Southern Utah Parks Trek

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ALUMNI & FRIENDS TREK 2021

Our Adventure

Join us for a hiking adventure amongst the red rocks of Southern Utah's famous National and State Parks. For 7 days we will explore some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world.

Arches

We start in the world-renowned town of Moab which will be our home base for a couple of nights. We will start in Arches National Park and hike to iconic destinations like Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch and the Windows. In the evening visit Dead Horse Point State Park for a spectacular sunset view 2,000 ft above the Colorado River. The next day will begin with a wild off-road guided adventure in utility terrain vehicles (UTV) over slick rock and desert landscapes, before heading on to Goblin Valley State Park in the San Rafael Swell. We will introduce you to slot canyon hiking in Little Wild Horse Canyon and the hoodoos or little "goblins" of Goblin Valley that make this park so unique. After an afternoon of exploration, we will continue on to the quaint town of Torrey at the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park where we will spend the next two nights.

Goblin

Capitol Reef National Park, in the heart of red-rock country, is a desert oasis of red and white sandstone cliffs, lush green riverbanks, and a colorful desert floor. Some of the highlights will be exploring an amazing slot canyon located in the Waterpocket Fold, hiking to Hickman Bridge, a 133-ft beautiful natural sandstone bridge and visiting petroglyphs.

The next day we will drive to Grand Staircase National Monument and and spend the day exploring. Depending on the weather condition we will either visit Calf Creek Falls, Coyote Gulch, Peekaboo and Spooky or Zebra before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park where we will spend the night.

The next day will be taking in the magnificent views Bryce Canyon has to offer from various viewpoints and hiking into the canyon amongst the famous hoodoos on the Navajo and Queens Garden Trails. Then on to the town of Springdale at the entrance to Zion National Park.

Bryce Canyon

We will explore several of its many famous hiking trails, among them, Angel’s Landing, which will take us 1500 ft above Zion Canyon and the Virgin River, to one of the highest points in the Park, with 360 degree breathtaking views. In the evening we will head to St. George, Utah where we will spend the night before flying home.

All transportation, including airport pick-up and drop-off (single group transfer) in Moab (or Salt Lake City) and St. George, hotel accommodations, most meals, guided off-road utility terrain vehicle (UTV) ride, National and State Park fees, and TFK guides will be provided. Since we will be day-hiking you will only need to carry a daypack. We will hike an average of 4-6 hours a day. No previous trekking experience needed, but we require that all Trekkers be in good physical condition. It’s important that a good physical conditioning program be undertaken at least two months before departure.

Our Work

Participants will be asked to raise $500 in tax-deductible donations to help Trekking for Kids continues its work to help at-risk children around the world.

Please contact Tricia Donaldson, Director of Operations, for more information.

Expedition Costs

Group Size: maximum of 14


Expedition Dates: October 23-30, 2021 (Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates into airports in Moab (CNY) or SLC and out of St. George (SGU)

Price for Expedition: $1,475 (double occupancy)

Price for Single Supplement: $530 (if you want to room alone)

Fundraising Commitment: $500 (to support TFK and the many projects we sponsor around the world)

Included 


• TFK guides
• 7 nights, hotel accommodation (double occupancy)

• Most meals
• All ground transportation, including transfer to and from the airports

• Guided off-road utility terrain vehicle
 (UTV) ride
• National and State Park fees


Not Included 


• Airfare to Moab or SLC airport and return from St. George
• A few meals 

• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, bottled water
• Travel insurance

Expedition Requirements

• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $750


3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country and meet your TFK group leaders and fellow Trekkers.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Gear List

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Background Information

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.


TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors


Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• post a message to your donors
• donors can send a message to you


Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• • fundraising logs
• receipts and forms


Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Southern Utah Parks Trek 2021

Expedition Dates: October 23-30, 2021
Trip Cost: $1,475
Deadline: Sept 1 (or until filled)
Days: 8
Group Size: 14
Fundraising Commitment: $500
tax-deductible donations
Activity Level: moderate

MEET THE TREKKERS

Select a Trekker‘s name below to visit their personal fundraising page. Help them reach their goal by making a donation today.




UPCOMING EXPEDITIONS

Kilimanjaro Trek 2021July 14-26, 2021

Italy Dolomite Trek 2021September 18-28 (Sept 18-Oct 3 for Dolomite and Amalfi)

Southern Utah Trek 2021October 23-30, 2021

Bhutan Trek 2022October 24-November 7, 2022


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