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Carson to Canada

Find Your True North Out West

Journey 1,600 Miles along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail starting in Carson City

Stake Your Claim to $5,000

This Is Your Moment

Your Compass is pointing you toward an adventure of a lifetime. Break in the newly minted Capital to Tahoe Trail and take it straight up to Canada. Starting at the steps of the Carson City capitol, seize the opportunity to push your limits along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT).

The wild beauty, the untamed wilderness —it's all waiting for you.

You only get one life, leave your mark.

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Answer the Call of the Wild

Claim your spot in the Carson City to Canada Quest and be one of two lucky participants to hike along the PCT for $5,000.

Review the Details of the Quest

Everything You Need to Know about the Quest

Follow your compass to an epic journey. But first, here's what you'll want to know before applying.

Where will this quest take me?

  • This 1,600-mile adventure connects to the PCT. It starts at the steps of the Carson City Capital, through the Capital to Tahoe trail, up to Canada.

Who can apply?

  • The Carson City to Canada Quest is meant for experienced hikers who are looking to push their limits and document their travels along the PCT.

What do participants get?

  • On top of experiencing the adventure of a lifetime, Visit Carson City will provide $5,000 to each solo hiker completing this challenge.

When does this take place?

  • The application period opens on Wednesday, March 6th, and closes on Friday, May 31, 5:00 p.m. PST. The review period will then begin and finalists will be contacted in late July.
  • The start date for the Carson City to Canada Quest will take place in Summer 2025. Please note that the exact date will vary depending on weather conditions and snowpack in the mountains.

If selected, do I need to apply for any permits before I leave?

  • Yes, if you're selected, it will be your responsibility to apply and obtain the necessary permits before departure, including a PCT Long-Distance Permit. This permit allows you to travel and camp along the PCT in the many places along the trail that require permits. To find more information on the PCT Long-Distance Permit and any other permits you may need to obtain, go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association website here.

Still have questions?

  • Read and review the agreement for important legal information, permits, and content creation requirements.

The journey of a lifetime starts with a single step. 

Submit your application now for the Carson City to Canada Quest and hike your way to an extraordinary experience. The deadline for submissions is May 31st and our adventure partners will be selected shortly after.

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