Zion South Adventure – Utah – November 17-20, 2022

Join us for an EPIC 4 day/3 night adventure where you'll enjoy the magic of Zion! This weekend includes mountain biking, water hikes, vistas for days, outdoor yoga, great food, and so much more as our Utah based ambassador and owner of Desert Wander, Katie, shows you some of her favorite places in the area!


Day 1: Welcome to the Canaan Mountains!!

Arrive in Hildale, Utah on the morning of Nov 17th, 2022 by 10:00 am. Please have breakfast before you arrive.

If you are flying in to join us, the nearest airports are:
- St George, UT - 53mins drive to Hildale
- Las Vegas, NV - 2hr 50mins drive to Hildale
- Salt Lake City, UT - 4hr 53mins drive to Hildale

After meeting up with Katie, your adventure starts with a hike on Gooseberry Mesa. This is a dominant icon of the Southern Utah landscape. It has some of the best views of not only Zion but of the entire area. We'll enjoy lunch on the trail. With approximately 8 moderate miles, there will be so many spots where you’ll want to stop for a photo because it's crazy beautiful! 

Once we’re done we will head to the house where we will have time to settle in, rest, enjoy dinner and get to know the other ladies joining this long weekend adventure! 

Day 2: Water Canyon & Mountain Biking

After a delicious breakfast, we will head out for the day's adventures. We will be going on a 3 mile hike to Water Canyon, a mini version of Zion’s famous Subway hike. We will be hiking along the creek surrounded by towering red rock cliffs as we enter a slotted area that has amazing water formations. This moderate hike gains elevation out and loses coming back. Please note there is a small scramble and sandy sections on this hike.

After our hike, we will drive down to town to have lunch and be fitted for our bikes. After we’re all set with our bikes and gear, we will take a shuttle about fifteen minutes to the trailhead. Once we arrive, our female guide will take us on a three hour ride. The greater Zion area is a mountain biking mecca known for having some of the best single and double tracks in the US. We will be exploring beginner friendly trails and our guide will be teaching us along the way.

After we are finish biking and taking in the views, we will head back to the house where we will rest while dinner is prepared for you to enjoy together as a group. 

Day 3: Remote Zion: Hike, Yoga & That Sunset Glow

We will pack up and head out early for today's adventures. Along the way we will make a stop for breakfast at River Rock Roasting. We will then head to Guacamole Mesa for the remainder of the day. We will first be hiking upper Coalpits Wash. This hike will be 6.2 moderate miles with sandy sections. We will have lunch along the trail today. 

After our hike we will met by our yoga instructor. We’ll have a little rest time and then have our gentle flow yoga session outdoors in this beautiful area. After our stretch and some restorative time, we will get comfy to have dinner as we enjoy the sunset.  After taking in the breathtaking views, we will return to the house for one more sleep.

Day 4: Canaan Mountain Summit & Celebratory Lunch

We’ll wake up and enjoy our last morning together. After breakfast, we will pack up and head out for a final adventure. We will be hiking up on to the mountain that has been towering over us all weekend. The spectacular views and beauty of the area await us as we reach our view point. This is a moderate to hard 5 mile hike with climb, simple scrambling and sandy sections.

We’ll head back to town and have a celebratory meal at Bee’s. After lunch we will say our goodbyes (around 4:00 pm) and head our separate ways.


**Please note that there will be 24 total miles hiked during this trip with moderate to difficult level with some sandy sections and simple scrambling in a couple areas. Biking is a three hour ride and beginner friendly. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.**
Inclusions:
- 4 Days/3 nights of accommodations at a beautiful home, double occupancy which includes a shared room with either your own king, queen or twin bed.  Single room occupancy is available, see below for details.
- All transportation once you arrive in Hildale, UT
- Guided hiking on amazing local trails that includes specialized gear such as neoprene socks, trekking poles. 24 miles total, moderate to difficult rating that includes sandy spots and light scrambling on occasion.
- Guided mountain bike tour; includes guide, bike, all gear and safety equipment
- Yoga instruction, mats provided
- All guides and entry fees
- All meals provided - Thursday lunch through Sunday celbratory lunch
- Hiking snacks and some desserts
- Water, coffee, tea, hot coco

Exclusions:
- Transportation to and from Hildale, UT. If you are flying into St. George, our guide may be able to provide transportation to Hildale at an additional cost. Please inquire if you are interested in this option.
- Alcoholic Beverages, energy drinks, electrolyte replacements
- Travelers Insurance (recommended for local travel and required for international travelers)

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:
- $1,395 per person for double occupancy which includes a shared room with either king, queen or twin beds  
- $1,995 for single occupancy. There are only 2 single spaces available, includes your own room with a queen or double bed. 

Cancellation Policy: Please see our Terms of Service.

Covid-19 Travel Policy: Please see our Terms of Service. This is subject to change. Policies vary per trip and may be based on an affiliated tour company or third party's requirements.

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 in 2020, 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!