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REI Co-op continues to expand and plans to develop a camp near the Grand Canyon. 

Adventure travel operator REI Co-op added 10 trips as part of its expansion to meet demand of its most popular destinations and introduced new itineraries to California’s wine country, Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness, the Pacific Northwest and more. At the same time, REI purchased 20 acres near the Grand Canyon to build its latest signature camp, which will open in spring 2025, according to a press release.

“For more than three decades, we’ve led trips to some of the most remote and storied locales in the U.S. and Canada. Each REI adventure trip is an immersive experience that our guests will remember for a lifetime,” said Mark Seidl, divisional vice president of REI Experiences. “Our expansion reflects the trust instilled in our brand to offer unmatched small group adventure travel from coast to coast.”

Last year, REI doubled the size of its Bryce Canyon National Park signature camp to meet the ongoing demand for its popular park trips. At the exclusive property, guests enjoy camping at its finest through spacious tents and sleeping cots, guide-prepared meals, private bathrooms and showers, and other special touches. Each year, Bryce Canyon National Park is one of REI’s most sought-after destinations, noted the release.

To date, REI operates three signature camps at Bryce Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Zion National Park spanning 13 itineraries across all three properties. The co-op recently purchased a 20-acre property in Williams, Ariz., adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. Next spring, REI will open a self-sustaining signature camp that prioritizes its impact on the planet, building on the current assortment of 14 trips currently offered in the Grand Canyon that range from three to eight days.

To read the full release, click here.