Sold Out: Zion Kolob Adventure – November 17 – 20, 2021

Women Who Explore is excited to be teaming up with our Utah ambassador and owner of Desert Wander, Katie DeMille, to bring you a memorable long weekend exploring the stunning Kolob area of Zion. Enjoy wet and dry hikes, canyoneering, yoga, great food, luxury accommodations within the park boundaries and so much more!!

Day 1: Welcome to Kolob! 

Arrive in Virgin, Utah on the morning of Nov 17th by 9:00 am. Eat before you arrive or you can purchase breakfast at the local bakery. 

If you are flying in to join us, the nearest airports are:
- St George, UT - 37mins drive to Virgin
- Las Vegas, NV - 2hr 30mins drive to Virgin
- Salt Lake, UT - 4hr 15mins drive to Virgin
 
After breakfast you will follow Katie up the mountain to our amazing accommodation for the weekend located in a beautiful setting. We'll drop off cars and transfer into our van for the short drive to our first hike. Northgates Peak is a stunning area that gives us a glimpse into the heart of Zion. This hike is 5 miles and will get us to the summit of the East peak. We'll enjoy lunch on the trail. Once we return back to the house we will have time to settle in, rest, enjoy the view with dinner and get to know the other ladies joining this long weekend adventure! 
 
Day 2: Caves, Petroglyphs, and Canyoneering
 
After a delicious breakfast, we will pack up and head out for today's hike. We will be exploring the lower and upper parts of Cave Valley. We will see old movie sets, pioneer ranching remnants, caves, petroglyphs, and spectacular 360-degree views. This hike is approximately 5.25 miles. 
 
After our hike, we will enjoy lunch back at the house. Next, we will meet up with our canyoneering guide to do a route on Lambs Knoll. Once we're done with our canyon adventure we will head back to the house to relax a little, have dinner and have a private gentle yoga session under the full moon light. 
 
Day 3: Waterfalls and Sunset at Kolob Canyon
 
We will start out with a drive down the mountain to enjoy breakfast overlooking the Virgin River at a local favorite, River Rock Roasting. After our bellies are full we will finish our drive to Kanarraville, UT near the trailhead of our hike. 
 
Today we will be visiting the iconic Kanarra Falls. The hike is approximately 5.5 miles and features wonderful narrows, dry sections, river walking sections, ladders, waterfalls, and natural slides. It may be a bit cold to swim and play in the water but the scenery can't be beat. We will enjoy lunch on the trail.
 
Once we arrive back at the van we will rest and regroup, change out of wet clothes, and head over to Kolob Canyon overlook for sunset. After arriving at the overlook, we will be treated to personal gourmet pizzas prepared in a portable pizza oven and enjoy the fiery red glow of the Navajo sandstone cliffs. After our fill of dinner and enjoying the breathtaking views, we will have about an hour drive back to the house. 
 
Day 4: Tabernacle Dome & Lunch with a View!
 
We’ll wake up and enjoy our last morning together. After breakfast, we will pack up and head out for one final adventure. We'll be exploring the mountain we've been enjoying from the house's courtyard all weekend. Today we will be heading out to explore Tabernacle Dome. This hike is approximately 3 miles.
 
We’ll return down the mountain to Hurricane, UT in our private vehicles for a celebratory late lunch at The Grille at Sand Hollow Resort which features food and views! After lunch we will say our goodbyes (around 3:00 pm) and head our separate ways.
 
Drive time from our last lunch to the airports
- St George Ut - 20mins drive 
- Las Vegas NV - 2hr 20mins drive
- Salt Lake Ut - 4hr 30mins drive

Inclusions:
- 4 Days/3 nights of accommodations at a beautiful luxury home; double occupancy which includes a shared room with either queen or twin beds. Single occupancy is available, see below for details. 
- All transportation once you arrive in Virgin, UT
- Guided hiking on amazing local trails that includes specialized gear such as neoprene socks
- Canyoneering tour; includes guide, all gear and safety equipment
- Yoga instruction, mats provided
- All guides and entry fees
- All meals provided - Thursday lunch through Sunday lunch
- Hiking snacks and some desserts
- Water, coffee, tea, hot coco

Exclusions:
- Transportation to and from Virgin, UT
- Alcoholic Beverages, energy drinks, electrolyte replacements
- Travelers Insurance

Meals: 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).

Cost: $1,295 per person for double occupancy which includes a shared room with either queen or twin beds. You must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to book shared occupancy. Single occupancy available as add-on; $550 for private bed and room. 

Discount*: A discount of $50 is available if you are Covid-19 vaccinated. In order to receive the discount code, please reach out to us at the email below. You must provide proof of vaccination prior to registration to receive the discount. You will be randomly paired with another participant if you elect the double occupancy option. *Not available with other discounts.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of this trip, payment is non-refundable at the time of purchase. If you can no longer attend, you are able to transfer your ticket to another guest. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds. Please get in touch with the Women Who Explore to discuss the transfer of your ticket. We may be able to assist if there is a wait list.

Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com

*Images may not reflect the exact places being visited during this trip itinerary.

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MEET YOUR TRIP LEADER - SOUTHERN UTAH AMBASSADOR - KATIE

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!