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Four Season Guides

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA
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About Four Season Guides
At Four Season Guides, we believe that quality time spent in the most beautiful natural landscapes on Earth has the power to rejuvinate, inspire, and change your life. FSG provides outstanding hiking & backpacking tours in Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Moab and Yosemite. Join adventures ranging from a private day tour to multi-day backcountry adventures. FSG has been written about in Backpacker Magazine, the Financial Times and was listed in USA Today's Top Ten Best. Four Season Guides is the longest running backpacking company in Grand Canyon with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides around. Join us for the trip of a lifetime.
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wego810 wrote a review Mar 2020
West Chicago, Illinois47 contributions13 helpful votes
Great communication leading up to trip from Dave. He provided helpful information and made minor adjustments based on our requests to arrive at South Rim a day early. On the trip itself, we could not have been happier with Bob - he was an excellent team leader. He adapted the pace based on the needs of the group and kept us all going. The meals he prepared were healthy and outstanding quality. Bob also had great suggestions for what to do on our “off” day and led us on a really nice hike into the Box. This was a once in a lifetime trip for us and we are so grateful that we were able to get it in. Highly recommend Four Seasons.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jackie L wrote a review Feb 2020
Ludlow, Massachusetts2 contributions
My friend and I recently returned from a fantastic trip down the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch. I am so thankful to Four Season Guides for everything! Dave, you did a wonderful job matching us with a very fun couple. It was so nice to get to know them and share this experience. Our guide Matt was truly one of a kind and did the best job leading us. His knowledge and confidence helped us to relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of the Canyon! If you are thinking of doing this trip, book with Four Season Guides, follow the suggested workouts and you will have the best time of your life! This was a trip I will never forget and hope to be back someday! Matt get your next trip ready for us!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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SuzyQz29 wrote a review Feb 2020
Plainfield, Illinois13 contributions
We hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in August 2019. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way except one: We expected to be hot and miserable (it was 112F in the shade), and instead we were comfortable and had a blast! Our guide, Matt, was incredibly knowledgeable. He knew how to time everything such that we hiked in the shade most of the way. He also knew the best places to cool off in a creek or play in a waterfall. It was great at the end of the day to have somebody else set up camp and cook us a delicious meal, allowing us to soak up the grandeur of the Canyon. Even the advice on preparing for the trip (spoiler alert – it involves training) was spot on and made for an incredibly enjoyable, fulfilling experience. I would definitely recommend Four Season Guides, and specifically Matt. In fact, we are hoping to use them again on another trip soon!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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andrea p wrote a review Dec 2019
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
My friends and I have booked an annual camping/backpacking trip with four season guides for the last three years. I cannot say enough about how amazing every trip is. This year my best friend wanted to celebrate her 35th birthday by backpacking the grand canyon with a core crew of friends. There wasn't a question about who we would book the trip with. We spent 5 days and 4 nights backpacking the Deer Creek Thunder River loop. Not an easy hike by any means, but worth every moment. If you're looking for breathtaking views, water features, a great workout and total seclusion—this is the hike for you! We crossed paths with a handful of people on the trails. The guides and owner Dave are really just the best people—knowledgeable, funny and fun. Although we carried all of our food for 5 days the food was delicious and plentiful. The hike itself was incredible—water features, amazing views, great camping spots. I travel quite a bit and this really is my favorite annual trip. Thanks Matt and Quinn for leading the way, being great company and feeding us well! Until next time...
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Date of experience: October 2019
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zh503 wrote a review Dec 2019
Silverton, Oregon22 contributions
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Our Grand Canyon rim to Cottonwood to rim hike was an amazing adventure. On a 5 star scale system, our guide Scott should get at least 6. We had to adjust our schedule due to weather, and he made the right call every time. The changes made our trip even better. His attention to detail, and hard work allowed us to enjoy our time in that awesome canyon. We were always well fed. I’m sure we were the only campers who stayed dry the night of the big storm, since Scott packed a large rain cover for our picnic table. In summary, I wouldn’t change anything about our trip. We were very well taken care of. If all the guides are as professional as Scott, FSG should be your choice for unforgettable hiking experiences. Thanks again from the three Hanson boys!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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