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Hiking and Camping in Utah

6 Days | Hike three of Utah’s most celebrated national park destinations

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Walking & Trekking
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See the best of Zion, Bryce and Escalante, Utah’s most celebrated national park destinations, on a small group hiking and backcountry camping tour. Daily hikes take you to the must-see highlights of these breathtaking parks as you experience spring-fed creeks, deep canyons, colourful cliffs, and sandstone spires, arches, and towers. Spend two days at Zion National Park then head to Bryce Canyon National Park to explore its famous “hoodoos” (rock spires). You will also spend two days in Escalante, one of Utah’s – and America’s – best kept secrets. Enjoy comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities, even while camping, on this diverse backcountry hiking trip.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking And Camping In Utah including United States Of America
Start
St George, United States
Finish
St George, United States
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 6
Trip code
SKXU
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Have a wonderful outdoor experience while you enjoy comforts like showers and cosy sleeping amenities, even while camping.
  • Zion National Park is a natural playground for adventure lovers where you can explore highlights and hidden wonders like Scout Lookout and the Orderville Canyon.
  • Admire Boat Mesa, the Sinking Ship formation, Tower Bridge, China Wall, Fairyland Canyon and other amazing rock structures in Bryce Canyon National Park.
  • Experience the iconic Virgin River Narrows hike as you walk through moving water with your leader who will help you get your “stream legs” on your way to Orderville Canyon.
  • Take in the beauty of the serene Emerald Pools, named for their glorious green tones, then descend to the lawn of the historic Zion Lodge and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip so a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 3 to 8 miles (5 to 13 km) per day with a total trip distance of 30+ miles (48+ km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 2100 feet (640 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this tour you will be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 8-12 lb (3.5-5.5kg).
  • In the event of high water, the Virgin River Narrows hike will be rerouted to a different trail in Zion. The Park is full of unforgettable hiking and scenery, so it’s easy to find an excellent substitute.
  • On our final day we will reach St. George in the late afternoon or early evening. This night’s accommodation is not included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking And Camping In Utah including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (5 nights)

Activities
  • Shuttle from St George
  • Zion National Park - Scout Lookout hike
  • Zion National Park - Emerald Pools hike
  • Zion National Park - Virgin River Narrows hike inc equipment
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Hiking
  • Escalante - Calf Creek Falls hike
  • Anasazi State Park visit
  • Devil’s Garden National Recreation Area visit
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Slot Canyons hike
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Silent City to Bryce Amphitheatre hike
  • Shuttle to St George

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Important notes

Operations for this trip originate in Utah so Utah sales tax is applicable. This tax is already included in the advertised trip price.

1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

6. You will rendezvous with the guide and group in St. George, Utah for an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip starts to specify the orientation location. The guide will then pick you up at your hotel the next morning for transport to the trailhead. This trip will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day upon drop off in St. George.

7. A single tent is provided to all solo travellers at no extra cost.

Essential Trip Information

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5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Casey-Jo · Traveled October 2023
Trip was so well organised. Excellent guide, respectful and encouraging. Amazing itinerary with breath taking scenery and acitivities that considered a range of abilities. Health and safety was paramount. Camping facilities and equipment were perfect and well chosen based on itinerary activities. Breath taking scenery and activities: natural and cultural heritage included. Great food!
Review submitted 06 Feb 2024

Veronique · Traveled April 2023
Well planned and organized trip covering the Best of Utah. Thoughtful guide, great food and fantastic comradery with the group. Amazing and challenging terrain as well as breathtaking landscapes. Looking forward to joining another intrepid vacation soon!
Review submitted 02 May 2023
Hiking and Camping in Utah
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CAD $2,961