Hiking UTAH National Parks

Hiking Tours / Private Vehicle (Sedan/Van)
10 Day
  • Itinerary

     
    Hiking Utah's National Parks
    Date: SAT 29 MAR - SUN 06 APR 2025 (9 days/8 nights)
    Group size: Maximum 10 participants (small group tour)
    Level of difficulty: THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR INTERMEDIATE HIKERS 
     
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    THIS TOUR WILL BE CONDUCTED BY "IAN CLARK", ONE OF THE BEST CANADIAN-AMERICAN HIKE LEADER SPECIALIZED IN ARIZONA HIKES, Photographer, Sunset & Waterfall lover, and much more :)
    WFR Advanced (Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program) - Ontario Hike Certified. 
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    HIGHLIGHTS
    On this trip, you will have a chance to discover three of Utah's BIG 5 (Capitol Reef-Arches-Canyonlands).  
    * MexiHat - The Hat Rock
    * Monument Valley
    * Hike Escalante Staircase - Lower Calf Creek Falls
    * Capitol Reef
    * Arches
    * Jeep Ride - Hells Revenge
    * Little Horse Pass
     
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    Day 1 (Mar 29th)
    - Flight into Grand Junction CO
    - Rent Passenger Van
    - Drive to Moab
    - Hike to be determined
    - HOTEL: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn, MOHAB
     
    Day 2. (Mar 30th)
    - Drive to Valley of Gods
    - Drive to Mexican Hat Rock 
    - Sunset Hike Moki Dugway
    - HOTEL: Hat Rock Inn (2 nights)
     
    Day 3. (Mar 31st)
    - Gooseneck St Park
    - Monument Valley
    - Sunset
    - HOTEL: Hat Rock Inn 
     
    Day 4. (Apr 1st)
    Drive to Hanksville
    - Hike Capitol Reef
    - Sunset Hanksville lookout
    - HOTEL: Whispering Sands Motel in Hanksville, UT (2 nights)
     
    Day 5 (Apr 2nd)
    - Hike Escalante Staircase
    - Hike Calf Creek Falls
    - HOTEL: Whispering Sands Motel in Hanksville, UT  
     
    Day 6. (Apr 3rd)
    - Hike Little Horse Pass + Dead Horse St Park
    Drive to Arches
    - Hike Arches (1st part)
    - HOTEL: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn, MOHAB (2 nights)
     
    Day 7. (Apr 4th)
    - Hike Canyonlands
    - Jeep Safari Adventure: Hell's Revenge Sunset (Moab's Best Outdoor Experiences)
    - HOTEL: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn, MOHAB 
     
    Day 8. (Apr 5th)
    - Hike Arches (2nd part)
    - Drive to Grand Junction CO
    - HOTEL: Clarion Inn Grand Junction Airport in Grand Junction
     
    Day 9. (Apr 6th)
    - Hike: Colorado Monument
    - Flight home 

    Price & Inclusions

    PACKAGE PRICE
    · Per person, Double occupancy: CA$3990 (taxes are included)
    · Per person, Single occupancy: CA$5390 (taxes are included) - it means the single supplement is CA$1400
    We have limited availability on this tour. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
     
    NOTE:
    >> The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars, (taxes are included)
    >> If you need a roommate, please notify us when you order online. We usually have many single travelers looking for a roommate, and we try to find one for you. But, it is not guaranteed!
    >> If you are two people/family/friends and want to pay separately, PLEASE place separate orders from the beginning!
    >> Prices are subject to change without notice.
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    Payment & Cancellation Schedules:
    * A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to secure your spot
    * The balance is due (by 15 NOV 2024). You can pay the balance HERE *You will receive a Balance payment Reminder!
    * If you book after this date (if available), full payment is required at the time of booking.
    * 50% Penalty if canceled between 16 NOV 2024 and 15 DEC 2024.
    * 100% Penalty if canceled between 16 DEC 2024 and the departure date.
     
    Payment modes: We accept Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), Debit Cards, PayPal, and E-transfer. 
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    What's included:
    • 8-night Hotel accommodation- hotels mentioned in the itinerary
    • 8 Breakfasts at the hotel
    • Hotels' taxes and fees  
    • Private Air-Conditioned Transportation by a Van
    • Airport Transfers (IF YOU BOOK THE SAME FLIGHT AS THE GROUP)
    • This tour is conducted by Ian Clark (your professional hike leader)
    • Water/fruits/Snacks
    • Admissions to UTAH State Parks
    • A Jeep Safari Adventure: Hell's Revenge Sunset (Moab's Best Outdoor Experiences)
    And other places that are mentioned in the itinerary...
     
    What's NOT included:
    • International flights (Toronto - Grand Junction, CO - Toronto) 
    • Lunches and Dinners are not included
    • All Gratuities to Hotel /Guide-Driver 
     
    *********************** FLIGHT INFORMATION *************************
    You need to book your own flights based on the following details. You can book through the Expedia website (OR) Air Canada Website 
    Price checked on 20 June 2024:  CA$1161.92 (including 1 free checked bag)
     
    Toronto to Grand Junction
    Air Canada • Sat, Mar 29
    Departing at 8:10 AM, Arriving at 12:15 PM. Total duration 6h 5m, 1 stop

    Departure 8:10 AM from Toronto Pearson Intl. (YYZ) 3h 54m flight Air Canada 1039
    Arrival Denver 10:04 AM Layover: 1h 11m in Denver Intl. (DEN)
    Departure 11:15 AM from Denver Intl. (DEN) 1h flight - Air Canada 3695 operated by United Airbus A319
    Arrival 12:15 PM - Grand Junction Regional (GJT)

    Grand Junction to Toronto
    Air Canada • Tue, Apr 6
    Departing at 3:25 PM, Arriving at 10:35 PM. Total duration 5h 10m, 1 stop
     
    Departure 3:25 PM from Grand Junction Regional (GJT) 1h 1m flight - Air Canada 4255 operated by SKYWEST/UNITED EXPRESS
    Arrival Denver 4:26 PM Layover: 1h 9m in Denver Denver Intl. (DEN)
    Departure 5:35 PM from Denver Intl. (DEN) 3h flight - Air Canada 4889 operated by United
    Arrival 10:35 PM - Toronto Pearson Intl. (YYZ)
     

    Pickup

    You will be picked up at Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) by your tour guide "IAN".  

    Tour Attractions

    Hiking Utah's National Parks

    Jeep Safari Adventure: Hell's Revenge Sunset (Moab's Best Outdoor Experiences)

    Note

    >> Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests/ability before making any booking
    >> Level of difficulty: THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR INTERMEDIATE HIKERS. Some of the hikes are challenging.
    >> You will be invited to a WhatsApp group chat 1 month before the trip. We believe this is a great way to connect, deliver information and updates in real time, and distribute photos during our trip.
    >> The itinerary is subject to change at any time without prior notice due to various circumstances including weather conditions.  
    >> Regarding roommates: If we introduce you to a prospective roommate to share a room (based on your request), please note that: if things don't work out with your roommate and you face any issues during your stay and wish to change your room, you will have to pay the associated cost.
    >> We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance to protect the investment you made on your trip. It can also help with emergency medical costs, flight delays/cancellations, baggage loss/damage, travel accidents, unforeseen events, and unexpected travel costs
     
    TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS
    For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation, and interruption (and ask them about their COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plans). Here is a list of some Travel Insurance companies for Canadian Travellers:
    Travel Insurance Coverage on your credit card: If you have travel insurance on your credit card, please make sure about the details of their insurance coverage.
     
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    Travel Documents
    US Immigration requires that all travellers MUST have a valid passport (or Nexus or EDL cards).  If you do not have a Canadian or USA passport, please make sure that you have the appropriate permissions or documentation to travel to the USA. YOU CANNOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, SUCH AS PASSPORT AND VISA (if applicable).
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    Weather in UTAH in APRIL
    In UTAH National parks, the average air temperature ranges from 18 °C (64 °F) during the day to 3 °C (37 °F) at night.

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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020