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ADVENTURE TREKKING AND DAY HIKING
Rocky Mountain Backpacking offers a unique experience of self-discovery during multi-day backpacking trips in remote wilderness settings as well as memorable day hikes to amazing places in northern New Mexico.
Safety, enjoyment and wilderness ethics are the cornerstones of Rocky Mountain Backpacking. We would love to share this experience with you. Learn More
What Our Clients Say
As a former airborne infantry soldier, I never pictured using a guide to explore the wilderness, but a mountaineer I am not. Having John Froelich as a close friend, already knowing his incredible wealth of knowledge, I was delighted to join him several years ago on a trek through the lofty San Juan Mountains. It was my first trip into such altitudes, though my home is only 3 hours away. He planned a route to Upper Ice Lake Basin, gave me specific packing lists and options for gear and took exceptional care to make sure I spent the next few days exploring the most beautiful place i have ever laid eyes on (and I grew up in the Bahamas... so that's saying something). To this day, Ice Lake Basin in full summer bloom, surrounded by waterfalls, is my happy place. I owe it to John, I would put my life in his capable hands over again to witness such majesty. Can't thank you enough Johnny!
I first met Johnny early on in my backpacking days and have since completed 6 multi-night wilderness trips with him in the American west. His extensive experience in the wilderness combined with his safety & rescue training grants me full confidence in him as a guide. With safety as his number one priority, he planned each trip with thorough detail, including fowl weather back up options and emergency plans. Johnny has a deep connection with the terrain and knows how to read the land and weather patterns. Plus, he has a great sense of humor and is an overall good person that would go out of his way to help anyone in need. I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Backpacking if you’re seeking a great wilderness adventure! I’ve come out of each trip feeling stronger and more clear-headed; I look forward to many more trips with him.
Mary Kathryn J.
My backpacking trip with Johnny was the most adventurous experience of my life. He showed me parts of the Grand Canyon that few people have seen during our 5 day mostly off-trail trip. It was clear that he is very knowledgable and skilled in the wilderness, but what stood out to me the most was his concise communication with our group. Though he was our trip leader, he made sure that each of us communicated clearly about our options, concerns, and ideas in making decisions together as a group. This created a strong and trusting group dynamic that enabled us to navigate the challenging terrain feeling safe, empowered, supported and motivated. Whether you’re a novice backpacker or very experienced, Johnny will facilitate an experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, energized, and inspired. You’re in good hands with RMB. Thank you Johnny!