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Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

1. Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Begin the evening on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, Utah. Savor a delicious cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the water. After dinner, climb aboard a flat-bottomed boat and begin your river adventure. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins when 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon wall. Watch as lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon's formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river - as learned from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). This Sound and Light Show is a not-to-be-missed unique experience and a great end to a perfect day in Moab.

East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

2. East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

This tour begins with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, which is privately accessed only and far from any paved roads. Once at the canyon's mouth, the hike begins. The red canyon walls stretch over 100-feet high on either side, with a gap of only 6-10 feet between the walls to hike through. Led by a guide and local expert, the tour continues on foot through the canyon while learning about Native American history and geographical information. Large boulders frequent the route, requiring climbs of 3-6 feet with the assistance of the guide. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, you’ll hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

3. From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy a guided rafting tour for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 or 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Get picked up in Moab and meet your professional guide. Get outfitted with the necessary rafting gear and listen to your guide's safety instructions. Then embark on a wild adventure along the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley part of the river. The trip is about 7 miles and you're sure to get in some splashy rapids. Select the option including lunch to enjoy a buffet-style meal during your tour. At the end of the trip, the shuttle will take you back to Moab.

Moab: Hell's Revenge 4WD Off-Road Tour by Kawasaki UTV

4. Moab: Hell's Revenge 4WD Off-Road Tour by Kawasaki UTV

Climb aboard a Kawasaki UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) for an adrenaline thrill on the Hell’s Revenge Trail of Moab. Drive a specialized 4WD vehicle, with the confidence of knowing you are following a professional guide. Hell's Revenge is like a slow moving roller coaster; except it’s on slickrock! Drive across petrified mountains of rock that look like sand dunes. Although known as “slickrock,” it's actually gritty like sand paper; and unlike anything else you’ve experienced before. Along the way, stop for panoramic views from the Colorado River Overlook, and see authentic dinosaur tracks. Travel in convoys of no more than 5 vehicles for a more intimate and personal experience. Anyone over the age of 21 can drive one of the buggies if they have a valid drivers license, and are comfortable driving on terrain with steep slopes and cliffs. Each vehicle can accommodate up to 4 people.

Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

5. Bryce Canyon: 3-Hour Horseback Ride in Red Canyon

Ride on horseback for 3 hours through the scenic Dixie National Forest and discover two of the most popular canyons in the area. Be awestruck by the unique red cliffs, stunning hoodoo formations, and Ponderosa pines of the Red Canyon. Then, follow your guide on the windy trail to Losee Canyon and marvel at the unique colored rock formations. On your tour, make great western memories you won't forget with your knowledgeable guide. See the same country as Butch Cassidy did as a young outlaw over 100 years ago and pass an old outlaw hideout. Delight in an experience perfect for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.

Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

6. Bryce Canyon: Horseback Ride in the Dixie National Forest

Take a gentle horse ride through the Dixie National Forest to the north rim of Bryce Canyon. Enjoy the majestic natural formation of Bryce Amphitheater and admire the stunning landscapes. Discover the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park on horseback on a 1.5-hour riding tour. From beginner to expert, this scenic ride is perfect for all skill levels. Start your horseback riding adventure in the city of Bryce Canyon and follow your expert guide as they lead you through the beautiful Dixie National Forest to the canyon's northern rim. Pass 1,500-year-old bristlecone pine trees, one of the most ancient life forms on Earth. See the impressive formations at Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak and admire incredible views of the famous Bryce Amphitheater. Return to your original starting point at the end of your tour with unforgettable memories.

Moab: 3-Hour Scenic 4x4 Off-Road Adventure

7. Moab: 3-Hour Scenic 4x4 Off-Road Adventure

Discover the natural landscapes of Moab, Utah on a 4x4 adventure. Embark on a breathtaking experience with a dash of excitement. After meeting your guide, hop in your 4x4 vehicle and head into the landscape. Enjoy an experience focused on the natural beauty of the area and ancient rock art.  See ancient Native American petroglyph panels—rock art and carvings spanning multiple millennia. Some even go as far back as 3500 BC. Use your personal interpretation skills to decipher the images.  Admire views of gorgeous towering Canyons. Also get a look at a handful of arches, red rock spires and towering canyon walls all along the beautiful Colorado River. Have all your needs catered to with some short stops to snack, take pictures, and talk about Moab’s history.

From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

8. From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on this exciting half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle. After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards the national park, meandering alongside the river. Stop outside the park boundary to explore ancient Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the Island in the Sky district. Along the way, you'll stop at vistas such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch. See the remarkable Gooseneck Overlook and travel along a section of the White Rim trail. Wind up the switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, and enjoy one last look out over the park before driving back to Moab.

Moab: Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Museum Entrance Ticket

9. Moab: Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Museum Entrance Ticket

Travel back through time with your Discovery Pass to Moab Giants Dinosaur Park, the ultimate dinosaur adventure for all ages. Explore the park at your own pace and have fun with the whole family. The ticket includes access to all outdoor and indoor attractions. Walk with over 100 life-size dinosaurs on the half-mile Moab Giant Outdoor Trail then, visit two Dig-It-Out sites, the Playground, PaleoCamp, and Rock Art Gallery. Enjoy interactive exhibits and games dedicated to the formation of tracks and what we can learn from them at the Tracks Museum. Then, head to the 3D Theater for a movie depicting the Big Bang and evolutionary theories. Next, visit the new Prehistoric Aquarium Experience. See ancient sea creatures on 3D virtual screens as if you were there with them. Prepare yourself to come face to face with the ancient giant shark during an unforgettable realistic 5D experience.

East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

10. East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

Saddle up and experience Zion National Park from a unique perspective. This is more than a typical trail ride and is great for both beginners and experienced riders. You will begin with a quick introduction and get acquainted with the horses. Learn their unique personalities as you prepare to spend the next two hours together. Your guide will demonstrate safe techniques for handling your horse. The ride begins by following a trail that winds up the side of Pine Knoll through the desert forest with an intense elevation increase. Eventually, the ride exits the forest and you'll get to see majestic sweeping views of Southern Utah and Zion National Park. At the summit, you'll pause to capture pictures that will help you remember this experience for years to come. Then, continue down the mountain, all the while learning about the area and wildlife while listening to western stories.

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On “the launch pad”, looking practically straight up to the sky, not able to see the road ahead, you might think our family might be a bit nervous? Not even close, we were ready to roll. Brenden, our off road guide, told us what to expect, the awesome views we would see and how we would get there. As we spoke, it was evident he grew up outdoors and driving us through Hells Revenge was probably the safest thing he did on a regular basis. Riding mountain bikes, high speed bullet motorcycles and climbing were all well much more dangerous to us, but he had an incredible respect for the potential problems inherent in outdoor activities. That knowledge made us at ease and able to enjoy the ride. The Jeep was a technological marvel and was amazing itself. We had a great time overall and the ride was the highlight of our Moab adventures.

We had the best experience with learning about the area and the beautiful terrain. Our tour guide Blaine was awesome and made the day very memorable. He was not only knowledgeable about the parks (Arches and Canyonlands) but super personable and made it a fun day for us.

Our guide Danny was awesome!! The entire ride was wonderful! We stopped at several lookout points - watched the sunset by the Colorado river and had GREAT photo opportunities ! Highly recommend to all!!

Mellow and relaxing ride through beautiful Red Canyon.

I would use the company service again in the future.