The town of Moab itself is a small, rugged rural community, but the overall appeal that drives a large number of tourists there every year comes from its magnificent proximity to a number of awe-inspiring national parks, where outdoor recreation is celebrated in stunning natural settings. With mountain ridges in the background, you'll use Moab as your vacation home-base, venturing outward daily to explore the likes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and more of the surrounding natural scenery- all with the knowledge and expertise of a dedicated driver-guide. Arches National Park is home to the world-famous "Delicate Arch", a stunning rock arch sculpted by erosion, as well as impressive limestone rock towers. The colorful rock of Canyonlands National Park decorates enormous gorges and canyons, carved over time by the mighty Colorado River, effectively making it a geological cousin to the Grand Canyon. Be active and adventurous as you hike and explore this majestic area of the American Southwest with your expert driver-guide.
Meet your driver-guide in Salt Lake City today for a private 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 can 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 private transfer 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 with your private-driver guide. On this tour, you will have an opportunity to 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. For those interested, you can also go below the rim and visit Corona and Bowtie Arch below the white rim. When you are done, your private transfer 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 private transfer 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 private transfer to Salt Lake City. You will arrive in Salt Lake City in the afternoon.
Red Cliffs Lodge is a unique retreat from the all-too-familiar. Located 14 miles up the Colorado River on scenic Hwy 128 from downtown Moab, the hotel is situated beside the river’s best white water rapids, at the foot of dramatic Red rock cliffs. It’s a classic, rugged Western landscape worthy of Hollywood, and was in fact the site of numerous films, including Rio Grande with John Wayne. National Geographic Logo National Geographic Traveler - Red Cliffs Lodge of Moab, Utah has been has been selected by the editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine to be included in the second annual “Stay List”, featuring “129 Hotels We Love.”
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