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. From river rafting to canyoneering, and scenic flights across the rugged terrain of Southern Utah, you will be in awe of nature’s beauty from the first moment to the last.




TRIP LENGTH: 7 days/6 nights


TRIP COST: From $3,900/person/double occupancy


• Hike Arches National Park to see the world-famous naturally formed arches and towers, including Delicate Arch

• 125-mile river rafting journey down Cataract Canyon on Colorado River; raft class IV–V rapids or a calmer option

• Enjoy a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park

• View ancient petroglyphs, prehistoric ruins, and petrified dinosaur tracks
• Canyoneer through breathtaking slot canyons, drop-offs, secret arches, and down 200-foot easy rappels





Day 1: Arrive in Moab, Utah (Canyonlands Airfield)

  • Guests will arrive to Canyonlands Airfield and transfer to the lodge
  • Optional activities: horseback riding, hiking, bicycling
  • Welcome reception and orientation
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: D

Day 2: Arches National Park/Dead Horse Point State Park

  • Drive through Arches National Park, where we will see the famous Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers, and Petrified Dunes
  • Hike to the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, and Landscape Arch in Devil’s Garden before heading into the solitude of the back country
  • Pass the Marching Men, Tower Arch, & Eye of the Whale Arch
  • Quality buffet-style lunch with ice water & lemonade
  • At Dead Horse Point State Park, we will be 2,000 feet above the Colorado River gorge
  • Geological talk at Dead Horse Point State Park, overlooking the Colorado River
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Colorado River Day | Two River Rafting Options in Canyonlands National Park

  • Cataract Canyon Option:
    • This 125-mile river trip takes us through calm water meandering along the Colorado River
    • Explore side canyons, hike to prehistoric ruins, and experience epic vistas
    • After a picnic lunch, we will hit the rapids which range in difficulty up to class V as we roll through the canyon
    • Experience legendary rapids such as: the Big Drops, Mile Long, and Hell-to-Pay
    • To return to Moab, our group will take a private scenic flight over the three amazing and distinct districts of Canyonlands National Park and see the landscape from a new perspective
    • From the air, you’ll see highlights like the Chocolate Drops, the Doll House, Monument Basin, and the Grabens before we touch down at Canyonlands Airfield
  • Castle Valley Option:
    • This 13-mile section of the Colorado River offers stunning views of Castle Valley and the famous Fisher Towers, it offers calm waters as well as sections of class III rapids to get the adrenaline going
    • The trip will end at a beach where we will enjoy a picnic lunch and a chance to swim in the river
    • After lunch, shuttle to the small airstrip for afternoon, private, scenic flights over Canyonlands National Park
  • Faculty Leader lecture prior to dinner
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Jeep Safari into the Needles District Canyonlands National Park

  • Drive to the Needles District of Canyonlands, beginning our journey by passing the first and still-operational cattle ranch in Utah, before heading into an archaeological epicenter
  • We’ll spend the day traveling across desert landscape — many arches and archaeological sites may be viewed directly off the road
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: Adventure a la Carte Day

  • Today groups of guests can choose from a variety of activities including: mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, ATV-riding, fishing, 4×4 Jeep, canyoneering, golfing, river kayaking, or exploring the town of Moab (please note: this can be narrowed down to three or so choices, as you prefer)
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Canyoneering Day

  • Guests will select canyoneering option | half-day options will allow guests to relax at the lodge or hike afterward
    • Option one: Arches Slot Canyoneering
    • This is a great adventure for the those who are new to canyoneering and for kids; the group will enjoy a low- angle rappel into a slot canyon
  • Option two: Dad Gum Canyoneering
    • This half-day trip explores Dad Gum Canyon with a more advanced free hanging rappel
  • Option three: Rock of Ages Canyoneering
    • This is for adventurous individuals who want to enjoy a full day of advanced canyoneering and rappelling
  • Faculty Leader lecture prior to dinner
  • Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Departure Day

  • After breakfast we will say our goodbyes and transfer to Canyonlands Airfield
  • If guests are interested in continuing their time in Southern Utah, WWTrek can provide additional services


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.







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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.