Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park, Utah!

We returned from our trip, Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park, Utah!, on Monday, April 16 2018.
Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Friday, April 13 2018 7:00 AM to Monday, April 16 2018 10:00 PM
Required Pre-trip Meeting date and time: 
Tue, Apr 10 2018 3:45 PM
Pre-trip Meeting Info: 
Casey Middle School; 2+ hour after-school meeting for orientation and outfitting; in classroom at Casey Middle School
Trip Description: 

Our annual spring backpacking sojourn in the ever-incredible Canyonlands National Park, this is where the scenery knocks your socks off and the echoes are grand. Beat the crowds and the heat by doing this one the ICO way.

This trip is challenging but scenic and rewarding.  We will drive out to Utah on Friday, car camp for one night, and backpack in the Needles District for two nights.  We will hike out Monday morning and drive home  Monday afternoon. The backpacking distances are relatively short, but due to the terrain, compressed schedule, and special regulations around sanitation and fires, this trip is considered moderately difficult for participants and volunteers.  The trip takes place over a mini-spring break of BVSD parent-teacher conferences.  April is generally a great time of year to visit Canyonlands! This is a rippin' great trip for our art & journaling, and photography academies.  This trip will require 2 certified leaders and 2 regular volunteers.  The max group size is 14 (10 youth, 4 adults) and is strictly enforced.  The roster will be determined at the pre-trip meeting.  Attendance at the pre-trip meeting is required.

Main Activities: 
Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
10
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
2
Age/ grade level(s): 
Elementary (4-5)
Middle (6-8)
Youth Permission Slip (to be filled out by parent/guardians and returned to the agency representative): 
Destination & Safety Info: 

Moab Canyonlands and Arches

Safety Information about where we go backpacking in Canyonlands or camping in Arches.

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
Moab Regional Hospital, 450 West Williams Way, Moab Utah, 84532; 435-719-3500
San Juan Hospital, 380 W 100 N, Monticello, UT, 84535 (limited service); 435-587-5054
County Name and Sherrif's Phone Number: 
San Juan County Utah (Needles area); 435-587-2237
Grand County Utah (Moab area); 435-259-8115
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
1-888-688-4647
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

Canyonlands National Park, Needles Visitor Center; 435-259-4711

Arches National Park Headquarters, 435-719-2100

Canyonland National Park Reservations, 435-259-4351

State Patrol District and Phone : 
Colorado District 4 (I-70 Summit to Utah) 970.858.2250
Utah Highway Patrol (801) 887-3800
Emergency Services Number(s): 
911