Canylonlands Hiking

Moab, UT
May 1–Mar 4, 2020
Seats Available

Ready to explore the mind-blowing hiking trails of Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District and Island in the Sky? This, our Canyonlands Hiking trip, takes you off the beaten path and deep into some of the most surreal scenery anywhere!

Is this for me?


This is a medium-intensity hiking adventure. We travel up to 11 miles per day with light day packs.

Small Group

We keep it to no more than 8 amazing travelers plus a guide or two. Hooray for small groups!


We camp all three nights of the trip. Expect a comfortable base camp for relaxing during the heat of the day! Tents and inflatable camping mattresses are provided.


Our meals are cooked together as a group at camp. Your guides have prepared scrumptious recipes, will provision the trip, and lead meal preparations. This is gonna be yummy!

Traveling Solo?

This trip works well for couples, friends, and solo travelers. The adventures we plan seem to attract like-minded people. Odds are, you'll enjoy the company of your fellow travelers.

There’s no singles supplement fee!

Here's the plan...


Canyonlands, Here We Come!

Your guides can pick you up from either a hotel near Grand Junction Regional Airport between 7:30 and 8:00 AM or from Moab’s Canyonlands Field Airport at about 9:30 AM (after the morning fight from Denver arrives).

We take a scenic drive to Canyonland’s Needle’s district, where we complete two easy, warm-up hikes before pitching our comfy basecamp for the next three nights.

Dinner is our first group-cooked meal at camp. Expect deliciousness!

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Chesler Park

We rise early to chow down breakfast, then hit the trail, departing just after sunrise right from our campsite!

Today we head south, on an 11-mile hike through Chesler Park, a section of Canyonlands that appears straight out of Dr. Seuss illustrations! This is some of the best hiking in all of Utah.

We return to basecamp in the early afternoon to relax, enjoy some games and cold drinks together in the shade, then cook up another amazing dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Quest for the Confluence!

After another early start, we find ourselves bathed in golden sunrise light as we head west in the desert on a 10-mile itinerary. Today’s goal: to view the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. This hike takes us deep into the heart of Canyonlands’ wilderness. We’re rewarded with a jaw-dropping scenic overlook high above the confluence.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Island in the Sky, Then Goodbye

On our final day together, we enjoy an utterly indulgent breakfast before we pack up camp. We then drive to Moab, where we take time to explore the town, grab an optional shower at a commercial campground (cost is $5 to $10), and enjoy a celebratory meal at a restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Island In the Sky mesa where we complete three stunning hikes looking out over the majestic canyons below us.

You have a couple choices for leaving the trip: we can either drop you off at Moab’s Canyonlands Field airport at 4:30 PM (in time for the 6:05 PM flight to Denver) or drop you off at a hotel near Grand Junction Regional Airport at about 6:00 PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

What's Included?

Incredible Guided Day Hikes

We get you off the beaten path and share some of the best corners of Canyonlands!

3 Nights of Tent Camping

We stay at a beautiful site! Tents and camping mattresses are included.

Transportation within Utah

Ride in style in a comfortable Ford Transit passenger van.

Services of a Guide or Two

Expert instruction from our friendly, professional team.

3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners

We plan delicious meals and cook them together.

Group Gear & Safety Equipment

Medical kit, satellite phone, navigation supplies, and more.

National Park Admission and All Permits

We can’t wait to show you around Canyonlands National Park!

Not Included:

Your flights or other transportation to and from the trip, your accommodations the night before and the night after the trip, optional shower on day 4, lunch on day 4, your personal clothing and gear on the packing list, travel insurance, and guide gratuity.

Important Details & FAQ

Meet Your Guide

Hey-ya! My name is Matt Stan. I founded The Bad Adventure Company back in 2013 to share outdoor experiences, which have been so meaningful in my life, with others. I strive to guide the absolute best trips possible, while never taking myself too seriously. Over the past 15 years, I've been lucky enough to lead more than 2,000 people on backpacking, kayaking, and hiking adventures. It's my goal to always exceed expectations. I was born in Northern California, grew up in rural Central Pennsylvania, but now love calling Colorado home. Few things make me happier than a big day of adventure and a well-paired hot sauce!

Hey! I'm Natalie and I am psyched to be leading this trip! This is my first summer working with Bad Adventures. When I am not helping run outrageous trips, my full-time job is studying. This fall I will be a senior at Miami University in Ohio studying Chemical Engineering and Spanish. I love meeting new people and inspiring others to try new things. My kryptonite: dark chocolate.

Let's Do This!
Fri May 1 Wed Mar 4, 2020
Seats Available
$ 790
Possible change of plans? You can cancel for a full refund until 90 days before the trip.

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