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From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

1. From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy a guided rafting tour for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 or 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Get picked up in Moab and meet your professional guide. Get outfitted with the necessary rafting gear and listen to your guide's safety instructions. Then embark on a wild adventure along the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley part of the river. The trip is about 7 miles and you're sure to get in some splashy rapids. Select the option including lunch to enjoy a buffet-style meal during your tour. At the end of the trip, the shuttle will take you back to Moab.

Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

2. Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

Take the trip of a lifetime down the Colorado River on a 6-person paddle raft through some of the most sublime scenery in the United States. Absorb the majesty of soaring red rock canyons as you splash through the water with an entertaining expert guide. Drive down scenic HWY 128 to the starting point of your adventure, and receive a comprehensive safety talk before rafting through exciting class II/III rapids at Fisher Towers. Soak in the stunning surroundings as you enjoy lunch on a beautiful beach next to the river, before taking another memorable rafting voyage through incredible red rock scenery.

Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

3. 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.

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

4. 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: Colorado River and Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Tour

5. Moab: Colorado River and Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Tour

Enjoy the best of the Colorado River and Fisher Towers on this half-day rafting tour. Join the morning participants and spend the afternoon with other rafters as you cruise down Utah's most exciting river. Begin from Moab, Utah, and then head toward the river with your guide. Take a drive to either Onion Creek or Rocky Rapid and launch into the water. Briefly review safety procedures and go over the necessary rafting skills. Now it’s time to hit the water! Head down the river and take in views of the majestic Fisher Towers before hearing the unmistakable sound of whitewater ahead. Raft through rapids and experience plenty of additional splashes before heading back to Moab.

Arches and Canyonlands National Park: Self-Driving Tours

6. Arches and Canyonlands National Park: Self-Driving Tours

Discover Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with self-guided driving tours on your phone. Admire stunning vistas, rock formations, and scenic hiking trails on a tour 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 that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. 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 tour concludes.

Moab: Guided Full Moon Hike

7. Moab: Guided Full Moon Hike

On this full moon hike, admire the landscape and unique rock formations, illuminated by the glow of the moon. Gaze up to the sky as your guide points out satellites, planets, and constellations. When the full moon comes around each month, it provides enough light to read a newspaper near midnight. The canyons and arches take on a mysterious white glow as the landscape is illuminated in a different way. This easy to moderate hike provides a great opportunity to admire the stars. As you look up at the night sky, your guide, with the help of a laser pointer, will show you the different satellites, planets, and constellations that can be seen at this time.

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

8. 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.

Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

9. Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Moab, start the tour with a short 4x4 ride through rocky terrain towards the off-the-beaten-track Dad Gum Canyon. After a safety briefing from your expert guide, get geared up and begin your canyoneering experience. Hike and rock rappel into pools of water in this little slot canyon. Prepare to get wet as you find several small waterfalls and crystal clear pools. At the end of the adventure, an unforgettable 200-foot guided rappel awaits you. Once you hike out of the last bit of the canyon, make your way back to Moab where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Colorado River Fisher Towers Full-Day Rafting Adventure

10. Colorado River Fisher Towers Full-Day Rafting Adventure

Experience the most popular Moab rafting section of the Colorado River on a full-day rafting adventure. You will get a choice of raft or kayak, and experience beautiful scenery conveniently close to town, making for more time on the river and less time traveling. After check in at the Moab office, head off to the river. A short drive takes you to the launch site at Onion Creek. Here, your guides will review safety procedures and go over the necessary rafting skills. Now it’s time to hit the water! You will be treated to views of the majestic Fisher Towers before you hear the unmistakable sound of whitewater ahead. Raft through Onion Creek, Professor Creek, Cloudburst, and Rocky Rapid. Back on the water, run Whites Rapid, enjoy breathtaking canyon scenery, and jump in and swim for more splashy thrills.

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What people are saying about Moab

The Arches National Park guide is very well done. It uses GPS to follow you along the route and automatically starts with a new description at certain points along the route. The narrative was short enough and interesting enough to keep kids interested while still being quite informative.

The landscapes were awesome!!!! Inicial y we thought the park was going to be crowded due to the waiting time at the entrance but no! The adventure was worth. We were unable to do some hiking but for sure we will be back. Thank you!

This river rafting trip was some great fun!! Our guide, Pink Barbie, gave us a fantastic ride! We got a little wet which was exactly what we needed on such a hot day. We are age 70+ and definitely recommend for all ages!!

Eli was our van driver and was very polite and helpful. Paul was our river guide. He was very informative and made the trip really fun! Weather was great! All in all a great fun day on the River!

It was the best excursion! Lots of smiles and laughter and such beautiful scenery.