Ancient Canyonlands Traverse
MOAB, UTAH5.0 (5 reviews)
- Soaring Canyon Walls
- Hike in Ancient Footsteps
- Stunning Arches
- Breathtaking Night Skies
- Red Rock Desert Oasis
- Amazing Native American History
- Delicious Backcountry Cuisine
This Canyonlands backpacking trip explores an unlikely, lush oasis surrounded by vast Utah desert and towering red rock scenery. (The red rocks we see on this trip are a unique anomaly of the desert of Southern Utah.) The portion of Canyonlands National Park that we hike into is a wonderland of canyons, spires, alcoves, natural arches, and spring-fed creeks. Our journey traverses the canyon of one of the only perrennial streams in Canyonlands, winding through a microecosystem of riparian vegetation, desert plants and hanging gardens, with a backdrop of swirling red, white and black Cedar Mesa Sandstone canyon walls. It’s stunning!
Need to Know: Waste Regulation
The public agencies that oversee this region require that everyone pack out all solid waste, including human waste. We provide resources and training to make this manageable and efficient. However, if you’d rather embark on a trip in Utah where that isn’t required, we recommending checking out our Capitol Reef Backpacking Trip.
$1455 PER PERSON
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 35-40 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 5-10 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1,230 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 100 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Lightly maintained to not maintained, generally rugged
- This trip has rugged, moderately strenuous canyon hiking but without significant elevation change, which is why we rate it a Level 3 difficulty.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Canyonlands hike a solitude 3. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
This Utah trip originates in Moab, Utah where you’ll meet your guide and group. Moab has a small airport (Canyonlands Field Airport) served primarily by United. Some major cities including Salt Lake City and Los Angeles have direct flights to Moab. From the Canyonlands Field Airport you can take a taxi into town or some hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.3
- 4 People: Rate x 1.1
- 5+ People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person