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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab

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Hop into a Toyota Land Cruiser with your expert guide and head north from Moab to the backcountry entrance of Arches National Park and avoid the crowds.

Our first stop is to see dinosaur footprints. For millions of years this area was teeming with dinosaurs.

We pass Balanced Rock, one of the most iconic features of the Park, standing a staggering 128 feet. Landscape look familiar? Indiana Jones, and Thelma and Louise have scenes shot here.

The 4X4 trail into the backcounty climbs a short but steep rock wall passing sandstone fins, towering pinnacles and tall spires known as the Marching Men. We stop at Tower Arch for an optional hike.

As you travel along the track, hear informative commentary about the geology, wildlife and history of the park.

We make another stop at Eye of the Whale for an optional hike to a seldom visited slick rock playground named Herdina Park.

After exploring the backcountry we exit past the three gossips and Park Avenue before your guide returns you to Moab.
  • See more in a 4x4 in Arches National Park with a guide who knows the terrain
  • Gain access to areas that many visitors don’t get to see
  • Learn about the local history, geology, and legends from your guide
  • Multiple tour times allow you to explore when you want to
  • Choose the evening tour for a chance of catching a red-rock sunset
What to Expect
This Arches National Park tour starts with pickup in central Moab. Meet your guide and board your 4x4 vehicle to start your adventure through this Utah park known for red-rock and sandstone formations. After a 5-mile (8-kilometer) drive, enter the park with your guide, and learn about the area’s history and legends. Catch sight of some of the more than 2,000 sandstone arches—from giant sandstone fins to tall spires. You might recognize the landscape from movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Thelma and Louise. Your guide takes you down backroads and up a steep rock wall that you might not see otherwise and offers insight into the geology and wildlife. Ice water and lemonade are provided. Late afternoon tours may include sunset views. Leaving, you’ll drive down an old cowboy trail, where you’ll encounter dinosaur footprints and return to central Moab.
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Important Information
Departure Point
321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Additional pick up location my be available. Please confirm pick up time 24 hours in advance when confirming reservation.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle
  • Ice water and lemonade
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Arch
  • Entry/Admission - Eye of the Whale Arch
  • Entry/Admission - NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Park entrance fees
  • Delicate Arch hike
  • Car or booster seats for children
  • Entry/Admission - Arches National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Things to bring: camera, water bottle (free refills available) and sun protection
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was terrific. We got to see and experience areas of Arches you can’t see any other way. Our tour guide, Josh B, was fun and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best tour guide we have ever had. He made sure we all had...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 days ago

TL;DR - Worth every penny, knowledgable tour guides, adventurous 4x4 offroading in Land Cruisers, see 90% of the park in 5 hours and arches you can't get to with your own car. HEADS UP: Take motion sickness pills if you are prone to getting sick...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank josherd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being the first visit to Moab we wanted to see as much of the Arches National Park as we could. The straightforward approach would utilize the main roads and put us in the middle of the tourist crowds. By taking the 4x4 approach we were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Schapman73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took the Arches and Canyonlands full day tour. Tyler was our NAVTEC tour guide. Absolutely amazing scenery and off-roading adventure! By taking this tour, we saw arches and other scenery you won’t see on your own. Highly recommend this tour and Tyler as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent 2 half days at Arches before our 4x4 adventure so we thought we had a pretty good lay-of-the-land when Josh B arrived at our hotel to pick us up. We were wrong. From the minute we arrived at the back road entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chlyndrake
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25 July 2019|
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Response from Philip L | Reviewed this property |
There's room for 4 in the vehicle, plus the guide. It was 2 of us and they put us with another couple
24 May 2019|
Response from Jason G |
What is everyone's recommendation on the time to go 1pm or 4pm?
22 May 2019|
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Response from RVAEnthusiast | Reviewed this property |
The web site makes it seem that the tours are always 8am, 12pm or 430. We took the 430PM for Arches and the 8AM Canyonlands (TripAdvisor only letme review one for some reason but both were great if you have time and... More
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