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Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

4.5 / 5

73 reviews

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

From US$ 10.53 per person

Discover the stunning formations and harsh beauty of Utah's rocky desert with this comprehensive self-guided driving tour of Arches National Park.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 365 days
from first activation
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the alien landscape of Arches National Park
  • Discover the park’s highlights, such as Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, and more
  • Marvel at craggy rock pillars, unlikely formations, and eroded mountainous fins
  • Learn about the formations’ history and the magical Paiute mythology behind them
  • Set your own pace and stop where you like to get the most out of your visit
Full description
Begin your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape at the visitor center by the entrance to Arches National Park. As you set off on your journey, pass the towering formation of the Three Penguins and the geological Moab Fault, then pause at Park Avenue. Simply admire the formations, colors, and layers here or hike the trail into the park. Next, check out the distant snow-capped La Sal Mountains, the iconic Three Gossips, and the towering series of formations from the Courthouse Towers to Sheep Rock. Continue deeper into the park, admiring the petrified dunes and desert scrub while learning about the native Ute and Paiute tribes. Hear about their mythologies, way of life, and eventual struggle against Spanish invaders and Mormon settlers. Your journey into Arches will then bring you to the famous Balanced Rock formation, followed quickly by the two most popular stops: the Windows Arches and Double Arch. Enjoy jumping out and exploring these geological marvels up close. After, make your way through Arches’ unique Cache Valley to Delicate Arch, the unrivaled highlight of this park. Check out the nearby historic Wolfe Ranch and tribal petroglyphs, and decide if you want to see the famous arch from a viewpoint or hike closer for greater detail. Your adventure continues through the unique Salt Valley of Arches to stunning formations like the Fiery Furnace, Sand Dune Arch, Arches Forest, Skyline Arch, and Tapestry Arch. These are all optional stops and hikes. Finally, make your way to the farthest point in the park: the Devil’s Garden. Here, hop out to visit the famous Landscape Arch as the crowning vista of a surreal landscape.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to Action Tour Guide app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to the attractions
  • Transportation rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Arches National Park Visitor Center • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour • These steps require good data/wifi • From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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This self-driving tour is excellent. We knew just what was coming up around each curve, including the history of the area and what to look for. It told us so much more than the printed map and guide from the park service. We had an amazing experience at Arches because of this guide.

October 28, 2021

We loved this self guiding tour. We read other reviews so we n we to download everything before getting to the park. We couldn’t give it a 5 star because it did keep cutting out because we would lose reception in the park but we were able to catch back up pretty easily.

October 20, 2021

Love having chance to drive, stop, play. The guide is excellent. We love his voice and feel like we don’t miss anything and do it at our own pace and go back to parts and replay. Like having a knowledgeable companion. Especially wonderful for national parks. Used one at Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and at Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse. Will do it for all trips!

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October 10, 2021

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