Per Tour 2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
Per Tour 28+ Miles
Per Tour 49+
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Arches & Canyonlands Tour Bundle
Experience the beauty of the high desert with this combo tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Marvel at gravity-defying formations at Arches, take in the sweeping red vistas of Canyonlands and hear the fascinating legends behind each park as you tour. Go on unforgettable hikes through the harsh elegance of these classic Western landscapes. Discover nature in its most unexpected form. Make memories you’ll never forget.
About the Tours
Your adventure into Arches begins at the visitor center. As you set out, you’ll pass the towering formation of the Three Penguins and the geological Moab Fault, offering a fantastic hiking trail. Next, you’ll see the iconic Three Gossips and the towering series of formations that form the Courthouse Towers and Sheep Rock.
Deeper in the park, you’ll witness the strangely beautiful petrified dunes while learning about the native Paiute and their legends. You’ll then reach the famous Balanced Rock formation, followed quickly by the two most popular stops: the Windows Arches and Double Arch. Getting an up-close look at these gravity-defying formations is an absolute must!
Then you’ll make your way to Delicate Arch, the unrivaled highlight of this park. You can also check out the historic Wolfe Ranch and some ancient tribal petroglyphs. Your journey continues through the unique Salt Valley and to stunning formations like the Fiery Furnace, Sand Dune Arch, Arches Forest, Skyline Arch, and Tapestry Arch. There’s a reason these incredible formations draw visitors from around the world!
Finally, you’ll make your way to the farthest point in the park: the Devil’s Garden. Here, you’ll visit the famous Landscape Arch, which offers a crowning vista of this surreal landscape. Your tour of Arches concludes here.
Your tour of Canyonlands begins at the Moab Giants museum near the park’s east entrance. From there, you’ll head west into the deep red of the desert, where you’ll find the striking formations of Merrimack and Monitor. Then you’ll arrive at your first major viewpoint: Big Mesa Viewpoint. Don’t forget to snap some photos for your Instagram!
As you head toward the famous backcountry trail of White Rim Road, you’ll learn all about the invisible life in this seemingly desolate desert. Then, on your way to Basin Overlook (offering great views of the Colorado River), you’ll get the scoop on the uranium king of Canyonland. No, really!
Next up is Dead Horse State Park, home to a legend spooky enough to suit its name. You’ll then enter the national park itself, where the Island in the Sky Visitor Center will be waiting in case you need a break.
After that is the Shafer Canyon Overlook, offering views from not one, not two, but three sides! Then you’ll pass the secluded Lathrop Trail before arriving at Mesa Arch Trailhead, an absolute must-do. You’ll come to yet another jaw-dropping overlook, then the unique Aztec Butte Trail, which boasts remnants of ancient granaries along its length.
Then there’s Upheaval Dome, the formation of which has stumped geologists! If you haven’t had your fill of overlooks by this point, don’t worry, a half dozen incredible ones are coming up next! Catching sunset at one of these is an experience you won’t soon forget. Finally, you’ll arrive at the immensely popular Grand View Point, where your tour concludes.
Arches 2023 Update
Park Entrance Fees
Admission to Arches National Park is good for seven days. You can come and go any time with your seven-day pass.
Private Vehicle Fee – $30.00
Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants.
Motorcycle Fee – $25.00
Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.
From April 1 through October 31, 2023, visitors entering the park in a vehicle between 7 am and 4 pm will need to have already purchased a Timed Entry Ticket from Recreation.gov before reaching the park. One ticket is needed per vehicle. This fee is a Recreation.gov service charge, so it is not waived by any of the interagency passes.
Fiery Furnace Activity Fees
Private Permit: $10 per person
Ranger-led Hike: $16 per person
Arches Visitor Center Timings
April – September: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
October – early November: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December – February: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tour Starting Point: Arches Visitor Center
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How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
What You'll See
Arches Visitor Center
Spanish, Mormons, and Park Avenue
La Sal Mountains Viewpoint
Garden of Eden
Double Arch and the Cove of Caves
National Park Status & Panorama Point
Cache Valley & Flash Floods
Sand Dune Arch
Monitor and Merriamac Rock Formations
Big Mesa Viewpoint
Basin Overlook Parking
Dead Horse Point State Park
Island in the Sky Visitor Center
Shafer Canyon Overlook & The Neck
Mesa Arch Trailhead
Green River Overlook
Aztec Butte Trailhead
Candlestick Tower Overlook
Buck Canyon Overlook
White Rim Overlook
Orange Cliffs Overlook
Grand View Point
Preview the Tour
Arches - Welcome Audio Story
Arches Visitor Center Audio Story
Canyonlands - Welcome to Canyonlands Audio Story
Canyonlands - Night Skies Audio Story
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.