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Kolob Arch Backpacking


San Bernardino Campus: 1200pm Friday - 1000pm Sunday
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 11th at 600pm. Location:TBDUnforgettable views all around! Trip Category: Sb Trips, Backpacking Trips
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Kolob Arch Backpacking Flyer

Zion allows you to follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers once walked the land. With massive red sandstone cliffs that soar into a brilliant blue sky, you can expect unforgettable views from every direction you look. Our backpacking trip will take place in the northwest section of Zion National Park where we will enter the backcountry via the La Verkin Creek Trail and make our way into the Kolob Canyons. Our destination will be Kolob Arch, which is arguably one of the longest spanning freestanding arches in the world measuring at 287.4 feet (87.6 meters). Along the trail to Kolob Arch lies some of the most beautiful scenery in Zion. Geology becomes art as the La Verkin Creek, with its soothing sounds of life-giving water, sculpts some of the most colorful canyon walls in Southwestern Utah.  We are looking to about 15 miles of distance for the weekend!

Itinerary

Day 1: 
Friday we will be meeting up at the SRWC at 12pm to pack away our gear and prepare for the weekend.  We will drive 6-7 hours to Zion National Park stopping for lunch/snacks and gas whenever necessary.  After setting up camp in Zion we will have a delicious dinner and get some necessary rest before our backpacking trip begins in the morning.

Day 2:
Saturday we will wake up early for a hearty breakfast and make a one hour drive over to Lee Passing in the northwest portion of the park.  From there we will head up the La Verkin Creek trail toward Kolob Canyons.  After roughly 6 miles we will quickly set up camp and then continue a few more miles to get a better look at Kolob Arch.  After a long day of hiking we will enjoy our dinner under the stars and get some well-deserved rest.

Day 3:
Sunday, after hiking down into the canyon all day Saturday, we will have to hike back out towards Lee Pass.  After getting out of the backcountry we will make our way home right away.  We will be stopping for dinner on the way home before arriving at CSUSB around 10pm.

How To Register

San Bernardino Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Palm Desert Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

 

 

Sign Up Deadline: Wednesday, October 11th at 600pm
Open to Ages: 18+ or CSUSB Student || Activity Level: Level 4 - Vigorous, up to 5-8 hours of activity per day
Student and SRWC Member: $100 | Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $130 | Affiliate: $145 | Community Member: $200