Moab Tours are diverse, but all of them share in the fact that they offer breathtaking beauty under the big sky and amidst the big mountains of the American West. So whether you decide on Moab tours to Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park, or go on an off-road or whitewater rafting, you’re going to experience something that’s truly amazing.
Moab Tours to Arches National Park are incredible. You’ll get to see dozens of the park’s 2,000 natural sandstone arches and buttes, balanced rocks, and other exotic formations. Among the landmarks you’ll view is the world-famous Delicate Arch, a spectacular vertical “loop” formed from Entrada sandstone. Adding to the wonder is the fact that the arch, which can be accessed by taking a mile-and-a-half hiking trail that begins at Wolfe Ranch, overlooks the snowcapped peaks of the La Sal Mountains to the southeast. Excursions to Arches National Park can accommodate any pace or fitness level. There are plenty of guided hiking and mountain biking excursions along paths at Courthouse Loop and atop the Devil’s Garden Trail. Alternatively, you could take a bus or off-road tour. On a 4×4 such as an ATV or Jeep, you’ll be able to get to places more closely than you would by motor coach, and more quickly than you would by foot or mountain bike. Plus, you’ll get the thrill of traveling at high speeds in the open air, and taking on the bumps and bruises of Arches’ uneven terrain.
Off-road tours aren’t just featured at Arches National Park; they’re also available for tours of Canyonlands National Park. Outings to Canyonlands can transport you along the Utah Scenic Byway for awesome overlooks down into the Colorado River, stops at the ancient Native American petroglyphs in Horseshoe Canyon’s “Great Gallery,” and more! Moab tours to Canyonlands also feature the park’s many famous rock formations and districts. Movie buffs will love visiting the cliff featured at the end of Thelma and Louise. And everyone will appreciate layovers at prominent locations such as Jug Handle Arch, Upheaval Dome, the spires and arches in the one-of-a-kind Needles district, and the Island in the Sky district, a mesa that lies 1,000 ft. above the surrounding terrain.
Even if your Moab tours don’t focus on the rock formations within Arches or Canyonlands National Parks, there are many ways to get a thrill. One of the best ways is with a whitewater rafting tour. Most whitewater rafting tours from Moab proceed down the Colorado River through a famous section known as Cataract Canyon, which commences at the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers. This lengthy run can be done partially or in its entirety, and boasts a collection of menacing Class IV and V rapids. With desert big horn sheep as your audience, you’ll traverse some combination of 28 rapids, including Little Niagara, Satan’s Gut, and the appropriately named “Big Drop” series. Single-day and two-week journeys alike are available.
Therefore, the next time you’re considering an adventure in the great American West, we heartily recommend taking Moab tours. With its collection of sandstone arches, buttes, fins, and spires, and access to two major national parks, Moab leaves no one disappointed.