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Satara Cooley

Hiking & Backpacking

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Are you are looking for red rocks and sandstone, or hot springs and hidden canyons? Desert hiking is most enjoyable in cooler temps which means winter, spring and fall. Summer hiking is more challenging so we visit areas that are slightly less... hot. 

 

Spend the day scrambling on fiery red rock, or sneaking into hidden pinyon forests.  Strap on a backpack and camp out near the river while enjoying the hot springs at night.  Our multisport trips will give you the most bang for your buck. Whatever adventure you choose, the desert is waiting for you.

Hiker climbing the ladder to Arizona Hot Springs

Slots of Fun

FINDING WATER IN THE DESERT

The desert environment is a stark contrast to most hiking destinations. Water is a rare commodity and at first glance the landscape may seem barren and lifeless.  But life does exist in a rich abundance.  You just have to know where to look.

Hikers descending slot canyon waterfall with hiking guide
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Education is important, but hiking is importanter.

HIKING & BACKPACKING TRIPS

Liberty Bell Arch Hike

LIBERTY BELL ARCH HIKE

A backcountry hike that leads to a nice desert window overlooking Black Canyon.

Price

$169 / person

Duration

5 Hours

Valley of Fire Camping

VALLEY OF FIRE 2-DAY HIKING

Your tents are nestled among the red rocks and sandstone at night, while days are spent exploring the trails at Valley of Fire.

Price

$449 / person

Duration

2 Days

River Mountain Sunrise Hike

RIVER MOUNTAINS SUNRISE HIKE

A nice morning hike up the river mountains. Enjoy views in every direction as the sunrise compliments a breakfast of berries, bagels & schmear.

Price

$169 / person

Duration

4 Hours

Hiking at Valley of Fire

VALLEY OF FIRE HIKING

Scramble on red rocks and explore the fiery sandstone in search of petroglyphs.

Price

$179 / person

Duration

6 hours

Historic Railroad Tunnels

HISTORIC RAILROAD TUNNELS

A beautiful stroll on the old railroad track to the Hoover Dam. Stunning lake views.

Price

$149 / person

Duration

4 Hours

White Rock Canyon Backpacking

WHITE ROCK CANYON BACKPACKING

Two great days of backpacking, exploring and hot spring soaking, topped with a night sleeping under the stars.

Price

$389 / person

Duration

2 Days

Sand & Snow Multisport

SAND & SNOW MULTISPORT

A surf and turf of sorts, with paddleboarding and hiking in some of Southern Utah's beautiful spaces.

Price

$549 / person

Duration

2 Days

Fire, Sand & Snow Multisport

FIRE, SAND & SNOW MULTISPORT

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

Price

$799 / person

Duration

3 days

Three female hikers soaking in natural hot springs on a guided tour near Lake Mead

HOT SPRINGS HIKING TRIP

Trek through narrow slot canyons to hotsprings near the river. Enjoy a hot soak and cool swim before hiking out.

Price

$169 / person

Duration

6 Hours

a hiker explores a shady pocket in a bright orange sandstone formation

Neil Kesterson

DAY HIKES INCLUDE

  • Hiking Guide

  • Daypack

  • Trekking poles

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Bottled water

  • Permits and fees

  • Hotel Shuttle (for most trips)

     

      *(Gratuity not included)

BACKPACKING TRIPS INCLUDE

All the above, plus:I

  • Internal frame backpack

  • Sleeping bag, pad & pillow

  • Any multi-sport equipment

  • All meals during trip

  • Kitchen and cooking equipment

  • Starry nights and desert scenery

“What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.”   
                                                                                                 - Edward Abbey

three hikers ascending a rocky outcropping in the mojave desert