ARCHES & CANYONLANDS MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE

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 as well as scenic vistas in Dead Horse Point. 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 to hiking through Canyonlands National Park and 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.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Trek

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 5 days/4 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 6 – 13

TRIP COST: Contact us for details

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Colorado | Scenic Drive into Utah

  • Guests will arrive to 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 Campfire Dinner

Day 2: Arches National Park

  • 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
  • Overnight: Hotel Moab or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Canyoneering | Moab

  • Let your adventurous side run wild with one of the nation’s most iconic canyoneering trips
  • Enjoy spending time at your campsite located right on the Colorado River
  • Hike up to the magnificent Corona Arch for spectacular views, just a short walking distance from your campsite
  • Enjoy stargazing and campfire cookout
  • Overnight: Hotel Moab or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Colorado River | Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park

  • 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

Day 5: Canyonlands National Park | Dead Horse Point State Park

  • After a sunrise breakfast, visit the stunning overlook at Dead Horse Point State Park for a group photo
  • Scenic drive to Salt Lake City
  • Enjoy a lunch at Ray’s Tavern, one of our favorite local restaurant located beside the Green River
  • Transfers to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Departures from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • 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.

TRAVEL NOTES

Arrivals & Departures:

Arrive in Grand Junction, CO at the Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

Depart from Salt Lake City, UT at the Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)

Recommended Flights:

Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com 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.

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 phones and medical kits.

Our Team:

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.