base camping and hotel stays

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Hiking with just a daypack and exploring the Havasu Falls oasis with waterfalls, pools and towering canyon walls
  • Enjoy our deluxe base camp deep in Havasu canyon with spacious walk-in tents. Stay in comfortable hotels at the beginning and end of the trip.
  • Summer departures
  • Great for families with children
Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Hiking

Grand Canyon Havasu Falls Hiking

Day hiking with deluxe base camping and hotel stays

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack and exploring the Havasu Falls oasis with waterfalls, pools and towering canyon walls.
  • Enjoy our deluxe base camp deep in Havasu canyon with spacious walk-in tents. Stay in comfortable hotels at the beginning and end of the trip.
  • Departures in spring, summer and fall
Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking

Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking

Day hiking with a comfortable lodge stay at night

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack on one of two classic Grand Canyon routes: the South Kaibab – Bright Angel "South Rim Loop" or the North Kaibab – Bright Angel "Rim to Rim" route
  • While on the canyon rim, spend the night in an historic inn or cabin. On the hike, enjoy two nights at Phantom Ranch along the Colorado River
  • South Rim Loop departures early spring and late fall
  • Rim to Rim departures late spring and early fall
Phantom Ranch Weekend Getaway

Phantom Ranch Weekend Getaway

Day hiking with comfortable lodging at night

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack on a classic Grand Canyon route—the South Kaibab-Bright Angel "South Rim Loop".
  • Enjoy a night in a historic lodge on the canyon rim, then two nights at iconic Phantom Ranch along the Colorado River.
  • Departures in late winter, spring, and late fall.
  • Convenient transportation to and from Phoenix, AZ or Flagstaff, AZ. Already in the Grand Canyon? Add this on to your existing vacation plans and meet the group at the South Rim.

Joshua Tree Trips

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Backpacking

Rock climbing and backpacking adventure in Joshua Tree National Park

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking, Rock Climbing
  • Backcountry rock climbing at a hidden site with a range of options for all skill levels
  • Backpack with a full pack 4-5 miles to reach our campsite away from the crowds
  • Establish primitive backcountry camps
  • Spring and fall departures
  • This is a challenging trip for fit travelers
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Base Camping

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing & Base Camping

Rock climbing adventure with front country base camping

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Rock Climbing, Camping
  • Backcountry rock climbing at a hidden site with a range of options for all skill levels
  • Hike to climbing sites from an established front country base camp at Ryan Campground
  • Establish primitive backcountry camps
  • Spring and fall departures
  • This is a challenging trip for fit travelers

Superstition Mountains Trips

Superstition Mountains Backpacking

Superstition Mountains Backpacking

Backpacking adventure with primitive backcountry camping

  • Days: 4
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3-4
  • Activity: Backpacking, Hiking
  • Backpacking with a full pack to explore the rock spires, mesas and narrow canyons that define this desert region
  • Establish a secluded backcountry campsite each night
  • Spring and fall departures
  • This is a challenging trip for fit travelers

Zion & Bryce Canyon Trips

Bryce Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Bryce Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Day hiking from our comfortable REI Signature Camps

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Hiking the highlights of Bryce Canyon National Park with just a daypack and exploring the remarkable slot canyons of Escalante National Monument.
  • Includes hiking high canyon rim trails with expansive views and scrambling with your hands and feet while exploring slot canyons (no ropes or technical canyoneering involved!).
  • Our exclusive, private REI Signature Camp features spacious tents with elevated cots, lots of comfortable lounge spaces, covered dining, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets and amenities galore, perfect for those new to camping or looking to take their camping experience to the next level of comfort.
  • Spring and summer departures with convenient start and end of trip in Las Vegas, NV.
Family Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Family Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Day hiking from our comfortable REI Signature Camps

  • Days: 5
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Hiking the highlights of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks with just a daypack and exploring the remarkable slot canyons of Escalante National Monument, with our family-oriented guides.
  • Includes hiking high canyon rim trails with expansive views, exploring narrow canyons with some hiking through water, and fun activities designed with kids in mind.
  • Our exclusive, private REI Signature Camps feature spacious tents with elevated cots, lots of comfortable lounge spaces, covered dining, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets and amenities galore, perfect for families new to camping or looking to take their camping experience to the next level of comfort.
  • Spring and summer departures with convenient start and end of trip in Las Vegas, NV.
Family Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Family Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Day hiking from our comfortable REI Signature Camps

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Hiking the highlights of Zion Canyon National Park with just a daypack, exploring the park with our family-oriented guides.
  • Includes hiking high canyon rim trails with expansive views, exploring narrow canyons with some hiking through water, and fun activities designed with kids in mind.
  • Our exclusive, private REI Signature Camp features spacious tents with elevated cots, lots of comfortable lounge spaces, covered dining, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets and amenities galore, perfect for those new to camping or looking to take their camping experience to the next level of comfort.
  • Spring and summer departures with convenient start and end of trip in Las Vegas, NV.
Zion & Bryce Canyon Cycling & Hiking

Zion & Bryce Canyon Cycling & Hiking

Road cycling and some short hikes with comfortable lodging at night

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Cycling, Hiking
  • Cycling on paved roads with a variety of mileage and climb options ranging from moderate to vigorous
  • Short day hikes on some of the areas most iconic trails are available options
  • Accommodations range from a vibrant Vegas resort to the historic Zion Park Lodge to a small, family-owned inn hidden away near Bryce Canyon
  • Departures May through September
Zion & Bryce Hiking – Lodge-based

Zion & Bryce Hiking – Lodge-based

Day hiking with a comfortable lodge stay at night

  • Days: 7
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Hiking with just a daypack among the natural features of Zion and Bryce Canyon—sandstone peaks, spire-like hoodoos and deep canyons
  • Includes some rock scrambling, switchbacked trails, and options to hike exposed ridgelines for panoramic views
  • Sleep each night in a comfortable lodge on a private 1000-acre ranch
  • Spring and fall departures
Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Zion & Bryce Hiking – REI Signature Camping

Day hiking from our comfortable REI Signature Camps

  • Days: 5
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Hiking the highlights of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks with just a daypack and exploring the remarkable slot canyons of Escalante National Monument.
  • Includes hiking high canyon rim trails with expansive views, exploring narrow canyons with some hiking through water, and scrambling with your hands and feet while exploring slot canyons (no ropes or technical canyoneering involved!).
  • Our exclusive, private REI Signature Camps feature spacious tents with elevated cots, lots of comfortable lounge spaces, covered dining, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets and amenities galore, perfect for those new to camping or looking to take their camping experience to the next level of comfort.
  • Spring and summer departures with convenient start and end of trip in Las Vegas, NV.
Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Zion Hiking Weekend – REI Signature Camping

Day hiking from our comfortable REI Signature Camps

  • Days: 3
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Camping
  • Hiking the highlights of Zion Canyon National Park with just a daypack.
  • Includes hiking high canyon rim trails with expansive views and exploring narrow canyons with some hiking through water.
  • Our exclusive, private REI Signature Camp features spacious tents with elevated cots, lots of comfortable lounge spaces, covered dining, and bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets and amenities galore, perfect for those new to camping or looking to take their camping experience to the next level of comfort.
  • Spring and summer departures with convenient start and end of trip in Las Vegas, NV.
Zion New Year's Adventure

Zion New Year's Adventure

Day hiking and snowshoeing with a comfortable lodge stay at night

  • Days: 6
  • Activity Level: Activity Level 3
  • Activity: Hiking, Snowshoeing
  • Hiking and snowshoeing with just a daypack among the natural features of Zion and Bryce Canyon*—sandstone peaks, spire-like hoodoos and deep canyons
  • Enjoy this region during the winter season when visitors are few
  • Sleep each night in a comfortable lodge on a private 1000-acre ranch
  • Holiday departures

*Opportunities in Bryce Canyon depend on snow levels.

O.A.R.S. Rafting Trips

O.A.R.S. Rafting

O.A.R.S. Rafting

Day-long and multi-day whitewater rafting trips in California, Colorado and Utah

  • Days: 2 to 4+
  • Activity Level: Varies
  • Activity: Rafting
  • Rafting options from flat-water to Class IV-V rapids
  • For multi-day trips, guides establish a campsite each night at some of the best spots along the river
  • Departures March through October
  • Trips available for all experience levels

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