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Southern Utah is defined by red-rock cliffs, sorbet-colored spindles and seemingly endless sandstone desert. The pine-forested and snow-covered peaks of the Wasatch Mountains dominate northern Utah. Interspersed are old pioneer remnants, ancient rock art and ruins, and traces of dinosaurs.

Mormon-influenced rural towns can be quiet and conservative, but the rugged beauty has attracted outdoorsy progressives as well. Salt Lake City (SLC) and Park City, especially, have vibrant nightlife and progressive dining scenes. So pull on your boots and stock up on water: Utah's wild and scenic hinterlands await.

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Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tour with Mormon Tabernacle Recital

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tabernacle Organ Recitals, Salt Lake City, UtahEnjoy a 30-minute performance of one of the largest pipe organs on earth, held inside the historic Tabernacle, home to the world-famous Tabernacle Choir Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UtahVoted the second most beautiful state capitol building in America. Tour the marble rotunda and enjoy scenic city and Rocky Mountain views from Capitol HillDuration: 25 minutesStop At: This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City, UtahVisitor center, historic monuments, and scenic mountain views are found here at the end of the Mormon Trail. Hear tales from the largest organized westward migration in America's history as 70,000 pioneers walked over 1,300 miles to arrive in Salt Lake ValleyDuration: 25 minutesStop At: Lion House PantryEnjoy a lunch in Utah's most famous home, the pioneer mansion of Brigham Young. Featured on Food Nation with Bobby Flay. Lunch is optionalDuration: 50 minutesStop At: Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UtahUtah's most visited attraction and the second most visited religious site in America. See the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle and hear a 30-minute performance of its world-famous pipe organDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, UtahUtah's most iconic building took 40 years to construct in the 1800's using stone carved out from the Rocky Mountains. This stunning display of Gothic architecture is the largest temple in the world that is used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UtahHome to the famous Tabernacle Choir and one of the largest pipe organs in the world. Built in 1867, this pioneer auditorium is famous for acoustics so sensitive that a pin drop can be heard across the entire buildingDuration: 35 minutesPass By: Family History, Salt Lake City, UtahThe Family History Library, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the world's largest genealogy library containing records of over 3 billion deceased people from over 100 countries. Pass By: National Pony Express Monument, Salt Lake City, UtahHear tales of the famous Pony Express and see the historic monumentPass By: Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UtahA gorgeous cathedral built in 1901 and the mother church for Roman Catholics in UtahStop At: Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, Salt Lake City, UtahA 1,300 mile trail that 70,000 Mormon pioneers travelled Duration: 25 minutesPass By: Beehive House, Salt Lake City, UtahPioneer mansion of Brigham Young, founder of Salt Lake CityPass By: Olympic Cauldron Park, Salt Lake City, UtahHear the story of the most successful Winter Olympic Games ever and see the Olympic Cauldron that was used in the Opening CeremoniesPass By: National Pony Express Monument, Salt Lake City, UtahHear the story of the Pony Express and see the monument to the ridersPass By: City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, UtahA $1.5 billion dollar 16-acre outdoor shopping center with a retractable glass roof, 18 foot waterfalls, and a water fountain designed by the same company Bellagio of Las Vegas used. Pass By: Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah140 year old historic chapel constructed of Rocky Mountain granite stone Stop At: Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UtahFormerly the Hotel Utah, one of the finest luxury hotels in the western United States in 1911Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Governor's Mansion, Salt Lake City, UtahThe historic home of a wealthy silver miner 100 years ago is now the largest governor's mansions in America.Pass By: The Salt Lake Masonic Temple, Salt Lake City, UtahEgyptian revival architecturePass By: Deuel Pioneer Log Home, Salt Lake City, UtahOriginal log cabin from 1847 when Salt Lake City was foundedPass By: Council Hall, Salt Lake City, UtahHistoric City Hall for Salt Lake City 150 years agoPass By: LDS Conference Center, Salt Lake City, UtahA 21,000 seat religious auditorium for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made of Rocky Mountain stone and covered with a 4-acre garden on the roofPass By: McCune Mansion, Salt Lake City, UtahHear the story behind Utah's first million-dollar mansionPass By: Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UtahIts Modern architecture won national awards and made it "America's Library of the Year"Pass By: City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UtahBuilt in 1894 to rival the nearby Salt Lake Temple. A masterpiece of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture towering over 250 feet tall

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Salt Lake City Tour with Tabernacle Choir Performance

After pickup from your downtown hotel, you’ll be taken on a brief tour of Salt Lake City. First stop is the State Capitol Building, noted as one of America’s most beautiful capitol buildings. Next, visit the historic Mormon Trail and stop by Old Deseret Village, also known as Pioneer Village. Explore the gardens of Temple Square, see historic Fort Douglas, admire 100-year-old mansions and churches, pass by Utah State University and venues used in the 2002 Winter Olympics, and see the Pony Express Monument. The highlight of your tour is hearing the Tabernacle Choir sing! Depending on the season, you’ll head to either the LDS Conference Center or the Tabernacle Choir to enjoy an amazing live performance of one of the most celebrated choirs in history. The 360-member, all-volunteer Tabernacle Choir has won Grammy and Emmy Awards due to their beautiful sounds and stellar performances. You’ve never heard anything like it! THURSDAY evening tour includes a rehearsal of the Tabernacle Choir and pipe organ, after your sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City, with a stop for dinner in Brigham Young’s pioneer mansion home (own expense). SUNDAY morning tour includes a live TV broadcast concert, followed by a deluxe sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City and a stop for lunch (own expense). After this amazing musical experience, you’ll be taken back to your pickup point.

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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.

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Hell's Revenge UTV 4x4 Off-Roading 2.5-Hour Tour from Moab

Meet your small group at your chosen departure time and hop into your 4-seater Kawasaki Teryx 4, perfect for driving over Moab's slickrock. After a safety briefing, slip behind the wheel or take one of the passenger seats. Within 10 minutes of Moab, you are at the Hell's Revenge Trail, full of steep ridges and roller-coaster terrain. Follow your experienced guide along a thrilling route that takes you crawling up a rock incline called Devil’s Backbone. Hold on as your 4x4 jostles along the slickrock, formed from Navajo sandstone, before you descend into a low point in the narrow canyon, named Lake Michigan for the water that pools there. Next, make a brief stop at the fossilized dinosaur tracks near Lion’s Back before you proceed to Echo Canyon, also known as Negro Bill Canyon. Here, take in the views of towering sandstone cliffs above an oasis of cottonwood and willow trees. Get a look at Abyss Canyon before continuing off the beaten path to an overlook for dramatic views of the Colorado River below. On your way back to Moab, soak up more stunning vistas of La Sal Mountains.

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Colorado River Dinner Cruise from Moab with Canyon Light Show

Your evening begins at a riverside location 2 miles north of Moab, Utah with a cowboy-style, Dutch oven dinner served in a dining room overlooking the Colorado River. Dinner is cooked all day to perfection and includes BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, roast beef, roast pork, cow poke potatoes (cut potatoes with spring vegetables and cheese melted through), sweet baked beans, corn, homemade rolls (regular and garlic), a full salad bar (includes a green salad with all the toppings, a pasta salad and coleslaw), dessert and bottomless soft drinks. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available for purchase at the bar. All items excluding the meat are vegetarian-friendly.After dinner, load a flat-bottomed boat and head upriver with a knowledgeable guide. Your guide will tell jokes and point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once it's dark, the formal part of the evening begins with 40,000 watts of natural light illuminating the canyon wall. Lights, shadows, music and narration make the stories come to life on the canyon walls about the formation, creation and history of the area based on the early settlers (the Catholic Conquistadors, Native Americans and Mormon Pioneers). This old time sound and light show is a unique experience and a great end to your day!Please note that the sound and light show is an old fashioned show. There are no colored or laser lights and the music is appropriate to the historical references. The stories included in the show give reference to how the early settlers believed the area was created. If God or religion is offensive to you, then please consider another tour for the best experience of the Canyonlands area.

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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

Make your own way to central Moab where your guide meets you in a 4WD vehicle. Travel about 30 miles (48 km) to reach the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, an accessible section of the park that provides great examples of the region's spectacular beauty. Begin high atop the mesa and marvel at the scenery as your guide expertly maneuvers your vehicle down the steep switchbacks of the Shafer Trail to reach the Colorado River corridor below. Along this portion of the 100-mile (161-km) White Rim Road loop, your guide makes frequent stops to take in sights such as Gooseneck Overlook, Thelma and Louise point and Musselman Arch.Along with the more famous lookouts, your guide points out lesser-known features in the national park and the Colorado River below. Visit sites where the beautiful rock art of the ancestral Pueblo people can be seen in the canyons, and learn from your guide about the ancient Pueblos who lived in the present-day Four Corners area. Throughout the day, your guide shares informative commentary about the incredible geology of the region as well as its human history and wildlife. Most of the viewpoints have short trails that offer different perspectives, but overall this half-day trip does not include much hiking. Depending on the timing of the tour you choose, you see the colorful red rock canyons glow in the morning, afternoon or evening light. At the end of your 4-hour tour, your guide returns you to your starting point in central Moab.