Discovery Treks is a backpacking company based out of Scottsdale, AZ operating multi-day backpacking tours in Grand Canyon, Sedona and Yosemite National Park. We are looking for new and experienced backpacking guides looking to show off the incredible landscapes of Arizona and California to our guests. Tours range from 2-6 days and can also include day hikes at the Grand Canyon and in Sedona. Guides are expected to be highly personable, professional, helpful, attention to detail oriented and extremely knowledgeable about the areas in which they are guiding.

Experience as a guide or experience on the trails/in the areas that we offer tours is always a plus; however, we are happy to train up new guides who have never before guided or backpacked the regions in which we offer tours.

Tours operate out of Scottsdale, AZ. It is not required that you live in Scottsdale, however, it is required that you come down to Scottsdale the day prior to a tour to pack/prep and handle orientation with your guests. Guides are also expected to be able to drive guests in company vehicles to and from the Grand Canyon from Scottsdale.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding


Wilderness First Responder Certified

Required Skills:

Must be able to carry approximately 80lbs of gear on your back. It is not completely uncommon to have to carry some of your clients gear, from time to time, if they are struggling. Good Communication Skills. Consistent Timeliness. Hold extended conversations and/or keep up interest levels with guests, whom you have never met before, for many hours to days. Strong, Positive Attitude. Adventurous. Flexible, level headed and able to go with the flow; circumstances change quickly while out on the trail.

About Discovery Treks

Discovery Treks is one of the longest running tour companies in the industry, specializing in adventure travel. We have been leading hikers on multi-day backpacking trips through the wild places of Arizona since 1991. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests on our guided hiking tours, while educating them about the awe-inspiring natural features of the Northern Arizona countryside.

Application Instructions

Please send applications and resumes to [email protected]