Backpack Coyote Gulch – Zion Adventure – May 7 – 9, 2022


During this 3 day/2 night backpacking trip you'll discover one of the best spots deep in the heart of the Grand Staircase. You'll explore huge arches, amazing natural bridges, waterfalls, river walking and so much more!! This adventure includes all your backpacking gear so you can travel light! It's also the perfect opportunity if you have been wanting to try out backpacking but don't have the gear!

We’re meeting in St George Utah. If you are flying in to join us, the nearest airports are:
  • St George, UT - uber/lyft/taxi/local bus or Katie can shuttle you from the airport to your hotel
  • Las Vegas, NV - rental car or shuttle options - 2hr drive
  • Salt Lake, UT - rental car or shuttle options - 4hr 32min drive
  • Cedar City, Ut - rental car or shuttle options - 1hr drive

Day 1: Welcome to Escalante!

St George Pickup will be approximately 6:00am from your hotel and shuttle to Escalante. A list of hotels will be provided.

Arrive in Escalante, Utah on the morning of Jun 2nd, 2022 by 9:30 am. 

Once we arrive, we load our backpacks and prepare for our adventure. We will leave Escalante by 10a/10:30a and make the drive down Hole-in-the-rock road to our trailhead. We will hike 6.9 miles down Hurricane Wash and into Coyote Gulch. We will make camp and enjoy our dinner and first night under the stars.

Day 2: Coyote Gulch and All It's Wonders

After breakfast, we will day hike 7.80 miles with our day packs out and back down through the Coyote Gulch. We will see Jacob Hamblin Arch, Swiss Cheese Falls, Coyote Natural Bridge, Cliff Arch and so many other great features. We will take our time and soak it all in. We will have lunch on the trail today. Once back at camp we will enjoy dinner and our second and final night under the stars.

Day 3: Back To Town We Go!

After breakfast we will pack up camp and hit the trail to hike the 6.9 miles back out to the truck. We will have lunch on the trail. We will find our way back up Hole-in-the-rock road to Escalante Utah where we can find some yummy dinner, together or on our own.

Join Us For A Post-Trip Adventure in Escalante - May 11th - 15th 

If you are looking for a little more adventure after backpacking Coyote Gulch, join us for our Zion Escalante Adventure. Receive a discount when you book both adventures. Check our trip page for all the details!
- All backpacking gear - backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, cook set (pot, spork, stove, fuel), trekking poles, chair, water bottles, water filter, and day pack
- Transportation once you arrive in St. George, UT
- Guided hiking on amazing local trails that includes specialized gear such as trekking poles.
- All guides and entry fees
- All meals provided - Saturday lunch through Monday lunch
- Hiking snacks
- Water, coffee, tea, hot coco

- Transportation to/from the airport if you arrive before the trip start date
- Alcoholic Beverages, energy drinks, electrolyte replacements
- Breakfast on Saturday morning
- Travelers Insurance
- Hotels before and after the backpacking trip if booked along with the Zion Escalante Adventure. Our tour operator can help arranging a hotel.

All meals will be provided as noted above. Please reach out to the trip host after booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but cannot make any guarantees.

Trip Confirmation:
This trip requires a minimum number of ladies to register in order for it to be confirmed. Once the trip reaches the minimum participant number, you will receive a trip confirmation email and a link to be added a private Facebook group just for trip guests. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let us know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below).

$995.00 per person; payment plans available. You must show proof of vaccination to attend this trip. 

If you book this trip along with our Zion Escalante Adventure, please reach out to receive a code for a $100 off your booking.

Cancellation Policy: Please see our Terms of Service.

Covid-19 Travel Policy:
As of November 15th, 2021 trip participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before traveling with Women Who Explore on this trip. The cost of any required Covid-19 testing is not included in the trip price and will need to be paid and arranged by trip participants. Any additional related expenses including but not limited to testing, vaccinations, treatment, quarantines, and travel costs incurred as a result of a positive Covid-19 will be the responsibility of the trip participant. 

Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at

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Katie is an adventurer at heart. She has explored and wander in and around Southern Utah for the last 20 years. Canyons, wide open vistas, sandstone and sagebrush are her favorite!  She has worked in some form of recreation since she started working. Her love for backpacking took full force the year and a half she spent working for an outdoor behavioral company as a guide in 2004. Since then marriage and family has been her many focus with work on the side. She has been married for 17 years and has 4 great kids. As her kids have grown she has been able to pursue her passion to help women experience the outdoors safely and have the best time doing it. She started Desert Wander last year, yes 2020! She hopes to cultivate an amazing experience for all who come wander with her.

Come along with Katie as she takes you on an unforgettable weekend exploring some of the places she loves most!