GuideGap Supports All Avenues Of The Outdoors
Passion For The Outdoors
We want to share what we know to create more outdoor advocates
New Guiding Concept
We are changing the guiding game leveraging crowd sourcing
We created a new supplemental income stream for Guides
Support Small Business
GuideGap Affiliates allows small businesses to leverage their resources
GuideGap’s Associate Structure
We have a small crew of 5 associates to keep up with admin tasks.
Our Adventure Guide Network
Our network of guides is full of outdoor professionals. We have hundreds of them to cover our 14 state footprint.
Additionally, not every guide specializes in all of our activities so we need guides in all of the areas and we need to make sure we have coverage for all of the activities.
Additionally! Not every guide is familiar with providing recommendations with kids, pets, ADA/Wheelchair customers so we have to make sure we have coverage for that!
The Easiest Way To Plan An Adventure
GuideGap leverages a crowd sourcing platform to provide a unique trip plan every time. We have created a network of outdoor professionals to provide custom trip plans based on your abilities and trip parameters. This produces the ability to have a Local Guide’s input from anywhere in the world to help ensure you have the best outdoor experience possible.
GuideGap is founded on the conservation of one of our greatest resources; our public lands. We strive to create a positive outdoor experience for individuals and families alike to create advocates and future advocates for the outdoors. The outdoors have inspired, revived, and maintained a desire to explore, adventure, and create lasting memories with those we love and we promise to protect our public lands in any way we can.
Our Guides share their knowledge of their most cherished places within their community. This creates the possibility for increased traffic. We ask that you please respect the information our Guides share to minimize the impact on some of their treasured escapes. As GuideGap grows, we will give back a percentage of our profits to help our Locals maintain and conserve these areas.
FROM THE BEGINNING - ROB CLAYBON (FOUNDER)
GuideGap was created from a desire to help others explore new locations without the barrier of research and the uncertainty of information. There had to be a better way and we created it.
Gosh where to begin, I was driven to create GuideGap because the process of getting outside needs to be easier and Guides traditionally do not make a lot of money. GuideGap helps both issues. I lived out of my Jeep meeting guides, networking, and developing this process so users can receive input from Guides on where to go while Guides can keep their day jobs and earn extra income on the side for filling out our templates.
I was primarily driven by the passion to help others enjoy the outdoors to the fullest potential. As I created this network I realized what this extra income can do for outdoor professionals across the 14 states within our footprint.
Entrepreneurship is hard, I pulled what I had from my 401K and I went after it. Introducing a new concept will always bring doubt but I never stopped believing in the network of guides we have and what GuideGap can do not just for outdoor enthusiasts but what we can do for the industry.
We have created a new service to not only help people get outside but have a better more unique experience using information from real Local Guides. With every purchase a significant portion goes to the Guide who created the trip plan. Additionally, the Guide gets to support their favorite small town businesses via out town insight page.
During networking, I noticed small guiding outfits and mom and pop shops could use a boost with ecommerce. We further created GuideGap Affiliates a group of vetted small businesses that leverage their resources to support each other and complete against the growing number of corporations entering the outdoor industry.
I truly believe in this product and those that try us are ecstatic over the suggestions and experiences they have. That drives me but we can always use your support! Please! Give us a try and we will get you the best outdoor experience possible while you’re visiting new locations. We will help you find where to go so you can be and feel like a Local Guide.
We are a grass roots company lead by a network of professionals who love the areas they live. They want to share and help you explore and get as many people outside as possible. Thats why we exist and thats why we continue to work, live out of our vehicles, and play outside.
Save Time, Make Memories, Get Outside