Custom Backpacking Trips
The ULTIMATE backcountry experience
Looking for the path less traveled? Want to experience a remote backcountry adventure? Maybe you want to learn how to backpack. This section is for you!
There really isn’t anything quite like spending a few days and nights in our beautiful mountains. The scenery is amazing, the food just tastes better and all that fresh air is, well, incredible. So if you have a dream or “Bucket List” trip that you want some help with, you’re in the right place! Our trips are fully catered, the guides do the cooking, and Playwest will organize all of the trip planning details including permits and more. Let Playwest handle the details so you can handle your trip of a lifetime!
What to bring
Every multi-day trip is a bit different. Once we have determined the right trip for you and get you booked in, Playwest will send you a detailed “What to bring” list with our booking confirmation form. We will have rentals available upon request, additional fees will apply.
What we provide
*Professional & Charming Guide
*All cooking stoves, fuel, pots/pans and culinary skills
*All meals. We aim to keep you well fed and hydrated. Our confirmation package will have more details regarding dietary needs, allergies and any other food related items.
*Transportation to and from the destination
(Groups must be in the same cohort or from
the same household)
Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a Guide?
Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.