Kolob Arch Backpacking

Kolob Arch Backpacking

May 04, 2018 to May 06, 2018
Zion National Park, UT
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM






With massive red sandstone cliffs that soar into a brilliant blue sky, you can expect unforgettable views while backpacking in the northwest section of Zion National Park. Our destination will be Kolob Arch, which is arguably one of the longest spanning freestanding arches in the world. We are looking to about 15 miles of distance for the weekend!

Trip Cost     
Student and SRWC Member: $135
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association: $160
Affiliate: $175
Sponsored Guest: $270        

Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign Up Deadline
May 2, 2018 @ 6pm

Activity Level
3 - Adventurous


Day 1: Coming Soon
Day 2: 
Day 3:

Packing List

Coming Soon 


5 meals are included, starting with breakfast on day 2 (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner)
2 meals are not included (2 travel diners). Bring money. 

Hygiene and Comfort

We will be staying in reserved campsites both night. The campsite on night one will be within close proximity to modern restrooms, drinking water, and there are NO showers. Day 2 we will be carrying our all our food, shelter, clothing, water and equipment in a pack weighting up to 40lbs. There will not be toilets available and we will be following Leave No Trace standards for human waste disposal. We will treat water from a nearby creek. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars.  Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of soft packed soil.  

Risk / Hazards / Safety