The stunning natural landscape of Moab, Utah is truly a spectacle to behold. During this trip, you will see turbulent rivers carving through timeless sandstone cliffs and the famed arches and towers of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Hiking in Arches National Park will be a highlight of your trip as world-famous naturally formed arches tower above you. From river rafting down the scenic Cataract Canyon’s class IV-V rapids on the Colorado River, to marveling in the endless expanse of erosion-carved canyons, you will be in awe of nature’s beauty from the first moment to the last.
TRIP TYPE: Trek
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
TRIP LENGTH: 3 days/2 nights
SPACES AVAILABLE: 4 – 12
TRIP COST: Contact us for details
Prefer sleeping under the stars?We offer a camping version of this trip. Spend your nights under the dazzling stars and towering red rocks on our Arches and Canyonlands National Park Camping Getaway
Experience the stunning red rock arches, sandstone towers, & buttes of Southern Utah’s desert landscape
Raft an iconic stretch of the Colorado River
Enjoy a chartered flight over the vast Canyonlands National Park
Visit two national parks & explore the vibrant town of Moab, UT
- Guests will arrive at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) where a guide will meet you.
- Scenic drive to Moab, UT
- Hike amidst the soaring Fisher Towers and visit the scenic overviews of Castle Valley.
- Welcome reception and orientation
- Overnight: Hotel Moab or comparable
- Meals included: Welcome Reception Dinner
- After a hearty breakfast, we depart for an adrenaline-filled day spent rafting through Class IV-V rapids down Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park.
- Experience the thrills of rapids, such as North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and the Big Drops
- Explore side hikes to petrified forests, Anasazi art, and amazing desert wilderness
- Scenic flight back to Moab over Canyonlands National Park
- Overnight: Hotel Moab or comparable
- Meals included: B/L/D
- Hike in among the natural sandstone arches in the high desert of Arches National Park
- We will stop at the visitors center in the park
- Transfer to Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) for departures
- Meals included: B
HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN THE USA
One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we operate. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe and close to home in Utah. With our office and home base in Utah, we are working on a number of local projects that guests can get involved with.
HOP is proud to support 30 local veterans and their families with deliveries of food and gift cards during the holiday season through our Veterans Outreach Program. Our newest local program, HOP Outdoors, runs summer hiking trips in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains to give underserved local children the chance to get outdoors and build a healthy connection with nature.
May – June
Arrive and depart from Grand Junction, CO at the Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909.266.0117.
The benefit of using a travel agent is that in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections and arrangements for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.
Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite phones and medical kits.
World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew for all of our groups ranging from 8 to 12 people. At headquarters in Salt Lake City, our staff is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. If you’re planning your trip and have questions about which boots to buy, our adventure specialist is just a phone call away.
In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.
For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you a tipping guide once you sign up for a trip.
At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.
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Salt Lake City
Utah, where the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau converge, boasts extremely diverse and stunning geography. Although most of this western state experiences a semi-arid or desert climate, the many mountain ranges offer a large variety of additional climates. From high alpine forest filled to vast deserts filled with humbling sandstone towers, walls, and arches, Utah’s landscapes are numerous and awe-inspiring. Utah is home to 5 National Parks, 4 national monuments, and 4 state parks. The capitol of Utah, Salt Lake City, gets its namesake from the Great Salt Lake which is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere with a salinity far saltier than seawater.
Salt Lake City, Utah is the world headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state in the U.S. that has a majority population belonging to a single church. The industries that make up Utah’s diverse economy include mining, oil and gas development, tourism, agriculture and cattle ranging, salt production, and a quickly growing tech industry. Additionally, there are 6 Native American tribes in Utah today, the Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and Uintah and Ouray Tribes.