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

1. 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.

Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

2. Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

Embark on a 70-mile long journey into the heart of Capitol Reef National Park on this off-road day trip in Southern Utah. See wondrous highlights like panoramic views of Cathedral Valley, the famous Gypsum Sinkhole, and the shimmering Glass Castle. As you drive into Capitol Reef National Park, see the amazing, rainbow-like painted desert formations of Bentonite clay and numerous canyons. Catch a glimpse of desert washes and fossilized shorelines the inland ocean that once covered the region millions of years ago. Halfway through the tour, you will stop to enjoy panoramic views from three overlook points: Lower South Desert, Upper South Desert, and Cathedral Valley. As you traverse back, admire desert highlights like the Gypsum Sinkhole and visit geological phenomenons like the Temples of the Sun and Moon.

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

3. 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.

From Hurricane: Sand Mountain Dune Self-Drive UTV Adventure

4. From Hurricane: Sand Mountain Dune Self-Drive UTV Adventure

Embark on this adventure and explore a variety of ecosystems and sights that only locals know. The focus of the tour is mainly on the unique Red Sand Dunes and Sand Trails located in Sand Hollow State Park.  The guides are very experienced and cater to every driver and their experience level. Learn how to maneuver through different terrain and driving obstacles for an all-around inclusive experience.  Ride through the desert and enjoy spectacular views.

4-Day Las Vegas & the Western Deserts Tour from Los Angeles

5. 4-Day Las Vegas & the Western Deserts Tour from Los Angeles

Day 1: LA - Las Vegas Today’s route is east through the desert and Death Valley area to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch at the outlet mall at the Nevada State Line, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland and more. In the evening take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert. Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos. Overnight: Excalibur Hotel Day 2: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Page Start the day traveling South East through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before coming to the South Bank of “One of the 7 wonders of the world” the Grand Canyon. Tour along the south bank and learn how throughout the years the Colorado river carved its way down to the sea and created the wonderland for geologists. After lunch continue along the canyon East, stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the hand made arts and crafts before arriving at your hotel. Overnight: Quality Inn, Kanab Day 3: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon Start the day where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand; words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After the tour, depart this amazing area and head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain wind and sunshine. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit head towards the town of Kanab. Overnight: Days Inn Kanab On certain departures tour will continue to Cedar City for overnight. Overnight hotel Comfort Inn Cedar City.   Day 4: Sunday Zion Park - Las Vegas - LA After breakfast head into Zion park. This park got its name from the Mormons that settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, and it's true that the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness makes you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin river that runs through the park, before heading back to LA for the evening.  

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4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This was an absolutely amazing experience. Not for the faint of heart, but incredible. Aaron was our guide and was fantastic. Would highly recommend. 10 out of 10!

Loved having the guide through Arches National Park. It was very informative and followed our driving path accurately. I learned a lot from the extra stories.

Great guide, great fun! Aaron was super knowledgeable and took us on the most fun tour. Would definitely do again!

It was simple to use and very informative! I will definitely use it again!

Incredible experience! Great tour guide. So much fun!