Take the ultimate adventure in Capitol Reef National Park with a llama hike!
On a recent adventure to Utah, we made a stop at Capitol Reef National Park. We booked a hotel, right outside the park called Capitol Reef Resort to rest up, before heading into Capitol Reef National Park. When we checked in, we found out the resort had a tour with llamas. What? Llamas…yes, please! We have never been on a hike with llamas before, so this certainly was something the Jones Family needed to try out.
Llama Tour at Capitol Reef
Our hike started with an introduction to the llamas. They all had names; including Cisco, Percy, Wally, and Ramsey. We introduced ourself with a bag filled with treats. Of course within seconds we were their best friends! Each person picked their favorite llamas. Kelly took Ramsey, Hunter took Cisco, Mommy took Percy, and Dad took the newbie, Wally. The llamas had packs on their back, so they could store our backpacks and water bottles. We then just took their leash and led them on our hike.
Our hike lasted over 2 1/2 hours, with several breaks along the way to hydrate and love on the llamas. We wandered through rivers, up mountains, along ridges, and even a wash (that looked like a mini canyon.) It was an amazing experience!
Fun Llama Facts
The whole family loved the llamas. We learned some fun facts on our experience and wanted to share them with you. Did you know…
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They do not spit on you! We were expecting them to spit on us, but if a llama is “well behaved” they will not spit. It is only the naughty llamas that spit on each other vs people. However, watch out because they do sneeze!
If one starts “pooing or peeing” they all will! We would stop for a minute and one would “do their business” and then they all “did their business!”
They can carry about 130 lbs! We were surprised how much they could actually carry on their backs. They do make an excellent companion on long hikes.
You can learn more about the llama tour from Llama Adventures.