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Day Hiking in Utah's National Parks: Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef (#2437)

Date and Time

Saturday, September 28, 2024 - Sunday, October 6, 2024

Location

Utah NPs,
Other U.S.,
UT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

With five national parks in close proximity, Utah is America's national park capital. We will explore three of Utah Southeastern national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. The unique towering sandstone monoliths, red rock spires, deep canyons and sheer cliffs, and natural arches and bridges draw adventure seekers from afar. Some of the highlights include seeing the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park; the magnificent panorama views of Needles District in Canyonlands, the largest and least visited park in Utah; and the natural wonder of the Hickman Bridge, which spans 133 feet across a small stream bed in Capitol Reef National Park. Finally, at Goblin State Park, we see thousands of goblin-like rock formations with soft red sandstone and even softer siltstone that appear throughout this valley. We will hike each national park's most scenic trails, discover the geology and historic settlements of the region, view petroglyphs of early Native Americans, visit the parks' visitor centers, and explore the towns of Moab and Torrey. Come join us on an adventure to remember!

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $2,400 member / $2,500 non-member

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2437 Prospectus

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Utah

Activity

Hiking

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Samir has been a member of the AMC since 1992. He is a leader with the Boston Chapter of Hiking/Backpacking Committee. He has led multi-day trips and day hikes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He has traveled to many parts of the world with the Adventure Travel trips, including New Zealand, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Mexico, and many national parks in the U.S. and abroad.

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Zoƫ first became an AMC member in 2011. She leads trips for the Boston Chapter's 20s and 30s committee and is actively involved on the board of this committee; she also co-leads trips with the Boston Chapter's hiking/backpacking and ski committee. In February she is co-leading trip to North Island, NZ and in August, 2022, she is planning to co-lead a trip to UK, Lake's District and Edinburgh. She is certified in Advanced Wilderness First Aid via NOLS, via American Red Cross.