Utah Mighty Five Guided Adventure

Cross all five of the Utah National Parks off your bucket list on this 10-day guided tour of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef!


Trip Length

10 Days



Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

September 15 – September 24, 2023


Hiking & Interpretive Tours
Glamping & Camping
Whitewater Rafting
Jeep Tour


Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from and to SLC
All accommodations: Camping & Glamping
Tent, sleeping pad, & group camping 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)


Trip Info

This adventure hits the highlights of Utah’s Mighty Five: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks.

Float along the Colorado River, hike to spectacular rock formations, explore deep canyons, and stargaze in one of the darkest skies in the lower 48! Learn and appreciate how each one of these parks are connected, yet so different! Most nights are spent in relative glamping luxury, while other nights give you the opportunity for rustic tent-camping.


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 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. Bryce Canyon sits at a much higher elevation, please anticipate warm days in the 60s with very cool evening temperatures.


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 guided tours 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 – Difficult

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


  • Three nights of glamping in Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Two nights camping in Capitol Reef National Park
  • Two nights of cabin stay in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Two nights of glamping or hotel stay near Zion National Park
  • Pricing is based on double/triple occupancy accommodations
  • Single supplement may be available for an additional $1500 per person- contact us for availability

Accomodations for Utah Mighty Five Guided Tour


Your hiking guide will meet you at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah at 9:30am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 9 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Salt Lake City at 8:30am if you are already in town.

Your trip ends back at Salt Lake City International Airport at around 12:30 pm on Day 10. Please book a flight that leaves after 14:30 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 Utah Mighty Five Guided Tour

Flights for Utah Mighty Five Guided Tour

Utah Mighty Five Itinerary

Day 1

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

In the evening you’ll have a delicious dinner with the group while your guide gives you the low-down on the big day tomorrow. Don’t forget to check out the starry sky 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 2,000 natural stone arches scattered throughout the park. 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 contrasted against the deep blue sky – an true southwestern sight.

After enjoying lunch in the park- you’ll head out on a whitewater rafting tour on the Colorado River! Experience the thrilling splashes from the rapids (I & II class) in Utah’s hot desert and serene stretches with refreshing swim time.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

After breakfast, you’ll head to Canyonlands National Park in the Needles District. 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 spectacular sunset at Dead Horse Point!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning, before a tour of short hikes & overlooks in a new district of Canyonlands National Park – the Island in the Sky! After lunch in town, your host will drive to your next destination, Capitol Reef! Upon arrival the group will set up camp, enjoy dinner, and settle in for the evening of camping in tents beneath the dark sky.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

Gear up for a thrilling adventure today – off-roading in a Jeep! After enjoying breakfast, you’ll take a drive into one of the more remote regions of Capitol Reef National Park: the Cathedral Valley district. You’ll visit: Temple of the Sun, Moon & Stars, Upper Cathedral Valley, Bentonite Hills, Jailhouse Rock, Walls of Jericho, and Glass Mountain. Enjoy lunch in the park before heading out on an afternoon hike in the Waterpocket Fold district!

In the evening you’ll have dinner with the group, enjoy s’mores next to the campfire, and your guide will go over the next day’s plans!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6

After packing up camp and enjoying a delicious breakfast, you’ll take one more hike in Capitol Reef! Soak in the unique landscape before taking the 2 hour drive to your next destination: Bryce Canyon! Sitting at 9,000 feet- Bryce Canyon National Park feels like a different planet. Upon arrival you’ll set-up camp for the night and enjoy dinner! Take some time to relax before a telescope tour of the darkest sky in the lower 48!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7

Head to Bryce Canyon National Park for a full day of hiking amongst the fascinating red rock hoodoos! Take in sweeping vistas each way you turn. Surprisingly, the other half of Bryce Canyon is a dense pine forest – be on the lookout for wildlife such as deer, elk, prairie dogs and more! You’ll take lunch in the park either on trail or near an overlook. After a long day of hiking, enjoy dinner, and a campfire, while sharing your favorite moments of the trip with new friends.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 8

Wake before dawn to enjoy the sunrise over the canyon – just a short walk from your campsite. After leisurely packing up camp and enjoying a delicious hot breakfast, your guides will bring you to your next destination – Zion National Park. Get ready for an epic adventure of canyoneering! Spend the afternoon day hiking, rappelling, down-climbing, stemming, and in some cases, wading or swimming near Zion National Park.

After a day’s worth of adventure, settle into your luxury camping or hotel experience!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 9

Soak in the last full day of the trip in Zion National Park! Expect to do 3 or 4 short hikes with ample opportunities to learn and appreciate why this place has been so special to so many generations of park visitors, pioneers and indigenous Americans. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the park!

Enjoy dinner in town as you reminisce with the group about the past week!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 10

After a leisurely morning and breakfast, your tour guide will drive you back through the desert to Salt Lake City in time for your departing flight.

Meals: B

Utah Mighty Five Packing 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)
  • Recommeded 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
    • Bathing Suite
  • Recommended Clothing
    • Rain pants
    • Buff or neck scarf
    • Comfortable clothes for camp
    • Sandals or camp shoes

Packing List for Utah Mighty Five Guided Adventure

Utah Mighty Five Guided Adventure


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