There's a wealth of picturesque landscapes and geological formations awaiting your discovery in Utah. The rugged small town of Moab is a perfect home base and daily start point to explore the wonders of nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with your expert guide. . The impressive sandstone 'towers' and delicate rock arches of Arches National Park will dazzle, a truly unique and picturesque geological formation. The colorful landscape of eroded rock in Canyonlands National Park reminds of the vast beauty of the Grand Canyon, both carved over millennia by the mighty Colorado River. Seek out ancient petroglyphs from indigenous tribes, and take in the awe-inspiring sandstone buttes of Monument Valley. Leave no doubt in your mind that the natural splendor of the Southwest is bucket-list material.
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Today you will meet your driver-guide in Salt Lake City for a transfer to Moab.
After checking in to your hotel, you will venture out with your driver-guide to Arches National Park where you will have an opportunity to hike down Park Avenue, visit Balanced Rock, Garden of Eden, Cove of Caves, and hike the Windows Section of Arches. This will include a hike to Double Arch, North/South Window, and countless others that are scattered throughout this area.
Today you can explore the Arches National Park in depth with a morning hike up to Delicate Arch for sunrise. Afterwards, you will visit Landscape Arch and Devils Garden for some extensive hiking, possibly to Dark Angel, Double O Arch, Private Arch, Pine Tree Arch and others in this area. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to hike through Park Avenue or the Fiery Furnace (if permits are available). Afterwards, your driver-guide will return you back to Moab where you will have the rest of the day to enjoy the town on your own.
Today you will explore the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands, including a hike to Mesa Arch - one of the most photographed arches in Canyonlands. Other great hikes and views are the Grand Viewpoint hike, Upheaval Dome/Sycline loop, Aztec Trail, and others. After lunch, you can also go below the rim and visit Corona and Bowtie Arch below the white rim. When you are done exploring, your driver-guide will return you to Moab for another relaxing evening on the town.
Today you will have a choice of one of the following activities to experience for the day: canyoneering, rock climbing, ATV/Jeep/Hummer Ride, rafting trip, or a mountain bike ride. After your fun-filled activity, your driver-guide will return you to Moab once again to enjoy your last evening on the town. For those interested, travel back to Canyonlands with your driver-guide for a wonderful view of the canyons as the sun sets from Dead Horse Point.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel this morning before your transfer to Salt Lake City. You will arrive in Salt Lake City in the afternoon.
Surround yourself with the scenic beauty of southeastern Utah at the Moab Valley Inn. Located in the heart of Moab, UT, the hotel is minutes away from some of the country’s best hiking, mountain biking, climbing, rafting and camping. Moab Valley Inn has a variety of spacious, family friendly accommodations, and all of the rooms include free wireless Internet access and a continental breakfast. Whether you want to visit Arches National Park, go 4-wheeling in the desert, attend one of Moab’s seasonal events or simply relax in our swimming pool and Jacuzzi, you will find everything you’re looking for at the Moab Valley Inn.
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