There's a
Badass
in all of us

Introducing BADASS Adventures

A new kind of adventure travel company that helps people discover their inner badass through hiking and backpacking trips in iconic destinations that include everything you need to be successful… except the hard work. Only you can do that.

+ World Class Guides

+ Personalized 12-Week Fitness Plans

+ Iconic Hiking Destinations

You don’t need hiking experience.

You don’t need to be a certain body type.

You don’t even need to be fit.

The only thing you need is the willingness to put in the work.

Choose Your BADASS Adventure

GRAND canyon
rim-to-rim trail

1 DAY // 22 MILES
5,500 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN

Less than one percent of the Grand Canyon’s five million annual visitors take on this iconic trail. This is an adventure of a lifetime that lets you experience a part of the Canyon that most people never see while challenging you mentally and physically. Invite your friends and cross this iconic hike off your bucket list!

BADASS
ADVENTURE X

3 DAYS // 3 HIKES // 41 MILES
11,210 FEET OF ELEVATION GAIN

If you think Rim to Rim trail sounds hard, imagine doing it after 2 days of challenging hikes! After a breathtaking hike in Sedona on day one, you will hike up to the highest point in Arizona, Mt. Humphreys.

On day three, you will hike the Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim! Those who complete this trip are rewarded with an unparalleled sense of accomplishment and a whole new idea of what they’re capable of.

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No mud.
No barbed wires.

Just the world’s most breathtaking locations.

Short-term discomfort leads to a long-term, MORE FULFILLING LIFE.

Training:

Preparation is part of fun! Starting 12 weeks out, you will begin online training with our certified strength and conditioning coach. Your personalized fitness program will be tailored to your lifestyle, fitness level and adventure. By the time you arrive at your destination, you will have the confidence to not only complete the adventure but enjoy it!

Guy hiking down from summit of Mt Humphreys.

Impact:

We believe that the tougher the challenge the more profoundly it impacts us. Overcoming challenges today prepares us for the challenges ahead whether it's on the mountains or in the office. And every challenge we overcome makes the next one easier. It gives us confidence, meaning and purpose that carries over into every part of our lives.

Support:

These adventures are best enjoyed with friends and family, strengthening bonds and creating lifelong memories. Here, we support each other, push each other, rely on each other. No man or woman is ever left behind.

You don’t need hiking experience.

You don’t need to be a certain body type.

You don’t even need to be fit.

The only thing you need is the willingness to put in the work.

BADASS Beliefs

We believe there’s a badass inside us all. But it takes adversity – pushing past your comfort zone — to reveal it. You see, badasses aren’t born, they’re made. Forged through hard work, perseverance and grit. First in training, then on the trails. Train. Prepare. Execute. It’s simple. But not easy. But then again, nothing worth having is. This will be the first line on your life resume. This will be the story that you tell your grandkids. This will be a clear line in the sand — from the person you were to the person you can be. Badasses wanted.

BADASS Reviews

BADASS Numbers

25+
Years of Experience

80%
NEW CLIENTS BY REFERRAL

30+
UNIQUE TRIPS LEAD

90%
CLIENT RETURN

5/5
CLIENT SATISFACTION

BADASS Leaders

Will Burkhart

Will has completed Rim to Rim 53 times. Yes, that's an important credential!

As a Marine Corps Veteran, with over 30 years in competitive athletics and wilderness guiding, Will draws on his unique and diverse experiences to bring you the adventures of a lifetime. Most importantly, he will keep you safe under any circumstance.

As a professional adventure racer, he has journeyed around the world competing in exotic locales—racing camels in Morocco, white water rafting in New Zealand, mountain biking through British Columbia, and canyoneering in Switzerland. ‍

As a high-altitude mountaineer, he has led successful expeditions in Africa, South America and Nepal

Marcus Shapiro

A Badass Adventure X graduate and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Marcus brings a unique mix of practical knowledge and real-world experience to every customized hiking training plan.

Marcus is a personal trainer with more than 30 years of experience. He has helped 1000s of hikers to successfully complete their adventures, including reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro and completing the Rim to Rim and Inca trail. He delivers personalized fitness programs through his company, Fit For Trips.

As an athlete, Marcus has taken on some of the toughest challenges in the states, including Rim to Rim, multiple 14ers, adventure racing, and mountain biking in Montana and Utah.

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+ World Class Guides

+ Personalized 12-Week Fitness Plans

+ Iconic Hiking Destinations

You don’t need hiking experience.

You don’t need to be a certain body type.

You don’t even need to be fit.

The only thing you need is the willingness to put in the work.