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.
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.
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.
Hiking through Bryce and Zion was a perfect way to see more of the parks than a regular tour. Great communication, camping equipment, transportation, and food. Jared and Justin were... read more so sincere, knowledgeable, and went beyond expectations to take care of the group. Great family...More
The Yellowstone and Grand Tetons camping trip was one of the best experiences of my life. Nick and James were fantastic guides (and cooks)! They are so knowledgeable, very friendly,... read more and really passionate about what they do. They went out of their way to make...More
Justin and Jared, our guides, did a wonderful job in coordinating all the logistics in visiting the 5-National Parks in Utah. Besides visiting the national parks, we also visited several... read more State Parks. My favorite was Goblin State Park. Would preferred to have bypassed the other...More
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We are definitely going to sign up for a trip next summer. By the way - these guys did a great job keeping everyone safe and "distanced" during these crazy CoVid days. Huge kudos to our favorite guides: Justin and Nick 🙂
I did the 5 day "Southern Utah" trip covering Bryce, Zion and Grand Escalantes with 2 of my friends in a group of 12 people. The trip organization was amazing... read more with great camping locations, georgeous hikes, yummy food and perfectly planned itinerary. Nick 1 and Nick 2 were knowledgeable and friendly guides and went to great lengths to make our trip most enjoyable and kept the whole group engaged with their efforts and planning. Our fellow campers were also hugely cooperative and great folks to be around. I had a blast during the trip. Will be looking forward to do the Yellowstone a d Teton soon with MoutainBased.
We camped with MB last year on the Utah Mighty Five, and had such a great experience that we came back this year for the Yellowstone/Grand Tetons. MB knows... read more how to experience the outdoors. Their knowledge of the areas together with their love for the outdoors yields the perfect campsite selections, the perfect timing for seeing the sites,and camaraderie among their guests that leaves you wanting more. The integrity and passion of the MB group is outstanding, and is why so many of us give them rave reviews!
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