Your friend is going to Iceland, your coworker can’t stop talking about his trip to Peru last year, and your cousin is planning their honeymoon in the Alps for next summer. Who says you have to take two weeks off work and an international flight to explore world-class scenery? Enter the Great American Backpacker’s Bucket List, with enough homegrown adventures to keep even the most ambitious backpacker busy for years to come.
Ranging from a simple overnight to a week in the mountains to life changing thru-hikes, this list has something for everyone. See what trips might be closer to you than you think, or take this as inspiration to book that trip out West that you’ve always been wanting to do.