Rocky Mountain Backpacking is an outdoor adventure company based in the Southwestern United States focusing on guided backpacking trips in the most wild and scenic terrain imaginable.  Our main objective is to provide you with an extraordinary experience through personal interpretation of wilderness in its rawest form.

This summer we are operating in New Mexico’s stunning Pecos Wilderness including treks to the Truchas Peaks, Santa Fe Baldy, Katherine, and Pecos Baldy lakes.  This coming fall/winter season, we will trek the Hermit and Tanner Trails of Grand Canyon National Park and the canyons of New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness.

This year we have introduced new Airbnb Experiences and Adventures – Arrange for unique Day Trips or longer Wilderness Adventures to make your vacation in New Mexico unforgettable.  Now you can book with us through Airbnb and have your trip ready for you when you arrive.  Individuals and groups are welcome.  Current offerings as well as custom Experiences and Adventures are available.

The World is waiting to be explored, and we will be there every step of the way to help guide you on your journey of personal empowerment and self-discovery.  With the desire for a deeper connection to the Earth and the motivation to push yourself beyond your limitations you will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.

So, dust off your boots, turn off the phone and be prepared for your life to change.


Multi-day Excursions & Day Hikes

The Southwest has some of the most diverse terrain in the northern hemisphere. From the deserts to the tundra, we provide opportunities to experience the backcountry on a year-round basis.

Full-Service Expeditions

For multi-day adventures, meals and transportation from our gathering point are provided. Much of your gear is provided and additional items are available at very reasonable cost.

Remote Backcountry Destinations

To truly experience the wilderness experience, Rocky Mountain Backpacking primarily operates in areas of light use where you can see and feel the grandeur and solitude.

Experienced Guides

All our guides are highly knowledgeable in campcraft and wilderness trekking. They will make sure you will enjoy your trip. Every guide is a Certified Wilderness First Responder and Certified in CPR.

Custom-Tailored Trips

Rocky Mountain Backpacking can design special trips around your itineray and needs, long or short, rugged or easy. If you don't find something in our standard itinerary, talk to us.


Your guide will document your trip with photos and all guests are welcomed to bring their cameras. In order to fulfill our timelines, we will need to stay together and keep moving but there will still be plenty of time for spectacular photos of your own.


Meet and Greet

Trekkers and guides will meet before we leave to discuss wilderness rules, gear, our itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

Gearing Up

We supply as much gear as we can and will arrange for very reasonable rentals or purchases for additional things you might need.


We supply transportation from our meeting place to the trailhead with comfort stops along the way. Our vehicle will pick us up at the end of our trip and return us to origin, also with any necessary stops.

Meals Provided

We provide adequate core meals, breakfast and dinner, throughout your trek. You are welcomed to pack in any extra food you would like. We will work with you on any special dietary needs.

First Aid

All our guides are certified Wilderness First Responders and CPR certified. In rare instances of discomfort, our guides have experience in care management.

Custom-tailored Trips

We will guide you to the trips that are best suited to your abilities and skill level. If you are eager for more rugged trekking, we can prescribe a regimine that will build up your stamina and wilderness knowledge.

Commercial Permits

Rocky Mountain Backpacking secures all commercial permits and licensing for its guides and trips in advanced. Adequate insurance is in place and Parks Departments are aware of all our itineraries.

Photo Documentation

Your guide will document your trip with photos and journal entries from which we will create our company blog. If you are a photographer, bring your camera. This is an ideal opportunity for you to get otherwise unobtainable shots!