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$119.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure Guided Tour from Moab

Choose from a morning, early afternoon or evening tour to visit Arches National Park. After making your way to the conveniently located meeting point in Moab, hop into the comfortable 4WD vehicle with your expert guide and head north for 5 miles (8 km) to reach the park. Your 4WD trail starts near Doc Williams Point and climbs a short but steep rock wall. Take in amazing views of the national park, which holds more than 2,000 naturally formed sandstone arches, the largest concentration in the world. Giant sandstone fins, balanced rocks, towering pinnacles and tall spires also contribute to the otherworldly beauty of the park. Your guide expertly navigates across a valley that meanders through sandstone fins and dunes. As you travel along the track, your guide points out rock landmarks with colorful names like Marching Men, Eye of the Whale and Tower Arch. Landscape look familiar? Hollywood has filmed here for decades. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma and Louise and Nurse Betty are just a few of the TV shows and movies that have scenes shot here. Throughout your tour, hear informative commentary about the geology, wildlife and history of the park. If you choose the late afternoon tour, you may see the sunset. With some of the darkest skies in the country, the starry night skies are breathtaking. After exploring Arches National Park for several hours with plenty of stops to soak up the scenery and take photos, your guide leaves the park via an old cowboy trail. Near the park boundary, make a stop to see dinosaur footprints in the rock. For millions of years this area was teeming with dinosaurs. Today dinosaur enthusiasts flock to the area in search of signs of the prehistoric giants. At the end of five hours, your guide returns you to your starting point in Moab to end your tour.

$101.14 Outdoor Activities

Arches National Park Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour

Your tour begins in the town of Moab after meeting your experienced guide. Board your comfortable 4x4 vehicle for the 5-mile (8-km) drive to the park. Once inside Arches National Park, your off-road adventure begins at Doc Williams Point. More than 2,000 giant sandstone arches are scattered throughout the park, which is the largest collection of naturally occurring arches found anywhere in the world. Find pinnacles, fins, and rocks along this epic landscape of rich red earth sculpted by time. Take in amazing geological formations such as sandstone spires and layered red rock. Admire the sandstone fin known as Marching Men and the 92-foot (28-meter) span of Tower Arch.If some of this landscape looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it one of your favorite Hollywood films. Popular movies like Thelma and Louise were shot in portions of the park, as were scenes for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Towards the end of the tour, have the option to leave the park through the ruggedness of an old cowboy trail.After exploring in this unique southern Utah terrain, your tour finishes in the town of Moab from the same spot where it began.

$228.38 Kid Friendly

See The Best Of Moab In A Day In A Jeep

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Arches National Park, Moab, UtahYour tour includes a visit to all of the important sightseeing points in Arches National Park: Park Ave., Windows Section including Turret and Double Arches, North and South Windows, Balanced Rock, Skyline Arch, View of Delicate Arch from lower viewpoint.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, UtahVisit to Canyonlands National Park includes a choice of 1. stops at all of the canyon overlooks with easy walks, or 2. a 0.6 mile hike to Mesa Arch and a visit to two additional canyon overlooks.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, UtahVisit to Dead Horse Point State Park includes a visit to the famous, most photographed overlook in all of Moab and a drive across the famous "neck". Duration: 1 hourStop At: Arches National Park Scenic Drive, Arches National Park, UtahThis tour will travels the entire length of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, Arches National Park, UtahView and photograph this famous arch from the lower viewpoint.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Windows, Arches National Park, UtahHike to all the arches in the Windows Section - Turret Arch, South and North Windows, Double ArchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Balanced Rock Trail, Moab, UtahView and photograph the Balanced Rock.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Park Avenue Trail, Arches National Park, UtahView and photograph Park Avenue.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Skyline Arch, Arches National Park, UtahView Skyline Arch.Stop At: Broken Arch, Arches National Park, UtahView Broken Arch and Hike to Sand Dune Arch.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Double Arch, Arches National Park, UtahHike and photograph Double Arch.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Turret Arch, Arches National Park, UtahHike to Turret Arch and North and South Windows.Duration: 30 minutes

$2400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Utah Mighty 5

Day 1: Salt Lake City to Arches National Park (Overnight Moab, UT) Pick up at Salt lake City or Las Vegas NV travel to moab to start the trip haveing dinner that night and preparing for the great adventrue.  Day 2: Arches National Park & Surrounding Areas (Overnight Moab, UT) Wak up eat breakfast and travel to the first of the National parks Day 3: Canyonlands National Park & Capitol Reef NationalPark (Overnight Torrey, UT)  This day we start over again with some great national parks. The travel to Bryce canyon stay ing the night in Bryce Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase, NM, & Bryce Canyon National Park (Overnight Bryce City, UT)  Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park & Zion National Park (Overnight Springdale, UT) Day 6: Zion National Park to Salt Lake City (Depart)

$49 Water Sports

Spin-and-Splash Jet Boat on Colorado River from Moab

The trip begins at a private dock on the Colorado River just two miles (three kilometers) north of Moab, Utah. You will be required to wear a life jacket and be strapped in for this thrilling ride up the Colorado River. The boat travels upriver and runs adjacent to Arches National Park. Throughout the trip, you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery along the famous Highway 128 Scenic Byway. The boat will spin to create splashing, travel through rapids, and create giant splash downs. The trip is approximately 23 miles (37 kilometers) round-trip. At the end of the trip, the boat will return to the private dock. Guests must be a minimum of 60 pounds and 8-years-old to participate. Maximum weight is 330 pounds. Rain gear is recommended for colder months, and quick-drying clothes are recommended for warmer months (ponchos available for purchase).

$4395 Day Trips & Excursions

The Coyote - A Southwest Mighty Five 8-Day Adventure With Your DOG!!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NevadaTravel past Hoover Dam before reaching Arizona.Stop At: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaThis 1.2 million acre national park hosts a vast variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. Learn about the geology and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty at all the best view points along the South Rim including Grand Canyon Village. The Colorado River is the main contributor in the creation of the vast canyon and can still be seen carving its way through the rock roughly a mile below. After time to visit many of the scenic points, check into the hotel just outside the park with the evening free on own.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Lake Powell, Page, ArizonaArrive at Antelope Point Marina for an included lunch. After lunch, enjoy a wonderfully scenic short hike to Horseshoe Bend. This 1.5 mile round trip hike provides one of the most iconic views of the Colorado River as it winds through spectacular red rock canyons 1,000 feet below. Then stop at Glen Canyon Dam for a view of the lake and dam. (Pets are not allowed inside the visitors center, but outside is OK.) The evening is free to enjoy the view, wander along the beach and have dinner with new friends.The next day, you and your companions are in for a real treat as you get out on the water for a Private Power Boat Tour on Lake Powell. The contrast of the red rock walls and emerald blue waters are a stunning sight as you glide through the canyons. Your captain will take you to view beautiful Antelope Canyon and other sights along the way, then take you to a nice sandy beach where you can get off the boat, have some fun play time in and out of the water and enjoy a picnic lunch. This is what Lake Powell is all about!Duration: 1 dayStop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Monument Valley, UtahImmerse in the rich cultural heritage of the “Dineh” people. Their arts, music and livelihood are all closely tied to the dramatic desert landscape that is their home. Arrive at historic Goulding’s Lodge where you will meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location of scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. As we travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then experience an evening of Navajo culture, food and entertainment at a Navajo Cookout.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Arches National Park, Moab, UtahSightseeing the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows and Delicate Arch. (At Arches National Park, feel free to walk your pet on park roads for public vehicular use, established picnic areas, Devils Garden Campground or in parking lots, as long as you remember that they must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on any hiking trails, nor in the visitor center.)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Colorado Riverway Recreation Area, Moab, UtahTake a Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river’s ecosystem, geology and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Negro Bill Canyon Trail, Moab, Utah(Now Grandstaff Canyon) Go for an optional hike with your canine companion. This is one of the best trails to take your dog on. It’s an easy going trip that follows along a scenic canyon with a shallow river running through it. The Morning Glory Natural Bridge is at the end of the second canyon, and is the sixth-longest natural rock span in the United States. It also has impressive rock formations to look at along the way. Make sure you’re okay with getting your feet wet on this hike, as you and your dog might have to cross the river at multiple points.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UtahHave a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, UtahGo for sightseeing and optional hiking along the Rim Trail. The hues and intricate shapes of Bryce Canyon carry even the most mature adult away into a fairyland fantasy. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, “red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon.” Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as “a hell of a place to lose a cow.”Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UtahAn early Mormon settler described the park’s massive formations as “temples built by hands, not of man.” The Paiutes believed mischievous spirits lived among the 2,000-foot high towers and would not enter the canyon alone or remain there after dark. (Pets must be under physical control on a leash less than six feet long at all times. Properly restrained pets are allowed along public roads and parking areas, in the developed campgrounds and picnic areas, and on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.) There will be time for lunch on your own at Zion Lodge. Then you can enjoy a walk along the Pa’rus Trail, a dog friendly paved trail that follows the Virgin River through the canyon from Canyon Junction to the Visitor’s Center. A wonderful 3.5 mile walk round trip.Duration: 8 hours