Hiking Utah's National Parks

This active hiking journey will take you to five of Utah's National Parks including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion with adventures each day into the heart of each park.

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Departure Dates:

  • April 27-May 5, 2019
  • October 6-14, 2019

Schedule Highlights

DAY 1: GRAND JUNCTION, CO; MOAB AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS: Meet your guides for an early morning pick up this morning in Grand Junction and make the short drive to Moab where we’ll kick off the day with a few hikes in Arches National Park. In the afternoon, we’ll arrive into Moab, where you can settle into your accommodations for the next three nights. Tonight’s dinner will give you a chance to learn more about your fellow travelers and seasoned guides.

DAY 2: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, LANDSCAPE AND DELICATE ARCH: We’ll begin our first full day in Arches National Park with an exploratory hike. The day’s journey will be determined by the group’s choice and of course, the weather. We do have two fabulous must-haves on today’s agenda, including Landscape and Delicate Arch.

DAY 3: THE NEEDLES DISTRICT OF CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK: Today takes us into Canyonlands, where we’ll hike in the Needles district of the park. These staggering formations will give you a fantastic perspective of just how vast the Canyonlands truly are. Take the evening to relax, look through your photos and reflect on the day, and enjoy a lovely dinner with your new friends.

DAY 4: BOULDER BY WAY OF CAPITAL REEF NATIONAL PARK: This morning has us saying goodbye to the Gonzo Inn as we make our way to Boulder. Along the way, we’ll stop in Capitol Reef to check out some well-known sites, potentially including Cassidy Arch and Cohab Canyon, among other “out there” options. At the end of the day we’ll check into the beautiful Boulder Mountain Lodge and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the fabulous Hell’s Backbone Grill.

DAY 5: CAPITAL REEF NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast, we have a full day to explore Capitol Reef from the Burr Trail Road on Lower Muley Twist in the panhandle section of Capitol Reef, assuming the weather cooperates. If not, we’ll have the option to check out Calf Creek Falls! This afternoon will also be leaving plenty of down time for you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and other amenities the Lodge has to offer.

DAY 6: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND ZION NATIONAL PARK: We will be getting an early start after breakfast to make the most of our time in Bryce today before continuing onto Springdale. Our hike from Bryce Point to Sunrise Point will give you a great overview of the spectacular scenery at Bryce Canyon National Park. That afternoon, we’ll continue onto Springdale at the entrance of Zion National Park, crossing another National Park off of your bucket list!

DAY 7 & 8: ZION NATIONAL PARK AND SPOTTED DOG CAFE: These two days will include full days of hiking in Zion with a myriad of options depending on the interests of the group. The staggering sights in Zion, with its vastpeaks and valleys are a nature lover’s delight! We’ll conclude this amazing tour with a farewell dinner at the delicious and locally renowned Spotted Dog Café!

DAY 9: SUNRISE HIKE AND DEPARTURES HOME: Our last morning, a sunrise hike will be available to those that have interest, followed by shuttles to St. George for flights home.


To reserve space on any departure please contact our travel partner Off the Beaten Path at 800-445-2995 or travel@offthebeatenpath.com

Our tours feature tiered pricing, with a range of prices for each trip, with the price increasing as the departure fills to allow us to confirm departures as soon as possible.

Most tours run with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 16 participants maintaining an 8 participant to 1 guide ratio.

NPCA Travel: 800-628-7275 or travel@npca.org

Check out NPCA’s full tour lineup at www.npca.org/trips

  • Cost:
    From $4,695 per person double occupancy; $1,225 single supplement
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