From Salt Lake City to Capitol Reef
ALL ABOARD your RV as we depart Salt Lake City for this Five Parks of Utah adventure! We’ll hit the road first thing in the morning, taking you right into the heart of Southern Utah.
Let’s grab our saddles and take our horses up Boulder Mountain to a surprising change of scenery from the surrounding desert floor. We’ll ride through fragrant pines and shimmering lakes to a perfect spot to have lunch. Breathe the clean, fresh air and take in the panoramic views from this gorgeous vista. We get a little taste of how the pioneers made it across our country hundreds of years ago, on the backs of these beautiful animals.
Canyoneering in Escalante
It’s time to strap on our canyoneering helmets and grab our trusty ropes, because today we are taking on some of the mighty Escalante National Monument’s two million acres of mazes and winding slot canyons. The vast and varied landscape offers unparalleled opportunities for scientists and adventurers alike to experience first-hand the effects of millions of years of geological history. Our seasoned experts will look out for your welfare throughout this challenging excursion by first monitoring weather conditions (checking rainfall, forecast & snowmelt) in order to determine which of the multitude of canyons will provide the required levels of safety on any given day. Then they will assist you in everything from navigating to the hidden labyrinths to rappelling down into them — some more than 100′ deep — all the while teaching you the basic fundamentals of rope work & belaying. Let the pros help you conquer these magical rock formations — some of which are so narrow that you will have to remove your backpacks and exhale in order to squeeze through! We will prepare you for all seasons and conditions by providing waterproof clothing, lamps, and all necessary climbing gear. All you need to do is bring yourselves and some courage.
Bryce National Park
Welcome to Bryce Canyon, the land of the hoodoos! Yes, they sound almost too funny to say, but their unique beauty will take your breath away. This is no ordinary place. This natural amphitheater, located over 8,000′ above sea level, has eroded in such a way as to make us stare and wonder! Huge vertical columns tower high overhead as we wind around, under and literally through them in places. We’ll hit many of the classic formations on our carefully-planned, figure “8” trail, including the aptly-named “Thor’s Hammer,” a house-sized boulder defying gravity as it rests atop a skinny “neck” hundreds of feet above the ground, that we would swear should come crashing down any minute. There may be more “Kodak Moments” at Bryce Canyon than any other park in Utah.
Zion National Park
Rise & shine for your last full day on this hike-a-thon of an itinerary. You know the saying “We saved the best for last,” right? Well it couldn’t apply more than for right here & right now. If there ever was one, single National Park experience that allows for more bragging rights for those who have conquered it than any other, it might just be Angels Landing in Zion. We first tackle the near-vertical switchbacks of Walter’s Wiggles in order to push our way to this vertigo-inducing pathway leading to the top of this infamous peak! Not for the faint of heart, as we hang onto chains while walking ledges along these sheer cliffs. Get your cameras ready when you reach the summit. But that’s not all, not by a long shot! We also provide you with waterproof pants and shoes, allowing us to leave the comfort of the shore and hike for miles right in the river that carved out Zion’s famous “Narrows!”
This tremendous slot canyon, with 1,000 foot vertical walls on each side, can only be navigated by carefully probing with our 6′ walking sticks to make sure we don’t step into a deep hole in the river. There is no other hike like this anywhere in our National Parks System, and closing out this adventure here will be the icing on the cake.
Back to Salt Lake City
You made it! From craters to rapids, & horses to hoodoos, you’ve completed an intense week of non-stop adventure. You’ve done more in seven days than some people do in their lifetimes. So get ready to tell your friends at home about your trip-of-a-lifetime as we return you to Salt Lake City. You will be the envy of all that see your pictures and hear your stories. Until next time…
Not enough people in your group to book a trip? No problem!
We at EXtreme RV Adventures know that nothing enhances our adventure travel experience more than when you have additional cool, fun & interesting people like yourselves along for the ride, sharing in these amazing journeys. On these challenging trips, your mates will be there to encourage and support you, as well as lend a hand when you need one. We expect that lifelong friendships will be formed from our unique business model.
Additionally, the larger the group, the lower the per-person trip cost.
Therefore, we have created a networking forum below that will allow you to either join a trip that another group has put together, or post your own invitation asking others to join you on a specific itinerary and date.
Simply answer the questions below indicating whether you would like to join an existing group, or you would like to welcome other great adventurers to join you on a specific trip.
You may indicate the sleeping accommodations you would require if others joined, or you can show your flexibility by offering other groups “first dibs” on which beds they would like. It’s up to you.
And unless you’re officially BOOKING your trip (meaning your group is going regardless of whether or not others join you) there is no fee or deposit required to post a message here inviting others. Once others respond saying they want to join your party, final bookings can be processed and payments made at that time.
If you have already OFFICIALLY BOOKED AND COMMITTED to a trip (meaning that your group is going regardless of whether or not others decide to join you), and later another group or individual takes you up on your invitation to join in, then every member in your group will immediately be issued a partial refund for the difference between what you already paid and the lower per-person trip cost based on the additional guests participating.
Please note that if you are simply REQUESTING others to join you on a trip (in other words, you’re not committing now, but waiting until others join your party) without officially RESERVING that trip with full payment, then there is a risk of getting shut out of that trip if another group chooses to reserve that same trip entirely for themselves.
Finally, for groups of more than six people, we may be able to accommodate such larger groups by offering multiple RVs on the same itinerary, traveling together. Please contact us to inquire about such details.