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2023 February Trip Dates

U.S.A. Destinations

Arizona Hikes

View from Horseshoe Mesa in Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon National Park

Sunset on Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona Sedona Hiking Tours

California Hikes

Sunset in Death Valley National Park Death Valley Hiking Tours

Mammoth Lakes backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Eastern Sierras

Sunset in Joshua Tree National Park Joshua Tree Hiking Tours

Sunset at Lassen Peak with reflection on Manzanita Lake Lassen Volcanic National Park

Two people backpacking on the Lost Coast of California Lost Coast Guided Hikes

Precipice Lake so still it's a mirror lake in the high sierras Sequoia - Kings Canyon

Sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Yosemite Hiking Tours

Colorado Hikes

Landscape from high up in Rocky Mountains in the Flattops Wilderness Area of Colorado with man traversing along ridge on summer day with alpine lakes below and background. Stunning mountain view. Flat Tops Trips

Bull Moose at Sprague Lake in the early morning light. Rocky Mountain National Park

Montana / Wyoming Hikes

Absaroka Mountains in Wyoming Absaroka-Beartooths

High ridge in the Gros Ventre Mountains of Wyoming Jackson Hole Guided Hikes

Jedediah Smith Wilderness in the Tetons Tetons Guided Hikes

Jagged peaks of the Wind River Range, Wyoming Wind River Range

Heart Lake and Mount Sheridan in Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone Hiking Tours

New Hampshire Hikes

view from Mount Washington in New Hampshire in afternoon light White Mountains Hut Treks

North Carolina Hikes

Quartz high in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville Asheville Hiking Tours

Sunset and storm clouds over Great Smoky Mountains National Park Smoky Mountains Guided Hikes

Utah Hiking Tours

Sunset on the cliffs of Canyonlands National Park Arches & Canyonlands

Sunset view of the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Hiking Tours

Arch in Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef Guided Hikes

Wide angle Horizontal composition Golden Cathedral Neon Canyon Escalante National Park Utah Grand Staircase Escalante

Backpackers in Paria Canyon Wilderness Paria Slot Canyons

Stunning vista of Zion National Park Zion Hiking Tours

Vermont Hikes

Early morning autumn in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont Vermont Hikes

Washington Hikes

Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier Hiking Tours

Backpackers in North Cascades National Park North Cascades Guided Hikes

Views from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park Olympic Hiking Tours

International Destinations

Alps Guided Treks

Hiking trail in the Italian Dolomites Alps Guided Treks

Canada Hiking Tours

Canada Hiking Tours

Iceland Hiking Trips

Laugavegur Trail in Iceland Iceland Hiking Trips

Nepal Treks

Hikers on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal Nepal Treks

Norway Hiking Tours

Lofoten Islands Hiking Tour in Norway Norway Hiking Tours

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Puerto Natales sunset in Patagonia, Chile Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Peru Treks

Alpine lake in the Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Machu Picchu hiking tour in Peru Guided Hikes to Machu Picchu

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Tents at sunset on Kilimanjaro Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)


Ha Long Bay in Vietnam with boathouses and cruises Vietnam



Still being very much in the northern hemisphere winter, February is a very light month in terms of travel for Americans, Canadians and Europeans. This simple fact translates into a general lack of crowds at many hiking destinations around the world. This is arguably the biggest benefit of a February hiking adventure. Another wonderful benefit of traveling in February, if you live in the northern hemisphere, is the opportunity to escape winter and venture into the outdoors at other destinations.


The biggest drawback of adventure travel in February is that many premier destinations are in the throes of winter. Most of the mountain destinations in the USA, Canada, Iceland, Norway and Europe are snowy enough that you won’t be hiking, you’ll be snowshoeing. Of course, for some people a snowshoe trip is a benefit, and we do offer snowshoe tours around the USA, which are a wonderful way to enjoy winter.

In the southern hemisphere, you’ll find some destinations at their peak tourist seasons which can be a drawback in February. New Zealand, Chile (Patagonia), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) are some example of excellent February destinations south of the equator.


There are three main categories of destinations to hike in February:

– Desert destinations in the northern hemisphere – these options include Grand Canyon National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Utah national parks, and the Sedona Red Rock Country. Another option, although tropical versus desert, is Vietnam.

– Skiing and snowshoeing in mountain destinations in the northern hemisphere – we provide tours in this category to Rocky Mountain National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. We also provide some winter backpacking trips in the Great Smoky Mountains, which are not snowshoeing but are fun, more temperate backcountry experiences.

– Trekking and backpacking in mountain destinations in the southern hemisphere or near the equator – recommended options here are New Zealand, Chile (Patagonia), and Tanzania (Kilimanjaro).