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East Zion: Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

This tour begins with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, which is privately accessed only and 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 short climbs of 3-6 feet with the assistance of the guide. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, you’ll hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Guided ATV Tour

2. Bryce Canyon National Park: Guided ATV Tour

Start your engine and get ready to embark on a journey to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. This is the perfect tour for those who are short on time. Receive ATV briefing and follow your guide on the off-road trails through less known and crowded areas of the region. The trail will take you through Ponderosa Pine forests to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy a few short stops to breathe in and enjoy the moment. Admire a pristine alpine landscape, the Bryce Canyon Rim and fresh clean air. See some of the most incredible scenery that is seen by very few.

Bryce Canyon National Park: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

3. Bryce Canyon National Park: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Explore Bryce Canyon National Park with a local guide. Hike through the park and see its famous sites while learning about local flora and fauna, history, and geology. Your tour starts in Fairyland Canyon with a short hike. See incredible geological formations and get the opportunity to see a Bristlecone Pine Tree, one of the oldest living organisms in the world. From there, head to the center of Bryce Canyon National Park where you can explore the Natural Bridge, as well as a high plateau view that extends to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Visit the cathedral and conglomerate sections, before heading to Inspiration Point for some Hoodoo hunting. After another short hike, the tour will continue to Wall Street. This segment offers sights of the so-called Silent City, Thors Hammer, the Great Serpent, and Queen Victoria.

East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

4. 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

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

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.

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

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

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

Enjoy the basic route of Hell’s Revenge to the Colorado River overlook into Arches National Park. 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.

Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

8. 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.

Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

9. Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

Take a gentle horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the north rim of Bryce Canyon. Enjoy the majestic natural formation of Bryce Amphitheater and admire the stunning landscapes. Discover the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park on horseback on a 1.5-hour riding tour. From beginner to expert, this scenic ride is perfect for all skill levels. Start your horseback riding adventure in the city of Bryce Canyon and follow your expert guide as they lead you through the beautiful Dixie National Forest to the canyon's northern rim. Pass 1,500-year-old bristlecone pine trees, one of the most ancient life forms on Earth. See the impressive formations at Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak and admire incredible views of the famous Bryce Amphitheater. Return to your original starting point at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories.

Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

10. Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

Ride on horseback for 3 hours through the scenic Dixie National Forest and discover two of the most popular canyons in the area. Be awestruck by the unique red cliffs, stunning hoodoo formations, and Ponderosa pines of the Red Canyon. Then, follow your guide on the windy trail to Losee Canyon and marvel at the unique colored rock formations. On your tour, make great western memories you won't forget with your knowledgeable guide. See the same country as Butch Cassidy did as a young outlaw over 100 years ago and pass an old outlaw hideout. Delight in an experience perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

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What people are saying about Utah

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 187 reviews

Pasquale and National Parks Express are just great. A well-curated day trip made easy with enough rest and food stops, plenty of water, great tips and history about the landmarks, and conscientious animation from Pasquale, our guide. The two parks are simply amazing and I had a great time hiking and grounding myself in nature. Highly recommended!

This was a great way to explore the park on your on time. Very informative, it was great. The only down fall. You don’t know until you get in the park, is Publix cars can not go on main scenic route. With all the main stops to see.

Such a unique experience. Oscar, our guide, was so very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. We learned so much on our 5 hour hike. The time went fast. We highly recommend this tour!

I really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide Danny Ho was amazing! Bus driver Tom was very safe and dependable! Highly recommend!

It was very fun, the guide was so awesome and he was very informative. I highly recommend this tour group.