The Americas

The Americas offer an incredibly vast selection of hiking. Our hikes in the Americas include new tours and old, which curate everything from alpine rainforests to towering mountain ranges and unexplored deserts. In the Americas, we offer trips in the United States, Canada, Peru, Argentina, and Chile.

North America

In North America, Ryder Walker offers a series of tours that will take you through the heights of the dramatic Rocky Mountains, the secret gems of the painted desert, and the secluded coast of the Atlantic Bay of Fundy. These tours access Ryder Walker’s most remote and wild hiking with decades of experience in the region ensuring that we visit only the most unique and secret sections of the continent.

The American Southwest is Ryder Walker’s deeply loved home and the region of the world that is closest to our hearts. Composed of rugged mountains that soar to over 14,000 feet as well as vast deserts of sculpted sandstone and hidden canyon-oasis, the American Southwest remains one of the wildest sections of the United States. It is our deep pleasure to offer two treks in this region, the Rocky Mountain High Life as well as the Sedona, Arches, and Canyonlands Trek.

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.

 

South America

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!

U.S.A |

Sedona, Arches & Canyonlands

Our Arches & Canyonlands hiking tour begins in Sedona, Arizona, a town with an established reputation for exquisite dining, inspired...

May 5-13, 2018

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$4630*

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Rocky Mountain High Life |

Aspen to Telluride

Majestic snow-capped peaks; golden aspen leaves; rolling alpine meadows; tumbling waterfalls and charming Victorian hotels beckon you to explore the...

September 16-23, 2018

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$4630*

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Peru |

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Hike Machu Picchu, and enjoy this unique opportunity to experience ancient history in the Land of the Incas. Our 10-day Salkantay...

April 10-20, 2018

Guided tour price:

$6095*

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Patagonia |

Hiking Argentina and Chile

Step into Patagonia, a land of vast steppe grasslands, rugged and beautiful coastlines, endless foothills, and forests of indigenous trees....

March 4-13, 2019

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$5920*

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Canada |

New Brunswick: Bay of Fundy

Enjoy the hidden treasures of Canada. New Brunswick is most known for the spectacular Bay of Fundy, where the world’s...

July 26-August 2, 2018

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$4945*

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USA |

Red Rocks

There is no place on earth like the desert canyonlands of Southeast Utah. Petrified sand, sculpted by the forces of...

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April-May, Sept-Oct.


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$1945*

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