Boulder Rim & The Great Western Trail
St. George, UT
- Subalpine Meadows & Wildflowers
- Waterfalls & Mountain Lakes
- The Great Western Trail
- Views of Utah Canyon Country
- Unique Natural & Cultural History
- Wonderful Solitude
This trip is under construction and is coming soon!
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 Great Western Trail Hike 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 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, streams, abundant wildflowers, historic overlooks, gorgeous aspen and conifer forests, wildlife and even the distant wreckage of an airplane crash. 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.
$1635 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:
- 4-9 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1560 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1560 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.
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 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!
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 888-396-0744 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