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Arizona Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for reference.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park 
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Havasupai Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for reference.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

Getting to Phoenix (North Scottsdale):

You can fly into these airports for any Just Roughin' It trip.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International  - most airlines 
  • Mesa Gateway Airport - Frontier and Allegient

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for referrence.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

Getting to Phoenix (North Scottsdale):

You can fly into these airports for any Grand Canyon Hiking trip.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International  - most airlines 
  • Mesa Gateway Airport - Frontier and Allegient

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Olympic Backpacking Trips

Getting to Port Angeles

Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac).

Port Angeles is about a 3-4 hour drive around the Puget Sound from SeaTac. In addition to driving to Port Angeles, there are shuttle services and bus lines that offer transportation to Port Angeles (please see below). There are also several ferries that run across the Puget Sound from the Seattle-Metro area that offer additional means of reaching Port Angeles by vehicle (Seattle to Bainbridge Island or Edmonds to Kingston route). You can check ferry schedules by clicking here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Shuttle services

Where to stay

You are welcome to stay wherever you wish, however we recommend these hotels close to the Port Angeles Auto and Passenger Ferry Terminal. 

  • Red Lion Hotel – 221 N Lincoln St, 800-733-5466
  • Quality Inn Uptown  - 101 E 2nd St, 360-457-9434
  • Royal Victorian – 521 E 1st St, 360-452-8400
  • Downtown Hotel - 101 E Front St, 360-565-1125

Flights, transportation to/from the airport, and your hotel accomodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Yosemite Backpacking Trips

Getting to Yosemite National Park for Your Backpacking Trip

All Yosemite hiking trips meet at Yosemite National Park.  Click here for maps of Yosemite Valley and the area. If you are coming from San Francisco or another city, there are are several public transportation options available for your convenience if you are not providing your own transportation. Bear in mind that most trailheads are not accessible by Yosemite Valley transit so having your own transportation will give you more options and flexibility.

Yosemite from San Francisco and Oakland:
Take BART (the Bay Area Transit System) to the Richmond Transit Station where you will pick up the Amtrak San Joaquin Line towards Bakersfield and Yosemite.  You will get off at the Merced Amtrak Station.  From here you will take YARTS (Yosemite Area Transit System) to Yosemite Valley.  

Yosemite from Fresno:
Fresno is the closest major city to Yosemite National Park - only a 2.5 hour drive. YARTS offers service from Fresno to Yosemite and is a more direct route from an airport and the park.

Getting to the Trailhead or Meeting Location:
Any trip that starts in Yosemite Valley - Half Dome or Yosemite Falls/Snow Creek - is easy. There are shuttles that can get you to the trailheads and meeting locations every 15-30 minutes within Yosemite Valley.  Other trailheads take a bit more work, such as Tuolumne Meadows or Red Peak Pass. These trips require a separate shuttle that may require reservations ahead of time so be certain to make arrangements in plenty of time before your trip.  For trips such as Chilnualna Falls, there is no shuttle so a personal mode of transportation is required. Click here for several options for shuttles in the Yosemite area.  If you are not certain which shuttle your trip requires or if there is one available, please consult the trip information for your specific trip or let us know.

Where to stay before your Yosemite hiking trip

There are several options for lodging the day before your Yosemite hiking trip.

  • Backpacker's Camp (Highly Recommended) - All Yosemite backpacking trips include camping the night before the start date of the trip at the backpacker's camp behind the North Pines campground in Yosemite Valley - the same place we conduct the orientation at 5pm.  Dinner this night and breakfast the next morning is also included. Your guide will be camping with you and you will be able to use the gear we supply.

If you choose to not camp at the Backpacker's Camp, below are some options. Keep in mind that most of these options are outside the park and can cause unnecessary delays getting into the park to meet your guide and start the hike.

  • Yosemite National Park - whether taking public transit or your own, staying within the park boundary is a great option but book early. For reservations, contact www.travelyosemite.com.
  • Merced - YARTS picks up from Merced for all Yosemite Valley trips, many people stay in Merced the night before catching YARTS to the Valley to meet JRI for your backpacking trip.  There are many hotel options.
  • Oakhurst - Now that there is transport from Fresno via YARTS, Oakhurst is a great place to stay the night before your trip - many hotel options to choose from restaurants, grocers, surrounded by the pines just 14 miles outside the southern entrance of the park.  If you are traveling from the Fresno area or south of Yosemite, this is where you will want to lay your head for the night.
  • Mariposa, El Portal, and Groveland - If you have your own transport and depending upon what highway you take to enter Yosemite, all of these towns have several lodging options. Mariposa and El Portal if you are traveling on Hwy 140 and Groveland for those of you traveling to Yosemite from along Hwy 120 from the Bay Area, Sacramento or San Jose.

*Note about luggage storage: Luggage storage is currently a challenge at the park. We recommend consulting the hotel you are staying if they can store luggage for you over the duration of your trip. You can also leave luggage locked in your vehicle at the trailhead - click here for information about bear proofing your vehicle. Because of this issue that is completely out of Just Roughin' It's control, we recommend renting a car.

Flights, transportation to and from the park, and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Havasupai Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for reference.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

Getting to Phoenix (North Scottsdale):

You can fly into these airports for any Just Roughin' It trip.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International  - most airlines 
  • Mesa Gateway Airport - Frontier and Allegient

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Yosemite Backpacking Trips

Getting to Yosemite National Park for Your Backpacking Trip

All Yosemite hiking trips meet at Yosemite National Park.  Click here for maps of Yosemite Valley and the area. If you are coming from San Francisco or another city, there are are several public transportation options available for your convenience if you are not providing your own transportation. Bear in mind that most trailheads are not accessible by Yosemite Valley transit so having your own transportation will give you more options and flexibility.

Yosemite from San Francisco and Oakland:
Take BART (the Bay Area Transit System) to the Richmond Transit Station where you will pick up the Amtrak San Joaquin Line towards Bakersfield and Yosemite.  You will get off at the Merced Amtrak Station.  From here you will take YARTS (Yosemite Area Transit System) to Yosemite Valley.  

Yosemite from Fresno:
Fresno is the closest major city to Yosemite National Park - only a 2.5 hour drive. YARTS offers service from Fresno to Yosemite and is a more direct route from an airport and the park.

Getting to the Trailhead or Meeting Location:
Any trip that starts in Yosemite Valley - Half Dome or Yosemite Falls/Snow Creek - is easy. There are shuttles that can get you to the trailheads and meeting locations every 15-30 minutes within Yosemite Valley.  Other trailheads take a bit more work, such as Tuolumne Meadows or Red Peak Pass. These trips require a separate shuttle that may require reservations ahead of time so be certain to make arrangements in plenty of time before your trip.  For trips such as Chilnualna Falls, there is no shuttle so a personal mode of transportation is required. Click here for several options for shuttles in the Yosemite area.  If you are not certain which shuttle your trip requires or if there is one available, please consult the trip information for your specific trip or let us know.

Where to stay before your Yosemite hiking trip

There are several options for lodging the day before your Yosemite hiking trip.

  • Backpacker's Camp (Highly Recommended) - All Yosemite backpacking trips include camping the night before the start date of the trip at the backpacker's camp behind the North Pines campground in Yosemite Valley - the same place we conduct the orientation at 5pm.  Dinner this night and breakfast the next morning is also included. Your guide will be camping with you and you will be able to use the gear we supply.

If you choose to not camp at the Backpacker's Camp, below are some options. Keep in mind that most of these options are outside the park and can cause unnecessary delays getting into the park to meet your guide and start the hike.

  • Yosemite National Park - whether taking public transit or your own, staying within the park boundary is a great option but book early. For reservations, contact www.travelyosemite.com.
  • Merced - YARTS picks up from Merced for all Yosemite Valley trips, many people stay in Merced the night before catching YARTS to the Valley to meet JRI for your backpacking trip.  There are many hotel options.
  • Oakhurst - Now that there is transport from Fresno via YARTS, Oakhurst is a great place to stay the night before your trip - many hotel options to choose from restaurants, grocers, surrounded by the pines just 14 miles outside the southern entrance of the park.  If you are traveling from the Fresno area or south of Yosemite, this is where you will want to lay your head for the night.
  • Mariposa, El Portal, and Groveland - If you have your own transport and depending upon what highway you take to enter Yosemite, all of these towns have several lodging options. Mariposa and El Portal if you are traveling on Hwy 140 and Groveland for those of you traveling to Yosemite from along Hwy 120 from the Bay Area, Sacramento or San Jose.

*Note about luggage storage: Luggage storage is currently a challenge at the park. We recommend consulting the hotel you are staying if they can store luggage for you over the duration of your trip. You can also leave luggage locked in your vehicle at the trailhead - click here for information about bear proofing your vehicle. Because of this issue that is completely out of Just Roughin' It's control, we recommend renting a car.

Flights, transportation to and from the park, and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for referrence.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

Getting to Phoenix (North Scottsdale):

You can fly into these airports for any Grand Canyon Hiking trip.

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International  - most airlines 
  • Mesa Gateway Airport - Frontier and Allegient

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Olympic Backpacking Trips

Getting to Port Angeles

Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac).

Port Angeles is about a 3-4 hour drive around the Puget Sound from SeaTac. In addition to driving to Port Angeles, there are shuttle services and bus lines that offer transportation to Port Angeles (please see below). There are also several ferries that run across the Puget Sound from the Seattle-Metro area that offer additional means of reaching Port Angeles by vehicle (Seattle to Bainbridge Island or Edmonds to Kingston route). You can check ferry schedules by clicking here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Shuttle services

Where to stay

You are welcome to stay wherever you wish, however we recommend these hotels close to the Port Angeles Auto and Passenger Ferry Terminal. 

  • Red Lion Hotel – 221 N Lincoln St, 800-733-5466
  • Quality Inn Uptown  - 101 E 2nd St, 360-457-9434
  • Royal Victorian – 521 E 1st St, 360-452-8400
  • Downtown Hotel - 101 E Front St, 360-565-1125

Flights, transportation to/from the airport, and your hotel accomodations are not included in the price of your trip.

Arizona Backpacking Trips

This information is merely for reference.  JRI does not offer transportation for any self-guided trip.

If you're looking for other ways to get around in Arizona:

  • Arizona Shuttle - www.arizonashuttle.com  or 800 -888-2749 - offers services between Tuscon, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park 
  • There are rental car facilities both at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  • Greyhound Bus offers service to locations throughout the southwest: https://www.greyhound.com/
  • Trans Canyon Shuttle offers service between the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park: http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/ or 877-638-2820

Flights, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included in the price of your trip.

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