Capitol Reef and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are two of the most visually striking and exciting hiking destinations in the U.S. This lodge-based hiking tour explores some of the best hiking opportunities that represent each area. We’ll venture into watery canyons, climb to outstanding viewpoints, and get up close and personal with incredible geologic formations. Capitol Reef is centered around the Waterpocket Fold, a nearly 100-mile long warp in the earth’s crust resulting in a stunning landscape featuring narrow canyons, natural arches, sheer cliffs, and jaw-dropping viewpoints. Despite its unmatched scenery, it remains a very lightly visited National Park. The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers slot canyons, wide expanses of slickrock, and impressive archaeological relics, all accessible via a wide variety of hiking trails. Our veteran guides will lead on a variety of memorable hikes each day, while evening will be spent in a few hand-picked lodges, enjoying meals at local restaurants.