The Colorado River is the West’s most famous river for a reason, and you’ll get to experience why firsthand as you navigate the rapids of Cataract Canyon. A refreshing change of pace from Moab, the Colorado River will revitalize your spirit and quench your thirst for adventure. After a day of energizing class III and IV rapids, you’ll be able to soak up the sun on a riverside camp, reminiscing your trip so far.
In the southwest corner of Utah lies a thousand-foot deep red rock canyon, nested in dramatic surroundings: Zion National Park. Experience the magic of Zion’s massive canyons and tranquil backcountry as you navigate your way on its trails. This backpacking will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You’ll hike among the steep red cliffs that make Zion iconic, and you’ll wind your way through the labyrinth of canyons, all while camping underneath the starriest of skies.
Check two more Utah national parks off your list as you scale, scamper, and explore the land bridges, red towers, and delicately balanced beauty of Arches and Canyonlands. Arches National Park lives up to its name containing more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches that are full of splendor. Carved by the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park has panoramic overlooks, towering rock pinnacles, remote canyons, and American rock paintings. By the end of your exploration, you’ll have experienced some of the oldest and most iconic rock formations in all of the U.S.!