Telescope Peak Adventure
Las Vegas, NV4.8 (9 reviews)
- Climb Telescope Peak
- Explore Death Valley
- Stunning Wildrose Peak
- Basecamp & Backpacking
- Camp 9,000-feet Above the Valley Floor
- Largest Vertical-rise Peak in Lower 48
- Guides Choice Trip
Spectacular vistas await! This wonderful Death Valley adventure explores both the magic of wilderness camping and the thrill of hiking a truly magnificent peak. Our Telescope Peak Adventure is an incredible journey into Death Valley’s rugged Panamint Mountains. Unlike typical mountain ranges, the Panamints hide little of their splendor behind obstructionist foothills, making for an epically dramatic skyline that hovers over the valley floor – some 10,000 feet below. Over four incredible days, we’ll acclimatize to the altitude contrast of Death Valley while exploring the best of the Panamints before summiting two-mile-high Telescope peak. Enjoy two nights of comfortable basecamping before our summit attempt. For our culminating activity, we’ll make a two-day hike up Telescope Peak also involving one incredible evening in the high, backcountry wilderness.
$1265 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip has long mileage days at high elevation. While backpacks on the day hikes can be lighter, we will need to each carry 4 liters of water during the backpack portion of this trip (there is no water on Telescope Peak) which increases pack weights. The summit itself is with light packs from our high camp.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 2000 ft
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Death Valley hike a solitude 4. You can expect to see zero to a couple of other groups per day in the backcountry.
TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Las Vegas. A company named Airline Shuttle (1-888-554-1156) can help you with economic transport to most hotels. Taxi cabs run about $40 to downtown, and the city is also Uber- and Lyft-friendly.
UTAH SALES TAX
Utah is the only state we are based in that charges sales tax to outfitters and guides. The sales tax is based on the St. George, UT municipality rates, which are adjusted occasionally but are in the 6-7% range. For all of our hiking and backpacking tours that originate from our St. George, Utah base (Utah trips and Death Valley trips), the sales tax will be applied automatically to your payments. Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person