OVERNIGHT & BACKPACKING ADVENTURES

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 2 DAY & 1 NIGHT

Two day and one night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

480.00 -545.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action of the Tuolumne River make this one of the best rafting destinations in California! Join ARTA River Trips or Sierra Mac River Trips for 18 miles of continuous rapids over 2 days in the untouched wilderness of the Tuolumne River Canyon perfect for both adventurous newbies and experienced rafters.

CHERRY CREEK & TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT

2 day and 1 night advanced whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 16 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

795.00

Class V Rapids

6AM on Day 1 - 2:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting and Camping

Join Sierra Mac River Trips for 27 miles of incredible California whitewater on the class V Cherry Creek followed by 1 or 2 days on the Tuolumne River! The 9 mile stretch of Cherry Creek, action-packed, whitewater adventure is not for beginners or the faint of heart and requires a mandatory orientation and test that includes training in swift water swimming, navigation and safety techniques! This intense and demanding stretch of river is comprised of long, nearly continuous whitewater and only short pools. Her rapids are legendary. Among “The Creek’s” unparalleled array of chutes, holes, ledges and gigantic boulders lie Jawbone, Mushroom, Miracle Mile, Lewis’ Leap and Flat Rock Falls. Names you won’t soon forget. With a phenomenally steep gradient averaging 110 feet per mile, the Cherry Creek/Upper Tuolumne run is one of the most challenging (and fun) rafting trips in the U.S. and the standard by which Class V runs are measured. This once in a lifetime experience is just a click away...

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING & FLY FISHING | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT

Two day and one night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip combined with private fly fishing in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

749.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 2

April - September

Rafting, Fly Fishing and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action that makes the Tuolumne River a premier rafting destination is one of the many reasons it's incredible for fly fishing! Have your own personal fly fishing guide and all the equipment you need for walk & wade trips in the afternoons and mornings!

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING | 3 DAY & 2 NIGHTS

Three day and two night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

639.00 - 689.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 3

April - September

Rafting and Camping

Need a break from pavement and schedules!? This 3-day, 2-night rafting adventure with ARTA River Trips and Sierra Mac River Trips is precisely what you need to relax! Seriously, it has 18 miles of extreme solitude, continuous rapids, hiking, waterfalls, sandy beaches, starry nights and camp cookouts! Note: Meals included. Camp gear available for rent.

TUOLUMNE RIVER RAFTING & FLY FISHING | 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHT

Three day and two night, intermediate whitewater rafting trip combined with private fly fishing in the Sierra foothills just 75 minutes from Yosemite Valley for visitors 12 years old and up.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

999.00

Class IV - V Rapids

8:30AM on Day 1 - 6:30PM on Day 3

April - September

Rafting, Fly Fishing and Camping

The extreme solitude and nonstop action that makes the Tuolumne River a premier rafting destination is one of the many reasons it's incredible for fly fishing! Have your own personal fly fishing guide and all the equipment you need for walk & wade trips in the afternoons and mornings!

CUSTOM BACKPACKING ADVENTURE IN YOSEMITE

Receive a curated backpacking itineraries after filling out a quick questionnaire about your hopes, dreams and expectations!

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

300.00 Per Person/Per Day

Custom

10AM on Day 1 - 6PM on Last Day

June - October

Backpacking

Enjoy the solitude of the Yosemite's backcountry on our private and fully customizable multi-day guided backpacking trips. Arranged for Yosemite National Park visitors 10 years old and older with our knowledgable and experienced member guides. Let us know a bit about your hopes, dreams, and expectations by filling out this request form, so we can send you available backpacking itineraries based on your preferences! Transportation from Fresno, Sacramento or the Bay Area available for an additional charge on all backpacking adventures!

YOSEMITE GRAND SLAM BACKPACKING ADVENTURE | 6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS

Our 6 day and 5 night Yosemite Grand Slam Backpacking Adventure is great for beginners and advanced anglers that are looking to catch brown, rainbow, brook and golden trout over 45 miles of Yosemite's most rugged and pristine backcountry waters.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

1800.00*

45 Miles | Strenuous

Meet at 7AM on Day 1.

July 20th - July 25th, 2019

Fly Fishing and Backpacking

- Saturday, July 20, 2019 - Meet your fly fishing guide, Bryant Burnette, after breakfast around 7 AM at a convenient prearranged meet up location to pack gear and talk safety. We'll immediately head into the Hetch Hetchy region of Yosemite National Park and begin our 7 mile day at the O’Shaughnessy Dam. We'll warm up with a few level miles before slowly ascending 2400 feet to set up camp in Beehive Meadow. We'll fish the historical Frog Creek fishery for brown and rainbows that evening. Custom Hiker's Lunch and a Gourmet Camp Dinner provided. - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - We'll wake with the sun and enjoy coffee and a hearty mountain breakfast before heading over Moraine Ridge at 8120 feet of elevation and down into Jack Main Canyon before camping at 7650 feet. Although there is no fishing before lunch, you will be awed by the prehistoric and glacier-carved landscapes you'll see from Moraine Ridge, and once in Jack Main Canyon, we'll enjoy fly fishing for rainbows, brookies, and hybrids in Falls Creek and several unnamed lakes. Snacks, charcuterie-style trail lunch, and BBQ brook trout dinner also included. - Monday, July 22, 2019 - Another amazing morning in Yosemite's High Country begins with a mild uphill walk for lunch and more fishing for brook trout and rainbows in Wilma Lake. Then we'll head up the famed Pacific Crest Trail for two miles before turning and making the strenuous push up the Chittenden Peak saddle. Although we'll be pushing 750 feet in under 1.5 miles we'll be well rewarded with classic high country vistas and golden trout near our Tilden Lake camp. Hearty mountain breakfast, hot trail lunch, and a classic camp dinner also included. - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - This is the day you have dreamt of your whole life, the day that all backpacking trips strive to be! This incredible day begins with fishing for more golden trout at 9000 feet above sea level at Tilden Lake, Tilden Creek and maybe even Mary Lake, before slowly fishing our way into the pristine and untouched Tilden Canyon. We'll only hike 4 trail miles that day before setting camp at the base of Bailey Ridge. We'll enjoy another hearty mountain breakfast, hot trail lunch, and classic trail dinner! - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - After a deep and restful night under the Sierra stars we will enjoy a light, lakeside breakfast before a short, but strenuous, hike out of Tilden Canyon. After that half mile push, we'll enjoy a slow and steady descent along the Tilltill Mountain Trail into Tilltill Valley. There won't be much fishing throughout the day, but we'll have the opportunity to fish that evening in Rancheria Creek if we are able to complete the full 10.5 miles to the Rancheria Falls campground. We'll enjoy another hearty mountain breakfast, hot trail lunch, and classic trail dinner! - Thursday, July 25th, 2018 - Our last morning on the trail will be celebrated with fishing for rainbows in Rancheria Creek above the falls before packing up and completing the last 5.5 miles along the glacier-polished reservoir in Hetch Hetchy Valley. Along the way, we'll pass Tilltill Falls, Rancheria Falls, and Tueeulala Falls before walking back over O’Shaughnessy Dam and into civilization.

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

YOSEMITE GRAND SLAM BACKPACKING ADVENTURE | 3 DAYS & 2 NIGHTS

Our 3 day and 2 night Yosemite Grand Slam Backpacking Adventure is great for beginners and advanced anglers that are looking to catch brown, rainbow, brook and golden trout over 15 miles through Grants Lakes and the pristine Ten Lake Basin.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

900.00*

16 Miles | Strenuous

Meet at 7AM on Day 1.

September 19th - September 21st, 2019

Fly Fishing and Backpacking

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 6 Miles | Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Gain: Meet your fly fishing guide, Bryant Burnette, after breakfast around 7 AM at a convenient prearranged meet up location to pack gear and talk safety. We'll immediately head into Yosemite's high country to begin our 6-mile day with fishing for browns in Yosemite Creek. We'll spend the first day of hiking with a steady uphill to Half Moon Meadow where we will enjoy our custom Hiker's Lunch, before we start our 1 mile, 900-foot ascent up to Ten Lakes Pass for incredible views of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and Yosemite’s High Country! We'll end our day casting for rainbow and brook trout near our camp at Grant Lakes. Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 2.5 Miles | Moderate Elevation Gain and Loss: We'll wake with the sun and enjoy coffee and a hearty mountain breakfast before continuing up and over into the Ten Lakes Basin where we will cast into its many lakes at 9000 feet of elevation! We'll set camp early in the day so that we can enjoy snacking through the day, fly fishing for rainbow, brook and golden trout and a gourmet trout dinner! Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 7 Miles | Moderate Elevation Gain and Loss: Our last amazing morning in Yosemite's high country begins after a hearty mountain breakfast with an uphill hike back up Ten Lakes Pass before descending into Half Moon Meadow for a hot trail lunch and more fishing for brook trout and rainbows. The rest of the day is a relaxed decent along Yosemite Creek. We'll end our day with a well deserved dinner at the Tuolume Meadows Grill with endless ice cream, burgers, and fries!

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

YOUNG LOOP LAKES FLY FISHING & BACKPACKING ADVENTURE | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHTS

Enjoy this quick 2 day and 1 night fly fishing and backpacking adventure through Yosemite’s high country to Young Lakes! Nestled between a semicircle of lodgepole pines and rugged granite peaks, the Young Lakes beckon to anglers and backpackers looking to push into the pristine backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

600.00*

15.5 Miles | Moderate

Meet at 7AM on Day 1.

August 28th - August 29th, 2019

Fly Fishing and Backpacking

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 8.2 Miles | Strenuous Elevation Gain and Loss: Meet your fly fishing guide after breakfast around 7 AM at a convenient prearranged meet up location to pack gear and talk safety. We'll immediately head to the famed Tuolumne Meadows where we'll quickly gain 700 feet up a side trail to the stunning summit of Lembert Dome for sweeping views of Tuolumne Meadows and the surrounding peaks, including the nunatak adorned Cathedral Range. Continuing on, we gain and lose elevation through Yosemite's pristine high country before we're rewarded with different views of the aptly named Ragged Peak. We'll enjoy our custom Hiker's Lunch at the base and then begin our hike around Ragged Peak to our goal, Young Lakes. Not only do the lakes offer some of the most stunning, classic Yosemite high country scenes you can find, but also the opportunity for rainbow, brook and brown trout! We'll end the day with an incredible camp dinner while we watch the sun set behind the mountains. Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 7.2 Miles | Moderate Elevation Loss: We'll wake with the sun and enjoy coffee and a hearty mountain breakfast before casting for trout on the three Young Lakes and/or scrambling the surrounding terrain for a view overlooking the lake. Our hike is steady 7-mile descent through open, boulder-dotted meadows before earning a brief foray on the Pacific Crest Trail and a visit to the pleasantly bubbling Soda Springs! We'll stop and enjoy a well-deserved dinner of burger, fries, and ice cream before heading back to your accommodations for the evening!

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

BACKPACKING YOSEMITE VALLEY'S SOUTHERN RIM | 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHTS

Enjoy a private 1 night and 2 day adventure along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley with iconic views from Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, and Dewey Point. With short hiking days and a relative ease to the trail, this hike is great for someone looking for relaxation and photographs!

Type

Available

Time

Difficulty

Price Per Person 

600.00*

13 Miles | Easy

Meet at 8AM on Day 1.

September 17th - September 18th, 2019

Backpacking

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 5.5 Miles | Moderate Elevation Gain and Loss: Meet your guide after breakfast around 8 AM at a convenient prearranged meet up location to pack gear and talk safety. We’ll immediately​ drive into Yosemite National Park to begin our backcountry adventure high above the Valley floor at Glacier Point. Our first day is spent heading up and down in elevation, a handful of stream crossings and taking long breaks at Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. By nightfall, we’ll have left the day hikers behind as we set up camp near Bridalveil Creek. Wednesday, September 18h 2019 | 7.5 Miles | Moderate Elevation Loss: We'll wake with the sun and enjoy coffee and a hearty mountain breakfast before another incredible day filled with long breaks at Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Points for bird’s eye views of everything Yosemite Valley is famous for, like Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, El Capitan and more... way, way more! We'll enter Yosemite Valley that afternoon where we'll enjoy a short scenic drive through Yosemite Valley to the Half Dome Pizza Desk for a well-earned dinner of Pizza and Beer before heading back to your accommodations for the evening!

*6% online booking fee applied to all reservation made online. Please call or email to avoid additional booking fees. 

 

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