Five great US trekking holidays not to be missed

Mar 04, 2014 BY Paul McWilliams

Huge, iconic natural wonders and vast open spaces, the US is a country where everything is big. With some of the world’s best national parks and most incredible scenery, trekking adventures in the US are very special indeed. Check out the following five great US trekking holidays to see what we mean.

Great US trekking holidays image by National Park Service

From the forests and mountains of the north east, to the swamps and bayous of the Deep South and deserts of the south west, the USA is home to an incredible array of trekking terrain. Our list is by no means exhaustive but they represent five great US trekking holidays not to be missed.

Southwest USA national parks tour from Las Vegas

Overnight in the legendary Monument Valley, immerse yourself in the real Wild West cowboy country and explore the landscapes of Zion, Bryce, Arches and Canyonlands national parks. You’ll also get to gaze in awe at the colossal Grand Canyon before heading back to Las Vegas for some bright lights and big city party action.

Great US trekking holidays image from Bindlestiff

This seven-day tour from Bindlestiff Tours takes in as many south western highlights as is humanly possible in just a week. This is a real American adventure in a landscape made famous by another great American invention: the Western. Exploring this incredible corner of the US on a trekking adventure is an unforgettable experience. Check out the Bindlestiff Tours website: or call: 1-800-557-6989 or email: [email protected] to find out more.

Yellowstone wildlife walk

One of the most iconic national parks in the world, Yellowstone is everything you imagine it to be and more. Stunning Rocky Mountain scenery backdrops your twelve-day adventure where you can track bison and bears, stroll through colourful meadows and stumble across geothermal pools. Grand American Adventure’s expert guides will take you through this incredible landscape on a truly unique trekking adventure.

Great US trekking holidays Wikimedia image by Gamekeeper

Alaskan adventures

No list of great US trekking holidays can be complete without Alaska. This nineteen-day tour with TrekAmercia takes in all the pristine beauty of the Denali and Kenai Peninsula national parks with plenty of opportunity to pull your boots on and getting trekking. Optional extra activities including mountain biking, sea kayaking and scenic flights to make this more of a multi activity tour.

Yosemite hiking

Along with Yellowstone, Yosemite is another globally renowned national park and for a very good reason. Home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, you’ll hike way up into the mountains carrying everything you need on your back to experience some of the best views on earth. It’s a challenge but one that’s well worth the rewards. Visit the Wildland Trekking Company for more information.

Great US trekking holidays Wikimedia image by Vincente Villamon

Exploring wine country

A different but no less enjoyable kind of trek is also available in California. From the gateway of bohemian San Francisco, head out into the California wine country, where you’ll find rolling hills and European-style accommodation. Dine in style and, of course, sample some of the delicious wines that have made this region famous across the world. Check out Wine Country Trekking for more details.

There are a multitude of great US trekking holidays available, of which this article barely scratches the surface. We have tried to pick 5 diverse destinations and different types of trekking or walking holidays to give you a feel of what is available.


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