3 Days/2 Nights
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Photo Above: Red Cliffs Lodge
Looking for a quick weekend getaway? We have the perfect adventure for you and your friends or family. Spend three unforgettable days in the Moab area as we explore two of Utah’s most spectacular National Parks – Arches & Canyonlands. Come prepared to get some dirt on your hiking boots as we explore this rugged and expansive landscape filled with some of the world’s most unique rock formations. Stay busy each day and relax in the evenings at one of Moab’s most stunning resorts – Red Cliff’s Lodge – nestled beneath towering canyon walls and overlooking the mighty Colorado River! Click here to learn more about our relaxed booking and travel options.
6+ Guests: $1299 per person
5 Guests: $1569 per person
4 Guests: $1839 per person
1-3 Guest(s): Call for pricing
Today we will be introduced to some of the most incredible canyon vistas that span as far as the eye can see. Canyonlands – split into 3 distinct districts – provides some of Utah’s most impressive rock formations. We will explore the Island in the Sky District in addition to a stop at the amazing Dead Horse Point State Park for a famous view of the Colorado River. This evening we will arrive to our accommodation for an included dinner. This evening be sure to peek outside and enjoy the spectacular night skies of southern Utah.
Driving time: 4 Hours
Hiking: 1-2 miles – Minimal elevation gain
Accommodation: Red Cliffs Lodge just outside of Moab
This morning, enjoy a deluxe breakfast as you view the sunrise from the hotel’s back patio. Once loaded up on food and hot coffee, it’s time to begin our adventure for the day and explore Arches National Park for some awesome hikes and sightseeing. Arches is home to over 2,000 natural arches – the most found anywhere in the world. Plan on exploring the Devil’s Garden area of the park where we will see a wide assortment of arches including the longest in the park, Landscape Arch at 306 feet! This afternoon we will explore a bit more of the surrounding Moab area and spend some time in town. We will return to the hotel this evening for dinner and sunset along the Colorado River.
This morning you can enjoy another hot breakfast before we head back to Arches National Park to visit one of the most famous features in the entire National Park system – Delicate Arch! This hike leads you to one of the Southwest’s most iconic (and photogenic) rock formations. After we complete the hike, we will enjoy an included lunch before making our return trip to Salt Lake City!
Driving time: 4 Hours
Hiking: 3 miles – 500+ feet elevation gain
Return to Salt Lake City: We plan to return to SLC by approximately 6:00pm. If you plan to depart from Salt Lake International Airport after the trip, be sure you do not book a flight prior to 10:00pm or 22:00 due to various circumstances out of our control.
This was my first trip/vacation after starting my first "big boy job" after graduating college (terrible run on sentence). And I wasn't sure what to expect but they have exceeded... read more all my expectations and set the bar very high. Keep in mind, I've never camped...More
Words are somewhat inadequate to describe the beauty of Utah and the excellence of our guides, Jared and Eric. This was a five star experience from start to finish. My... read more husband and I wanted a way to share a unique experience with two of our...More
Great trip. Excellent guides. Great accommodations and felt safe and comfortable. Perfect time of year to visit the Utah national parks. Less people and beautiful scenery. Spiritually uplifting journey ... read more in nature for sure. This company was incredibly professional and easy to work with.
If you always wanted to explore the national parks but were intimidated by the driving, parking, scheduling, planning and logistics then you have just found your saving grace: MOUNTAINBASED. In... read more the haze of being under lockdown for months on end, I needed an OUTSIDE experience immediately. I desperately wanted to see the Mighty 5 National Parks in Utah but I was intimidated by the planning and logistics and stumbled across this tour company via a google search. It's the REAL DEAL and after reviewing its itinerary and tour packages its frankly the BEST DEAL out there. Mountainbased allows you to immerse yourself in nature with customized hiking experiences and camping or lodging options under professional and experienced tour guides. You will feel overwhelmed by nature in the best way: majestic arches, ancient canyons, contemplative lookouts, breathtaking breakaways and a deep exploration into nature and self, Mountainbased makes it all possible. Go out confidently with Mountainbased and feel one with nature, go an an adventure, step out of your comfort zone, meet new people from all over the world, and feel connected to life and land. Food, accommodation and transportation are all included and the services provided are exceptional. The guides on my trip (Hey Meg and Tyler!) were considerate, professional, knowledgeable, patient and outgoing while the hikes were challenging, engaging and rewarding with the most dynamic and inspiring views. I selfishly want to keep this company an exclusive secret but it's too awesome an experience not to share with anyone keen to explore- we all deserve a Mountainbased adventure.
My wife and I took the Mighty Five lodging trip with James and Eric as our guides. They were both terrific and very knowledgeable about the features of the parks.... read more The Lodging and dining are both top notch. The van is comfortable and our group was very congenial. We also visited 3 state parks as a bonus!
I highly recommend Mountain Based and the Mighty Five.
Let me start by saying I haven't camped since I was in Girl Scouts. My sister has wanted to visit Utah's National Parks for some time and finally convinced us... read more (myself, my other sister, and our mom) to go. I am so glad she did...More
Absolutely loved this experience with our tour operators, Eric and Nick who despite Covid outbreak made the trip safe and wonderful!
The rental cars offered during this time was useful... read more as did not need to use masks while driving to spots.
Eric was knowledgeable with lots of information at various sites.
Trip was well planned considering going to 5 National parks in 5 days!
Hotels were awesome at Red Cliffs lodge near Moab and Majestic in Springdale but could be better than the Best Western Ruby Inn in Bryce!
Would certainly love to return back with Mountainbased in the future
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