Mighty 5 Utah Adventure

Get ready to embark on an epic 5 day 919 mile road trip to explore Utah's Mighty 5: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches.  Flying in and out of Salt Lake City we will have the experience of a life time as we road trip and explore all that Utah has to offer. The Mighty 5 represents the 5 largest National Parks in Utah.  In order to maximize every day to its fullest this will be a sunrise sunset type adventure.  Some of the best hikes and photos are done at sunrise and sunset.  Each location we will hit a couple key hikes as well as many drive by locations.  Time depending we might explore things along the way. 

Get ready to hike, camp and immerse yourself completely in nature as we conquer this bucket list adventure. 


Road trip Overview: 

This will be updated by 6/30/2021- with what nights is lodging/camping and the highlights of each park.  
This adventure will start and end in Salt Lake City Utah. 

November 8, 2021: Flights shall be booked into Salt Lake City airport. Once flights are released (I am flying Southwest)  For anyone not wanting to fly out with me I will then provide our flight info so we have a meeting time at the Salt Lake City Airport.  Goal is to have early flights so we have the afternoon to drive to Zion.  We will spend the night near Zion. 

November 9th- We will be heading into Zion park on the first shuttles. With the ticket system changing I can't give an exact start time.  Probably headed into the park around 6am to park and get shuttle.  We will spend all day in Zion.   Exact hikes and highlights will be added in the next week. We will lodging near Bryce Canyon.  

November 10th we will wake up for a sunrise hike at Bryce Canyon to feast our eyes on some rock hoodoos. 



November 1lth: We will be spending the day in Capitol Reef. 

November 12th: We will be spending the day at Canyonlands

November 13 will be spent at the Arches. 

November 14th we head back to Salt Lake City to fly home. Will be looking to fly out late morning. 





Key information

  • We will be road tripping around Utah. There will be significant amount of walking.  Many hikes are incline and do not have parking lots out front.  We will also be in a van for several hours per day as minimal as possible. 

  • All trips/outings are rain or shine and it will be long days.

  • Sunrises and sunsets are must dos to safely hike and see nature at its finest. 

  • We will be staying in different locations as we road trip around Utah. We are camping in tents (yes you will need to bring one) and sleeping in local lodging. 

  • This trip is geared specifically for the traveler, the photographer, the historian, and the nature lover.  We will be traveling as a group in 1 van which will have allotted times at each location to explore on your own and enjoy your adventure. If you want to learn or improve your photography I will be there to help at each location.

  • Each night there may be opportunities to eat in town or to go if we are camping.

  • Information such as packing lists, gear,  and any other key points will be emailed out over the next few months. 

  • Itineraries are subject to change based on extreme weather or things beyond our control. 



  • Each night we will be in a different location.  Double occupancy rooms unless noted.  Extra $400.00 for single occupancy room.  Lodging will be unique to Utah and will not be 5 star hotels. 


Getting there

  • AIRFARE:  Everyone will need to book their own air fare.  Once I book mine I will provide the meeting times at the airport. You will need to be there by that time. If you want to fly with me there will be an option and the airfare money will be due when I book my ticket. I will then provide you with the ticket confirmations once booked. 


  • It is Fall. With that be prepared for rain off and on. Temperatures are typically between 45-60 degrees. This could change.

Gear to Bring

  • A camera , go pro, or cell phone. You do not want to NOT take pictures.  Remember what you bring you carry.  If you are a photographer like me, I will be bringing a light weight pocket size tripod so I can capture some amazing images along the way. 

  • Since Fall has fluctuating temperatures,  bring a mix of long sleeve and short sleeve shirts. I recommend a hoodie and most importantly a light waterproof jacket.  Depending on what you think is cold,  a hat and or a thermal layer.  Layers are good since the weather changes.  It is important for these layers because the weather is unpredictable until about 2 weeks out.   Do not forget water proof.  Shoes I typically will travel with a hiking sneaker so that I have the comfort of a sneaker but the grip for when I do not follow the beaten path. 

​Mighty 5 Utah Adventure 


  • November 8, 2021 -November 14, 2021

  • 5 days /6 nights (travel days 11/8 and 11/14)

  • Trip size: 7 travelers 1 guide

  • COST: $850 pp

  • Non- Refundable booking Deposit:  $100.00  

  • Flexible payment schedule is listed below. 

Pricing is all per person and based on double occupancy

Wanderlust Explorations Highlights


  • Arches

  • Canyonlands

  • Zion

  • Bryce

  • Capitol Reef 

  • some stops along the way 


  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Tickets/permits to all locations (if it is required)

  • Guided Itinerary and instruction (if needed)

  • Travel to locations

What is not included

  • Airfare

  • Meals, Snacks, and Drinks

  • Any costs of your own exploring as we move to each location

  • Camping and hiking equipment

  • Travel Insurance

Activity/Fitness Level

  • #3 We will be doing a lot of walking and sitting in a car for the road trip

  • Some things may require incline walking/hiking.

Activity/Fitness Key:

#5: OMG! I need oxygen. WTF my legs are like rubber. What was I thinking?

#4: I don't think I am gonna make it. I may need Bengay and a hot bath tonight.

#3: Out of breath. I may need to take up more spin classes when I get back.  Hey at least I am getting my steps in.

#2: I will sleep good tonight.

#1: Just got to put my shoes on, get up, and go. 

Cancellation Policy

  • 91 days or more: loss of initial $100.00 deposit 

  • 61-90 days: loss of 50% of trip cost 

  • 40-60 days: loss of 60% of trip cost

  • Less than 39 days 100% loss of trip cost 

  • To protect your investment travel insurance is highly recommended.

Payment schedule for

Mighty 5

  • Deposit: $ 100 due upon booking

  • Payment 1: $200 due  July 20th, 2021 

  • Payment 2: $200 due by August 20th, 2021

  • Payment 3: $200.00 due Sept. 20th, 2021

  • Payment 4: trip is to be paid in full by October 15th, 2021.

**you can always pay more or in full at any time. Payment methods will be sent via email. 

Late payments will have a $30.00 late penalty added to payment total.