The Rocky Mountain High Life is a challenging but rewarding adventure through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Traveling between the resort towns of Aspen and Telluride this hike explores the heights of one of the United State’s most dramatic landscapes. Some highlights of this trip include alpine hot springs, remote mountain passes, undisturbed forests, and the comfort of Colorado’s resort culture.
The Sedona, Arches, and Canyonlands trek explores the more remote corners of America’s most treasured national parks. Hiking over sandstone bridges, beneath arches, through lush canyons, and across the red expanse of the painted desert, are some of the most enigmatic and rare adventures a person can experience. The Sedona, Arches, and Canyonlands trek is built out of our favorite hikes through these remote and often inaccessible regions of the desert southwest. Due to the complexity of locating many of these hikes the Sedona, Arches, and Canyonlands trip is truly a unique experience.
Ryder Walker also has a new foray into the wilds of Canada! The New Brunswick: Bay of Fundy trip explores the lush forests of the Bay of Fundy. Here you will explore secret coves, kayak to islands, eat boatloads of fresh seafood, and explore the unique rock features and ancient forests of Canada’s Atlantic coast. The Bay of Fundy is an exciting new trip that will take you through the depths of the Canadian forests between Saint John and Rose Brook.
Hiking in South America remains an exciting new frontier. Ryder Walker’s guides have endeavored to discover alternatives to the more crowded hiking routes through Peru and Patagonia, instead opting to hike less traveled but equally stunning treks through Latin America. In addition, we can proudly offer accommodations along these routes that rival the quality and comfort expected from our European destinations. There is no better way to explore the glaciated peaks and alpine lakes of Patagonia or trek the dramatic approach to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, which we approach along the Salkantay instead of the more crowded Inca Trail.
In our Argentina and Chile trip explore the hills, plains, coasts, and dramatic peaks of Patagonia, the same vast wilderness that has historically hid such outlaws as Butch Cassidy (note he also regularly visited our home, Telluride – guy got around). Due to the region’s deep history and stunning wilderness Patagonia has garnered a reputation as one of the most mythic and wild regions in the world. Of course, in true Ryder Walker fashion, between such exciting outings as hiking through the Cajon del Azul (Blue Canyon) or boating across vast Lago Nahuel Huapi, we will also be staying in the finest lodges and inns, tasting wines and local beers, and enjoying the finer things offered by Argentina and Chile’s sophisticated cultures.
The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu runs from the mountain city of Cusco to the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Along this trip, we stay in nature lodges which offer luxurious accommodations, often alongside an ecologically friendly twist. Here we hike beneath the glaciated 20,000-foot peak of Salkantay, along the shores of the alpine lake Humantay, and to the Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Tarawasi, and of course Machu Picchu. Other highlights of the trip include zip-lining into the Colpa Lodge and the sacred hot springs of Aguas Calientes!