Set off in pursuit of the wild, the weird, and the wonderful in two of America’s strangest and most breathtaking national parks. This spectacular week long itinerary kicks off in in the Moterra Hub of Salt Lake City, and as the miles fly by, you will find yourself engulfed in an increasingly alien landscape of sagebrush, cactus, and sandstone hills, wearing away over the years into the improbable and stunning balancing rings of Arches National Park.
After a couple of days in Arches you will head on to the wilder and less explored Canyonlands, an epic frontier of rivers, canyons, sunlit mesas and towering buttes. Spend four magnificent nights under the brightest and most brilliant displays of stars our nation has to offer and spend your days hiking, biking, or even exploring the rivers of this weird, wonderful, magical place. This six night itinerary is a perfect week-long getaway into some of the most incredible and unbelievable wild natural places of our country.
6 x nights of campground bookings (where available), details for first-come, first-served campgrounds, or GPS locations for dispersed camping
Experienced trip planner and destination expert
Late drop-off and early pick up fee
Additional miles on your rental
Detailed day-by-day itinerary based on your preferences
Activity and rental suggestions and management
Annual Parks Pass
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES
Fees for add-on activity options
Fuel for your van
Insurance for your van
Meals, groceries, souvenirs
Flights to the location
Security deposit of $1500 (refunded when you return the van)
6 Nights / 7 Days
Salt Lake City
2020 FALL SEASON
September 15, 2020 – November 15, 2020
Book before Sept 1, 2020
Book after Sept 1, 2020
2021 SPRING SEASON
March 15, 2021- May 15, 2021
Book before Nov 1, 2020
Book before Jan 1, 2020
Book after Jan 1, 2020
Pricing is reflective of groups up to 4, for itineraries booked 90 days prior to departure. Bookings with additional passengers or within 90 days of departure may incur different pricing. Details of inclusions and exclusions can be seen below.
Hike to the marvelous and inconceivable stone arches of this incredible park and contemplate the inexorable power of time as it wears mountains into dust.
Cruise the Arches Scenic Drive at Sunset for the best views of these incredible formations at the best time of day for unforgettable photos.
Check out Dead Horse State Park, situated on the rim of the Canyonlands for some incredible views and mountain biking.
Sleep under the stars in Canyonlands National Park, home to some of the darkest natural skies in the country and therefore ideal for stargazing.
Hike the mesas, arches, canyons, and trails of the impossibly varied and beautiful Canyonlands.
Ride the legendary mountain bike trails of Moab, UT for a shot of adrenaline in an adventure mecca.
Arches National Park
Pick up your van in Salt Lake City, go grocery shopping (or use our grocery service) and drive to Arches, Utah. Visit its amazing bright red arch formations and the gateway town of Moab.
Canyonlands – The Needles
Enter the wild, wacky, wonderful world of the Needles district, famous for the harsh beauty of its unreal rock formations as well as ancient carved stone figures. On the way from The Needles to the Island in the Sky, enjoy half a day at the stunning Dead Horse State Park.
Canyonlands – Island in the Sky
Explore the spectacular and less-explored landscape of the Island in the Sky, a towering mesa that provides panoramic views of the park with its myriad trail systems and opportunities for adventure.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ADD ONS
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by our professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Whitewater Rafting the Colorado River (Half Day)
$60 adult, $50 child
Enjoy an afternoon on the mighty Colorado! The iconic Colorado winds through expansive canyons and massive towers. You’ll cruise through whitewater and cool off in slow sections. Experience the canyons of Moab and beat the heat on a rafting adventure!
Jeep Tour and Guided Hike in the Canyonlands (Full Day)
$184 per person
Venture into remote areas of Canyonlands National Park where few travel to see unbelievable sights by Jeep! Drive into Horseshoe Canyon and see life size pictographs and historic archeological sites. You’ll also have a 7 mile hike to visit some of the more incredible canyon rock formations.
Moab 4×4 Off-Road Tour (Half Day)
$99 adult, $69 child
See Moab like never before in an off-road vehicle! Drive up and over sandstone domes and slickrock ledges. See views of Moab only accessible by these off-road trails. You’ll stop for fossilized dinosaur tracks and motor through shallow pools in the sandstone on your way to dramatic views of the Colorado River.
Explore hidden slot canyons with a professional guide as you rappel deep into these magical canyons. You’ll wander through twisting rock on your way out to the Colorado river as you learn about the geology and wildlife of the area and experience the canyon’s red rocks in a unique way!