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Why Travel With Us?

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Award-Winning Adventures


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


Why Travel With Us Award

Small Group Experience


Whether you’re a solo traveler, traveling with a friend or with loved ones, our small group adventures are the perfect way to see the National Parks while connecting with others.


Family Owned + Operated


MountainBased was founded in 2016 by brothers James, Justin, and Jared Ebert, along with their cousin Nick St. John. Our family has a history of adventure travel spanning three generations. Our goal is to provide exceptional hiking adventures that honor the same outdoor philosophies as our grandparents’ organization, the Iowa Mountaineers (1940-1996). For us, adventure travel is more than our passion, it’s our purpose.


Expert Team of Guides


Our guides are well-versed on the areas we visit. You’ll learn about regional flora, fauna, and geology, and the history and culture of people that call this place home. Guides will take care of all the logistics so you can enjoy the experience and relax.


Excellent Food


Enjoy freshly prepared, hearty meals that will keep you well fueled for a day packed with adventure. We cater to your dietary needs and make mealtime another fun part of the experience.



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Adventures Made Easy


A trip with MountainBased is a safe, well-organized, and truly unforgettable experience! We take care of all the logistics, gear, transportation, and expertise so you can focus on exploring the parks without any of the stress. Our team takes pride in making sure you see each destination in the best possible way.

Quality Accommodations + Campgrounds


Choose your style: Explore America’s landscapes while resting at the day’s end in unique lodging accommodations, or opt for a camping adventure and rest under the stars. Each lodge and campground we partner with has been curated to fit the quality of the MountainBased experience. Click here to view all of our lodging adventures.


All 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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Travel Comfortably


Hit the open road in our new 15 passenger Ford Transit vans. Air conditioning and large windows ensure you will travel comfortably and catch all the stunning views. We tow a large trailer to safely haul your luggage and gear.

Adventure is more than our passion, it’s our purpose