The trips we facilitate are driven by client interest and are usually planned 6 months in advance. In order for a trip to happen there needs to be at least 3 committed clients. No matter your experience level the team at AcadianX will guide you through the process of physically and mentally preparing yourself for your desired adventure. Trips range in price from $1600 to $2400 depending on the destination. The costs cover your guide, all travel, food, lodging, consulting, training, and fees. Below you will see a current list of scheduled trips for the current year.

If you are interested in a scheduled trip just send us a message by clicking Contact Us or send us an email at We are happy to answer your questions and help you reach new heights.

Scheduled Trips

Everglades National Park

Date:  2/26/2021 to 3/5/2021

Type:  Paddle Trip

Status:  6 spots available, $1500

Death Valley National Park

Date:  3/25/2021 - 3/31/2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  6 spots available, $1700

Olympic National Park

Date:  April 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  6 spots available

Yosemite National Park

Date:  May 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Planning phase. 6 spots available.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Date:  June 2021

Type:  Paddling Trip

Status:  Planning phase. 6 spots available.

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Date:  July 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Planning phase. 4 spots available.

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Date:  August 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Yellowstone is full.  Grand Teton in planning phase. 6 spots available.

Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks

Date:  September 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Both are in planning phase. Both have 6 spots available.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Date:  October 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Planning phase. 6 spots available.

Big Bend National Park

Date:  November 2021

Type:  Backpacking Trip

Status:  Planning phase. 6 spots available.

Build Your Own Adventure

Do you have your own destination in mind?  A place you always wanted to visit but it's not on our schedule?  If so, we can custom build and schedule you a trip designed around your desired location.  The best way to make this happen is to get yourself a group of at least 2 other people (in order to share costs but not required) and Contact Us as to where you would like to go and what you would like to do.  From there our team will build and plan your trip and quote you the best possible price.

The Process

Select Your Destination - 4 to 6 months before trip

The first thing you need to do is select your destination and activity.  Whether you are wanting to join us on a scheduled trip or you have your own destination in mind, it is time to set your sights on your location and decide how you want to explore it (backpacking, kayaking, etc.).

Gather Your Crew - 4 to 6 months before trip

For a customized trip you will need at least 2 others to keep your costs down (but not required) or you can join us on one of our pre-scheduled trips.  Your peeps will need to be committed as deposits cannot be refunded as they are used to book all travel and lodging.

Contact Us & Assessment - 4 to 6 months before trip

Now that you have your team together or you have determined a scheduled trip you want to join, it is now time to reach out and start the conversation.  It is at this point our team will explain the process and answer all your questions and give you a rough timeline of events.  You will also be our Physical Assessment Form to determine your level of readiness for your desired type of adventure.

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Build & Plan - 4 to 5 months before trip

Once we have agreed on where to go and what to do, the AcadianX team will now design, plan, and build your trip and prepare a trip loadout package.  The loadout package is everything you will need to know about your trip.  We will also quote you a price per person for the trip for you to review.  Your loadout will contain destination information and history, required fees and permits, your planned route and maps, a recommended gear list, and travel, lodging, and shuttle logistics.

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Begin Your Training - 4 to 5 months before trip

Now that you have all the details of your trip, it is time to prepare both your body and mind for the challenge ahead.  We will help you to devise a physical training program and schedule that will condition your body for your adventure.  We will also monitor your performance to ensure the program is meeting your needs.

Knowledge is Power - 3 to 4 months before your trip

Do you know what gear you need?  Do you know how to dress for the backcountry?  Do you know how to read a map?  These and many other skills and knowledge you will need before you step out into the wilderness.  Luckily we have an online training program that will teach you everything you need to know.  We require that you complete the "Backpacking 101" series on our training platform AcadianXU.  You will be given a discount code for going on a trip.


Gear Up - 3 to 4 months before trip

You have begun to educate yourself on what gear and clothing will be required for the trip and now it is time to determine what you will need for your trip.  As part of your trip loadout you will receive a recommended gear list.  It is now time for you to start shopping and make your acquisitions.  Throughout this step out team and community will help guide you on making the best choices for your budget and needs.

Deposits - 3 months before trip

3 months before we depart for your adventure, we require a non-refundable deposit of 1/2 the cost of the trip.  These funds are used to book all your travel and lodging such as flights, car rentals, and hotels.  Because we often bargain for the lowest price and pass the savings on to you, we are not able to get refunds for booked reservations.

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Coaching, Updates, and Community - 1 day to 3 months before trip

Throughout your training and preparation period our team will continually get updates from you and coach you on your progress as you move forward.  Also you will be invited to join our Facebook Community Group where you will have access to hundreds of experienced outdoors men and women who are happy to give advice and make recommendations based on their experience.

Gear Check & Balance Due - 1 to 2 weeks before trip

Before we depart for your trip the balance of your trip cost will be due.  You trip team will also have a final gear check and meeting where we will discuss last minute trip details and review all your gear to ensure you have everything you need.  This allows you time to make any purchases or arrangements to secure any gear my may be missing and then we will be all set!

Wheels Up!!! - It's go time!

It is now adventure day and its time to get this show on the road.  Depending on your means of travel, you will meet up with your team and make your way to the destination.

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