Located west of Moab, Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a 527-square mile high desert wonderland of deep canyons, arches, spires and colorful, geological wonders all formed from the tributaries of Utah's Green and Colorado rivers. The park is broken up into four distinct districts. Our Canyonlands backpacking trips explore the Needles District, the most remote and wild district, to experience first-hand signature, deep canyons cutting through ancient sandstone. These canyons tell the story of the ancient cultures that once thrived there. Some even say Canyonlands National Park still holds the same ruggedly captivating allure as it did back when Major John Wesley Powell first passed through this area on his first exploratory journey down the Colorado River. Famous author Edward Abbey, who was a frequent visitor to the park, described Canyonlands as "the most weird, wonderful and magical place on earth-there is nothing else like it anywhere."
Sleep under the famously mind-blowing starry skies, allow yourself to be engulfed by towering, multi-colored sandstone canyon walls, see canyon country's most magical arches, dive into the ancient stories of the canyons’ past, enjoy exceptional backcountry cuisine, and have the rewarding feeling of knowing you've had an unforgettable Canyonlands adventure!
We offer two backpacking trips in Canyonlands that you we invite you to read about below. If you're ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Canyon Country, give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to book a spot today!