Boulder Rim Llama Trek
St. George, UT5.0 (2 reviews)
- Remote Wilderness
- Canyon Country Views
- Amazing Highline Trail
- Stunningly Vivid Night Skies
- Pristine Lakes, Meadows & Forests
- Opportunities to See Wildlife
- Cooler Summer Temps
This Utah llama trek heads up into the mountains that tower above Capitol Reef National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. An amazing summer alternative to the hotter, drier canyon country of the lower elevations, this trip is a fantastic mountain excursion into pine-forested peaks, trout lakes, meadows, wildflowers and wildlife. We follow old cattle trails into the mountains where we earn breathtaking views of the Henry Mountains, Capitol Reef and the Grand Staircase. We will set up camp not far from the shore of a pristine lake and spend 1 or 2 days exploring these remote and beautiful mountains. The highlight of the trip is a traverse of the “highline” section of the Boulder Rim, which takes us across basalt outcroppings for an unforgettable high country experience!
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.
$1935 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:
- 10 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 5-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1800 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1800 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Rugged on- and 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.
ST. GEORGE, UT TRAVEL
This Utah trip originates in St. George, Utah where you’ll meet your guide and group during our pre-trip meeting the night before your trip starts.
Alternatively, you may choose to forfeit the pre-trip meeting and meet us in the town of Escalante, UT on the first morning of our trip. This can be more convenient if you are traveling overland from points North or East, but not recommended if you are a novice backpacker.
St. George has a small airport served by Delta Connection and United Express. From the St. George Airport one can take a taxi into town or some hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle. The more popular method of travel though is to fly into Las Vegas, NV and take a shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) to St. George. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas to St. George on good roads.
UTAH SALES TAX
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 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
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