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The Trans-Sierra Xtreme (TSX) Challenge and Grand Canyon Challenge are a series of inspirational guided backpacking treks across Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. They are among the most challenging and rewarding experiences that California and Arizona have to offer. You’ll traverse awe-inspiring terrain, completely unplugged, with a small group and incredibly experienced guides. While the treks can be intense, no prior backpacking experience is required and all ages are welcome. Just bring your mental toughness, positive attitude and be ready for the challenge of a lifetime.

Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge

1 week, 75 miles, Mt. Whitney

Map of Trans-Sierra backpacking trail to Mt. Whitney

You can do anything you put your mind to. Join an inspirational trek across some of the most remote, least traveled regions of the Sierra to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft).

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Map of Trans-Sierra backpacking trail to Mt. Whitney
Map of Grand Canyon Challenge backpacking loop

Grand Canyon Challenge

3 nights, 35 miles, Colorado River

Map of Grand Canyon Challenge backpacking loop

Unplug backpacking rugged and remote Grand Canyon terrain. Discover hidden gorges, and sleep at the Colorado River, while soaking-in inspiration that will last a lifetime.

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What can you expect?

Serious wilderness.

You’ll be off the grid, traversing some of the most remote, least traveled regions of the Sierra and Grand Canyon with a small group and experienced guides.

Lifelong memories.

Our treks are open to motivated individuals of all ages. So grab your kid, grab your parent, grab your best friend for life, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Rugged inspiration.

Get knee-deep in high Sierra steams, scale snow covered passes, drop into remote desert canyons, summit jagged granite peaks. And we’re still keeping the best part a secret.