Map of Moab: Hike, Bike & Raft including United States Of America

Get active surrounded by some of the Utah's most spectacular scenery

Combine cycling, hiking and rafting with dramatic deserts, ancient canyons, flowing rivers, and a charming town that’s known as the gateway to some of the most spectacular scenery in Southwest USA. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used the canyons around here to hide from the law but you’ll have nothing but fun on daily biking, hiking and rafting adventures. With great weather and incredible rock formations, Arches National Park has scenery that’s second to none. Canyonlands National Park offers an easy network of trails with some of the best views you’ll find anywhere. Add the charming town of Moab and you’ve got the perfect active adventure.


Start
Salt Lake City, United States
Finish
Salt Lake City, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Active Adventures
Code
SSXB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Combine the best cycling, hiking and rafting experiences that Utah has to offer with spectacular Wild West scenery.

  • Raft the mighty Colorado River with easy-to-navigate rapids that also offer enough thrills for those who have been rafting before.

  • Explore the famous towering red rocks of Utah on two feet, with a hike to the panoramic plateaus of the stunning Canyonlands National Park.

  • Navigate one of Moab’s best biking trails as you mountain bike along rolling desert terrain, with stunning views into Arches National Park.

  • Marvel at Arches National Park with its sandy washes, slickrock, mesmerising canyons and arches that rise high above the red rock landscape.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

  • This is an active trip, and it consists of hiking, cycling and water-based activities. Whilst previous experience in hiking and kayaking or rafting isn’t essential, your ability to cycle is. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the hikes.

  • Equipment hire is included in your trip price, bikes, helmets, and all water sport gear. Bike helmets are compulsory to wear during all rides.

  • Please advise your height at time of booking so we can organise a suitable sized bike.

Itinerary

Welcome to Utah! You’ll need to make sure you arrive into Salt Lake City in time to meet your leader and the rest of the group at 10 am to kick off your tour. Once you’ve all gathered, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive of approximately 4 hours to Moab, home to some of the world’s most striking red rock formations. Enjoy a stop along the way to buy lunch and stretch your legs before arriving in Moab in the late afternoon. In the evening, you’re free to explore the local nightlife in town or enjoy a relaxing night in before your first hike of the trip tomorrow.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 10am as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent know. See the 'Joining Point' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details on where the meeting will take place.
It’s an early morning start today but it’s worth it to have more than 2,000 natural stone arches, rock formations and giant, balancing rocks pretty much all to yourself. Our rugged, half-day hike along the Devil’s Garden Primitive Trail offers a genuine wilderness experience with spectacular scenery at every climb, dip and turn. Admire the soaring rock arches and stunning views as you challenge yourself to avoid tricky spots like a depression filled with water that you’ll need to shimmy around to avoid wet feet. Back in Moab, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Take a swim in the pool, walk around this artsy town or book an optional evening tour.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Arches National Park - Hiking Devil's Garden Primitive Trail
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walking distance is 3.5 km (2.2 miles) with a 100 m (340 feet) elevation gain.
After breakfast, jump on Specialized Stumpjumper 29er mountain bikes for a half-day mountain bike adventure around the Bar M Loop, an introductory trail that is low on difficulty but big on fun. Your expert mountain biking guide will choose a trail based on everyone’s level of experience and thirst for adventure. Take it easy on a single track ride with spectacular views of the surrounding red rock landscape and the distant La Sal mountain range. If you’re more experienced, you may like to pick up speed and zoom over red hillocks which are perfect for hopping jumps. The afternoon is yours to enjoy back in Moab before a sunset hike to Delicate Arch, the largest freestanding arch in the entire park and one of the world’s largest.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moab - Mountain Biking
  • Arches National Park - Sunset Hike to Delicate Arch
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
It’s a very early start as we make our way to Dead Horse Point for sunrise before heading to Canyonlands National Park where we will hike the Islands in the Sky District. This easy network of trails offers one of the finest panoramic overlooks anywhere in the Southwest USA. At the southern tip of this breathtaking plateau known as Island in the Sky, you can see the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, as well as vast areas of red rock cliffs and the incredible maize district. Take the short paved walkway to the aptly named Grand View Point and marvel at the mighty Mesa Arch perched on a cliff edge. Enjoy the view with an included picnic lunch, before the trip back to town where the evening is yours to enjoy as you wish.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Canyonlands National Park - Hiking the Sky District
  • Moab - Dead Horse Point Sunrise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After a leisurely breakfast, join your group for a half day rafting trip along the Colorado River. With easy-to-navigate rapids that still offer enough excitement for those who’ve been rafting before, this experience is the perfect mix of chill and thrill. You’ll enjoy lunch and plenty of fun before your return to Moab at around 4.30pm. Maybe head out for an optional group dinner tonight to celebrate the penultimate night of your active adventure.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Moab - White Water Rafting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After breakfast, make your way back to Salt Lake City. Before your tour comes to an end, your leader will take you on a tour of Lake City, where you will learn about Mormon Pioneer history. See the magnificent Salt Lake Mormon Temple, State Capital Building and founder Brigham Young’s Territorial Governor’s Mansion. The tour wraps up by 5 pm and you are free to depart any time after that. If you would like to stay on in Salt Lake City, we would be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Included Activities
  • Salt Lake City - Leader Led Walking Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle, Mountain Bike (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Raft, On foot

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (5 nights)

Included activities

  • Arches National Park - Hiking Devil's Garden Primitive Trail
  • Moab - Mountain Biking
  • Arches National Park - Sunset Hike to Delicate Arch
  • Canyonlands National Park - Hiking the Sky District
  • Moab - Dead Horse Point Sunrise
  • Moab - White Water Rafting
  • Salt Lake City - Leader Led Walking Tour

Dates & availability

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Important notes

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1. This trip begins at 10am on Day 1 in Salt Lake City.
2. This trip finishes around 5 pm on Day 6 back in Salt Lake City.
3. A Single Supplement may be available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
4. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so we can organise a suitable sized bike.
5. The included bikes on this trip are dual suspension mountain bikes. You may have the option (at extra cost) of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) - this must be requested at the time of booking.
6. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. Please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
7. Accommodation is not included on day 6 of this trip. If you require additional accommodation (or want to reserve your room for the main part of the day) please contact the hotel directly.
9. Due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the local attractions may be temporarily closed, running reduced hours, or require booking ahead. Please check their websites for up-to-date opening hours.

Essential trip information

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