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Eye of the Whale Arch: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Moab: Half-Day Arches National Park 4x4 Driving Tour

1. From Moab: Half-Day Arches National Park 4x4 Driving Tour

After pickup in Moab, your off-road 4x4 tour through Arches National Park starts near Doc Williams Point. Climb up a steep, short rock wall in your vehicle, then cut across a valley through sandstone fins and dunes. 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.   Stop in a few great spots to take amazing photos, and enjoy a few short hikes throughout the tour. Learn about the formation of the red rocks, take in the fresh air, and enjoy the silence while admiring the scenic views. Exit via an old cowboy trail and see Dinosaur tracks on your way back to Moab, where you'll be dropped off back at your accommodation.

From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

2. From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

Take a 4x4 driving tour through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. This thrilling adventure includes stops for short hikes and scenic views. After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards Canyonlands National Park high atop the Island in the Sky mesa. Descend via the steep switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail and enjoy a brief stop to explore Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans.   Continue through Canyonlands along a portion of the White Rim Trail over to Musselman Arch for incredible views of the Colorado River below. Enjoy a few stops with short hikes. In the afternoon, enter Arches National Park near Doc Williams Point. Climb a steep rock wall and drive across a valley through sandstone fins and dunes.   Pass the famous Tower Arch, the Eye of the Whale Arch, and the Marching Men — a group of 7 towers lined up in one row. Stop for some short walks to enjoy the fresh air and admire the views of the red rocks. Once you have explored both parks you'll be driven back to Moab, with a brief stop to explore dinosaur tracks along the way.

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

3. 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: Half-Day 4x4 Off-Road Tour

4. Arches National Park: Half-Day 4x4 Off-Road Tour

Folks visiting the parks on their own typically only see what is alongside the paved road. Embark on a 4x4 half-day trip into both the paved sections and backcountry of Arches National Park. Enjoy complimentary snacks and water during your trip. If you’re looking to get the most out of your national park experience in Moab, this Arches tour is just what you're looking for. You’ll discover hidden gems, hear stories, and leave feeling like you missed nothing. Learn all about the parks, history, and geology of the Moab area as you explore. Your guide will point out arch formations and other towering landscapes along the way. Sights on this tour include Marching Men, Tower Arch, Eye of the Whale Arch, and much more. Since this is your own private tour experience, you can choose to stop for photos at any point. 

Moab: Arches and Canyonlands National Park Private 4x4 Tour

5. Moab: Arches and Canyonlands National Park Private 4x4 Tour

Folks visiting the parks on their own typically only see what is alongside the pavement road ─ this private 4x4 full-day trip will also venture into the backcountry of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Enjoy complimentary snacks and water during your trip. If you’re looking to get the most out of your National Park experience in Moab, this trip is just what you're looking for. This tour combines both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park for the ultimate Moab national park experience. Ride with your own personal guide in a 4x4 backcountry vehicle with heat and air-conditioning for a comfortable adventure during any season. Prepare to discover hidden gems, hear stories, and leave feeling like you missed nothing. Throughout your day-long experience, learn all about the parks, history, and geology of the Moab area. Your guide will point out arch formations and other towering landscapes along the way. Choose to purchase an optional sack lunch or bring your own for the ride. Some of the many sightseeing areas on the tour include Shafer Trail, Musselman Arch, Tower Arch, Marching Men, and the Eye of the Whale Arch, along with massive canyon viewing. You’ll travel on both paved paths and off-road sections to see all the best that the parks have to offer. Since this is your own private tour experience, you can choose to stop for photos or to admire and take in the scenery at any point. 

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What people are saying about Eye of the Whale Arch

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 298 reviews

This was definitely a great choice for seeing and experiencing Arches! Having our tour guide Mick made the entire experience special. He was super attentive and provided fascinating background and information about the history, ecosystem and the absolute best spots for photo ops!! AND Mick was a terrific coach for my wife, encouraging her to climb the arches!

We had 2 cars with Dan and Anna. They were both delightful, full of interesting information. They showed the teenagers of our group where to go into little canyons and look around. It was a wonderful introduction to Arches and we were able to go back in the evening and doing another hike. It was everyone's favorite thing we did on the trip.

Our guide trailer was great and so knowledgeable. He took us to see things we would have not seen if we didn’t take the tour. It was great. I wish we would have been able to hike more to see things closer but our health issues we were afraid that we couldn’t do that.

To travel with a guide and have his expertise and knowledge made the time in Arches National Park perfectly enjoyable.

Adam, our guide, was terrific! Very knowledgeable of the area and he had a great lunch for us! I highly recommend!!!