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Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking

 

Backpack through slot canyons and sandstone arches on this women’s trip Capitol Reef National Park! Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome!

 

Trip Length

5 Days

Intensity

Level 4. View our intensity scale.

Group Size

10 Persons

Trip Dates

May 9 – 13, 2024

Activities

Backpacking
Hiking & Interpretive Tours

Included

Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from SLC
Accommodations
Group Camp Equipment
Sleeping Tent & Pad
All meals
Park entry fees

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)

$1625 per person

Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with other women and femmes as we delve into the breathtaking wonders of Capitol Reef National Park. Our journey isn’t just about putting on miles through the rugged beauty of this stunning landscape; it’s an opportunity for connection, empowerment, and shared experiences amidst nature’s beauty.

Explore the Waterpocket Fold, a “wrinkle” formed millions of years ago to create this unique landscape. With your guide, you’ll learn about the native Fremont people, pioneers, and homesteads while backpacking with a supportive group of women.

Why Choose Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking?

Empowerment in Nature: Trek across rugged trails, feeling the strength of solidarity with other fierce women as you navigate the wilderness with your pack. Experience the bond of hiking together, finding empowerment amidst nature’s challenges.

Unforgettable Bonds: Forge friendships that are as enduring as the stunning landscapes you’ll explore. Connect with other adventurers, sharing stories and laughter under the vast desert skies.

Experienced Guides: Our seasoned guides are not just experts in the trails, but also passionate about creating a safe, enjoyable environment where you can thrive. They’ll lead you through every step of this unforgettable journey.

Spectacular Itinerary: From awe-inspiring rock formations to hidden canyons, our thoughtfully crafted itinerary ensures you’ll experience the very best Capitol Reef has to offer, all while creating memories to last a lifetime.

Campfire Gatherings: Share stories, savor delectable meals, and embrace the campfire’s warmth as you unwind. It’s the perfect setting to foster connections.

 

Epic Nights Under the Stars: Fall asleep under a blanket of stars in cozy tents, adding a touch of magic to your nights and allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the wilderness.

We had an amazing and full day in Zion National Park. We received first-class service. Chloe was our guide and gave us (family of 4) a wonderful and memorable experience. She is experienced, knowledgeable, patient and just a fun guide. Strongly recommend Good Trip Adventures for your next excursion!!

Dan W, June 2023

I just spent one of the best week’s of my life hiking/camping in Grant Teton and Yellowstone Nat’l Park with 6 other women guided by Megan and Anna. It’s not possible to completely express the joy and ease to meet 6 strangers and by the end, the bond was incredible. Megan, our trip leader, is the ultimate pro. She managed every minute so well… Her personality, wit, knowledge during this trip was/is so much more than expected and it was evident that this is her passion! Anna was the frosting on the cake LOL!  
Judy, June 2023

Weather

In May, Capitol Reef National Park experiences mild and pleasant weather, with daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (18-29°C), providing ideal conditions for exploration; however, visitors should be prepared for cooler evenings, and occasional rain showers, making layered clothing and waterproof gear advisable for a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor experience.

Group 

Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Intensity – Moderate

Prepare to engage in 6-8 hours of invigorating hiking each day, navigating varied terrain and notable elevation changes, particularly in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Capitol Reef, all while carrying essential backpacks filled with water and sustenance. This adventure is well-suited for moderately experienced individuals in good physical condition, with the final day covering substantial mileage, adding an exhilarating challenge to this remarkable journey.

Accommodations

  • Double Occupancy Frontcountry Tent Camping, Night 1
    Double Occupancy Backcountry Tent Camping, Nights 2-3
    Double Occupancy hotel, Night 4

Flights

Your guide will meet you at the Sale Lake City International Airport between 10:30am – 11:00 am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 10 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation within Salt Lake City at 10:00 am if you are already in town, located within 10-15 minutes of the airport.

Your trip ends back at the Sale Lake City International Airport at around 2:00 PM on day five. Please book a flight that leaves after 4:00PM to ensure you have enough time to check-in. Alternatively you can be dropped at your accommodation in Phoenix if you are staying on.

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Capitol Reef Backpacking Itinerary

Day 1

Your adventure begins today! Upon your arrival to the Salt Lake City International Airport, your guide will pick you up for a transfer to Capitol Reef National Park. You’ll meet your fellow travelers and get to know one another via a lunch in town! After a 3.5-hour transfer south, enjoy a welcome dinner as you set up camp for the evening, inside Capitol Reef National Park!

Meals: L, D

Day 2

Rise and shine and savor a nutritious breakfast and pack up camp before embarking on a day of exploration. Start the day with a short drive to your backcountry trailhead. The day’s hike will take you through Capitol Reef’s captivating landscape, covering 5-7 miles. Mid-day you’ll pause for a delightful trailside lunch, recharging amidst the breathtaking red rock formations. In the early evening we will set up camp, amongst the canyon walls. We will share stories of the day’s discoveries, and relish a well-deserved dinner.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

This morning you’ll begin your day with a hearty breakfast as you prepare for a more challenging but rewarding trek. Today’s journey will cover approximately 10 miles. After 3-5 miles you and your group will set up camp before the time has come to slack pack the Hall Creek Narrows. Take advantage of strategically chosen rest stops to soak in the beauty of the narrows and capture some memorable photos. As we delve deeper into Halls Creek, witness the ever-changing colors of the canyon walls, creating a mesmerizing kaleidoscope. In the evening, we will set-up camp in a carefully selected spot, enjoy a delicious dinner, and bask in the tranquility of the wilderness.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

Enjoy your final morning appreciating the peaceful surroundings. We break camp and embark on the final leg of the journey, covering 10-12 miles as we hike out of Halls Creek Narrows. Celebrate our adventure with a satisfying lunch, reflecting on the memories created in this stunning corner of Capitol Reef National Park. Conclude this backpacking experience with a sense of accomplishment and a deeper connection to the natural wonders of Halls Creek Narrows with a night in town at a much needed hotel.

We’ll spend the evening at the stunning Skyview Hotel in Torrey.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

The time has come for you to say “until next time.” Take the morning to enjoy a farewell breakfast with your fellow travelers. In the late morning, you’ll take a ride back to Salt Lake City, where you will say your goodbyes feeling rewarded.

Meals: B

*Itinerary subject to change pending weather conditions

Capitol Reef Packing List

  • IRequired Gear
    • Backpacking pack (50-60 liters)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
    • Wag Bags
  • Recommended Gear and Personal items
    • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
    • Travel pillow
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
    • Required Clothing
      • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
      • Rain jacket or shell
      • Breathable wicking base layers
      • Lightweight hiking pants
      • Warm clothes to sleep in
      • Warm hat
      • Sun hat with a brim
      • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
      • Hiking boots
      • Sunglasses
    • Recommended Clothing
      • Rain pants
      • Buff or neck scarf
      • Comfortable clothes for camp
      • Sandals or camp shoes

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