Landscapes tend to repeat themselves. The coniferous forests of Bavaria are similar to those of Norway, which aren’t terribly different from the Canadian Rockies or the Lesser Himalayas. The landscape of Utah however is truly unique; no-where else on earth do you see such landforms and brilliant colors in rock towers and canyons.

A series of geological events led to the creation of this bizarre morphology and thanks to the arid climate of the American desert southwest, these features are devoid of vegetation which leaves them bare for your viewing pleasure.

We have selected some of the top hikes in the most spectacular national parks in Utah for you. This tour will leave you addicted.

Utah Stone Landscapes


Tour Starts April 15 2017

Tour Ends April 23rd 2017


Cost Per person $2750 (all inclusive package with hotel stays)

Cost Per person $2250 (all inclusive package with camping)

Level of Difficulty

Moderate hiking with some elevation gain

ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival at Grand Junction Regional Airport

This is a 45 minute flight from Denver International Airport. We will receive you at your airport and will take you to your hotel where you can rest and recuperate.

Day 2. Sunrise tour of Colorado National Monument

We will wake you up bright and early for a sunrise tour of the Colorado National Monument. The monument is a great "preview" of what you are about to experience on a much grander scale in Utah. We will also set-up a geological context for why Utah's landscape is so unique. After the sunrise tour we will depart for Utah.

Day 3. Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point

We will be staying in beautiful Castle Valley and will drive about 45 minutes to spend the day in Arches National Park. Although the park is famous for its natural arches, we will also introduce you to some slot canyons, another feature Utah is famous for.

Day 4. Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands has a lot to offer and one can spend months exploring this giant national park. We have selected some hikes that you can do after we have provided a general overview. We will return to Castle Valley that evening for a sunset hike to the Fisher Towers.

Day 5. Goblin Valley State Park

We will drive to the Hanksville area, where you can either check-in (hotel-option) or camp (tent-option) at Goblin Valley State Park. We will hike into some slot canyons before lunch and let you explore the many "goblins" at sunset.

Day 6. Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is like a slice of the earth exposed at the surface, all the varicolored rock layers form a truly majestic escarpment trough which we can drive and hike

Day 7. Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce is like Goblin Valley on steroids, the hoodoos (rock tours) reach epic proportions and produce a landscape unlike any other in the world

Day 8. Return trip to Grand Junction

We will drive back to Grand Junction with isolated stops to look at Native American Petroglyphs and Pictographs

Day 9. Departure from Grand Junction

We will drop you off at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight back home