What is included and not included in the $99 Snow Canyon Trip

Trip includes...

An outdoor, adventurous, 4 day, 3 night weekend getaway with other healthy-minded, active, outdoor enthusiasts!

Campsites at Snow Canyon State Park include quality, modern bathrooms (including showers). This is a beautiful, well maintained State Park.

Delicious, healthy meals are provided including three dinners, two of which are Sheryl's Dutch Oven Signature Dinners - Lasagna and Chicken Enchiladas.

Other benefits include companionship, opportunities to make many friends with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, carpool assistance, and experienced hiking and outdoor adventure guides.

We have plenty of drivers so if you want to carpool with someone, let me know.

Camping and hiking arrangements are provided.

Practicing Emergency Preparedness skills and trying out new products are all part of the training.

Perfect your skills and knowledge in Dutch Oven cooking, camping, hiking, emergency preparedness, survival skills, preparing and cooking healthy meal choices outdoors, etc.

We have much experience in the beautiful Snow Canyon area of southern Utah and have studied, researched, scouted out, hiked, planned, and organized ahead of time so when you arrive, you can enjoy it to the fullest without any "down time".

Expect 4 hours driving time, one way, from SLC.

Don't want to camp? Book a motel in Ivins or St. George. (Motel expenses are extra. They are not included in $99 price. Cost of trip doesn't change if you camp or stay in a motel.)

Not included in this trip:

Gas expenses to and from our destination. We encourage people to carpool to keep expenses down. We will assist you with these arrangements.

If you carpool, expect to pay for your portion of the gas expense. (generally around $30 RT depending on our destination). Pay gas expenses directly to your driver.

State Park entrance fees - check w/ me first since these fees may be waived.

Rentals, souvenirs, spending money, extra food, etc.

Basic Itinerary for our Mini Utah Weekend Getaways

You can come down later OR leave early, whatever you prefer.


8:00 am: Meet up with others. Carpool at this time, for those who are carpooling. Meet at the Overnight Park n Ride near 7200 So. I-15. Plan to arrive at our destination around noon.

Once we leave SLC, we only stop for fuel and quick bathroom breaks.

Arrive at our destination around noon. Explore, set up camp, eat, relax, free time, etc.

12 noon – 6 pm: Explore some easier hikes if you like. It's not mandatory to hike at all. For those who want something other than hiking, there is plenty to do.

*Bring a sack lunch & snacks to eat until Dinnertime.

6 – 7 pm – Dinner

7 – 10 pm – Campfire. Evening hike or exploring may be offered. Discuss tomorrow's activities.


6 – 7:30 am – Early morning photography opportunities

7:30 – 8:30 am: Breakfast

Prepare a Sack Lunch

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Hiking and exploring or choose your preferred activity.

4:30 – 6 pm – Relax and/or prepare dinner

6 – 7 pm – Dinner

7 – 10 pm – Campfire. Evening hike or exploring may be offered. Discuss tomorrow's activities.


6 – 7:30 am – Early morning photography opportunities

7:30 – 8:30 am: Breakfast

Prepare a Sack Lunch

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Hikes offered or enjoy other activities

4:30 – 6 pm – Prepare dinner

6 – 7 pm – Dinner

7 – 10 pm – Campfire. Evening hike or exploring may be offered. Discuss tomorrow's activities.


6 – 7:30 am – Early morning photography opportunities

7:30 – 8:30 am: Breakfast

Prepare a Sack Lunch

8:30 – 9:30 am – Break down camp

11 am - Check out

FREE DAY! Some in the group may head home early while others may want to hike and explore before leaving. It's up to you and those who are in your car.

What to bring on this trip...

Camping gear:
NOTE: Only those we have predetermined need to bring a tent and tarp.
Sleeping bag
Pad – Prefer a Thermal Pad (2" - 4") essential for warmth/comfort.
TIP: Store these items in STUFF SACKS.

MESS KIT (Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon – NON-breakable) Plan to clean your own dishes.

FRUIT to share with group: Fruits that are in season i.e. bananas, pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, oranges, apples, etc.

SACK LUNCH for the first day – Bring food to last until dinnertime at 6 pm.

Lip protection
Pocket Knife
Foot/heel cream – living in Utah makes heels dry & rough
Flip Flops/Sandals (NOT for hiking)

Hiking shoes or good lightweight athletic shoes
Hiking socks (i.e. Smartwool Brand, etc.)
Long pants

Clothing TIP: Avoid cotton fabrics including denim for hiking. Clothing that is easy to layer will work well for all types of weather. Wear fabrics that are comfortable, stretch, wick and breathe well.

Shirts - long and short sleeve
Sleepwear – bring something for your head for cooler nights.

TIP: Do NOT sleep in the same clothes you hike in.

Sweatshirt or warm jacket
Windbreaker that is rain resistant
Bug Repellent
Hat with a wider brim and neck protector
Water bottles – 2 ½ liters worth (fresh water is available at our site)

TIP: Think like an ONION. Bring and wear clothing that you can layer. Wear thinner, lightweight, polyester fabrics. Be prepared for all kinds of weather.
Backpack/Fanny pack
Personal toiletries – (hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toilet paper, tissue, etc.)

Body/Hand Lotion
Wet wipes
Head lamp/flashlight
Spending money
Gas money for your driver (Approx. $30 RT)

Wood for campfire – Everyone plan to help provide wood as needed, when we get there. Wood bundles are available for approx. $4
Swim Suit/Towel - you may or may not use a swim suit on this trip
Camping Chair

Walkie Talkie/2 Way Radio
Ear Plugs
Trekking poles/walking stick - highly recommended
Acoustic guitar/harmonica

Cell phone for emergency phone calls
Frisbee, simple small games
First Aid Kit – ibuprofen, band-aids, etc.

Healthy Meals that are provided


Freshly Ground Whole Wheat Pancakes with real Maple Syrup and/or Whole Grain Hot Cereal Breakfast Bar

Hot Cereal: Cracked Wheat or Six Grain Rolled Mix
Add any of the following toppings:
Shredded Coconut
Chocolate Chips
Maple Syrup
White Sugar
Brown Sugar
Apple Slices
Dried Fruit
Fresh Fruit

Sandwich makings:
Peanut Butter
Fresh Fruit
Trail Mix of Dried Fruit and Nuts
Granola Bars

Chuck Wagon Dinner

Grilled Salmon w/ Dill
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
White Chicken Chili (also Vegetarian)
Dark Green Leafy Tossed Salad w/ Dressing
Cobbler or S'mores

Mexican Dutch Oven Dinner
Enchiladas - Chicken and Vegetarian
Fresh Tossed Green Salad w/ Dressing
Chips w/ Salsa
Peach or Apple Cobbler

Italian Dutch Oven Dinner
Lasagna w/ Meat or Spinach Lasagna (Vegetarian)
Dark Green Leafy Tossed Salad w/ Dressing
Garlic Bread
Apple or Peach Cobbler

Provide your own drinks

Don't like the menu? No worries, just bring your own food.

Activities available at Snow Canyon State Park

Activities to Enjoy
Star Gazing
Tracking and Stalking Animals
Exploring Plant life
Nature Photography
Bike Riding
Shopping in nearby towns
Nature Walks
Site seeing
Scenic Drives
Meet new people
Emergency Preparedness Training
Horse shoes
Play games
Dutch Oven Cooking
Campfire Cooking