This bundle includes self-guided tours of Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. These stunning parks, conveniently lined up in a row in southern Utah, make for the perfect road trip. Wherever you choose to start, you’re bound to end your journey with a new appreciation for the natural beauty of the American West.
At Arches, you’ll begin your journey with excellent views of the towering Three Penguins, Three Gossips, and Courthouse Towers. These immense rock formations welcome visitors to the one-of-a-kind scenery they can expect to find in this park. As you continue across the scorched landscape, you’ll hear about the Ute and Paiute tribes who called this place home. After seeing the impossibly-suspended Balanced Rock, you’ll get your first glimpse at the formations for which the park is named. First up: Windows Arches and Double Arch (featured in Indiana Jones!), followed by the much-photographed Delicate Arch, which stands proudly without any form of support.
In Bryce Canyon, you’ll have ample opportunities to see the hoodoos for which this park is famous. These strange, looming pillars lend the whole landscape an otherworldly appearance. As you visit a series of stunning overlooks, including the gorgeous Sunrise Point and Inspiration Point, you’ll hear about the tribes who once lived here, as well as other historical tidbits like Butch Cassidy’s relation to the area! Later, you’ll have the opportunity to hike into the canyon itself for some of the coolest natural scenery anywhere.
Continuing on to Canyonlands, you’ll find some of the most striking, classically Western landscapes you’ve ever seen. As you drive through shocking shades of red rock and attention-grabbing mesas, you’ll learn all about how erosion sculpted these wonders. Don’t forget your camera when you reach Plateau Viewpoint! Here you’ll find some of the best views in the whole park. On your way to the next big attraction, Dead Horse Point State Park (and no, that’s not a typo!), you’ll uncover this park’s secret, radioactive history! Of course, with so many hiking trails and overlooks, you might have trouble focusing on the past when the present is so compelling!
Then there’s Capitol Reef, home to remnants of one of the oldest and most remote pioneer towns in America. Nestled within the red rocks and deceptively complex walls displaying hundreds of millions of years of geologic history, you’ll find Fruita. Several buildings give visitors a sense of what life was like in this isolated little community, and you can even visit a functioning orchard while there!
Last but certainly not least is Zion. You’ve probably already heard of this park, and for good reason. Zion features enormous rocky fortresses, lush river valleys, death-defying hikes along windswept cliffs, and much, much more. Whether you’re looking for a desert oasis, some surprising history, or just some unforgettable views, Zion has you covered.
• Self-guided tour taken via the Action Tour Guide app
• Unique password (sent by email) for access to the Action Tour Guide app
• Live GPS map on your phone
• Works Offline
• Audio narration
• Written text explanations
• Route from stop to stop
• List of stops along the route
• Food or drinks
• Entry to paid attractions
• Vehicle rentals
Within 30 minutes, you’ll get an email from Action Tour Guide with two things: a unique password and a link to the Action Tour Guide app. Download the app, enter the password and download the tour. If you don’t get the email within 30 minutes, please check your spam folder.
When you arrive, go to the Arches National Park Visitor Center, Arches Entrance Rd, Moab, UT 84532 to start the tour. Stick to the tour route and speed limit for an optimal experience.
This isn't an entrance ticket. Please check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
Thank you for submitting your review