Alumni & Friends Trek 2021: Southern Utah Parks


Our Adventure

Join us for a hiking adventure amongst the red rocks of Southern Utah's famous National and State Parks. For 5 days we will explore some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world.


We start in the world-renowned town of Moab which will be our home base for a couple of nights. Upon arrival we will hike to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and then 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, followed by an afternoon of hiking in Arches National Park to iconic destinations like Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch and the Windows.


We will then continue the next day to the San Rafael Swell and Goblin Valley State Park to visit unique geological formations that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. 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 a day 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.

Capitol Reef

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.

Our last day we will drive through Grand Staircase National Monument and stop for a short hike before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park where we will hike amongst the famous hoodoos and take in some magnificent views. The next day we will drive to Salt Lake City airport for an evening flight home.

All transportation, including airport pick-up and drop-off (single group transfer) in Moab and Salt Lake City, 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.

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

Expedition Costs

Group Size: maximum of 12

Expedition Dates: October 19-24, 2021 (Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates into airports in Moab or SLC and out of SLC)

Price for Expedition: $1100

Price for Single Supplement $415

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

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

• Most meals
• All ground transportation, including single group 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 SLC
• 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.

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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 Utan Trek 2021

Expedition Dates: October 19-24, 2021 (arrival/departure dates)
Days: 6
Group Size: up to 12
Trip Cost: $1100 (double occupancy)
Fundraising Commitment: $500
Activity Level: moderate


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


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