The stunning natural landscape of Moab, Utah is truly a spectacle to behold. During this trip, you will visit two iconic national parks and see turbulent rivers carving through timeless sandstone cliffs and the famed arches and towers as well as scenic vistas in Dead Horse Point State Park. Hiking in Arches National Park will be a highlight of your trip as world-famous naturally formed arches tower above you. Explore the remote Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, visit the famous Indian Creek Canyon and view Newspaper Rock Historic Site where ancient Native American rock art images date back thousands of years. This trip caters to all ability levels, marveling the endless expanse of erosion-carved canyons, you will be in awe in nature’s beauty from the first moment to the last.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 5 days/4 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 12 people max

TRIP COST: Based on

Double Occupancy

From $ 2,450

per person6 or more people

Single Occupancy

add $ 600

per person

 

Small Groups

add $ 500

per person1 to 5 people

DATES

Private Trips: We can customize any Utah trip to the number of travel days and activities you would enjoy.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the stunning red rock arches, sandstone towers, & buttes of Southern Utah’s desert landscape
  • Raft an iconic stretch of the Colorado River
  • Visit Moab, Utah’s Adventure Capitol and add on a variety of activity options

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Salt Lake City | Scenic Drive to Moab

  • Guests will arrive at Salt Lake Int’l Airport (SLC) where a guide will meet you.
  • Scenic drive to Moab, UT
  • Visit Rochester rock art panel
  • Explore the desert and town of Moab
  • Welcome orientation and gear check
  • Overnight: Moab accommodations
  • Meals included: L/D

Day 2: Arches National Park

  • Spend the day exploring Arches National Park; Arches National Park showcases the highest concentration of natural sandstone arches in the world – more than 2,400 of them
  • Hike among amazing landscape to an amazing of balance rocks, soaring red rock cliffs, monumental towers and sandstone fins
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in an inspiring setting
  • A full day of hiking and exploring for all activity levels
  • Overnight: Moab accommodations
  • Camping Option: Group camping site and an amazing night in the Utah desert
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Activity Day

  • Spend the day exploring Moab by choosing from a variety of activity options.
  • Option 1: Explore Utah’s largest national park, Canyonlands National Park, petroglyphs and dinosaur track sites.
  • Want a different activity option?
  • Option 2: Spend the day rafting on the Colorado River. This 14 mile section has a perfect combination of classic western vistas and Class III, splashy white water.
  • Option 3: Discover canyoneering with two rapells into a hidden chasm and over 100 feet off a rock arch
  • Overnight: Moab accommodations
  • Meals included: B/L/D
*Price will vary depending on the activity option you choose

Day 4: Canyonlands National Park

  • Visit the famous Newspaper Rock Historical Site
  • Continue on through Indian Creek Canyon to Canyonlands National Park
  • Explore the Needles District
  • Overnight: Hotel Moab or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Dead Horse Point State Park | Departures

  • After a sunrise breakfast, visit the stunning overlook at Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, and immense mesas, buttes, sandstone fins, spires, and canyons carved by the Colorado River; the Green River, and their tributaries
  • Enjoy a lunch at Ray’s Tavern, a local river runners favorite, since 1946
  • Scenic drive to Salt Lake City for departure flights home and to say your goodbyes
  • We can’t wait to see you again!
  • Meals included: B/L

What's Included:

  • Transportation by private vans
  • WWTrek custom support trailer with camp kitchen
  • WWTrek Lead Professional Guide(s)
  • All services, tours, hikes, and excursion fees described in the itinerary
  • National park and state park entry fees
  • 4 nights lodging
  • All meals included during scheduled itinerary
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation
  • Interactive gear list
  • Fitness and Nutrition 6-week plan
  • Rafting down the Colorado River

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Salt Lake City, Ut
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of the control of World Wide Trekking
  • Gratuities for guides

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.

TRAVEL NOTES

Best Time of Year to Visit:

March – November (trip offered year round)

Arrivals & Departures:

Arrival and departures should be out of Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)

 

Recommended Flights:

There are daily flights into Salt Lake City airport. Your trip manager will coordinate an arrival time window when you should land in Salt Lake City. All flight departures should be scheduled no earlier than 5:00pm on your final day.

Accommodations:

Moab has many lodging options. We will select the best available accommodations for the trip dates selected. All lodging has standard amenities including: laundry service, internet and other amenities. We have carefully chosen these properties as they are the best in the area to accommodate our groups.

Health & Safety:

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 communicators and medical kits.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly with any questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with Redpoint Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

Our Team:

World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew and will accommodate any group size. 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.

Gratuities:

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 with detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up. 

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

State:

Utah

Population:

3,101,833

Time zone:

Mountain Time Zone –  UTC-07:00

Capitol City:

Salt Lake City

Geography:

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 forests’ 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 saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere with a salinity far saltier than seawater.

Culture & Religion

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.