USA SELF-GUIDED HIKING TOURS

Ryder-Walker’s trips through the desert southwest of America are some of our companies in-house favorites – and the regions where many of the guides spend their own vacation time!

Our New Mexico: Santa Fe to Taos and Red Rocks: Bluff and Moab, Utah travel to all of our favorite locations in the desert, whether they are better hidden local haunts or world-class hiking destinations, the mystery and charm of the desert southwest are guaranteed to provide a profound experience – especially for those new to the stunning region. The southwest still hides many secrets, including ancient trails that lead to Anasazi cliff dwellings and hidden waterfall canyons. Every step in this alien landscape provides another surprise or delight. There is nowhere else on earth quite like the region, and we strongly believe that it is important for every person to experience this truly different section of the US at least once in their life.

Self Guided Tours: U.S.A.

Sun setting in the mountains of New Mexico

Stunning desert vistas, high alpine peaks of the most southern portion of the Rocky Mountains, charming adobe homes and dwellings, thriving art communities, and chilis are only the tip of the iceberg in the 47th US state. You begin your journey in Santa Fe.  Santa Fe has, over the years, become the heart and soul of New Mexico’s thriving epicurean and art scene. New Mexico is the 5th largest state ...

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Self-Guided Tour Date

June-October

Guided Tour Date

July 11-18 & Oct. 4-11

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canyonlands self-guided

There is no place on earth like the desert canyonlands of southeast Utah. Petrified sand sculpted by the forces of weather and time provides the medium that gives life to whimsical rock formations, precipitous cliffs, natural stone arches, and serpentine canyons. People from all over the world travel to this unique landscape to witness the play of light on naturally formed rock sculptures with names ...

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Self-Guided Tour Date

April-May, September-October

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*All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to change

Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

Ryder-Walker is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and acknowledges that there is growing uncertainty about the safety of traveling right now. Currently, our guided and self-guided treks are on schedule to run. Should travel restrictions be implemented by local or global authorities we will post updates on this link.

For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.