Hiking With Merrell Bare Access • The Perfect Adventure Shoe

Merrell Bare Access Shoe

*This post is sponsored by Zappos, all thoughts and opinions are my own

Our recent trip to the Yukon could not have been any more perfect. Late August in this Northern Canadian territory provided us with the opportunity to see the leaves change and adventure around in the cool autumn air.

We spent an entire week exploring the best that the Yukon has to offer which naturally, included great outdoor activities. Thankfully, I brought the perfect shoes for this outdoor trip.

What Outdoor Adventures Did We Get Up to?

Considering we were camping and driving from Whitehorse to Dawson City, the Dempster Highway, and then going into Tombstone National Park. Followed by driving back down to Whitehorse again via the Top of the World Highway in Alaska we were pretty much outside for the entirety of this trip.

Dempster Highway
With the Merrell Bare Access Trail Runner

We love being outside and tried to maximize our short time in the Yukon as much as possible. Our first big outdoor day was when we drove the Dempster Highway, we spent a lot of time grabbing photos in Tombstone National Park. We had time for a short hike as well, which was epic with the fall colors.

Afterward, we drove in Alaska for more fall goodness and were able to enjoy an amazing day road tripping before we went on two-day hikes in Kluane National Park back in the Yukon. Every day we were either exploring outdoors or in the car between points.

What shoes did I bring for this trip?

I knew I would be in the car or on a trail for the majority of this trip. I wanted something that was comfortable to hike in early fall temperatures with, but that also looked great with jeans and everyday wear. Since I was in and out of our truck many times on the road trip the shoe needed to be incredibly flexible and lightweight.

I landed on Merrells Bare Access Shoe XTR shoe from Zappos for this trip. First, I love Merrell and have had multiple versions of their hiking shoes for years. They have never let me down.

These are a trail running shoe ideal for running a bit on easy to moderate hikes. We saved our legs for our big hike days in the Canadian Rockies and took an easier week here so the trail runner shoes were perfect.

They are breathable, with a comfortable footbed, have a flexible midsole and come in fun colors. Most importantly I could wear them on the trail and then into town later for dinner with casual clothes.

Merrell has a range of other outdoor footwear ranging from trail runners to hiking boots, and comfortable hiking sandals. They literally carry every shoe for an adventure that you could need.

I ordered my Merrells off Zappos. Zappos is my go-to online shoe carrier as they have so many styles and sizes to choose from. Not being an in-store shopper, Zappos makes it incredibly easy for me to get what I want right to my doorstep when we are visiting the USA.

Zappos offers fast and free shipping and 365-day return policy. We stay pretty busy so all of these things make shopping online for shoes super convenient. We love to use them for many of our footwear needs!

All in all, it was a fabulous trip to the Yukon and I can’t wait to return. We’re always checking off new Canadian destinations and striving to get out on the trail as much as possible in our lives!

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Natasha is a five-foot blonde that believes she was made short so she could fit in air, train, car, and bus seats comfortably. She believes in watching every single movie nominated for an Oscar and loves all animals. Natasha has a passion for environmentally friendly and sustainable travel. Natasha recently made a move to Canada and resides near Banff National Park in Alberta and loves new adventures in the mountains. Natasha's favorite countries are Italy, Iceland, Greece, Japan, Mozambique, and South Africa.


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