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Balanced Rock: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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.

From Moab: Arches National Park Private Sunrise Hiking Tour

2. From Moab: Arches National Park Private Sunrise Hiking Tour

Discover the Arches National Park on a private guided hike at sunrise. Start with pickup from Moab and, together with your guide, plan the perfect itinerary for your group before you arrive. Bypass the timed reservation system and start to explore this unique geological setting. Just before sunrise, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Moab. Based on your fitness levels, energy levels, and the things you want to see at the national park, they will help put together a program that ticks all the boxes for your group. Bypassing the timed reservation system, enter the park before both the crowds and heat arrive. The hikes can range in distance between 1 mile and 6 miles, either one large hike or several smaller ones with breaks and roadside intermissions. Landmarks include: Delicate Arch Landscape Arch Double Arch Tower Arch North Window South Window Turret Arch The Balanced Rock Park Avenue The 3 Gossips Skyline Arch Sand Dune Arch Broken Arch Panorama Point Garden Of Eden Area Your guide will take you to as many of these sights as possible in the time allotted. Most groups see around 80% of these landmarks and hike roughly 3 miles. Your guide is a local naturalist and knows a lot about the local ecology, geology, and history of the area. Discover why Southeast Utah is so unique and learn about the people that made the Arches National Park what it is today.

From Salt Lake City: Private Tour of Arches National Park

3. 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.

Arches National Park: Driving Tour with Audio Guide

4. Arches National Park: Driving Tour with Audio Guide

Discover the surreal beauty of Arches National park in the comfort of your own vehicle and with the flexibility of your own schedule. Embark on a self-guided driving tour with an audio guide, and spend the day exploring the arches. Arches National Park is home to the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. Join this tour and learn about the history and geology of this park, while you visit its most famous sites. On your route, you'll see numerous arches, including Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, and Double O Arch. Hike along Delicate Arch Trail and enjoy sweeping views from Panorama Point. Discover the Garden of Eden, where you'll encounter miniature arches, and see other arches that are still forming.

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What people are saying about Balanced Rock

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Our hike was really enjoyable and informative. Tyler is a great guide, very knowledgeable and accurately gauged our activity level. He also shared info about several other local points of interest that we enjoyed as well. We’d recommend him to anyone looking for a stress free hike. Thanks, Ann and Howard Conus

Mic was an excellent guide. We drove through the back country of Arches National Park and took many hikes to lesser known arches and some popular ones, too. We had a blast exploring. He made us a terrific lunch and kept us well-hydrated throughout as well as shared the history and fun facts about the park.

This audio guide added to our tour in a big way! Entertaining, educational, and fun! We really enjoyed the music through the drive along with all of the details. So proud we found the information! A great value. ❤️

Tyler gave an outstanding tour. Would highly recommend booking with this company. Great way to see the park!

Fun with Matt the guide. Saw some great sites and had a lunch. Guide loves the area.