Utah Desert Adventure | Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef| Escalente |

Utah Desert Adventure | Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef| Escalente |

Retreat Highlights

*Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Arches National Park of towering sandstone, soaring pinnacles and spires that dominates the landscape with nature’s artistry unfolding at every turn!  The beauty of the desert landscape will connect you with nature at a deeper level and transport you to a higher state of mindfulness, awareness and inner peace.

*Explore one of Utah’s largest national parks, Canyonlands, which offers some of the most astonishing array of natural wonders – the Sky District, Dead Horse Point State Park, Goblin Valley. Here you’ll encounter some of the most amazing slot canyons trails in the park. You will be in wonder!

*Capitol Reef National Park is considered to have one of the best views of the Milky Way and the darkest night sky of any national park in the United States! We will be embarking on spectacular hiking, slot canyon adventures, and stargazing – immersing yourself and being part of the wonders of this park will renew and heighten your senses like never before!

*Escalante National Monument is known for innumerable slot canyons or “narrows” that wind and twist through solid sandstone making it a fun and adventurous day hikes.  Adventuring the slot canyons will provide you to feel the profound power of nature and invite you to experience the beauty of desert solitude.

*River-rafting the Colorado river is Moab’s best rafting trip with wide-open desert vistas and mesas, capped off by a stunning view of the LaSal Mountains.  Rafting the mighty Colorado river will give you the “live in the moment” feeling as it is both exhilarating and therapeutic and will give you a great sense of appreciation for nature. 

*Mindfulness activities – yoga, meditation, gratitude, self-care practices in these desert landscapes will assist and help you to embark on a transformative journey toward personal growth, experiencing the power of inner joy, peace and happiness.  The magic of the desert will give you a chance to nurture yourself through the profound power of nature therapy, and as you experience and embrace the changes within, you will realize that self-care and new experiences is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Per Person Rate: $5345

Contact us directly if you are interested in attending the retreat for detailed information, deposits, payments, travel and logistics.




Experience the incredibly peaceful and awe inspiring beauty of remote Utah desert with a perfect blend of essential highlights and off the beaten path hidden gems, seldom seen stunning remote locations that can only be discovered with a knowledgeable experienced guide.  The trip boasts seamless and numerous guided exhilarating adventures throughout with delicious picnic lunches, chef prepared meals, luxury comfortable transportation and plenty of time to relax at unique luxury accommodations.  There will be many opportunities to take in the grand views and vistas and visit some of the most amazing hiking trails that will give you the feeling you are on a different planet!   The area outside of the National Parks is no less spectacular, gems like Native American rock art and dinosaur tracks making it for very engaging days that blend the essential highlights with spectacular hidden marvels.

Our guides will be very service oriented, making sure to offer timely gourmet snacks, drinks, water, announcements, history of each park, while anticipating and avoiding any problems that can arise traveling outdoors. 


Moab Lodging: Moab Lodging:  Hoodoo Hotel

Capitol Reef Lodging: Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge


Day 1 | Monday, April 1st | Moab National Park

Celebrate the arrival in Moab with a fun sunset excursion to experience the beauty of the desert.  

Lodging: Hoodoo Hotel, Moab
Meals: Welcome Dinner (a treat by Epic Retreats)

Day 2| Tuesday, April 2nd | Moab National Park

Morning Activity: Arches National Park Half Day
You will enjoy an unforgettable half-day adventure in Arches National Park, one of the world’s most scenic wonders.  Several short hikes, including some light scrambling over rocky terrain. (2-5 miles total throughout the tour, ~4.5 hrs).  Return to Hotel in Town for Break / Lunch

Afternoon Activity:  Colorado River Rafting Half Day Experience.  The half-day rafting trip is a mild-to-moderate whitewater experience with plenty of tranquil float time. Relax and simply gaze at the astounding beauty of canyon country while our guide rows you down the Colorado River, or boost your group activity level by paddling along. Trips average 2 ½ – 2 ¾ hours on the water (total trip time 4 – 4 ½ hours) along the famous Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River just outside of Moab. Enjoy four named rapids ranging from Class I – Class III, depending on the season.

Lodging: Hoodoo Hotel, Moab
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner not included
(the town on Moab is a block away from the hotel so you have many restaurant options to choose from) 

Day 3| Wednesday, April 3rd | Canyonlands National Park

We will visit both Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District as well as Dead Horse Point State Park. This region you zoom way up above them all, gazing down from the cliff tops onto thousands of feet of layer cake of geologic formations and the winding river far below. There will be opportunities to glimpse Native American Rock art and remains of their structures as we traverse the plateau to iconic vistas (~6.5 hrs, couple of miles walks)

Lodging: Hoodoo Hotel, Moab
Meals Included: Picnic lunch
Meals Not Included: Breakfast and Dinner 

Day 4| Thursday, April 4th| Capitol Reef National Park

As we travel from Moab to Torrey, we will make two stops, at Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon and then Goblin Valley. Little Wild Horse Canyon is found down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, and comprises a 2.5 mile round trip hike culminating in a stunning narrow section that will be a highlight of the trip. Nearby Goblin Valley is full of the namesake Goblin rock, taking every shape imaginable and making for a very photogenic and whimsical playground of sandstone (1 mi).

Lodging: The Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge, Torrey
Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic lunch, dinner with Private Chef

Day 5 | Friday, April 5th | Capitol Reef National Park

Activity: We will uncover an entirely new palette of white and pink rock layers in a departure from the red, brown, and orange hues of the Moab area. Capitol Reef’s cliffs are equally stunning and unique, with Mars and Moon like landscapes interspersed throughout. This park also features more Native American Rock Art and some very interesting pioneer era historical sites including cabins, barns, orchards, etc, with the beautiful Fremont river coursing right through the center. 

Lodging: The Lodge at Cougar Ridge,  Torrey
Meals Included: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner with Private Chef

Day 6 | Saturday, April 6th | Escalante National Monument

We can’t leave the middle of nowhere without striking out to the nearby Escalante National Monument area. To get there we will traverse an Aspen covered mountain on one of the most unbelievably scenic sections of road anywhere on the planet. Options for activities include an anthropology museum, more slot canyons, waterfalls, and more majestic canyons. You would be hard pressed to locate a more pretty or even more remote and sparsely populated area as this, much less both at once. 

Lodging: The Lodge at Cougar Ridge, Capitol Reef
Meals Included: breakfast, Picnic lunch
Meal not included: Dinner (Hells Backbone Grill – to experience an unforgettable memory! )

Day 7 | Sunday, April 7th | Depart
Breakfast: Included at Cougar Ridge

Payment & Cancellations
Contact Sunita at hell0@epic-retreats.com

Review of 5 star guide service you will enjoy: 

“Everything about this company and the guides exceeded expectations” 

“This is the most exclusive way you will see this amazing area! I will use them again and again. They are extremely knowledgeable, provide comfortable luxury transportation, VIP hospitality and stella service.” 

“Started as our guides and ended as friends for life.  If you want a vacation, call a resort in Mexico.  If you want a life changing experience that will reboot your soul, Sand and Star Touring is it!” 

*Arches National Park
*Canyonlands National Park
*Capitol Reef National Park
*Escalante National Monument
*River-rafting the mighty Colorado River
*Horseback Riding in Capitol Reef
*Slot Canyon Hikes
*Adventure Hikes
*Yoga & Meditation
*Free time to relax and enjoy hotel amenities
*Luxury Accommodation (Ranch Style Lodging and Casitas) *Private Chef at Grand Lodge, Cougar Ridge
*Private Luxury Transportation (pick-up and drop-off to and from airports, and duration of retreat to all parks)
*Knowledgeable professional adventure guides
*Gratuity for guides and drivers, taxes, park and entrance fees
*Assistance in booking flights

Not included
*Alcohol Beverages
*Meals not listed in itinerary (options to try out different restaurants walking distance from hotel, gives you a chance to experience the quaint town of Moab!)

In partnership with Sand & Stars Touring
Deposit hold: $1500
full payment 30 days before retreat Rate per person: $5345

**Please note, we always do our best to follow the set itinerary, however please know it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, guest ability/injury, and or natural events that can be out of our control. 


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