Eastern Oregon Guided Backpacking Trips
& Trekking Tours
Thinking about taking your group backpacking? Our previous clients will tell you:
"It's just nice to have a guide."
We make backpacking easy. Don't worry- planning, gear, gourmet dinners, backcountry cocktails, local lore, safety and security included. Our backpacking trips take place primarily in the Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains and in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains in NE Oregon. Contact us for other locations.
To request a private backcountry trip, click the blue button below. For hop-on trips see '2020 Set Departures' in the menu above.
Eastern Oregon Guided Backpacking Inclusions:
2 Expert Local Wilderness Guides
-topics covered: outdoor skills native flora/fauna, history, geology, ecology
Pre-tour Planning & Logistics
Camping & Hiking Gear
-excluding sleeping bags
"Go Wild Gourmet" Dinners & Breakfasts
-yes, including coffee
Safety & Emergency Equipment
-our guides are wilderness First Aid Certified
-from Baker City or La Grande to Trail
20+ Professional Photographs
All Area Fees
Leave the leading to the guide, step out and enjoy spectacular scenery worry-free
Disconnect to Re-connect: part of the beauty of these mountains is that there's rarely cell service
Climb Oregon's oldest peaks and and jump in glacier carved lakes
Camping & Safety Gear is provided!
Fill out the "Backpacking Request" form above or email us for rates and a custom quote.
Duration: 1-6 nights
Group Size: 1-10, contact us for larger groups
Seasonality: June - October
Much of the high country doesn't open till the first or second weekend on July. May-June options do exist. Email us.
Additional Options: Craft cocktails or wine, fly fishing gear & instruction, professional video commemorating your trek
Looking for even more luxury?
Start or end your trek at one of our partner Mountain Lodges.
Contact us for options.
Cancellations: All multi day tours will be charged a 50% deposit per person at the time of booking, $100 of which will be non-refundable. Cancellations 30-15 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price. Cancellations within 14 days: No refund.
Weather: All tours operate rain or shine. Weather's no reason not to have fun! In case of extreme conditions, tours are refunded on a case by case basis.
Contact us: 541.403.1692 //
Tried & True Trips in the Wallowa & Elkhorn Mountains
9-40 miles and up to 4 lakes over the course of 1-5 nights, this trek allows you the freedom to go at your own pace, stop and smell the flowers, and wonder at mother nature. Return to a base camp every evening complete with a supplied wall tent for incredible camp meals.
We suggest a 4 night stay, your camera, and a bourbon Manhattan.
Wild Wallowa Circuit
Not for the faint of foot, this loop hike covers a lot of distance, a lot of elevation, and rewards you with breathtaking scenery of unique lakes and wild rivers. Don't expect to see many other hikers. Expect to be wowed and go skinny dipping. 40 plus miles over 3-6 days.
We suggest a 5 night stay, good hiking boots, and a deck of cards.
From River to Lodge
This is an awesome point to point hike that takes you along a gorgeous river, past four gorgeous lakes, and ends with your head on a pillow at one of Eastern Oregon's premier mountain lodges. Stay each night at a supplied camp, enjoying gourmet camp grub and starry skies.
We suggest a 3-4 night stay, a fly rod, and your swim suit.
The Elkhorn Crest
The Elkhorn Crest Trail is a bucket list hike for many, a trail runners dream, and a unique point to point that traces the spine of the Blue Mountains from near Baker City to Anthony Lakes. Lots of exposure means epic views. This one's a must.
We suggest a 3 night trip, bringing your kids, and going on a weekday.