This trip is a special treat and a one of a kind opportunity. The national parks of Utah attract millions of visitors every year but overlook some of Utahs most amazing destinations. Join Touristlink founder and native Utahan on a journey to explore Utahs remote deserts and canyons. We start in Salt Lake City and make a southerly circuit around the shores of the Great Salt Lake and into the western deserts of Utah. Highlights include views of the ancient shorelines of Lake Bonneville, fantastic geological exposures, rock hounding, ghost towns, alpine islands in the desert, Bristle Cone Pines the longest tree and solitude. We then head to the plateau country of central Utah where we hike among the beautiful colors of the fall aspen. The last leg of our journey takes us through some of southern Utahs redrock country where we visit some fantastic slot canyons and swim beneath slickrock waterfalls. David Urmann the trip leader is an expert in the canyons and backcountry of Utah where he worked as a wildland firefighter for 8 years and published Trail Guide to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument one of Utahs newest national monuments. This trip is focused on getting out of the car every day and exploring on foot. We will aim to keep actual driving time under 2 hours per day.
- Hotel in Salt Lake: Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown (2 Nights)
- Hotel in Beaver: The Super 8 Beaver.
- Hotel in Panguitch: New Western Motel
- Transport in New SUV
- Airport Transfers and Pickup
- All Meals
- Camping (Equipment provided as per need)
- Professional Guide
- Any park fees or camping fees