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Camping Trips


End a day of adventure with a hearty meal before you snuggle into your comfortable sleeping bag while listening to the sounds of nature all around.

2022 TripAdvisor AwardOur camping tours are an incredible way to be fully immersed in the beautiful locations you are exploring while still being able to wash off the trail dust with a hot shower at the end of the day. We will provide you with all the essential gear including spacious tents, warm sleeping bag and pillow, fresh sheets and 4” thick sleeping pads. We set up our campsites to be a “home base” and prepare fresh, hearty camp meals to enjoy family style. Whether you are a first time or experienced camper, nothing beats the camaraderie of telling stories by the campfire under vast starry skies, or rising with the sun and being handed a hot cup of coffee to start your day. Let us take care of all the logistics so you can focus on enjoying the trails and connecting with nature. 

We use a mixture of commercial campgrounds and designated group sites on public lands. Our campgrounds are specially selected for their breathtaking views and convenient proximity to the parks. More details about your specific tour can be found on the trip page. You can also reach us at 1-800-206-7909 if you have any questions about the camping experience.

For 2023, Pay half now, and half 30 days prior to departure. 



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Why Choose a Camping Tour with MountainBased?


Join us on a camping tour to experience the stunning beauty of National Parks! We’ve carefully selected the best, secluded campgrounds outside of the parks for maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Camping offers a hands-on, remote experience and our tours include all necessary gear and logistics, so you can focus on the natural wonders and shared experiences with fellow campers. All skill levels are welcome, from first-time campers to experienced ones. Let us take care of the details from sunset to sunrise, while we share valuable stories and insights about the places we explore. Join us on an award winning tour this season to discover what all the hype is about!

What’s Included on a Camping Tour?

Quality Campgrounds

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Experience America’s natural beauty by camping at curated, high-quality campgrounds near the National Parks. Rest after a day of exploration and sleep under the stars on our unique camping tours.

Camping Gear Included


Spacious Tent
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Sleeping Bag + Sheet
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3″ Air Pad
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Pillow + Case
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Each tour is great for couples, families, and solo travelers alike

Top-Rated Expert Guides

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Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through breathtaking landscapes and teach you about the local flora, fauna, geology, and culture of the area. Leave the logistics to us and spend your time relaxing and enjoying the experience. Our guides are also expert in outdoor cooking, so you’ll be able to savor delicious meals while camping.

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All Meals Included

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For breakfast, lunch and dinner we have you covered! The food we prepare each day is equally as important as a great day on the trails. We strive for seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Our food is focused on lean proteins, veggies, greens, and a variety of side dishes. Each meal will be served family style.

Travel in Comfort

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With us, you can take in all the stunning views in comfort while we take care of gas, transportation, and park fees. Our new 15-passenger Ford Transit vans come complete with air conditioning, large windows, and all the necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable journey. We also have a large trailer to safely haul all your luggage and gear, so you can travel worry-free.

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Small Group Camping Experience

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Explore the stunning National Parks in a small and personal setting on our camping tours for groups of 12 or less. Our personalized approach allows for a more authentic and immersive experience as we delve deeper into the park’s history and features. With a smaller group size, we can offer a tailored tour to your needs, ensuring a unique experience for each guest.

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Interested in a Lodging Tour Instead?


If you are interested in a different type of tour experience, a lodging tour may be a great option for you. By choosing a lodging tour, you can still enjoy the beauty of nature while also having the comfort of a roof over your head. Before making a decision, learn more about our lodging trips.



This tour is classified as a CASUAL LODGING experience which means it focuses more on proximity over luxurious amenities. Each selected property includes double queen rooms, wi-fi, TV and are both centrally located in town. Both rustic properties are known for their mountainous views, great staff, and close proximity to wildlife exploration. Want to learn more? Chat with an expert by calling 1-800-206-7909 or email us here.


This is an Easy to Moderate tour for fit hikers, and will be do-able with some effort by less fit hikers. This tour has a heavy emphasis on wildlife viewing and sightseeing. The trails on this trip feature flat boardwalks and gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas. Perhaps some short, relatively steep climbs and descents, but nothing longer than 20 minutes. Average hiking distance per day is 3-5 miles per day. All activities are optional, and our guides will brief all guests on the activity level of each prior to hiking. You should be in good physical shape and able to hike on uneven terrain for this tour. Trip members should be capable of hiking and carrying a daypack that weighs 10-15 pounds. Want to learn more? Chat with an expert by calling 1-800-206-7909 or email us here.



1 - Easy: These tours will be Easy for anyone who can walk for up to 90 minutes without stopping. Flat to gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas and maybe some steps but no sustained or steep ascents or descents. Max hiking distance per day is 2-3 miles.

2 – Easy to Moderate: These tours are Easy - Moderate for fit hikers, and will be do-able with some effort by less fit hikers. Flat to gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas. Perhaps some short, relatively steep climbs and descents, but nothing longer than 20 minutes. Max hiking distance per day is 3-5 miles.

3 - Moderate: These tours are Moderate for fit and active hikers, and will be a little challenging but do-able for less fit hikers. Rolling to hilly terrain with frequent climbs and descents often over rocky terrain. May have some short, relatively steep climbs and descents. Max hiking distance per day is 5-7 miles.

4 – Moderate to Strenuous: These tours are classified as Moderate to Strenuous for fit hikers who will find them a satisfying and challenging workout; they are not appropriate for unfit hikers. Rolling and often steep terrain with frequent challenging ascents and descents, often over rugged and uneven terrain. Max hiking distance per day is 10 miles.

5 – Strenuous: These tours are for strong hikers in excellent physical condition, this tour is classified as Strenuous, pushes themselves daily, distance and elevation are not an issue. First one to the top! Rolling and often steep terrain. Challenging sustained climbs and descents of up to 4,000 ft. Has no issue with changing altitudes during physical exertion. Max hiking distance per day is 10-15 miles.

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