Camper in tent We specialize in guiding small groups in wild and scenic areas. We generally limit our groups to no more than eight participants to ensure a safe, intimate and personal wilderness experience. The areas chosen for our trips are "hand picked" to get you away from crowded trails and developed campgrounds. All Wild Vistas Trekking guides are experienced outdoors persons with CPR and Outdoor Emergency Medical Care qualifications.

Wild Vistas Trekking is owned and operated by Paul and Cindy Knight. Both Paul and Cindy love the outdoors and are genuinely excited to share their knowledge of wilderness areas and outdoor skills with guests like you.

Paul Knight

Paul Knight
Paul is an avid hiker, skier and mountain climber. He has extensive training and experience in map and compass reading, wilderness first aid and wilderness rescue. His experience includes working as a professional Ski Patrolman and an EMT.

He has also been a member of the Teton County Search and Rescue Team. He's been a guide for longer than he cares to admit and still loves every moment of it.

Cindy Knight

Cindy Knight
Cindy is an enthusiastic hiker with a love of the wilderness. She is a Registered Nurse with a strong background in emergency care and has extensive knowledge of wildflowers and other wild flora including edible and medicinal plants.

Our Guides

Edward Schauster, M.S.
Ed holds a graduate degree in wildlife biology and has studied many species, including coyotes in the Lamar Valley and swift foxes and coyotes in Colorado.

Ed resides in Driggs, Idaho, where he is an EMT, teaches for the Wilderness Medicine Institute and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and is on the ski patrol at Grand Targhee Resort.

Dave McConnell.
Dave has over 20 years outdoor experience including work as a backcountry ranger, EMT and director of Ski Patrol at two major ski resorts. His great wit and infectious laugh insures a fun and safe adventure.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Information:
Wild Vistas Trekking is a permitee and/ or authorized commercial user of the Grand Canyon N.P., Yellowstone N. P., Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M., and all other public areas offered on our guided trips.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibitions bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and RDD).