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Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Moab: Arches National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 10.50 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 activity

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Arches National Park Visitor Center, Arches Entrance Rd, Moab, UT 84532. 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. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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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

4.6 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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This was really nice to have. Well worth the money. I had troubles getting it to follow us at first but I think I was pressing something that was actually causing the issue. We got it working and it was really great. So nice to drive an area and be told what it is vs just trying to figure it out. Our kids were pretty wiped from our day so we didn’t get out much so it was really helpful as we didn’t get to read any of the signs. They also liked having something to listen to. One of the sections of roads was closed so we didn’t get to hear all the things along the way but it’s nice that you can choose what you want to listen to as well. Have already recommended to a few people to purchase this before going in.

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October 6, 2022

The app and tour worked well for us. We were could stop at parking areas/turnouts to walk (short or longer distances) or take photos without disrupting the tour. I liked that there was a photo for each tour "point" so you could easily know that you were at the correct spot to listen to that bit of the tour. It was also possible to go forward and back in the tour by clicking arrows.

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October 1, 2022

This app was awesome and totally worth the money. We wanted to travel through the park but did not intend to spend a whole lot of time outside of the car because it is extremely hot. This allowed us to see all the things we wanted and the information was great! Since you download before you go it was not a problem that the park didn’t have any signal.

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July 9, 2022

Product ID: 385429