Here’s what you need
Backpack (50 L recommended)
Waterproof backpack cover
Waterproof backpack liner (garbage bag will suffice)
Backpacking tent (included in program fee)
Sleeping bag (can be rented for additional fee)
Sleeping pad (can be rented for additional fee)
Lightweight inflatable pillow or stuffable pillow case
Headlamp or flashlight
Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
Lightweight bowl, mug, and utensils
Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 L capacity)
Knife or multitool (optional)
Hiking poles (optional)
Waterproof stuffsack (optional)
Hiking boots (well used)
Lightweight wool socks (3 pair)
Hiking pants (2 pair)
Wicking underwear (2 pair)
Long underwear (depending on the forecast)
Wicking long-sleeved shirt (UV protection)
Wicking short-sleeved shirt (UV protection)
Balaclava or buff
- Round Trip Transportation from Las Vegas
- Licensed and medically trained guide team
- Meals as outlined in itinerary
- Group equipment including stove, water filter, pots, pans and first aid kit
- Park permits and fees
Your journey begins upon landing in Las Vegas, where you will be picked up from the airport in a 15-passenger van and shuttled to our camp. Please arrive by 10AM to ensure adequate time for the drive.
Weather in Utah will be quite hot with temperatures regularly reaching the mid 90s. Evening temperatures may reach as low as the mid 50s. Rain is unlikely but possible. Participants should have gear to protect them from the sun including UV clothing, hats, sunblock, and sunglasses.
This trip does not require technical climbing skills or experience. It does, however, require a moderate level of physical fitness. We strongly encourage our hikers to experience hiking while carrying weight. The difference in difficulty while carrying the weight of a fully loaded backpack can sometimes come as a surprise to hikers, so you are encouraged to try challenging day hikes with a weighted backpack. Those who are in good shape are more likely to enjoy the experience and the views along the trail.
Give yourself adequate time to prepare, particularly if this form and intensity of exercise is new. It is important that you arrive fit and ready to hike the mileage required of this course. The trails are rocky and agility is important.