Adventure through the epic scenery of Southern Utah on this journey through three of the nation’s most stunning national parks. Guests will immediately feel transported to a faraway land as we drive south. Begin with a hike in a slot canyon of the San Rafael Swell on our way to Capitol Reef National Park, full of rich history and towering sandstone cliffs. Each day varies and offers some of the most breathtaking scenery and stunning photo opportunities. Continuing on, visit Bryce Canyon National Park, and hike among amphitheatres, hoodoos and colorful rock formations. Our route then takes us through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, on Utah’s First All-Dash American Road Scenic Byway 12. Finish off the incredible trip at Zion National Park, known for its extraordinary hikes and scenery. Our adventure, truly gives you a chance to experience the best that Southern Utah has to offer. Hiking, exploring slot canyons, and viewing Indian rock art will appeal to a wide range of guests.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

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 3 National Parks and Goblin Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
  • Hiking, slot canyons, Native American art, and more await guests on this adventure
  • Clean fresh air & open spaces

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ITINERARIES

Day 1: Arrive in Utah

  • Arrive to Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)
  • Meet your guides and scenic drive to Southern Utah
  • San Rafael Swell, hike Little Wild Horse slot canyon and visit Goblin Valley State Park
  • Scenic sunset drive to Capitol Reef National Park
  • Overnight: Capitol Reef accommodations

Day 2: 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
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Overnight: Bryce Canyon accommodations
  • Meals Included: B/L/BBQ Picnic Dinner

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 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 heading south, into Zion National Park
  • Overnight: Springdale, UT the entrance of Zion National Park
  • Meals Included: B/L

Day 4: 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
  • There is something for everyone in Zion and is considered a mecca for adventurers
  • Overnight in Springdale, with time to visit the local shops and art galleries
  • Meals included: B/L

Day 5: Departures

  • Enjoy a morning sunrise glistening off the towering cliffs, high above the Virgin River
  • In the morning we will choose from a variety of hiking options in Zion National Park
  • Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch and celebrate your adventure in Utah!
  • Transfer to St. George Regional Airport (SGU) for departure flights home
  • 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

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

Recommended Flights:

Arrival: There are daily flights into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Your trip manager will help you arrange an arrival time window (we prefer morning arrival flight times).

Departure: We recommend that people return from St. George Regional Airport (SGU) to maximize the most of their day. St. George is only 30 minutes away from the entrance at Zion National Park. Our guide will be returning to Salt Lake City. If it is easier, we can help arrange for you to return to Salt Lake where you would have an evening departure flight home. Your trip manager will help you arrange a departure time window.

Accommodations:

We will select the best available accommodations in each location 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

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.