so much to do, you may want
to stay an extra day or two

With enough activities and amenities to keep you busy for days, Backland will make it hard to ever leave northern Arizona’s breathtaking landscapes.

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pond with beach

Relax on a lounge chair while the kids build sand castles. Hop on a paddle board or kayak for a paddle around the island or try your hand at fishing.

Beach access, kayaks, paddle boards and fishing poles complimentary.

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e-bike rentals

Ride our RadPower e-bikes on onsite trails or explore miles of trails in the adjacent national forest. 

Rental fees apply.

horseback riding

Sign up for our two-hour horseback experience and get to know our wranglers and our wonderful horses. Start off with an intro course around our arena and then head off to explore our 160 acre wonderland.  

Fees apply.

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nature trails

With over two miles of walking trails onsite you can easily get in a morning run or an afternoon stroll. See our site map for a map of onsite trails.

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Practicing Yoga

yoga for all

Join us for complimentary yoga by the pond. See reception for daily schedules.



Relax after a long day on the trail. Offering customized rituals and treatments, many utilizing herbs and botanicals found on our land. Our tented spa showcases the bounty of northern Arizona while rejuvenating the body, revitalizing the skin, and refreshing the mind.

More info coming soon.

geo caching

Complete our geo caching scavenger hunt and search for hidden treasures. See reception for details.




On a clear night Backland may have the most impressive night skies you have ever seen. Deep in the national forest we are far removed from the light pollution of the city. Take a peek through our telescope at craters on the moon or even Saturn's rings!



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fire pit with smores

Join us around the fire in the evenings and enjoy complementary smores.


not available when Forest Service fire restrictions are in effect


bird watching

Check out a pair of binoculars and take along our bird guide. Dozens of bird species frequent our land including bald eagles, ospreys, blue heron, turkeys, geese, ducks and many many more.