Last Best Places

When Wilderness Adventures was established in 1973, we were lucky to receive operating permits in the most spectacular and beautiful national parks, national forests, and Wilderness areas in America. Over time, we have built on these relationships and expanded our operating permits.
Travelers hiking up Mount Shasta in the snow

Our permits are truly special and with the privilege of being able to take students to these wonderful places, we also recognize our tremendous responsibility to see that these areas remain preserved and protected for future generations.

Our expedition groups learn to respect these amazing destinations and are taught to enjoy them without leaving an impact or trace of their visits to them. It is with sheer gratitude, pride, and joy that we are able to share with young people these magnificent “Last Best Places” as we like to call them.


Wilderness Adventures is proudly an authorized permittee of the following entities:

National Forests National Parks Other
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Arches National Park Denali State Park
Bridger-Teton National Forest Big Bend National Park Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Caribou-Targhee National Forest Canyonlands National Park Hovenweep National Monument
Chugach National Forest Chaco Cultural National Historical Park King Range National Conservation Area
Coronado National Forest Crater Lake National Park Labyrinth Canyon – Green River
Custer Gallatin National Forest Grand Teton National Park Natural Bridges National Monument
Deschutes National Forest Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Oregon Marine Board
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mesa Verde National Park Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park
Medicine Bow National Forest Mount Ranier National Park
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest North Cascades National Park
Pisgah National Forest Olympic National Park
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Rocky Mountain National Park
Shoshone National Forest Volcanoes National Park
Sierra National Forest Yellowstone National Park
Tongass National Forest Yosemite National Park
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
White Mountain National Forest
Willamette National Forest

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

Wilderness Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.