OARS Announces New Yosemite and Grand Canyon Hiking Experiences

Choose Your Own Adventure in America’s Iconic National Parks

Angels Camp, Calif. — There is no shortage of adventure with veteran outfitter, OARS, and new for 2020, the family-owned company has added a trip to Grand Canyon’s less-crowded North Rim, and has also developed a series of Yosemite hiking programs. Both trips are lodge-based, multi-sport itineraries with a focus on hiking in two iconic US national parks.

“We’re super-excited to expand our selection of lodge-based hiking & multi-sport national park experiences” said Steve Markle, vice president of sales and marketing for OARS. “Since 2014, our hiking trips have really taken off in popularity. Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks are places we know as well or better than anyone, and both these new programs were designed by our guides to highlight the best of these parks, both on and off the beaten path, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”


Grand Canyon North Rim Explorer, AZ — This unique Grand Canyon hiking and paddling adventure takes you from the headwaters of Grand Canyon along the Colorado River to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.


  • Kayak around Horseshoe Bend & hike to ancient petroglyphs
  • Explore the Cape Royal area of Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hike into the Inner Gorge along the North Kaibab Trail
  • Visit the historic Navajo Bridge & Cameron Trading Post
  • Enjoy comfortable & convenient Grand Canyon lodging

4 days | June – October | Minimum Age: 12 |  $2199/person based on double occupancy

“This is a very unique trip. We take guests to two lesser-traveled places, introducing them to more remote parts of the canyon that fewer people have a chance to see,” said Laura Doll, Grand Canyon hiking program manager. “First, we explore a section of the Colorado River by kayak through Glen Canyon, a special place that played a large role in the origin of OARS. Afterwards, we make our way to the North Rim of Grand Canyon where only 10 percent of park visitors venture. If you’ve always wanted to experience this astonishing landscape, without the hordes, or hassles of planning, this active national park adventure is one to add to your bucket list.”


Yosemite Hiker, CA — OARS now offers four Yosemite Hiker itineraries to showcase the best of this dramatic region.


  • Raft a Wild & Scenic River—either the Tuolumne or the Merced
  • Explore iconic Yosemite sights with expert guides
  • Summit high Sierra Nevada peaks and enjoy stunning waterfalls & breathtaking natural wonders
  • Travel throughout the park on a shuttle and soak in the scenery
  • Stay at conveniently-located lodging accommodations near park entrances

5 days | May – September | Minimum Age: 14 |  $2299/person based on double occupancy

“Adventurers can look forward to a custom, catered trip exploring the rivers and trails of Yosemite,” said Mike Kiddy, veteran OARS guide and Angels Camp river manager. “Our experienced, local guides have intimate knowledge of the park, and make the very most of your time in Yosemite, no matter the season, snowpack, river level or desired challenge.”


Trips have limited availability. OARS is donating 1% of sales from both trips to the National Park Foundation to help protect national parks and get more kids outside. Save up to $200 when you’re one of the first four to book by March 31, 2020 and reference “Premier Pricing.”