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From Moab: Arches National Park 4x4 Drive and Hiking Tour

1. From Moab: Arches National Park 4x4 Drive and Hiking Tour

After pickup in Moab, start your full-day tour of the Arches National Park with a moderate hike. Walk among the stunning arches and admire the incredible red rock landscape. Learn about the park as your guide shares their knowledge of geology and explains the history of the area. At the end of your hike, stop and refuel with a buffet-style picnic lunch before heading out into the backcountry where your 4x4 adventure begins. Navigate the rugged jeep trails leading to remote arches that few get to experience, and take in the vast panoramic views that the backcountry has to offer. Pass the famous 92-foot wide Tower Arch, and the Eye of the Whale Arch. See the Marching Men, a group of 7 towers lined up in one row. To end your trip, stop off to check out some ancient dinosaur tracks embedded in stone and exit the park via an old cowboy trail, then make your way back to Moab.

Arches National Park: Driving Tour with Audio Guide

2. Arches National Park: Driving Tour with Audio Guide

Discover the surreal beauty of Arches National park in the comfort of your own vehicle and with the flexibility of your own schedule. Embark on a self-guided driving tour with an audio guide, and spend the day exploring the arches. Arches National Park is home to the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. Join this tour and learn about the history and geology of this park, while you visit its most famous sites. On your route, you'll see numerous arches, including Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, and Double O Arch. Hike along Delicate Arch Trail and enjoy sweeping views from Panorama Point. Discover the Garden of Eden, where you'll encounter miniature arches, and see other arches that are still forming.

From Salt Lake City: Private Tour of Arches National Park

3. From Salt Lake City: Private Tour of Arches National Park

Take a private day tour to Arches National Park and discover its many stunning rock formations. Learn from your expert guide how this unique landscape was created and see some of the most famous formations like Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Balanced Rock, and Double Arch. This tour departs from your preferred location in the greater Salt Lake City area. A three and a half hour drive in a luxury SUV will deliver you to Arches National Park. After a picnic lunch, your guide will show you the best of what Arches National Park has to offer according to your interests and activity level. During your time in the park your guide will discuss the phases of arch creation, why the rocks are different colors, and the erosion process that creates these magnificent natural icons. For the photographers, your guide will share their expert knowledge of when and where to capture the best pictures. On the return trip to Salt Lake City, stop at your choice of several highly recommended local restaurants for dinner (at your own expense). After, continue the drive and be dropped back to the Salt Lake City area by 10PM.

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What people are saying about Balanced Rock

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Mic was an excellent guide. We drove through the back country of Arches National Park and took many hikes to lesser known arches and some popular ones, too. We had a blast exploring. He made us a terrific lunch and kept us well-hydrated throughout as well as shared the history and fun facts about the park.

We had a great time as our guide, Mick, took us off the beaten path for a day-long adventure. Got both hiking and 4-wheeling in; What a great way to see the back country of Arches National Park and get away from the crowds!

This audio guide added to our tour in a big way! Entertaining, educational, and fun! We really enjoyed the music through the drive along with all of the details. So proud we found the information! A great value. ❤️

Awesome tour. Veey well organized. Our guide was so fantastic. Impressed by how well he knew the area and was so personable for spending the whole day with our family.

Fun with Matt the guide. Saw some great sites and had a lunch. Guide loves the area.