March

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2022 March Trip Dates

U.S.A. Destinations

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Backpacking Trips

Grand Canyon National Park has not yet issued backpacking permits for this month. It's extremely beneficial to register before the permit process (85+% of our guests do). You can pick any dates and you'll receive a 5% early registration discount! We have a great success rate and your deposit is fully transferrable or refundable if we're unsuccessful. Click here to read more about Grand Canyon's permit process, or get started by selecting a trip and hitting "Go!" below.

All Other Trip Types

Sedona Red Rock Country

California

Death Valley

Eastern Sierras

Joshua Tree

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Sequoia - Kings Canyon

The Lost Coast

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

Flat Tops Wilderness Flat Tops Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

Montana / Wyoming

Absaroka-Beartooths

Jackson Hole Area

The Tetons

Wind River Range

Yellowstone National Park

New Hampshire

White Mountains Hut Treks

North Carolina

Blue Ridge Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Utah

Arches & Canyonlands

Bryce Canyon National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

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Paria Slot Canyons

Zion National Park

Vermont

Vermont

Washington

Mount Rainier

North Cascades

Olympic National Park

International Destinations

Alps Guided Treks

Alps Guided Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Canadian Rockies Treks

Iceland Hiking Trips

Iceland Hiking Trips

Nepal Treks

Nepal Treks

New Zealand Hiking Tours

New Zealand Hiking Tours

Norway Hiking Tours

Norway Hiking Tours

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Patagonia Trekking (Chile)

Peru Treks

Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

Guided Hikes to Machu Picchu

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro)

Vietnam

Vietnam

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING IN MARCH

BENEFITS OF HIKING IN MARCH

March is an excellent month for hiking around the USA and the world. Many of the canyon and desert destinations in the USA are hitting their prime season (March-May); these include Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, the Grand Staircase, Joshua Tree, Death Valley (late season for Death Valley), Sedona’s Red Rock Country and more.

Internationally, the world is also getting going into the peak hiking seasons. The first half of March is excellent for climbing Kilimanjaro; the Inca Trail opens to trekkers (the rainy seasons continues into early April, but the trail is open); Chile (Patagonia) is wrapping up its season but March is still a great time to go; Vietnam is entering its prime season; and Nepal is good in March (although chilly at night and afternoon thunderstorms are common).

DRAWBACKS OF HIKING IN MARCH

The main drawbacks of hiking or traveling in March are that its a shoulder season across the globe, so many destinations – while open – are not at their prime. These areas include Peru and the Inca TrailTorres del Paine National Park in Patagonia; Vietnam; Nepal; and Tanzania (Kilimanjaro). The main exceptions to this rule are the desert and canyon destinations in the USA, which are in their prime in March.

Another potential drawback of traveling in March is spring break, which can lead to very busy conditions in some areas. The last two months of March are when this potential exists, as very few schools or colleges schedule spring break for the first half of March.

WHERE TO HIKE

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

– Desert and canyon 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. Spring is an excellent time to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’re unlikely to be in snow.

– Trekking and backpacking internationally – recommended options for March are Kilimanjaro, Peru, Patagonia, Vietnam and Nepal.