Canyonlands Hiking Tours

Beautiful spires in Canyonlands National Park


Canyonlands National Park features some of the most unique, mind-blowing landscapes in the world.

Just outside the borders of Moab, Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a high desert wonderland of deep canyons, arches, spires and colorful, geological wonders. This national park and canyon tells the story of the ancient cultures that once thrived in this region. Some even say it still holds the same ruggedly captivating allure as it did back when Major John Wesley Powell first passed through this area on his first exploratory journey down the Colorado River! Famous author Edward Abbey, who was a frequent visitor to this area, described Canyonlands as “the most weird, wonderful and magical place on earth-there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

Our classic Utah backpacking trips in Canyonlands allow you to sleep under the famously mind-blowing starry skies, allow yourself to be engulfed by towering, multi-colored sandstone canyon walls, see canyon country’s most magical arches, dive into the ancient stories of the canyons’ past, enjoy exceptional backcountry cuisine, and have the rewarding feeling of knowing you’ve had an unforgettable Canyonlands adventure! Our Best of Moab inn-based tour is a all-around hiking tours of the canyon country surrounding Moab, including Canyonlands and Arches.

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Polaroid photos of Canyonlands“I highly recommend Wildland Trekking based on the experience my husband I had backpacking in Canyonlands National Park. First of all they had found a spectacular and unique canyon to hike within the Park. We were able to view many Anasazi structures and relics as well as spectacular scenery and unique geological formations. Access is limited so there are very few other hikers. Wildland trekking provided everything we needed to make us comfortable and very well fed. Our guide was prepared for every eventuality, was an enthusiastic leader, and was familiar with the history, archaeology and geology of the area. This trip was a 10!”
– Barbara Watts



Canyonlands National Park is in many ways one of Utah’s most unappreciated destinations, and this is precisely one of the things makes it so great. Not only do our backpacking trips show guests amazing canyons with ancient ruins, surprising oases, dramatic Utah landscapes and true Southwest adventure, but also plenty of desert solitude. These trips are specifically for people who want to get off the beaten track, deep into the Utah wilderness, and explore the wonders of the backcountry – its wildlife, sunsets, sunrises, spring-fed creeks and breathtaking night skies. If you want a an experience you’ll never forget, joining a Canyonlands backpacking trip is a fantastic way to go!


Canyonlands is a wonderful 3-season destination – Spring, Fall and Winter. Summers are extremely hot and dry and are not enjoyable, or for that matter safe, in this national park. Spring tends to have cool nights and warm days, a possibility of late winter storms, and is a peak time to be here. Fall is similar to Spring in its temperatures but is generally drier so less chance of storms. It is also an absolutely fantastic time to visit. And winter can be chilly during the day and quite cold at night, but is still excellent. Winter also offers the additional advantage of being the least popular season of the year, so you can have this amazing Utah national park mostly to yourself!