Arches & Canyonlands

Glamping & Hiking

 

Spend four days exploring the wonders of Moab!

 

Trip Length

4 Days

Intensity

Moderate

Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

April 27- April 30, 2023

November 2- November 5, 2023

Activities

Glamping
Hiking & Interpretive Tours

Included

Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from SLC
Yurt reservations & fees
Group camping equipment & yurt bed
All meals
Park entry fees

Not Included

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

$1815

Trip Info

This adventure hits the highlights of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Hike to spectacular rock formations, explore deep canyons, and admire the rivers and stars. Your nights are spent in relative luxury as you glamp under the stars!

The experience was amazing. I tend to be independent wanting to go my own way but oh how I have shifted. The guides, Alex and Matt, know where to go and when so we could really enjoy the parks and hikes. They are full of insightful information about history, nature, and geography. The food, picnics, and organization was all so well done. I didn’t have to worry about anything. The views were amazing and Alex and Matt delighted in making sure we saw and experienced the best of everything the parks had to offer. The hikes were the perfect challenge to allow me to feel so satisfied about a day outside. It was such a wonderful experience with Good Trip Adventures. Thank you!

Cathy M, May 2022

Weather

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

Group 

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 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

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

Accommodations

  • Three nights glamping in Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy accomodations

Flights

10:00am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 9:30 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Salt Lake City at 8:30 am if you are already in town.

Your trip ends back at Salt Lake City International Airport at around 6:00 pm on Day 4. Please book a flight that leaves after 7:30 pm 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 on.

Itinerary

Day 1

Your host will meet you at Salt Lake City Airport where you’ll jump in the van and hit the road over to Moab, the base for your adventure in the Utah desert. After a quick stop in town for lunch, you’ll check in to your yurts. Later, you will then meet the group to head out on a sunset warm-up hike to get your first taste of Moab!

In the evening you’ll have dinner with the group while your guide gives you a heads-up on the big hike tomorrow. Don’t forget to check out the stars before bed!

Meals: L, D

Day 2

Alarm clocks will be ringing early this morning as you wake up before the sun to head straight out into Arches National Park- named for the more than 2000 natural stone arches scattered throughout the park. Today you’ll take a series of short hikes along different trails to see a selection of these incredible formations including Delicate Arch: the iconic arch which adorns Utah’s license plates. Your hikes are set against a constant backdrop of bright red rock against the deep blue sky – an iconic southwestern sight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

After breakfast, you’ll head over to Canyonlands National Park. You’ll watch the sun rise over the canyon before tackling one of the park’s most beautiful and diverse trails – the Cheslers Peak trail. The hike is challenging but you’ll be rewarded with amazing big-sky views across the vast openness of Canyonlands. The trail progresses from grasslands to sand dunes to slickrock and slot canyons! Epic! End the night with a sunset at Dead Horse Point!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

After breakfast, a leisurely morning, and a short tour of Canyonlands Island in the Sky, your host will drive you back through the desert to Salt Lake City in time for your departing flight..

Meals: B, L

Pack List

  • Required Gear
    • 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

    Arches & Canyonlands

    Glamping & Hiking

    $1815

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