Utah National Park Excursions & Tours
Utah is known for its beautiful national parks, and Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa gives you exclusive access to all the beauty these parks have to offer. Two of the area’s best parks – Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park – are located within an hour’s drive from our resort in Moab. Explore the best sights of each of these unique national parks with one of the following tours. Reservations for each tour can be made through our Adventure Concierge.
Arches National Park Excursions
Arches Scenic Highlights Tour
Sit back and take in the astounding views as a professional guide takes you through the park. From the vehicle, you’ll see views of the famous Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers, La Sal Mountains, Petrified Dunes, and Panorama Point. You’ll also enjoy short, guided walks to the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, as well as the legendary Delicate Arch Overlook. A short, scenic hike is included as part of the experience.
Arches Sunset Photo Tour
Experience an unforgettable evening in Arches National Park with our amazing Sunset Photo Tour. Join us on a fascinating tour as the sunset throws different shades of color onto the sandstone monoliths – a truly breathtaking sight. You’ll stop at Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers, La Sal Mountains, Petrified Dunes, and Panorama Point. You’ll also enjoy short, guided walks to the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, as well as the legendary Delicate Arch Overlook as the sun finally sets. Times and other details of this tour change according to the sunset.
The Fiery Furnace offers a labyrinth of narrow passageways, sandstone fins, and tapered ledges to test your true sense of adventure. Witness hidden arches and ancient scenery up close and personal in this intimate environment. This is an incredible experience that has such rare and unique microbiology that only professionally guided trips are recommended by the Park Service.
Delicate Arch Hike
Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah. Towering 80 feet over hikers, Delicate Arch is one of the highlights of Arches National Park, and is possibly the most beautiful arch in the world. This arch needs to be experienced in person to be really appreciated. This hike competes with Devil’s Garden as the most popular hike in Arches National Park.
Devil’s Garden Hike
Devil’s Garden is an area of Arches National Park that features a series of rock fins that have broken out of the earth due to erosion, and as a result, produce many spectacular views. It contains the largest concentration of significant natural arches in the world. The trail that travels throughout Devil’s Garden is just over 7 miles long and leads to the Tunnel Arch, Pine Tree Arch, Landscape Arch, Partition Arch, Navajo Arch, Black Arch, Dark Angel Monolith, Private Arch, and Fin Canyon. Wall Arch, before its collapse in 2008, was also located here.
Arches National Park Excursions Information:
All Excursions meet at front entrance to main lodge.
Prices are inclusive of tax, service charge, and park fees.
Bring food and water (available in gift shop).
Motor tours feature extra tall windows for premium viewing.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for hikes.
Remember to bring a camera, as the scenery is magnificent!
Canyonlands National Park Excursions
Needles District Tour
The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is famous for being remote and wild with its red- and white-banded Cedar Mesa formation, arches, towers, slot canyons, and unusual geologic features called grabens. Customize your experience with your guide by choosing from numerous options, including Chesler Park/The Joint Trail, The Confluence Overlook, Peekaboo Trail (for the extra fit), Squaw Flats, and Roadside Ruins.
Island in the Sky & Dead Horse Point State Park
This awesome five-hour tour features spectacular Grand Canyon-esque vistas from the edge of thousand-foot cliffs, unique geologic features such as the controversial Upheaval Dome, the White Rim Overlook, and world famous Mesa Arch Trail.
Our experienced guides know the entire canyon country area – inside and outside the national parks. They excel at creating custom itineraries to fit your particular interests, whether those include geology, ancient Indian rock art panels, dinosaur trackways, biology, or unique canyons and viewpoints. Inquire about a special tour made just for you.
For your safety and enjoyment, remember to bring plenty of water when you hike!