Prizes and Partners

Trail Magic—those unexpected acts of kindness that are a quintessential part of any long distance trail experience—depends on a community. We appreciate the generosity and cooperation of many national and local partners to help make Clif Trail Magic a reality:

National Partners

Travelodge
Casio
Backroads
Nalgene
OARS Utah
Headsweats

Local Partners

Big Sky Resort
Bushnell
Celestron
Fox River Socks
Glacier Raft Company
Grand Canyon IMAX
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Meteor Crate
Moab Tourism
Montana Whitewater
Open Air Adventure Parks
Snow King Resort
Western Spirit
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Wildwater Rafting
Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre
SK Horse Stables
Mammoth Mountain
Rush Creek and Evergreen Lodges
Backroads

Backroads is an active travel company that offers more than 200 itineraries for people of all ages in 50 countries and territories around the world. There are more than 2,600 scheduled departures in 2017, including biking, hiking, multisport, family and private trips. Backroads trips include the full support of a team that provides mobile refreshment and bike repair. A trailer carries all your luggage and gear, so you are free to explore and adventure light in load and in spirit.

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Backroads Bicycle Tour

Backroads offers unforgettable bike tours in some of America’s most awe-inspiring places. Your adventure will follow the country’s most scenic bike routes, supported by Backroads guides and staff, who know all the best stops along the way. Load your luggage on a trailer and travel free and easy on this experience of a lifetime.

Approximate value: $3,500

Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort, basecamp to Yellowstone, offers some of the best skiing, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing in America. Whether you're in search of a wilderness adventure, an adrenaline rush, a day at the spa or a great round of golf, make Big Sky Resort your destination.

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Scenic Lift Ride

Get up close and personal with Mother Nature at Big Sky Resort. Win a scenic lift ride up the mountain on Ramcharger, Swift Current or Explorer. Hike down or, better yet, bring your mountain bike for some high-altitude riding and the ride down will be almost as much fun as the ride up.

Approximate value: $34.00

Bushnell

For more than six decades, Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics. Bushnell, first to introduce binoculars to the masses, is committed to offering an unparalleled view of the world. That commitment means generations of customers trust Bushnell to help them see with confidence and clarity.

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Bushnell Engage™ Binoculars

Bushnell binoculars bring birds, deer and other woodland creatures seemingly close enough to touch - perfect for your National Park adventures. The multi-coated glass of Bushnell’s Engage binoculars captures bright, clear images without glare while actively repelling water, oil, dust and debris. The rugged chassis is built to take a beating, so you can maintain focus and engage on what's out ahead. Engage binoculars deliver world-class performance every time, in every condition, so you won’t miss a thing whether you’re in Acadia, Zion, or anywhere in between.

Approximate value: $399.99

Casio

For decades, the Casio name has been synonymous with durable, reliable, cutting-edge wristwatches. ProTrek Atomic and Solar sport watches are perfect for hiking and trekking as well as scuba diving, sailing, and city dwelling. The state-of-the-art timepieces are the perfect choice whether you spend your time in the boardroom or the great outdoors.

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ProTrek WSD-F20 Smart Watch

Casio ProTrek WSD-F20, the smart outdoor watch that puts the outdoors at your fingertips, will help you make the most of your active life. With advanced GPS functionality, extensive app support and built-in altitude, barometric and directional sensors, this watch will make virtually any activity more engaging. Full-color maps and positioning information ensure you’ll never be lost with a ProTrek on your wrist.

Approximate value: $500.00

Celestron

In 1970, Celestron revolutionized the amateur telescope market with the introduction of the affordable C8. Today, Celestron's world-class team of optical and electronic engineers continues to push the boundaries of technology. From the SkyProdigy, a telescope so smart it can align itself, to the high-performance EdgeHD optical system, Celestron has revolutionized the hobby of astronomy for beginners and advanced amateurs alike.

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NPF EXPLORASCOPE 60 AZ

The 60 mm refractor telescope is suitable for both astronomical and terrestrial use. A pan handle altazimuth control with clutch makes for smooth and accurate pointing. Quick and easy no-tool setup, a rugged tripod and permanently mounted convenient finderscope make this the perfect telescope, whether you’re stargazing or wildlife watching.

Approximate value: $99.00

Fox River Socks

Fox River socks have been made in America's heartland for more than 116 years, making Fox River a vital part of the nation's manufacturing history and future. Fox River began by making socks for lumberjacks in 1900, and today outdoor enthusiasts and athletes of all kinds turn to Fox River for comfort, durability and a perfect fit.

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PrimaHike Crew socks

Your feet carry you to incredible places, and a great pair of socks will keep them moving. Fox River’s PrimaHike Crew socks are perfect for your next excursion. Featuring Wick Dry® moisture management technology, they are made from soft Primaloft® and Merino wool, promising long-lasting support for adventure and all day wear. Great fit and support mean you're cushioned, dry and comfy no matter which trail you hit.

Approximate value: $16.00

Glacier Raft Company

As Montana's longest-running river outfitter, Glacier Raft Company has taken more than half-a-million guests safely down the Flathead River since 1976. Rafting and fishing adventures are exciting and fun, and experienced guides work hard to make your visit to Glacier National Park truly unforgettable.

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Half-day whitewater rafting trip

Cool off and see another side of Glacier country with a half-day rafting trip. This is no ordinary paddle - you’ll embark on one of the most popular experiences Montana has to offer. Glacier Raft Company’s guides will lead you through the stunning river canyon on a peaceful, leisurely float or help you take on the Middle Fork's family-friendly class II-III whitewater.

Approximate value: $57.00

Grand Canyon IMAX

Fly like an eagle over the rim, dive into the canyon's crags and raft through the thundering whitewater of the Colorado River, all from the comfort of the Grand Canyon IMAX theatre. The six-story screen and 12,000 watts of digital sound give visitors an immersive experience in the Grand Canyon.

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Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets Tickets

Want to see more of the Grand Canyon but don’t have the time? “Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets” is a visually stunning movie and a thrilling, non-stop, filmed adventure complete with realistic sounds and the sensation of motion only made possible by IMAX® technology. With tickets to the stunning show, we’ll take you to parts of the park that you’d otherwise never have the opportunity to see.

Approximate value: $13.59

Headsweats

Headsweats began as a cyclist's secret weapon. In 1988, founder Alan Romick needed headgear that protected against the sun and kept sweat and sunscreen out of his eyes. Today Headsweats is the leader in outdoor gear, and the American-made brand is working to support and protect our public lands. Twenty percent of all sales from the National Park Collection support the NPF.

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Clif Trail Magic Performance Trucker hat

The Performance Trucker hat will keep your head cool with the same fabric technology in Headsweats’ cycling and running hats. Eventure™ Fabric Technology is moisture wicking, quick drying, breathable and machine washable, making this hat a must-have accessory for every National Park expedition.

Approximate value: $24.00

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, visitors experience natural beauty and adventures for the whole family in the shadow of the majestic Teton Range. In addition to being one of the region's premier cross-country ski areas, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers incredible hiking, biking, paragliding, fly-fishing, a ropes course and more. No matter the season, there's fun for the whole family on the mountain.

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Jackson Hole Tram Ride

Take an unforgettable 4,139-vertical-feet ride on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram. Step off on the summit and savor staggering 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley, and surrounding mountain ranges. The ride to the "Top of the World" provides amazing access to great hiking and running trails, climbing, and the occasional snowball fight.

Approximate value: $42.00

Meteor Crater

Located just off old Route 66 in Northern Arizona, Meteor Crater is the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site. Nearly a mile across, 2.4 miles around and more than 550 feet deep, Meteor Crater is the breathtaking result of a collision between an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. It’s an international tourist destination with outdoor observation trails, air conditioned indoor viewing, wide screen movie theater, Interactive Discovery Center, unique gift and rock shop, and Astronaut Memorial Park at the Visitor Center located on the crater rim.

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Meteor Crater Tour

Tours of Meteor Crater include the Interactive Discovery Center, which houses displays containing information about meteorites, asteroids, impact cratering mechanics and the formation of Meteor Crater. The big screen theater shows “IMPACT, The mystery of Meteor Crater,” and the center houses an interactive computer display, a display on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 and the Astronaut Wall of Fame. Visitors can take in the crater from three different viewpoints along the rim trail. Once the sun goes down, set up your lawn chairs, look into the night sky and enjoy one of the finest star and sky shows offered in the American Southwest.

Approximate value: $18.00

Moab Tourism

Moab is the only Utah destination where you can experience two of The Mighty 5® National Parks from one convenient location. Visitors from around the world come to the town of Moab to experience the sunrise over the plunging depths of Canyonlands National Park and then follow it up with a sunset in the otherworldly red rock formations of Arches National Park. Moab’s year-round access to thousands of square miles of amazing red rock landscapes, along with the cool waters of the Colorado River, has made it one of the most sought-after outdoor recreation destinations in the American Southwest.

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All expenses-trip to Moab

Immerse yourself in Utah’s most diverse National Parks on an all-expense-paid trip to Moab. Within minutes of town you’ll find yourself surrounded by the out-of-this-world red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour’s drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that seems like the top of the world. The views from the Island encompass thousands of square miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. The great scenery doesn’t end with the national parks. Dead Horse Point State Park, a short drive from Moab, offers visitors incredible views of the snaking meanders of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Just 20 miles south of Moab are the La Sal Mountains, part of Manti-La Sal National Forest. At heights of nearly 13,000 feet, these alpine mountains are the second highest mountain range in Utah. All of the amazing scenery in this part of the world is why Moab has such a rich history of filmmaking. Seeing it on the big screen is one thing: Experiencing it for yourself will fill you with enough memories to last a lifetime.

Approximate value: $3,000.00

Montana Whitewater

Montana Whitewater, a family-owned adventure company located in Bozeman, MT, runs exhilarating trips on the Gallatin, Yellowstone and Madison Rivers. The rivers that flow out of Yellowstone National Park are among the most beautiful and pristine waters in the lower 48 states. If you’re not looking to get wet, Montana Whitewater also offers zipline and canopy tours that send you soaring over the stunning vistas of Yellowstone National Park.

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Half Day Rafting or Yellowstone Ranch Zipline Tour

Spend a half-day on an exhilarating rafting trip with Montana Whitewater’s experienced guides on the beautiful edges of Yellowstone National Park. If you’re not looking to get wet, catch a thrill on a Yellowstone Zipline tour. It will take you soaring down a mountainside while offering gorgeous pristine vista views and wildlife watching on a quiet historic ranch.

Approximate value: $60.00

Nalgene

A Nalgene water bottle has always been the most important thing to bring along on an adventure. The rugged, American-made bottle keeps you hydrated on the road, the river, the trail or the mountain. Founded by a chemist, Nalgene produces leak-proof, lightweight hiking and camping essentials backed up by science.

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Limited Edition Wide Mouth Bottle

Let us help you quench your thirst and keep parks pristine with a limited edition Clif Trail Magic Nalgene wide mouth bottle. Synonymous with the outdoors, this indispensable bottle will be as valuable in your gym bag as it will in the backcountry. And you’ll recreate more easily knowing that you’ll divert hundreds of one-time-use bottles from the landfill. Stay hydrated!

Approximate value: $16.00

Open Air Adventure Parks

Release your inner aerial monkey on Open Air Adventure Park’s 32 challenges that you can climb on, maneuver over, and swing through during your time on the course. Seek adventure in the beautiful landscape of Estes Park, CO, where you can explore 840 feet of course and take in a full day of fun.

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Open Air Park Ropes Course

Strap on a helmet and start climbing. Cross rope bridges, balance on aerial tightropes and navigate swinging log steps, all suspended more than two stories above Estes Park. The 90-minute session is for adventure seekers of all ages ready to try out life high above the ground.

Approximate value: $32.00

Snow King Resort

Discover your wild side at Snow King resort, where adventure is just outside the door. In Jackson Hole, just minutes from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Snow King Resort offers premier accommodations and plenty of fun. You can take in a classic Wyoming rodeo, hike, bike or hit Snow King Mountain for the Cowboy Coaster, a Treetop Adventure ropes course or the famous Alpine Slide.

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Alpine Slide Passes - 5 Ride Pass

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day with a 5-ride pass for the Alpine Slide. Plunge 350 feet down Snow King Mountain on the half-mile track at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Fly through twists and turns on one of two side-by-side tracks as you slide through banked turns and hairpin thrills at your own pace. Get your adrenaline pumping and take in stunning views of the Tetons and Jackson Hole.

Approximate value: $65.00

Travelodge

The difference between a trip and an adventure? The can-do, can-conquer attitude that can only come from a good night’s sleep. Travelodge has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to fuel guests’ sense of adventure, and to help preserve and protect our nation’s greatest natural wonders. From the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Travelodge is your basecamp for adventure. Travelodge is part of Wyndham Rewards® - the #1 hotel rewards program. With Wyndham Rewards points, you can earn free night stays faster than ever. So, where to next?

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One Night Stay

Travelodge provides you with a place to put your feet up at night and starts you off on the right foot each morning; perfect if you are planning your next adventure. Start planning your next vacation and your first night is on us. With just 15,000 points, you can redeem a free night at over 8,000 Wyndham Rewards hotels worldwide (including Travelodge!).

Approximate value: $150.00

Western Spirit

Western Spirit Cycling began in 1989 with one charismatic bike rider, a beat up Chevy Suburban and a handful of guides leading cyclists around the White Rim in Canyonlands National Park. Today, Western Spirit leads adventures in the most amazing places you can reach on two wheels. It’s all about the fun, and Western Spirit will take care of transporting your gear on customized support vehicles, plus provide you with all the delicious fuel you need to keep on pedaling.

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Western Spirit Bike Tour

Whether you want to weave through the ponderosa forests on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, wind along the top of the Gravelly Range and look down on Yellowstone, or get off the grid and into the vast open spaces of Canyonlands, we have the perfect trip for you. Load your gear on the support vehicles, pedal through the national parks, set up camp in a pristine wilderness and then settle in for a meal prepared by a seasoned backcountry chef.

Approximate value: $1,200.00

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Visitors of all ages are invited to take the vacation of a lifetime at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Whitefish Bike Park offers more than 30 miles of mountain bike trails above the Flathead Valley, and Montana’s longest zipline tour takes you soaring over ravines and through the treetops. Let out your inner acrobat at the Aerial Adventure Park or Spider Monkey Mountain or visit the Summit Nature Center to learn about the dazzling local flora and fauna.

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Scenic Chairlift Ride

Take a scenic lift ride to the summit of Big Mountain with a free pass. On the way up, catch views of the Flathead Valley, Glacier National Park and the Canadian rockies. Spend some time at the summit taking in the unrivaled 360-degree panorama, then set off on a relaxing – and rewarding – hike on trails lined with Douglas fir, stately spruce and vibrant wildflowers. In late summer, plentiful huckleberries grow on the mountainsides and make for a delicious snack during your hike.

Approximate value: $15.00

Wildwater Rafting

For true adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains, look no further than Wildwater Rafting. The oldest outfitter in the Southeast, Wildwater started on the Chattooga River in 1971. Today, experienced guides also lead exhilarating rafting trips on the Ocoee, Nantahala and Pigeon Rivers. In addition to whitewater rafting, Wildwater offers zipline/canopy tours, kayak clinics, SUP and kayak lake tours, Raft & Rail© excursions, a high ropes course, climbing walls, teambuilding and a variety of lodging facilities .

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Nantahala Rafting

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for the perfect family-friendly introduction to river rafting: a free rafting trip on the Nantahala. The Nantahala River is one of the most popular rivers in America, and generations have learned to raft on its bouncy rapids. Enjoy eight miles of crystal clear water and constant waves that make the Nantahala River a delight for all ages and groups. This 3-hour trip through class I and II rapids ends with Nantahala Falls, a thrilling class III drop!

Approximate value: $50.00

Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre

Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre is a must-see on your travel itinerary. At six stories tall, the 60x80-foot screen is the only certified Giant Screen Theatre in a twelve state area. The six track sound system and 4k digital projector guarantee a theatre experience you’ll never forget.

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Tickets to Yellowstone or National Park Adventure

See the parks like you’ve never seen them before with tickets to “Yellowstone” or “National Park Adventure” at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Keith Merrill, “Yellowstone” depicts Yellowstone National Park and its most respected citizen, the Grizzly Bear, with such startling realism that it is sure to delight, entertain and educate visitors of all ages. Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, “National Parks Adventure” brings audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into otherworldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds.

Approximate value: $15.00

OARS Utah

O.A.R.S. was founded in 1969 by river pioneer George Wendt, who turned a fledgling rafting company into what is now one of the most respected outfitting companies in the world. Today, Tyler and Clavey Wendt, George’s sons, are dedicated to furthering the company’s commitment to the preservation of wild places and creating meaningful outdoor experiences for guests.

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Merced River Rafting Lake Yellowstone Kayaking

In Yellowstone

Get out of the car and hop into a sturdy, stable sea kayak to tour Yellowstone Lake from the West Thumb Geyser Basin. Experienced guides are eager to share their knowledge of earth’s hottest show and Yellowstone’s awesome natural phenomena—all just beyond the bow of your boat. You’ll enjoy a unique perspective on the region’s geothermal activity, along the endless shores of Yellowstone Lake—the continent’s largest mountain lake.

Approximate value: $99.00

In Yosemite

Get your whitewater fix on the Merced River, located near historic Yosemite National Park, as it flows through poppy-covered hillsides and burly pine forests.The Merced churns with bold wave trains and exhilarating rapids which are ideal for rafters of all levels.

Approximate value: $179.00

SK Horse Stables

With locations near Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, SK Horse Stables is the go-to outfitter for visitors who want to see the west like the pioneers did; from the back of a horse. Friendly, knowledgeable guides will lead you through a landscape so breathtaking, you’ll never want to leave the saddle.

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One Hour Trail Ride

Saddle up and live out your childhood dreams; become a cowboy for a day on an hour-long trail ride with panoramic views of the snowcapped Continental Divide. Spot deer, elk, coyotes and other wildlife as you amble through their natural habitat. Riders of all ages and skill levels will have a blast seeing the Rockies on horseback.

Approximate value: $48.00

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain is more than the region’s best ski area. Mammoth is the place to be in all seasons – the summer offers the premier bike park in the U.S. and the highest golf course in California, plus fishing, hiking, and tons of big mountain fun for visitors of all ages.

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Adult Unlimited 1 Day Park Ticket

Boasting 3,500 acres and more than 80 miles of singletrack, Mammoth Bike Park has terrain for everyone. Whether you are a first timer, a beginner or a pro, Mammoth’s Bike Park offers challenges that will keep your adrenaline pumping. Bring your mountain bike and your sense of adventure—we’ll provide the lift ticket. Let the good times roll!

Approximate value: $47.20

Rush Creek and Evergreen Lodges

Together with its renowned sister Property, the Evergreen Lodge, Rush Creek Lodge is filled with unexpected touches to make your trip to Yosemite so much more than a walk in the park. Rush Creek Lodge is a superbly designed brand new ‘destination within a destination’ located at the doorstep of California’s Yosemite National Park that opened its doors on June 24, 2016. The first new lodge in the area in more than 25 years, Rush Creek features a contemporary, rustic sensibility inspired by the breathtaking expanse of nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting. The newly expanded Evergreen Lodge is nestled in the woods bordering Yosemite National Park. With your own Yosemite Cabin as your base, you can expect the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence.

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Free Night at either Evergreen/Rush Creek Lodge

The ultimate in Trail Magic… good company, a hot shower, and a comfortable bed. Staying at the Evergreen or Rush Creek? We’ll pick up the tab. If you’re staying somewhere else, we’ll look forward to welcoming you back to Yosemite on your next trip to the park.

Approximate value: $220.00