Guided Path Adventures 501(C)(3) and Guided Path Adventures LLC (both referred to as GPA) were founded in 2016. With the help and support of some amazing friends, family, and the community, GPA has finally started to take flight! GPA currently offers guided mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and adventure racing-themed team building events to accommodate all ages of children and adults in the Greater St Louis Area.GPA also partners with local a tree/rock climbing team as well as a canoe/kayak service to provide the ultimate outdoor experience.
We love our community! Along with offering these services GPA believes in giving everyone the opportunity to experience the healing of nature. For this reason, we provide guided hiking, biking, and adventure type events for adults and youth at-risk, as well as supporting nature conservation and trail development in areas where it does not exist. GPA works directly with a licensed therapist who specializes in at-risk youth and adults. Providing the positive influence and good vibes from a first-hand experience with nature is our number one goal.
A Message From Our Founder:
I was always searching for more. The day I separated from the Air Force, I decided my life needed change – but I didn’t know exactly what that meant. Ultimately, I made the choice to leave what I had behind, in order to seek out and discover what it was that I needed. Then I found it. I was standing in the middle of an open canyon, just me and my dog, breathing in the Oregon wilderness. I’d thought I was lost in life, when it hit me -I’ve never been closer to where I belong. In that moment, I made a promise to myself to help and encourage others to aim their compass in whichever direction their heart leads them. The moment you decide to live out of your comfort zone is when you can truly open up your mind, body, and soul to a breath of fresh air. There is nothing quite like watching the stars form a ceiling of beauty above your hammock; once the monotony of life dissolves away, what truly matter will appear.
Our Mission Statement Is:
“PROVIDE GUIDED OUTDOOR SERVICE AND TRIPS TO HYDRATE THE THIRST FOR ADVENTURE.”
We all come from different backgrounds and have varying comfort zones, but one thing we share is our thirst for adventure – the anticipation of that next thrill, the rush of pushing ourselves to the next level. Guided Path Adventures (GPA) illuminates the beauty that can be found right in our own backyard – by introducing the community to an front row view discovered by taking that first step outside. The guides of GPA are seasoned veterans of outdoor adventure, who share their expertise through weekly/weekend group or private party trips. These trips include, but are not limited to, hiking, camping, biking/cycling, climbing, kayaking/canoeing/paddle boarding, trail running – and all come equipped with expert training advice. Whether a novice or a pro, the options are limitless. GPA offers a wide variety of guides and services paired with local businesses to provide the premier outdoor experience in the Midwest.