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Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Begin the evening on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, Utah. Savor a delicious cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the water. After dinner, climb aboard a flat-bottomed boat and begin your river adventure. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins when 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon wall. Watch as lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon's formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river - as learned from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). This Sound and Light Show is a not-to-be-missed unique experience and a great end to a perfect day in Moab.

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

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

Enjoy the basic route of Hell’s Revenge to the Colorado River overlook where you will take in breathtaking views of the Colorado River, the Lasal Mountains, and off in the distance Arches National Park. The views all along the trail are spectacular. 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.

From Moab: Colorado River Guided Rafting Trip

From Moab: Colorado River Guided Rafting Trip

Experience a guided rafting tour suitable for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 and 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Start with pickup from your hotel in Moab and meet your professional rafting guide. Get set up with all the necessary rafting gear and listen to a short safety briefing before beginning your adventure. Then, set off along the Colorado River and discover the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley area, which features Class 1 and 2 rapids. Admire the wonderful views of the surrounding rock formations as your guide shares more information about local history and geology. If you select the 12:00 PM start time, enjoy a buffet-style meal during your adventure. At the end of the trip, relax on the return journey back to your accommodation in Moab.

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

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

Are you ready to experience the adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than the U-drive T-Rex Hell’s Revenge Moab Tour! You’ll be driving a 4x4 UTV, also known as a side by side, and experiencing the thrills of heart-pounding rides up and down steep inclines. Your experienced tour guide will lead you on a memorable journey, stopping along the way to provide knowledge and stories of the area. Safety is a top priority throughout the tour, and your guide will stay with you to assist you on the trail. Before embarking on your journey, you’ll meet as a group for a safety briefing. Then, you’ll be seated in your own 4x4 4-seater Kawasaki Teryx 4, also knows as a side by side. You’ll embark on an exhilarating journey, filled with steep inclines, challenging trails, and the narrow paths of Hell’s Revenge Trail. As you follow your experienced guide to the start of the tour, you’ll begin to see the dramatic backdrop of the red Navajo sandstone landscape. From there, you’ll navigate up the steep incline to the Devil’s Backbone, where you’ll then descend to the bottom of the narrow canyon named Lake Michigan, where water pools from rainfall. You’ll continue your tour, stopping briefly to view the fossilized dinosaur tracks near Lion’s Back before heading to Echo Canyon, also known as Abyss Canyon. Here, you’ll admire the views of towering sandstone cliffs above an oasis of cottonwood and willow trees. Continue the tour with breathtaking views of the Colorado River as you conclude the journey with unforgettable memories. This tour is perfect for anyone over the age of 21 with a valid driver’s license who is comfortable driving on terrain with steep slopes and cliffs. Each vehicle can accommodate up to 4 people. Get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget!

Moab: Colorado River Sunset Boat Tour with Optional Dinner

Moab: Colorado River Sunset Boat Tour with Optional Dinner

Watch the sun melt in the distance on a relaxing boat tour along the Colorado River from Moab. Savor an optional BBQ dinner on board and admire the breathtaking views of Utah from the water. The tour departs the flat waters of the Colorado River and chases the sun as it hides behind the canyon walls, painting the sky and surrounding scenery with a rich palette of colors. Relax on board the boat and marvel at the spectacular and unique views that are only visible from the water. Along the way, discover an old Indian granary, ancient petroglyphs, and fascinating arches that enrich the landscape with history. After a leisurely 1.5-hour cruise, your skillful guide turns the boat around for the return journey to the dock. Upon arrival at the private dock, enjoy an optional western-style Dutch oven dinner against the backdrop of the Colorado River. This cowboy-inspired dinner is cooked all day to create the authentic and rich dishes of BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, cowpoke potatoes, sweet baked beans, homemade rolls, pasta salad, and much more. There's also an array of bottomless soft drinks and desserts to end the meal, as well as a selection of vegetarian-friendly options.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, & Grand Canyon Tour

This 2-day tour from Las Vegas takes you on a leisurely tour of the Grand Circle. In addition to the classic Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend will be covered. You will also view the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley. This is a well organized tour and covers all places you don’t want to miss in the Grand Circle. On the first day, we will first visit Horseshoe Bend. On the way to Horseshoe Bend, we will stop by in Hurricane to enjoy the view of Lake Powell. Horseshoe Bend offers spectacular views of a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River. After hiking 1.2 km on a sandy trail, you will see the Colorado River in the shape of a horseshoe. Take your time to admire the iconic, breathtaking view of the winding Colorado River. Antelope Canyon is one of the spots in the Grand Circle where you don’t want to miss. Antelope Canyon is known for its incredible rock formations, smooth curves, colors and patterns. You'll be able to explore the canyon with an experienced Navajo guide. Enjoy its colorful, intricate rock walls and formations. There are many photo opportunities here that you don't want to miss. The second day will start with the beautiful sunrise in the Monument Valley known for the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Monument Valley is considered one of the best place to enjoy sunrise. In addition, you will enjoy the popular Jeep tour of the red clay of Monument Valley, led by the indigenous Navajo people. Next stop for the second day is the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history. Grand Canyon is a top pick and must-see place for tourists from all over the world and is visited by more than 500 million tourists annually. You will visit three popular viewpoints in the South Rim. On the way back to Las Vegas, we will have a short break in Seligman, a small town on Route 66. This is a nice little stopover where you can enjoy the old American atmosphere. This tour covers best places and you'll leave with fantastic memories and awe-inspiring photos.

From Moab: Sky District Canyonlands National Park 4x4 Tour

From Moab: Sky District Canyonlands National Park 4x4 Tour

Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on a guided tour by 4x4 vehicle. Admire the wonderful scenery from the Goosneck overlook on the Colorado River, discover Native American rock art, and learn about the history and geology of the area. Start with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Head towards Canyonlands National Park, whilst meandering alongside the Colorado River. Stop outside the park boundary to discover some ancient Native American petroglyphs carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Learn about the geology, flora, fauna, and history of the area throughout the adventure with your expert guide. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the breathtaking Island in the Sky district. Along the way, enjoy some photo stops at natural landmarks such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Colorado River from Gooseneck Overlook and travel along a section of the White Rim trail. Wind up the switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, and enjoy one last look out over the park before driving back to Moab.

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

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. Keep your energy up along the way with a refreshing picnic lunch. 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. Stop at Devils Garden for a delicious picnic lunch. After lunch, 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.

Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

Your adventure will start just 2 miles north of Moab, where you will meet your guide, listen to a safety briefing, and get set up with safety equipment. Then, get ready for lots of fun, as you glide through the wild Colorado River.  Speed up towards the Colorado River’s finest rapids for some fun splash downs. Enjoy plenty of spinning and splashing and don't forget to take in the breathtaking views of red rock cliffs around you. Your skilled captain will mix the moments of panoramic viewing with epic speed and turns. To make the tour even more fun, your guide will play loud music during the entirety of the trip.

Arches and Canyonlands National Park: In-App Audio Guides

Arches and Canyonlands National Park: In-App Audio Guides

Discover Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with interactive guides on your phone. Admire stunning vistas, rock formations, and scenic hiking trails with an app developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Arches National Park Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 68+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of the Arches & Canyonlands Bundle in 5-6 hours. Begin with an adventure into Arches National Park, starting at the visitor center. As you set out, pass the towering formation of the Three Penguins and the geological Moab Fault, offering a fantastic hiking trail. See the iconic Three Gossips and the towering series of formations that form the Courthouse Towers and Sheep Rock. Witness the strangely beautiful petrified dunes while learning about the native Paiute and their legends. Reach the famous Balanced Rock formation, followed quickly by the two most popular stops: the Windows Arches and Double Arch. You’ll make your way to Delicate Arch, the unrivaled highlight of this park. You can also check out the historic Wolfe Ranch and some ancient tribal petroglyphs. Your journey continues through the unique Salt Valley and to stunning formations like the Fiery Furnace, Sand Dune Arch, Arches Forest, Skyline Arch, and Tapestry Arch. Finally, make your way to the farthest point in the park: the Devil’s Garden. Here, you’ll get to visit the famous Landscape Arch. Canyonlands National Park Next, explore Canyonlands National Park, starting at the Moab Giants museum near the park’s east entrance. Head west into the deep red of the desert, where you’ll find the striking formations of Merrimack and Monitor. Then you’ll arrive at your first major viewpoint: Big Mesa Viewpoint. As you head toward the famous backcountry trail of White Rim Road, learn all about the invisible life which thrives in this seemingly desolate desert. Then, on your way to Basin Overlook, offering great views of the Colorado River, you’ll get the scoop on the uranium king of Canyonland. Next up is Dead Horse State Park, home to a legend spooky enough to suit its name. You’ll then enter the national park itself, where the Island in the Sky Visitor Center will be waiting in case you need a break. Visit Upheaval Dome, the formation of which has stumped geologists for decades. Catch the sunset at one of the nearby overlooks. Finally, you’ll arrive at the immensely popular Grand View Point, where your guide concludes.

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What people are saying about Colorado River, Utah

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4.8
(1,699 reviews)

Carter our guide was a blast. Fun and friendly! The UTV was great. Had a blast riding the ridges and speeding through the sandy turns. Highly recommend!

Superb!!!!! Great hosts, good dinner and the boat light show was fantastic!!! Would do again on a return trip.

Rory was a great guide. He knew a lot about the River and the rocks. We enjoyed him and learned a lot.

Boat ride was sensational. Entire crew was fabulous. A must do if you are in Moab.

This was a great tour! Very well run and food was really good. Highly recommend.