Adventure through the epic scenery of Southern Utah on this Mighty Five Adventure. Explore five of the nation’s most stunning national parks. From slot canyons and hoodoos to sandstone and Native American rock art, each park has their own unique feature. Significant historical and cultural sites are scattered in the beautiful landscape waiting to be explored. Not only will you visit national parks but you will witness the most beautiful, fascinating and diverse topography in the world; Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Each day varies and offers some of the most breathtaking photo opportunities on Earth. Prior to our arrival in Moab, we will make an “off the beaten path” stop in the San Rafael Swell and Goblin Valley State Park, truly giving you a chance to experience the best that Southern Utah has to offer.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 8 days/7 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 12 people max

TRIP COST: from

Double Occupancy

From $ 3,995

per person5 or more people

Single Occupancy

add $ 1,300

per person

 

Small Groups

add $ 500

per person1 to 4 people

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience 5 national parks, the San Rafael Swell, and Goblin Valley State Park in one trip!
  • Hiking, river-rafting, slot canyons, and more await guests on this adventure
  • Luxury accommodations and unmatched vistas are sure to make this trip unforgettable for any guest
  • Explore archeological sites, dinosaur tracks, and Native American rock art

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ITINERARIES

Day 1: Arrive in Utah

  • Arrive to St. George Regional Airport (SGU) and meet your guide(s)
  • Drive to Springdale, Utah
  • Check-in to lodging
  • Welcome Reception Dinner
  • Overnight: Springdale accommodations

Day 2: Zion National Park

  • Today we will visit Zion National Park, Utah’s oldest National Park
  • Spend the day exploring the Virgin River, Emerald Pools and the Scout Lookout
  • Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park – we will enjoy lunch along the way
  • Visit Sunset Point for a sunset, overlooking Bryce Canyon
  • Overnight: Bryce Canyon accommodations
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Today we will explore Bryce Canyon National Park, a glistening jewel of hoodoos and amphitheatres casting hues of pink, orange and yellow
  • The Fairyland Loop or Navajo Trail are awaiting us in this hikers paradise
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the rim overlooking the cliffs and columns of Bryce
  • We will continue our journey on a scenic drive to Capitol Reef National Park
  • Drive through and stop in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Enjoy stargazing in the evening desert
  • Overnight: Capitol Reef accommodations
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park

  • Spend the day exploring Utah’s hidden gem, Capitol Reef National Park
  • Enjoy a day of hiking, a variety of trails in the Waterpocket Fold on the Colorado Plateau in Capitol Reef National park
  • From Hickman Bridge, the Fremont River to the Pioneer Register, you will learn why this is considered Utah’s hidden gem
  • Spend time in the orchards and historic village of Fruita
  • Overnight: Capitol Reef accommodations
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: San Rafael Swell | Moab

  • Scenic drive to the San Rafael Swell, one of the nation’s most stunning geographical wonders
  • Hike Little Wild Horse slot canyon
  • Visit Goblin Valley State Park
  • Visit Native American rock art on your scenic drive into Moab
  • Overnight: Moab accommodations
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Canyonlands National Park

  • Spend the day exploring Canyonlands National Park or choose another activity option
  • Option 1: Visit the famous Newspaper Rock Estate Historical Monument. Proceed to Canyonlands National Park, needles district, and hike Elephant Hill to Chesler Park.
  • 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

Day 7: Arches National Park

  • Send 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 stunning landscapes of balanced rocks, soaring red rock cliffs, monumental towers and sandstone fins
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in an inspiring setting
  • Visit Moab for shopping and sightseeing
  • Overnight: Moab accommodations
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: 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
  • Thank you for visiting Utah!
  • 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
  • 7 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:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • 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:

Arrive at St. George Regional Airport (SGU); Depart from Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)

Recommended Flights:

Arrival: There are daily flights into St. George Regional Airport (SGU). Your trip manager will help you arrange an arrival time window (we prefer morning arrival flight times).

Departure: We prefer that all flights departing from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) leave in the late afternoon, allowing the group enough time to get to the airport.

Accommodations:

We stay at a variety of accommodations in Southern Utah. 

Springdale

  • Cliffrose Lodge
  • Desert Pearl
  • Flanigan’s Inn

Bryce Canyon

  • Stone Canyon Inn
  • Bryce Canyon Lodge
  • Best Western

Capitol Reef

  • Capitol Reef Resort
  • The Sands

Moab

  • Red Cliffs Lodge
  • Gonzo Inn
  • Best Western

*Based on availability during trip dates. 

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

Capital 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.