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Utah National Parks Multi-Adventure

Pinnacles & Canyons of The Mighty Five

 

Go deep into geologic time in all five of Utah's national parks. Expect desert solitude, cobalt blue skies contrasting with red rocks, technicolor sunsets. Explore the wonderland of Arches with its magnificent stone formations and giant balanced rocks. Canyonlands invites you to float the legendary Colorado River. See the beautiful rugged terrain in Capitol Reef. Marvel at Bryce's fantastical pinnacles and hoodoos. Wind your way through Zion's narrow slot canyons. To top it off, pamper yourself in comfortable lodges at these stunning locations.

  • Hike through five treasured national parks -- Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion -- in just eight days

  • Wade through a scenic slot canyon riverbed on the Virgin River Narrows and hike among labyrinthine spires of Bryce Canyon

  • Stargaze beneath the Milky Way -- four of the five national parks are certified "Dark Sky" parks

Arrive:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Depart:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Price: from $3,795

Duration:

8 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

8-12 Guests

Min Age:

16 yrs

Activity:

Level 3

You should be prepared to hike 3-6 hours per day on uneven terrain. River rafting requires no prior experience, but will tackle class III and IV rapids.
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  • Arrive Salt Lake City

    Day 1

    Welcome to Utah! Make your way to the hotel in downtown Salt Lake City today. This evening meet up with group for a welcome dinner at one of Salt Lake City's sophisticated restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

    The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is grand and dramatic, much like its naturally rugged surroundings. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the hotel features easy access to the city's attractions and the TRAX light rail system. The décor effortlessly combines modern comforts with the unique character of a historic building.

    Meals: Dinner

  • Temple Square & Canyonlands National Park

    Day 2

    Before departing Salt Lake City this morning we will take a stroll through nearby Temple Square which is rich in history and features beautiful gardens and architecture. Then we head three hours south to Moab. This afternoon we hike to Mesa Arch and Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park. Marvel at towering rock walls and sweeping sandstone landscapes as we journey into the heart of the park. This evening we settle into our hotel in downtown Moab, our home for the next two nights.

    Accommodation: Homewood Suites by Hilton Moab

    Homewood Suites is centrally located in downtown Moab and is just a short walk from shops and restaurants. All suites offer a living area, a work desk, dining space and a full kitchen.

    Activity: 2-3 hours hiking

    Transportation: 4-hour private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hiking Arches National Park

    Day 3

    Meet your private MT Sobek guide this morning for a full day of exploring the magnificent stone arches and giant balanced rocks of Arches National Park. Today we will hike to Delicate Arch and some of the other amazing arches including Landscape Arch which spans an impressive 306 feet! We will stop midday for a picnic lunch and return to in the late afternoon.

    Accommodation: Homewood Suites by Hilton Moab

    Homewood Suites is centrally located in downtown Moab and is just a short walk from shops and restaurants. All suites offer a living area, a work desk, dining space and a full kitchen.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/4-5 miles hiking

    Transportation: 10-30 minute private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Raft the Colorado River

    Day 4

    Today offers a thrilling day of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River! Follow Westwater Canyon past red sandstone spires as it deepens into narrow Black Granite Gorge and tackle Class III and IV rapids such as Funnel Falls, Last Chance, The Steps, and the infamous Skull Rapid! Perfect for adventure seekers and canyon lovers, all equipment is provided, and no previous experience is required. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch. Late this afternoon we depart Moab and drive to our accommodations near Capitol Reef National Park.

    Accommodation: Capitol Reef Resort

    Located just one mile from the National Park, Capitol Reef Resort is surrounded by natural wonders including natural bridges, sandstone cliffs, magnificent canyons, and domes. The comfortable accommodations feature stunning views of the red-rock cliffs. After a day of adventures, relax in the heated outdoor pool or hot tub. The Pioneer Kitchen offers delicious comfort food and a casual atmosphere.

    Activity: Full day rafting

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Capitol Reef & Stargaze at Bryce Canyon

    Day 5

    This morning we journey into the rugged terrain of Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is the most remote National Park in Utah offering visitors not only dramatic desert scenery but also serenity and solitude due to its light visitation. We will spend the morning hiking the Grand View Wash Trail along the upper portion of the Waterpocket Fold. Following our hike we drive two and a half hours to our overnight accommodations in Bryce Canyon National Park. After dinner we are joined by an astronomer for a special stargazing experience. The Utah desert's predictable weather, low humidity and dark night skies make it the perfect location for viewing the Milky Way Galaxy, millions of stars, recognizable constellations and even some far off galaxies millions of light years away.

    Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Lodge-Bryce, Utah

    Ideally located near the canyon rim and hiking trailheads, the rustic Bryce Canyon Lodge sits steps away from scenic viewpoints, fine dining, and shops. All rooms have telephones, clock radios, hair dryers, coffee-makers, portable fans, and thermostat-controlled heat. To preserve the lodge's rustic feel and experience, there are no televisions. Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge.

    Activity: 3-4 hours/4.5 miles hiking

    Transportation: 2.5-hour private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike the Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National

    Day 6

    Words cannot describe the sweeping views from the rim of Bryce's amphitheater, the starting point for the hike along the rim trail to Sunset Point. Descend into this wild land of rock, through a surreal maze of pink hoodoos, spires and rock windows. After exploring this otherworldly landscape, we have a scenic drive to Zion National Park. This evening, we hike the Emerald Pools Trail in Zion National Park taking in the views of Red Arch Mountain, Lady Mountain and the colorful cliffs in every direction.

    Accommodation: Cliffrose Lodge

    Located in Springdale, Cliffrose Lodge sits on five acres along the Virgin River, just steps from Zion National Park. The manicured grounds feature an outdoor heated pool, riverside hot tubs, and comfortable accommodations. The central location is perfect for exploring the nearby shops, galleries, and restaurants.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/6 miles hiking with 800' elevation gain and loss

    Transportation: 1.5-hour private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek in Virgin River Narrows

    Day 7

    Meet your private MT Sobek guide this morning for a full day bottom-up hike in the Narrows of Zion National Park. On this spectacular slot canyon hike, you will walk along the banks and in the Virgin River to the narrowest section of Zion Canyon. Your feet will get wet, so your day will begin with proper outfitting for the hike. You will be outfitted with special footwear, neoprene socks, a hiking pole and a dry day pack. During the colder weather months dry suits are also available. We will stop mid-day for a riverside picnic lunch. This evening, we celebrate our journey will a farewell dinner in Springdale.

    Accommodation: Cliffrose Lodge

    Located in Springdale, Cliffrose Lodge sits on five acres along the Virgin River, just steps from Zion National Park. The manicured grounds feature an outdoor heated pool, riverside hot tubs, and comfortable accommodations. The central location is perfect for exploring the nearby shops, galleries, and restaurants.

    Activity: 5-6 hours/4 miles hiking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart Las Vegas

    Day 8

    After breakfast we depart for Las Vegas to catch afternoon homebound flights.

    Transportation: 3-hour private vehicle transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

Utah National Parks Multi-Adventure

Detailed Itinerary

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek delivers this grand-slam in just eight days — ideal if you don't have loads of time but want a real-deal adventure.

Reason #02

Along the way, professional naturalist guides offer insights into the region's incredible geology and diverse flora and fauna.

Reason #03

You will visit some of the premiere Southwest National Parks with the luxury of lodges and resorts. A fantastic way to visit these treasures and recover for your next epic daily hike.

Meet your guides

Christopher Patrick

Christopher Patrick

Travel and comedy flow strong in this one. Before finding a job that would pay him to travel, Chris worked in Alaska as a salmon processor, was a recreational skier in Colorado & Wyoming, was a crew member on a catamaran on the island of St. Croix and has participated in a 100 mile ultra run. In addition, he has been around the world a couple times to see as much as he can, however he always comes back to the Southwest. He loves meeting new people and aims to entertain while educating his guests. When not on the road, Chris loves time with his niece, running to a gate to catch a plane, creating YouTube videos and training to be a cast member for SNL.

Joel Clark

Joel Clark

"There's an old saying here in the desert, what you see in the desert is a reflection of your own soul." Never without his old battered hat, given to him by his grandfather, Joel Clark has an addiction to the wide open spaces of the West. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and charted his own cross-country trek across the Mojave Desert totaling some 8,000 miles. Joel is an experienced guide, leading adventure tours and horse riding expeditions through the canyon lands of Southern Utah for over 6 years. When he gets out his guitar around the campfire, bring a handkerchief because you're going to hear some soulful old cowboy songs.

Jennie Dufour

Jennie Dufour

Hailing from the northeast, Jennie grew up playing in the woods and camping in the backyard, developing a love for the outdoors. Jennie started her travel career as a travel agent and travelling the world when she could. Becoming a tour leader 8 years ago, she first started leading tours throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico. She then decided that she wanted to explore and work in other parts of the world and has since worked as an overland tour driver and leader in Eastern and Southern Africa, India, Nepal and Central America. Having worked and traveled in 49 different countries, she has now realized home is where the heart is - The Southwest USA. Always up for an adventure, in her spare time you may find her whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon, hopping on a sailboat across the Indian Ocean or hitchhiking through Morocco.

Activities

Personally tailored adventures, hand-picked with your desired activity level in mind. Each activity is designed and operated to our highest standards.

Lodging

A variety of comfortable and ideally located accommodations carefully selected with your travel style and budget in mind.

Climate

Expect warm, sunny days and cool evenings; weather is variable depending on elevation. Daytime highs can range from 60° to 100°F and evening lows from 40° to 60°F.

FAQ

How should I train for my Southwest trip?

The best training is hiking. Work up to hiking similar distances with your daypack loaded with the same weight you will be carrying on your day hikes.

What kind of wildlife am I likely to see?

Wildlife commonly seen includes: Mule Deer, Utah Prairie Dogs, Chipmunks, Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, Pronghorn (antelope), Gray Fox, Ravens, Steller's Jays, Clark's Nutcrackers, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkeys, and Mountain Short-horned Lizards. Black Bear, Elk, and Mountain Lions are rarely seen.

What do I need to take to hike the Narrows?

You will be hiking in knee-deep water. Strong water-friendly footwear with toe protection is a must. Hiking poles really help with keeping your stability.

When is the best time to go on this trip?

The canyons of the Southwest are wonderful destinations from mid-May through mid-October.

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Scheduled Dates

  • Jun 05 - 12, 2021
    $3,795 Price per person
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  • Sep 25 - Oct 02, 2021
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Additional costs

  • $1,050 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary specialty activity gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving or departing outside of the group transfers
  • Optional travel protection

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Additional costs

  • $1,050 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary specialty activity gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price does not include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving or departing outside of the group transfers
  • Optional travel protection

Contact An Expert

888.831.7526

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

Thank you, one of our specialists will be contacting you shortly.

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Create Your Very Own Adventure

Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.