Camping Highlights: The crackling campfire, the desert silence, and the glow of the sunrise on canyon walls are all part of the allure of camping in the Utah outback. Our back country camps are set in stunning red rock locations in Canyonlands National Park and on the banks of the Colorado River.
Inn Highlights: Distinctive western lodges highlight our evenings in Canyon Country. The Grist Mill Inn, a restored 1930s flourmill now turned B&B, welcomes us with casual comfort. Southwestern luxury in the heart of Moab defines the Gonzo Inn with its spacious rooms and welcoming pool and spa.
Day 1, Moab: We begin our journey on mountain bikes into the heart of Canyon Country on the Monitor and Merrimac trail, looping around several buttes and monoliths, with views into Arches National Park and Seven-Mile Canyon. Includes: (D).
Day 2, Canyonlands: Deep into the outback of Canyonlands National Park, we follow a footpath past soaring monuments and spectacular amphitheaters full of colorful pinnacles. More adventurous? The Joint Trail follows a stretch of connecting deep, narrow crevices - some only two to three feet wide within a massive rock expanse. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3, Medieval Canyon: Experience a day of introductory canyoning in Medieval Canyon under the care of exceptional instructors. This is one of the most spectacular settings for rappelling to be found anywhere in the world! Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4, Colorado River - Arches or Fisher Towers: Jump into inflatable kayaks or rafts on the Colorado River and hike to Fisher Towers, the setting for several western movies. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5, Moab: Strap on a climbing harness for an introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Learn the basics in the morning: equipment, terminology, and belaying, and then progress to several basic climbs. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6, Arches: Explore slick-rock grottoes and narrow slot canyons in the mysterious Fiery Furnace and then switch to mountain bikes for some fun slick-rock riding on the way to Tower Arch. Includes: (B), (L).
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