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Our most recommended Utah Desert Safaris

Moab: Self-Drive 2.5-Hour Hells Revenge 4x4 Guided Tour

1. Moab: Self-Drive 2.5-Hour Hells Revenge 4x4 Guided Tour

Enjoy the basic route of Hell’s Revenge to the Colorado River overlook into Arches National Park. This safe, but thrilling adventure is great for all skill levels, from novice to expert. Meet your guide just outside of Moab. After safety instructions, load up and head right to the Hells Revenge Trailhead. Enjoy the thrill of the petrified sand dunes and beautiful scenery of red rock hills, and snow-capped mountains as you follow your guide. Every tour includes water and snacks, and is guaranteed to take your breath away! U-Drive tours are family friendly, with a minimum age of 3 years old. All drivers must be at least 18 years old and present a valid driver's license.

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

2. Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Begin your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape at the visitor center by the entrance to Arches National Park. As you set off on your journey, pass the towering formation of the Three Penguins and the geological Moab Fault, then pause at Park Avenue. Simply admire the formations, colors, and layers here or hike the trail into the park. Next, check out the distant snow-capped La Sal Mountains, the iconic Three Gossips, and the towering series of formations from the Courthouse Towers to Sheep Rock. Continue deeper into the park, admiring the petrified dunes and desert scrub while learning about the native Ute and Paiute tribes. Hear about their mythologies, way of life, and eventual struggle against Spanish invaders and Mormon settlers. Your journey into Arches will then bring you to the famous Balanced Rock formation, followed quickly by the two most popular stops: the Windows Arches and Double Arch. Enjoy jumping out and exploring these geological marvels up close. After, make your way through Arches’ unique Cache Valley to Delicate Arch, the unrivaled highlight of this park. Check out the nearby historic Wolfe Ranch and tribal petroglyphs, and decide if you want to see the famous arch from a viewpoint or hike closer for greater detail. Your adventure continues through the unique Salt Valley of Arches to stunning formations like the Fiery Furnace, Sand Dune Arch, Arches Forest, Skyline Arch, and Tapestry Arch. These are all optional stops and hikes. Finally, make your way to the farthest point in the park: the Devil’s Garden. Here, hop out to visit the famous Landscape Arch as the crowning vista of a surreal landscape.

Moab: Hell's Revenge 4WD Off-Road Tour by Kawasaki UTV

3. Moab: Hell's Revenge 4WD Off-Road Tour by Kawasaki UTV

Climb aboard a Kawasaki UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) for an adrenaline thrill on the Hell’s Revenge Trail of Moab. Drive a specialized 4WD vehicle, with the confidence of knowing you are following a professional guide. Hell's Revenge is like a slow moving roller coaster; except it’s on slickrock! Drive across petrified mountains of rock that look like sand dunes. Although known as “slickrock,” it's actually gritty like sand paper; and unlike anything else you’ve experienced before. Along the way, stop for panoramic views from the Colorado River Overlook, and see authentic dinosaur tracks. Travel in convoys of no more than 5 vehicles for a more intimate and personal experience. Anyone over the age of 21 can drive one of the buggies if they have a valid drivers license, and are comfortable driving on terrain with steep slopes and cliffs. Each vehicle can accommodate up to 4 people.

Moab: 3-Hour Scenic 4x4 Off-Road Adventure

4. Moab: 3-Hour Scenic 4x4 Off-Road Adventure

Discover the natural landscapes of Moab, Utah on a 4x4 adventure. Embark on a breathtaking experience with a dash of excitement. After meeting your guide, hop in your 4x4 vehicle and head into the landscape. Enjoy an experience focused on the natural beauty of the area and ancient rock art.  See ancient Native American petroglyph panels—rock art and carvings spanning multiple millennia. Some even go as far back as 3500 BC. Use your personal interpretation skills to decipher the images.  Admire views of gorgeous towering Canyons. Also get a look at a handful of arches, red rock spires and towering canyon walls all along the beautiful Colorado River. Have all your needs catered to with some short stops to snack, take pictures, and talk about Moab’s history.

From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory on a van tour. Explore this striking landscape with the help of a local Navajo guide, learning about the area's rich and long history. See iconic natural landmarks like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

6. East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

Climb into a completely customized Jeep Wrangler and witness the spectacular landscapes of East Zion. The Jeep has open sides and is able to accommodate the entire family (up to 9 people). Your driver and guide will begin the tour on a smooth road for several miles. You will learn of the area's history and the general lay of the land as you drive past some of the smaller canyons that make up Zion National Park. After this short introduction, the trail begins. Hold on tight as the Jeep crawls over boulders and ascends narrow, steep switchbacks before pausing at a beautiful viewpoint. Views of the West Temple, Checkerboard Mesa, the Narrows, and other prominent Zion landmarks are visible from here. After snacks, water, and pictures, the tour continues with a steep descent down the mountain. Learn about the century-old Ponderosa Pine Trees that tower above the trail as the Jeep moves down the mountainside. Watch out for wildlife including Mule Deer, Wild Turkey, Elk. On some occasions, a Mountain Lion or Black Bear may even be spotted. Once you get back to the road, you will return to the meeting point.

From Hurricane: Sand Mountain Dune Self-Drive UTV Adventure

7. From Hurricane: Sand Mountain Dune Self-Drive UTV Adventure

Embark on this adventure and explore a variety of ecosystems and sights that only locals know. The focus of the tour is mainly on the unique Red Sand Dunes and Sand Trails located in Sand Hollow State Park.  The guides are very experienced and cater to every driver and their experience level. Learn how to maneuver through different terrain and driving obstacles for an all-around inclusive experience.  Ride through the desert and enjoy spectacular views.

From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

8. From Las Vegas: Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

See the otherworldly landscapes of Lower Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell on a full-day trip from Las Vegas. Learn about these formations from your Navajo guide and enjoy a picnic lunch. Depart Las Vegas in the early morning and wake up with a continental breakfast as you drive through the Nevada desert. Enter Arizona and travel up the Virgin River Gorge to cross the border into Utah. Be amazed at the landscape of coral pink cliffs, sand dunes, and colorful southwestern scenery. Stop in Kanab to marvel at the surreal landforms that have lured enough filmmakers to earn the area the nickname “Little Hollywood.” Continue to Page to explore the extraordinary rocks of Lower Antelope Canyon. Follow a Navajo guide into the canyon just as the Midday sun passes over. Learn how the stunning canyon was formed over millions of years. Drive to Horseshoe Bend to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of sandwiches from a local shop. Watch the dark green waters move around the red rock walls in a 280-degree curve. Return to Page via Lake Powell and get panoramic views from above the mirror-like water. Sit back and relax on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas.

Arches National Park: Half-Day Private Hiking Tour

9. Arches National Park: Half-Day Private Hiking Tour

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable sandstone arches and wilderness of Arches National Park on this hiking adventure tour with experienced guides. Gear up with included headlamps and ponchos and enjoy snacks. Get up-close to Arches National Park on foot. Join expert desert guides along historic footpaths weaving through the most iconic rock features in all of Utah. Hikes range from light walks on paved footpaths to rugged treks into the backcountry spanning several miles. Benefit from guides that customize every tour to fit you and your group’s ability and energy levels. This is the perfect morning adventure to get a taste of what Arches National Park has to offer.

From Salt Lake City: Private Tour of Arches National Park

10. 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 Utah

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Our guide Danny was awesome!! The entire ride was wonderful! We stopped at several lookout points - watched the sunset by the Colorado river and had GREAT photo opportunities ! Highly recommend to all!!

The app. Was great! We learned about the creation of what we were viewing through Arches National Park. This experience made our visit more enjoyable..

Awesome! Kevin was great! Cool way to experience climbing in a vehicle as you have seen with Jeeps, but a lot safer.

Great information and worked really well even offline when downloaded previously.

“Hoho” was excellent. The transportation was comfortable with vip van.