Boulder Mountain Backpacking Adventure
- Hike the Great Western Trail
- Subalpine Meadows & Wildflowers
- Waterfalls & Mountain Lakes
- Great Summer Temps
- Views of Utah Canyon Country
- Unique Natural & Cultural History
- Wonderful Solitude
On its journey from Canada to Mexico, the Great Western Trail slices through a scenic, quiet mountain range towering above Capitol Reef National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Our Boulder Mountain Backpacking Adventure provides guests with a unique experience that can’t be found anywhere else – a mountain backpacking trip (great in summer!) that provides breathtaking views down into Utah’s famous Canyon Country. We’ll earn bird’s eye views of Capitol Reef, the Grand Staircase-Escalante Region, the Henry Mountains, and the Water Pocket Fold, a unique geologic feature. (We also offer a llama trek in this same area if you’re interested in a backcountry trip with lighter backpacks and more elaborate meals and amenities.)
On this Utah backpacking trip, we enjoy waterfalls, lakes, abundant wildflowers, historic overlooks, gorgeous aspen and conifer forests and wildlife. Join us for a week of unique beauty, immersion in a pristine Utah wilderness, and heard-earned adventure that rewards us with phenomenal scenery.
Please note that this trip takes place in Dixie National Forest outside the boundaries of Capitol Reef National Park. It provides amazing views down into Capitol Reef, but does not take place inside the national park.
Operated by Wildland Llamas
This trip is operated by Wildland Llamas, an authorized guide company and llama outfitter in the Dixie National Forest. Wildland Llamas is a separate, partner company of Wildland Trekking with partially shared ownership, guide teams, and infrastructure.
$1445 Per Person
$1635 Per Person
$1815 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
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:
- 35-45 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 4-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1900 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 2200 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Established dirt and rock trails, some off-trail hiking
- This trip follows seldom used trails in the mountains above Capitol Reef National Park. We literally brought these trails back to life after decades of non-use. Be prepared for rugged hiking on faint trails with some off-trail hiking.
- be active and healthy
- regularly exercise vigorously
- be comfortable hiking, biking, running, or swimming for several hours without many breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 5
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Utah hike a solitude 5. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers over the duration of your trip.
TORREY, UT Travel
This Utah trip originates in Torrey, Utah where you’ll meet your guide and group on the evening of Day 1 for our pre-hike orientation, dinner and camping.
Salt Lake City, Utah is home to the closest major airport. Many guests rent a vehicle to get to Torrey, which is a 3.5 hour drive. There are also shuttle services available.
Utah is the only state we are based in that charges sales tax to outfitters and guides. The sales tax is based on the St. George, UT municipality rates, which are adjusted occasionally but are in the 6-7% range. For all of our hiking and backpacking tours that originate from our St. George, Utah base (Utah trips and Death Valley trips), the sales tax will be applied automatically to your payments. Feel free to call us at 866-389-7344 with any questions!
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person