Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking


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


Trip Length

5 Days



Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

May 9 – 13, 2024


Hiking & Interpretive Tours


Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from SLC
Camping Reservations & Fees
Group equipment
All meals
Park entry fees

Not Included

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


Join a Sisterhood of Explorers: Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking Experience

Are you ready to step into the untamed beauty of Capitol Reef National Park? Get ready for an extraordinary journey that’s tailor-made for women who crave adventure, camaraderie, and the thrill of the great outdoors. Our Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking trip promises an exhilarating escapade, where every trail leads to discovery and every moment is shared with like-minded trailblazers.

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: Experience the empowering feeling of conquering rugged trails and embracing the wilderness, all while surrounded by a tribe of strong, supportive women.

Unforgettable Bonds: Forge friendships that are as enduring as the stunning landscapes you’ll explore. Connect with fellow 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.

Evenings Around the Campfire: Share tales, savor delicious meals, and enjoy the warmth of the campfire as you unwind after a day of exploration. It’s the perfect setting to foster connections and celebrate sisterhood.

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


The best times of year to hike in the deserts of Utah are during early Spring from late February to May, and the fall months of September through to early November. The summer months can be oppressively hot and not ideal for hiking. Daytime temperatures in spring and fall are usually from 60° to 80°F (16°-27°C) and nights are cool. In the early fall you should be prepared for the odd afternoon thunderstorm.


Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.

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

Intensity – Moderate

Expect to spend 3-6 hours walking or hiking  over the course of the day (with some elevation change) while carrying day packs full of water and snacks! Suitable for most fit people with a bit of hiking experience.


  • One night frontcountry camping
  • Two nights backpacking 
  • One night at the Sky Rim Hotel
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy accomodations

Accomodations for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure


Your tour guide will meet you at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah at 11:00 am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 10 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Salt Lake City at 9:30am if you are already in town.

Your trip ends back at Salt Lake City International Airport at around 4:00 pm on Day 5. Please book a flight that leaves after 6:00PM to ensure you have enough time to check-in. Alternatively you can be dropped at your accommodation in Salt Lake City if you are staying to explore.

Flights for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure

Capitol Reef Backpacking Itinerary

Day 1

Your hiking guide will meet you at Salt Lake City Airport where you’ll jump in the van, meet your guides, and fellow group members. After a quick stop for lunch, you’ll review the week’s itinerary before making the 4-hour drive to Capitol Reef. Upon arrival, you’ll warm up your legs with an early evening hike before checking into your campsite.

In the evening you’ll have dinner with the group while your guide gives you the low-down on the big hike tomorrow. Don’t forget to check out the starry sky before bed!

Meals: L, D

Day 2

Get at early start as we start our backpacking adventure! 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

Hike to your second campite. 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

After a delicious camp breakfast, you’ll make your way out of the backcountry. 

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

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

Take in a final desert sunrise before it’s time to pack up. You’ll have breakfast in town and take one more hike before returning to Salt Lake City for your departing flight, amongst your new friends. Until next time!

Meals: B, L

Capitol Reef Packing List

  • Required Gear
    • Backpacking pack (50-60 liters)
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • 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)
  • 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

    Packing List for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure

    Capitol Reef Women’s Backpacking


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