Utah Red Rocks

Utah Red Rocks

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12

Combine the beauty of red rock canyons with stunning alpine meadows on this wondrous immersion in the Southern Rockies. Backpack through northeaster Utah, surrounded by hundreds of glacier formed lakes. Whitewater raft through a remote, red-rock canyon for four spectacular days.  Conclude your adventure by rappelling down waterfalls and natural waterslides in the canyons of Moab, Utah.

14 Days

$3,795

  • June 13th - June 26th
  • June 22nd - July 5th
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Day 1

Upon your arrival into Salt Lake City, your trip leaders will promptly greet you with the same excitement you have for your upcoming adventure. As soon as everyone is gathered, you’ll make your way to your first night’s campsite in the neighboring ski town of Park City. The snow-capped mountains reflected on the reservoir waters of Jordanelle State Park will hint at the adventures to come. You’ll set up your tents, enjoy your first self-prepared meal, and play games as we get to know each other.

Day 2-5

After a day of travel and preparation, you will venture into Utah’s highest mountain range, the Uintas. For three nights and four days you will make your way through a land of jagged peaks, alpine lakes, and boreal forests. During your time here, you will learn to work together as a group, practice using a map and compass for navigation, learn Leave No Trace Principles, and observe nature in a unique alpine ecosystem. At night you will cook delicious backcountry meals, play games and tell stories.

Day 6

After your last day of backpacking through the Unitas, you will take showers, eat a well-deserved meal, and gear up for the next leg of your journey. You’ll set your sites towards the water. You’ll camp at the Sandy Wash Launch area of the Green River.

Day 7-10

The next morning, you will embark on your four-day journey down Desolation Canyon of the Green River. Desolation Canyon is said to be one of the most remote areas in the lower 48. This will be an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience for you and your group! As you paddle down the splashy waters of the Green River, you will wind through red rock mesas, pass abandoned cabins, and stop to find petroglyphs on the canyon walls. In the afternoons and evenings, there will be ample time to explore this outlandish landscape. After your last day of paddling, you will restock on food, take showers, and travel to the beautiful canyon city of Moab, UT.

Day 11-12

Once in Moab, you will learn the basic skills of canyoneering. Working with expert local guides, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to explore remote, cool ravines that not even the sun can touch. Once you are ready and confident with your newfound skills, you will head out for a day of adventure that will start out in a little drainage high above Moab. You will wind your way deeper and deeper into the slot canyon until sandstone walls tower on either side of us. You’ll repel down waterfalls, discover natural waterslides, and peer into deep sandstone caves. After your adventure in the depths of the canyon, you will emerge back out in the open and head to camp for your last night in Moab.

Day 13-14

After an unforgettable adventure deep into the slot canyons of slick rock country, you’ll journey back to Park City for your final group banquet. You’ll share laughs and memories of the last two weeks together before climbing into your tents one final time. The morning will bring your final farewell in Salt Lake City, where you’ll say goodbye and board your flight home. As your plane takes off and you stare out at the mountains, you’ll think of all the adventures you had and the new friends you’ve made.

Day 1

Upon your arrival into Salt Lake City, your trip leaders will promptly greet you with the same excitement you have for your upcoming adventure. As soon as everyone is gathered, you’ll make your way to your first night’s campsite in the neighboring ski town of Park City. The snow-capped mountains reflected on the reservoir waters of Jordanelle State Park will hint at the adventures to come. You’ll set up your tents, enjoy your first self-prepared meal, and play games as we get to know each other.

Day 2-5

After a day of travel and preparation, you will venture into Utah’s highest mountain range, the Uintas. For three nights and four days you will make your way through a land of jagged peaks, alpine lakes, and boreal forests. During your time here, you will learn to work together as a group, practice using a map and compass for navigation, learn Leave No Trace Principles, and observe nature in a unique alpine ecosystem. At night you will cook delicious backcountry meals, play games and tell stories.

Day 6

After your last day of backpacking through the Unitas, you will take showers, eat a well-deserved meal, and gear up for the next leg of your journey. You’ll set your sites towards the water. You’ll camp at the Sandy Wash Launch area of the Green River.

Day 7-10

The next morning, you will embark on your four-day journey down Desolation Canyon of the Green River. Desolation Canyon is said to be one of the most remote areas in the lower 48. This will be an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience for you and your group! As you paddle down the splashy waters of the Green River, you will wind through red rock mesas, pass abandoned cabins, and stop to find petroglyphs on the canyon walls. In the afternoons and evenings, there will be ample time to explore this outlandish landscape. After your last day of paddling, you will restock on food, take showers, and travel to the beautiful canyon city of Moab, UT.

Day 11-12

Once in Moab, you will learn the basic skills of canyoneering. Working with expert local guides, you’ll have the thrilling opportunity to explore remote, cool ravines that not even the sun can touch. Once you are ready and confident with your newfound skills, you will head out for a day of adventure that will start out in a little drainage high above Moab. You will wind your way deeper and deeper into the slot canyon until sandstone walls tower on either side of us. You’ll repel down waterfalls, discover natural waterslides, and peer into deep sandstone caves. After your adventure in the depths of the canyon, you will emerge back out in the open and head to camp for your last night in Moab.

Day 13-14

After an unforgettable adventure deep into the slot canyons of slick rock country, you’ll journey back to Park City for your final group banquet. You’ll share laughs and memories of the last two weeks together before climbing into your tents one final time. The morning will bring your final farewell in Salt Lake City, where you’ll say goodbye and board your flight home. As your plane takes off and you stare out at the mountains, you’ll think of all the adventures you had and the new friends you’ve made.