Tsé Kooh Outfitters

Backpacking Adventures

Backpacking Adventures Southern Utah -- Trips Overview

Tsé Kooh Outfitters is honored to be able to offer visitors to the Navajo Nation a truly special backcountry experience. With Native guided, multi-day backpacking adventures down a section of Chinle Wash and Oljeto Canyon to their confluences with the San Juan River. Tsé Kooh Outfitters provides visitors a glimpse into a living Museum that’s to be treated with the highest level of stewardship and respect. For this reason our hiking trips are kept small in size to help insure an intimate group dynamic that’s less intrusive on the fragile environment.

Leave No Trace Ethics are followed and adhered to. Simply put, you pack it in, you pack it out! Our hikes are remote and we ask that visitors be prepared for the challenges backpacking in a desert environment could and most often will present. Our hikes offer guests the privilege of being able to walk among ancient pueblo ruins, and take in the petroglyphs and pictographs left behind. The geology and beauty of the hike is nothing less than breathetaking and leaves ones eyes little time to rest!

All hikes conclude at their confluence with the San Juan River. From that point our river guides will take over. Hikers will hand packs over to eager guides waiting to take you on a one to two day river trip to either Mexican Hat boat ramp or the Clay Hills boat ramp depending on your desired hike.

Prices for our hikes include all fees and food for your adventure. Bring your pack and let our guides share with you a unique backcountry cultural experience. As your trip develops, food will be on everyones mind. Backpack minded meals tailored to your likes will be on the menu until you reach the confluence. At the confluence, our guides will be ready to prepare whatever it is you crave most. Please contact us to plan your ideal backcountry menu.

Chinle Wash Hike
Trip cost per person $1,500

Two days hiking down Chinle Wash to its confluence with the San Juan River. Hikers will enjoy two unforgettable nights camping under the stars and between the canyon walls of Chinle Wash. Our guides are happy to share their culture with you and truly appreciate and connect with the environment that surrounds you.

The second night of your hike will be spent near the confluence of Chinle Wash and the San Juan River. At camp our river guides will be ready and waiting to host! Our river kitchen will be setup and that means delicious food is on its way. From then on, your trip will conclude as a two-day one-night San Juan River trip to the Mexican Hat boat ramp.

Call 928-301-7060 to Book
Oljeto Canyon Hike
Call to discuss trip cost

The Oljeto Canyon hike is as remote as you can get in the lower 48. Given the remoteness and duration of the hike, we ask that groups of eight contact our office to discuss specific trip details tailored to your groups needs.

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PRE-TRIP MEET AND GREET
DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH CARE

The evening before your river trip you’ll meet your crew at a predetermined location for a casual meet and greet. Crew will answer questions, provide dry bags and demonstrate how to use them. Your Trip Leader, the “TL,” will familiarize your group with the area, the gear, and the safety practices that ensure a great time on the river.

Call 928-301-7060 to Book