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East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

Explore the slot canyons of East Zion and ride in a UTV on this adventure tour. With a guide driving you around, sit back and enjoy the experience. Navigate through diverse terrain to reach the canyons and then hike to explore the deepest parts of these remote areas. Start with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, far from any paved roads. Once at the canyon's mouth, the hike begins. The red canyon walls stretch over 100 feet high on either side, with a gap of only 6-10 feet between the walls to hike through. Led by a guide and local expert, the tour continues on foot through the canyon while learning about Native American history and geographical information. Large boulders frequent the route, requiring climbs of 3-6 feet with the guide's assistance. Pass by the highlights of Zion National Park, such as the peaks of Kolob Canyons, the sandstone mountain of the Altar of Sacrifice, the Temple of Sinawava natural amphitheater, and the Angels Landing rock formation. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

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. 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.

East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

3. East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

Combine two of Southern Utah's most popular activities of exploring slot canyons and horseback riding on this 1-hour experience. Follow your guide as they take you on a scenic trail and teach you the art of reigning a horse. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the stables. Climb into the saddle and inexperienced riders will receive a brief riding lesson. No need to worry if you are a beginner, this horseback tour is designed to welcome first-timers with well-trained horses. Ride to the mouth of a beautiful slot canyon where you will dismount and walk a short distance into the canyon. Be impressed by the incredible sandstone formation and its towering walls, several hundred feet high on either side. Following your stop, riders will again get in the saddle and ride back to the starting point.

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

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

Immerse yourself in the off-road trails of Arches National Park on this tour by 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy pickup in Moab, then a half-day adventure to encounter Tower Arch, the Marching Men, and other scenic natural formations. 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.

Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Experience

5. Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Experience

Hike through Bryce Canyon National Park to experience this stunning region. Learn about the nature, geology, history, and culture of this great national park. Admire the landscape from must-see viewpoints. As you walk along moderate to easy trails, your local guide will share their expertise. Discover which Native Americans called this area home, hear how the canyon got its name, and learn what a hoodoo is.

From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

6. From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on this exciting half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle. After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards the national park, meandering alongside the river. Stop outside the park boundary to explore ancient Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the Island in the Sky district. Along the way, you'll stop at vistas such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch. See the remarkable 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.

Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

7. Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

Explore one of the most sought-after slot canyons in Southern Utah on this guided off-road tour to Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon). This tour is ideal for those looking for fun, awesome views, and a true canyon experience. Come with a camera and prepare to take in all the beauty Peek-a-Boo offers. You can expect a very easy hike that is suitable for all ages. After meeting your guide at the Peek-a-Boo Trailhead, travel for 10 to 15 minutes via Jeep to the breathtaking Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon and learn about this special area from an experienced guide. Hop off the Jeep and explore the amazing red sand. If you’re looking to pack in some serious fun and adventure while you’re in the area, then this is the tour for you.

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

8. East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

Experience the sunset from atop a cliff in Eastern Zion on this guided off-road Jeep tour. Witness incredible sweeping views of Zion National Park's remote backcountry and stop at special viewpoints, free from crowds and interruptions.  Depart just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, officially begin your off-road adventure. Enjoy the ride as your guide maneuvers the rugged trail, ending at a western-facing viewpoint just in time to watch the sun descend behind the cliffs of Zion. From this breathtaking location, see views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. Take in the scenery and capture the experience with plenty of photos before hopping back on the Jeep again.  After another exciting Jeep ride and stop at a viewpoint, return to the starting point of the tour at Thunderbird Lodge.

Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

9. Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Choose between a 10- or 20-minute helicopter flight and enjoy the scenic views of the beautiful canyon country of southwestern Utah. This is a great way to see southwestern Utah in a short amount of time. On your flight, you will see some of the world’s most incredible scenery within minutes of the heliport tour facility. Large parts of this region are set aside as national and state parks, monuments, and protected reserves. Zion National Park is the best known of these locations, but it's just one of the many natural landmarks in the region. Take in beautiful views of the Virgin River valley and enjoy panoramic West Temple views. You'll also see the Crater Hill Volcano located within the park.

Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands National Park 4x4 Tour

10. Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands National Park 4x4 Tour

Folks visiting the parks on their own typically only see what is alongside the pavement road ─ this 4x4 half-day trip will let you explore both the paved sections and backcountry of 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 adventure tour is just what you're looking for. Discover hidden gems, hear stories, and leave feeling like you missed nothing. Venture through the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky District) alongside a personal guide while on board a 4x4 backcountry vehicle with heat and air-conditioning for a comfortable ride no matter the season. Learn all about the parks, history, and geology of the Moab area as you explore hidden, off-road spots. Your guide will point out arch formations and other towering landscapes along the way. Some of the sights you’ll see include Potash Mine, Shafer Trail, Musselman Arch, Ancient Indian Petroglyphs (Rock Carvings), Thelma and Louise Point, and breathtaking canyon views. Since this is your own private tour experience, you can choose to stop for photos at any point. 

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based on 3 reviews

It was a great trip. Seeing Grand Canyon south rim was an unforgettable experience! Took our breath. With snow and fog and hail, we got lucky that park wasn’t closed. Second day got to see all the locations except Zion because it closed due to snow. We weren’t that disappointed with that because 1 - it’s not in our control, 2-we were all really tired. It’s physically demanding if you walk around each stop and explore. The tour bus isn’t top of the line but sitting in front seat you can see the majestic views really good. The overnight stay was comfortable- 2 queen beds in a big room. For our group of 5, we booked 3 tickets + 2 tickets separately to get two rooms.

Bernice our Upper Canyon Local tour guide was excellent.. she had the best stories and history of the canyon.. she assisted us with take great pictures and she is the eye of the canyon.

Had to wait for the other couple to reserve the tour, so it was a bit troublesome, but the tour was quite spectacular, and the guide was very professional and kind.

Amazing day. Beautiful scenery, comfortable vehicle, small group with lots of time at stops. Just as the description said. Would 100% recommend

Great Tour. Tour Guide Don made it awesome. Highly suggest.