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2023 TripAdvisor AwardDo you dream of taking a roadtrip through famous National Parks and checking off your bucket-list destinations? But the thought of finding the right trails, arranging campsites or lodging, planning where to eat, where to park, and other logistics just scare the hoodoo out of you? Don’t worry, we’ve got it all figured out! Let our team at MountainBased take care of the details so you can focus on enjoying the experience. Our signature itineraries and expert guides will make sure your adventure is everything you dreamed of and more, whether you choose a camping or lodging based trip. Learn more by calling 1-800-206-7909





Select Your Desired Trip Style

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Why Join a MountainBased Tour?


Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Unleash the wild and untamed beauty of the National Parks with our exclusive MountainBased lodging and camping tours! Our team of adventure experts have handpicked the most secluded and breathtaking lodges and campgrounds just outside of the National Parks, guaranteeing you an immersive and unforgettable experience. Imagine yourself nestled in a cozy lodge with panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness or camping under the stars in a secluded campground. Either way, our tours have got you covered! Planning a trip can be stressful, but not with us! We take care of all the logistics, from quality restaurants to necessary gear, so you can focus on what really matters – the shared experiences with your fellow travelers. Our tours cater to all skill levels, from first-time campers to experienced outdoor enthusiasts and with our team of experts, you’ll gain valuable insights and stories about the places you explore. Don’t wait, join us on an award-winning tour and discover the true beauty of the National Parks! Experience the adventure of a lifetime with MountainBased.

Reasons to Join a MountainBased Tour

Experienced Guides

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When you join us on a tour, you’ll be in good hands. Our guides are knowledgeable about the areas we visit and will provide you with unique insights on the history and geology of the parks. They’ll also share their own personal stories. You can sit back and relax knowing that your guides will take care of all the logistics. A tour with MountainBased is a safe, well-organized, and truly unforgettable experience. Our guides also provide and teach you how to use camping gear. Our team is committed to making sure you have the best possible experience at each destination.

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Connect with a Small Group

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Where else can you connect with like-minded hikers and travelers? A guided hiking tour with a small group can be a fun way to explore the great outdoors. The small group size allows for a more personalized experience, and the opportunity to bond with other hikers. Our groups are no more than 12 hikers per trip making each tour just the right size.

Top-Rated Tour Operator

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MountainBased is proud that we have been awarded multiple TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for being among the best tour operators in the American West. These accolades are a testament to our commitment to delivering outstanding experiences for our guests and we are honored to be acknowledged as a leading tour company in the region. We take great pride in offering unique and memorable tours and we look forward to welcoming you on one of our award-winning adventures.

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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Quality Accommodations + Campgrounds

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We’ll make your stay unforgettable by from our curated selection of lodges and campgrounds. Whether you prefer a comfortable bed at the end of the day or the tranquility of sleeping under the stars, we have options to cater to your needs. Our lodging a campground partners are chosen with the utmost care, ensuring that you have a top-notch travel experience.

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Comfort + Room For Luggage

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Comfort is key for a successful road trip, which is why we offer transportation in our new 15-passenger Ford Transit vans. Our vans are equipped with air conditioning and large windows, ensuring a comfortable ride and great views. Additionally, we have a large trailer to securely transport your luggage and gear on all of your adventures.

Always Fresh Food + Great Restaurants

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On our camping tours, we offer fresh, family-style breakfast, lunches and dinners. When we’re not dining in on our lodging tours, we provide delicious picnic-style meals with stunning views. All of our meals are made with lean proteins, vegetables, greens, and various sides, and our guides go above and beyond to ensure that only the freshest ingredients are used. We partner with restaurants that prioritize the use of fresh ingredients.


Each tour is great for couples, families, and solo travelers alike

choosing the right destination

How to choose the right destination?


> Utah

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure that will take your breath away, look no further than a guided hiking tour in Utah. Our Utah tours are great for guests who crave the open desert landscape.

This state is truly a hiker’s paradise, boasting some of the most unique and spectacular landscapes in the country. From the red rock formations, spires, deep canyons of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands National Park, to the water-carved cliffs of Capitol Reef National Park and the multicolored cliffs of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, every step on the trail will leave you in awe.

> Wyoming

Wyoming is a hikers paradise boasting some of the most unique and spectacular landscapes in the country. Our Wyoming tours are ideal for guests who’ve had Yellowstone and Grand Teton on their bucket-list for awhile. A trip to Wyoming is almost guaranteed to see wildlife.

From the geysers and hot springs of the iconic Yellowstone National Park, to the majestic peaks and valleys of the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park, every step on the trail is east on the eyes. Yellowstone offers a diverse array of experiences, from the Old Faithful geyser to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the colorful hot springs. Grand Teton, on the other hand, offers some of the most iconic views of the Teton Range, with the park’s high peaks visible from almost every trail.

> California

Booking a guided hiking tour to California is an excellent way to experience the natural beauty of the state. Want to step on the same trails as John Muir? Want to see where Alex Honnold climbed Half Dome and El Capitan free solo? Our California hiking tours are perfect for those wanting bigger hikes in Yosemite and well deserved rest towards the end of their tour in Lake Tahoe before it ends back in Reno.

Two of the most popular destinations for hiking in California are Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. Yosemite offers hikers the opportunity to experience the breathtaking granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and diverse array of flora and fauna that make it one of the most iconic national parks in the United States. The park offers a wide range of hiking trails, from easy strolls to challenging treks, making it a great destination for hikers of all skill levels. Lake Tahoe, on the other hand, offers a completely different experience, with its crystal-clear waters, towering peaks, and dense forests. The area around the lake is home to some of the best hiking trails in the state, offering spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. A guided tour can help you make the most of your hiking experience by providing expert guidance, safety tips, and insider knowledge about the best trails and sights to see.

> Arizona

Choosing Arizona as your travel and hiking destination offers a number of compelling reasons. Arizona is renowned as the home of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s Seven Wonders. We ensure that all of our Grand Canyon tours take you onto the trails that venture below the rim. This perspective is crucial, as it offers a profoundly different view of the terrain compared to the more common viewpoint from the top of the South Rim. While our adventures can’t descend all the way to the bottom of the Colorado River, our Grand Canyon trips provide challenging trails that meander down into the breathtaking mile-deep chasm.

Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon, both operated by the Navajo Nation, hold significant cultural value and unique natural charm. Monument Valley is renowned for its vast, stunning vistas, making it a territory celebrated for its iconic western sunsets and sunrises. It’s also a place where numerous Hollywood movies were filmed, which you’ll quickly come to appreciate. Antelope Canyon enchants with its slot-canyon beauty and captivating light displays. We make sure to schedule our tours during peak sun positioning times in the canyon to maximize the vivid orange and yellow hues that illuminate the canyon walls. All of our trips to Arizona begin in Las Vegas, reducing travel time and providing convenient access to Arizona’s wonders. Many guests prefer Las Vegas as their starting point due to its ease of finding flights and its extensive range of accommodation and entertainment options. A guided tour promises an unforgettable journey, led by experts who ensure a safe and informative exploration of this captivating state.

Should I select a camping or lodging tour?


The decision between a guided camping trip and a lodging trip ultimately depends on the type of experience you are looking for.

Guided camping trips offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature and experience the great outdoors in a more hands-on approach. You will be led by experienced guides who can cook, prepare bonfires, and get you set up at camp. We provide you with all the necessary gear and equipment so you can leave yours at home. This type of trip is perfect for those who want to explore and discover new places but also have their meals completely covered for a more affordable experience.

On the other hand, lodging trips typically provide a more comfortable and luxurious experience. Instead of camping in the wilderness, you will be staying in a lodge or glamping tent. You will be led by expert guides who prepare you fresh picnic lunches, take you to fantastic restaurants and more.  This type of trip is ideal for those who want to relax and unwind, and who want to enjoy the amenities of a more upscale experience, such as private bathrooms, air conditioning, and other modern amenities.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either, both trip styles are very rewarding and fun in their own unique way. Regardless of what trip you decide to book, our guides are always here to guide you throughout the experience.