3 days

FIRE, SAND & SNOW MULTISPORT

The triple threat! Three parks in three days allows ample time to hike and SUP in beautiful southern Utah.

FIRE, SAND & SNOW MULTISPORT

Price

$799 / person

Duration

3 days

Guest Contributor

About the Experience

Begin your day bright and early, as you are picked up from your hotel in one of our 15 passenger vans. Begin the scenic drive to Sand Hollow State Park, while passing through the depths of the Virgin River Gorge.

A brief bathroom stop allows for snacks, muffins, coffee, and morning caffeine.

Upon arrival at Sand Hollow, you will help unload the kayaks (or SUPs), PFD's, paddles, and other gear. After a brief talk about safety protocol and some basic paddling instruction, you will take to the water.

Explore the lake and paddle around the small coves, stopping for photos and possibly swimming. A healthy picnic lunch can be enjoyed on the pink sand dunes or from the shade of a cottonwood tree.

After lunch, the short drive along the scenic byway above St. George brings you to Snow Canyon. Spend the afternoon hiking amongst Utah juniper and yucca, while keeping an eye open for desert tortoise and peregrine falcons.

The area is a photographer's dream, with spring and fall being wildflower seasons. Explore the lava tubes, or enjoy watching rock climbers scale the face of a towering cliff suspended from a single rope.

This tour package for two includes a hotel room in historic Boulder City at the newly remodeled Best Western, along with breakfast at the Southwest Diner. The hotel is within walking distance of local shops, brew pubs, and restaurants.

ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS

- Hiking
- Petroglyphs
- Stand Up Paddling
- Wildlife Viewing
- Photography
- Stargazing

DIFFICULTY

Easy - Moderate

SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Suitable for enthusiastic beginners, families, and those seeking an adventurous multi-sport activity. Outdoor camping experience is helpful but not required. Recommended minimum age: 12+ years.

Izzy Collett

Packing Your Gear

Come prepared. Temperatures can vary greatly, so it is best to be prepared for all types of weather conditions. We have put together a recommended gear list for you, which will help keep you comfortable while enjoying the outdoors. Feel free to bring what suits your needs.

Packing List

- Shorts or pants and shirt (not cotton)
- Dress in layers
- Hiking shoes (no flip flops)
- Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Camera
- Spending cash for souvenirs & tips*

In cooler months (Nov-March) add:
- Base layer (polypro, capilene, etc.)
- Fleece top (for warmth)
- Wool socks
- Windproof/rainproof jacket
- Ski type beanie/hat
- Gloves

* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost

* Gratuities for guides range from
10%-20% of trip cost

Hikers exploring dark caves on a three day hiking tour with desert adventures

Izzy Collett

Hikers on a guided hike among pinion pines, cactus, and redrocks

Neil Kesterson

TOUR INCLUDES

    - Professional Guide
    - Internal frame backpack w/hydration pocket
    - Trekking poles
    - Stand Up Paddleboard
    - Paddle and PFD
    - All safety equipment
    - Drybag for your essentials
    - Basic paddling instruction
    - Bottled water w/drink mixes
    - Backpacker stove, kitchen and cooking equipment
    - Mess Kit
    - All meals, snacks while on trip
    - Tent
    - Sleeping bag, pad, & pillow
    - All permits, fees and in-park transfers
    - Hotel transportation
    - One night stay in Boulder City
    - Breakfast at Southwest Diner

    *Gratuity not included