What we're about

CALLING ALL CHICKS WHO DIG THAT OUTDOOR, ADVENTUROUS LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventures and trips!

We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages.

ABOUT US

Explorer Chick Adventure Co. (https://explorerchick.com/) is an adventure travel company offering women-only, small group travel trips, workshops, and Mini Adventures.

Our adventures range from local day trips (Mini Adventures) and weekend getaways, to multi-day travel bucket list hot spots all over the world! Outdoor activities on our trips include: hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors to be active and play.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS group of women around! Explorer Chicks show up with open minds, willing to push their comfort zones, ready to have fun, and to be all in.

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick (http://explorerchick.com/), so there are no dues for joining! Just follow along and hopefully, embark on an adventure with us!

GET CONNECTED

ExplorerChick.com (http://explorerchick.com/)

Newsletter (https://explorerchick.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=178270d760a0b4c0747cd177c&id=f4d4cf8650)

We Are Explorer Chick (https://www.facebook.com/groups/weareexplorerchick/)

Our private Facebook group, where we share, inspire, educate, and encourage women in outdoor adventures and play.

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/)

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/)

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/Explorerchick/featured)

BECOME AN EXPLORER CHICK AMBASSADOR

We are always looking for local Explorer Chick Ambassadors to host our single day Mini Adventures in her area! Check out our Explorer Chick Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

Upcoming events (4+)

ARCHES AND MOAB HIKING WEEKEND

Needs a location

Join us for a Moab, Utah Hiking Weekend for women only! Spend four days trekking the best trails in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks by day. At night, explore the town of Moab or relax in our private Explorer Chick lodgings.
Your hiking weekend has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested by your Explorer Chick team! We’ve spent YEARS playing in this outdoor mecca in the desert. You’ll squeeze in some serious hiking over the course of a long weekend working on those hiker booty gains. Most of the ground you’ll cover doesn’t even show up on Utah hiking blogs.
Explore six arches in one trail to discover the namesake of Arches National Park. Wander among red sandstone pillars in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Descend down layers of red, pink, brown, and white sandstone to enjoy a well-earned lunch on the White Rim of the Colorado River.
Your thighs will sing every day as you walk a new trail, admire a new horizon, and conquer a new National Park!
Catch an unforgettable sunrise at Deadhorse Point State Park as you sip your coffee and munch on your breakfast. Every day, expect to be challenged by a new trail, and a new horizon, and new friends.
Your heart will swoon every night as you kick off your dusty hiking boots, share bad jokes, and enjoy fresh-made meals in the Explorer Chick lodge.
We’ll enjoy the occasional meal out and even squeeze in some time for you to meander and shop in the funky town of Moab. Your hiking weekend in Moab, Utah begins with an easy rendezvous at a Salt Lake City airport hotel—we take care of all the transportation from there!
(Phew, did we mention this is all going down in four days?)
Explorer Chick is an approved and permitted Commercial Operator for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Adventure Highlights:
• Experience 4 days of hiking Explorer Chick's favorite desert trails in two iconic National Parks - Arches and Canyonlands.
• Witness the power of wind as you hike among iconic formations in Arches National Park where over 2,000 arches have been documented.
• Wander through slot canyons, among sandstone hoodoos, and across wind-eroded plains in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.
● Wake early to watch the sunrise over the canyon in Dead Horse Point State Park while munching on breakfast and sipping on hot coffee.
● Hike in secluded areas of the desert where you'll hear nothing but the rustle of the wind and scruff of your hiking boots.
● Meander into the shops of the quaint and artsy town of Moab.
● Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything between easy.
● Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women!

See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/moab-weekend/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/748190292528904

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Women's Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

Needs a location

Learn how to backpack with our small group, women only backpacking workshop in the Red River Gorge. Have you ever dreamed of hiking to a faraway, remote land to spend a few days camping and living in the wild surrounded by mountains? We have! And, we want you to be able to live freely in the wild at your every whim armed with the skills and experience to do so!

We’ll meet you in the Red River Gorge to spend 2 days teaching you the fundamentals of backpacking with plenty of hands-on experience. With it’s abundance of natural bridges, sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, and arches, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful location to teach you how to backpack in the wilderness.

The best part? We’ll lend you the essential Gear to get started! Every Explorer Chick will be provided with a Backpack, a Sleeping Bag, a Sleeping Pad, and a shared 2 person tent. We’ll provide all of the meals beginning with Saturday lunch through our Sunday closing lunch at a Red River Gorge local eatery. As for the rest of the gear, you’ll be provided with a packing list.

Workshop Highlights:
• Explore the many Arches, Sandstone cliffs, Natural Bridges, and Rock Shelters in the Red River Gorge.
• Receive a hands-on experience with a small group of women guided by the Explorer Chick experts. You’ll be able to ask all of your questions, practice your skills as often as necessary, and get personal attention without feeling awkward or embarrassed!
• Borrow the expensive gear giving you the opportunity to learn all about Backpacking and the required gear before investing in your own!
• Spend two days meeting and becoming friends with a fabulous group of outdoor adventure lovin’ women!
• Optional day hike to Iconic Landmarks in the Red River Gorge on Sunday
• Eat Picnic lunches surrounded by the natural beauty of Red River Gorge.
• End your Outdoor Adventure with our closing lunch at a local Red River Gorge eatery. Go home with a full belly and a happy heart!

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/red-river-gorge-backpacking-workshop/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/492128705272892

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Women's Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

Needs a location

Learn how to backpack with our small group, women only backpacking workshop in the Red River Gorge. Have you ever dreamed of hiking to a faraway, remote land to spend a few days camping and living in the wild surrounded by mountains? We have! And, we want you to be able to live freely in the wild at your every whim armed with the skills and experience to do so!

We’ll meet you in the Red River Gorge to spend 2 days teaching you the fundamentals of backpacking with plenty of hands-on experience. With it’s abundance of natural bridges, sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, and arches, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful location to teach you how to backpack in the wilderness.

The best part? We’ll lend you the essential Gear to get started! Every Explorer Chick will be provided with a Backpack, a Sleeping Bag, a Sleeping Pad, and a shared 2 person tent. We’ll provide all of the meals beginning with Saturday lunch through our Sunday closing lunch at a Red River Gorge local eatery. As for the rest of the gear, you’ll be provided with a packing list.

Workshop Highlights:
• Explore the many Arches, Sandstone cliffs, Natural Bridges, and Rock Shelters in the Red River Gorge.
• Receive a hands-on experience with a small group of women guided by the Explorer Chick experts. You’ll be able to ask all of your questions, practice your skills as often as necessary, and get personal attention without feeling awkward or embarrassed!
• Borrow the expensive gear giving you the opportunity to learn all about Backpacking and the required gear before investing in your own!
• Spend two days meeting and becoming friends with a fabulous group of outdoor adventure lovin’ women!
• Optional day hike to Iconic Landmarks in the Red River Gorge on Sunday
• Eat Picnic lunches surrounded by the natural beauty of Red River Gorge.
• End your Outdoor Adventure with our closing lunch at a local Red River Gorge eatery. Go home with a full belly and a happy heart!

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/red-river-gorge-backpacking-workshop/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1828008410704576

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Grand Canyon Backpacking

Needs a location

$1,299.00

Eagle-posing on the Grand Canyon’s edge for that Insta-famous photo? That’s just first base, mama. Go all the way and learn every glorious curve! Backpack your way down to the Colorado river and back on our women’s Grand Canyon backpacking trip. 4 days. 5 goddesses. There will be boob sweat.

Escape the crowds and dipsticks who openly blast Nickelback on their trail speakers. Instead, seek out a more intimate Grand Canyon backpacking experience. This route is an Explorer Chick favorite – we ghost the racket of the main corridor and bust our booties over a peaceful yet rugged section of the unmaintained Tonto Trail.

Hike along rock layers formed millions of years ago. Share secrets with your new desert sisterhood: But seriously, how do you deal with butt chaffing? Backpack down the Hermit Trail, across the Tonto Trail, and up Bright Angel on the South Rim as you shout the names of impressive women who blazed historic trails. Thank the dusty earth beneath your feet that you have the heart and mind of a She Wolf to soak up every detail.

Each evening, enjoy down time at camp to read a book, lizard on a river rock, take a chilly dip, or sneak in a nap. Share stories of the day while chowing down on a yummy backcountry dinner with your Explorer Chick sisters. Raise a glass to sunsets and sunrises that look Photoshopped. Drink in the symphony of stars made possible by canyon walls that block out ambient light as you settle in each night. This is some of the best backcountry camping in the nation—and you’re living it, baby!
Don’t have backpacking equipment, but can beast master the stairs? Explorer Chick has you covered with:
• backpack
• sleeping bag
• sleeping pad
• shared tent
• trekking poles
• shared cookware

Yep—all included! All you need to do is show up for this Grand Canyon backpacking trip to get your National Parks bucket list checked.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS

Backpack 4 days/3 nights exploring Grand Canyon National Park including getting up close and personal with the Colorado River.
Enjoy a more intimate experience as you steer mostly clear of the crowds on the main corridor.

Bask daily in the sunrise and sunsets that light up the red canyon walls.
Star gaze from your backcountry camp under the dark skies and below the canyon walls.

Share stories of the day while chowing down on a yummy backcountry dinner with your Explorer Chick sisters.

Enjoy down time at camp to read a book, lizard on a river rock, take a chilly dip, or sneak in a nap.

Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.

Simply show up to a fully-planned backpacking trip. We’ll take care of everything including snagging the nearly impossible to obtain permits.

Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, permits, navigation, meal planning, gear, and everything in-between easy.

Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/grand-canyon-backpacking/

Meet Explorer Chicks attending from other cities on our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/485231712531286

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Past events (322)

Women's Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

Needs a location

Photos (613)