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Canyonlands - Escalante Hiker

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 13 people
Destination(s): Utah  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   National Parks  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2295 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2820 US Dollar (USD)

Forming a bizarre and surreal landscape, the canyons of Utah's Color Country make up one of the West's most fascinating geologic wonderlands. Discover delicate arches, elaborate spires, intricate slot canyons, ancient Indian hieroglyphics, fiery slick-rock palisades, and fantastically eroded red-rock monuments and buttes. For six days we hike through this intriguing landscape, overnight in distinctive western lodges and relish fine regional cuisine. This trip is among the favorites of the owner.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arches. Arches National Park contains more than 1,500 sandstone arches -- the world's largest concentration. Here we hike through precariously balanced rocks and natural arches as we trek along slick-rock to Delicate Arch and onward to the other worldly formations of the Fiery Furnace. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Canyonlands. We depart Moab for Canyonlands National Park where we hike into the wilds of the seldom-visited Needles District. Soaring monuments and slot canyons lead us to the banded sandstone pinnacles called the "needles." Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 3-4: Capitol Reef. Today we shuttle along the San Rafael Swell and through the Fremont River valley en route to Capitol Reef National Park. After exploring the historic Mormon settlement of Fruita during our lunch break, we hike to fabulous Cassidy Arch, named for the famous bank robber who hid out in this area. Capitol Reef preserves an eroded jumble of colorful cliffs, massive domes, soaring spires, stark monoliths, and graceful arches. We hike through Spring Canyon beneath towering walls of Navajo sandstone on a seldom-used but wonderful trail of exploration. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Days 5-6: Grand Staircase - Escalante. The geologic marvels of Grand Staircase - Escalante will put you in touch with pure wilderness solitude. Before flying back to Moab on our final day, we travel into Phipps Wash and to Lower Calf Creek Falls. These gorgeous, yet very different canyons, feature sheer slick-rock walls, desert wildflowers and unusual geological formations. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All meals (lunch Day 1 - lunch Day 6)
- All accommodations (double occupancy)
- T-shirt
- Water bottle
- Park fees
- Support vehicle
- Scenic flight from Escalante to Moab
- Professional guides.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Personal insurance
- Miscellaneous hotel expenses:
* Phone
* Fax
* Laundry
- Additional optional tours
- services not specified in the tour itinerary
- Guide gratuities (as deemed appropriate).

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2001
Client Request Served: 1182

For 18 years, M08549 has been the most trusted and experienced active travel company offering hiking, biking and multi-sport vacations on all seven continents. All-inclusive tours feature small groups, local guides, personalized itineraries, charming inns or carefree camping, and an unmatched Best Value in Active...

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