Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Easygoing Walking Tour

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From $3,299 - $3,599 /person

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Sep-Oct 2025: Apr-May, Sep-Oct

From $3,299 - $3,599 /person

Dolce Tempo Journey among Epic National Parks in the Southwest

The vast canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Sandstone spires that soar in fiery hues. Walk amid Utah’s magnificent arches and the massive monoliths of a red-rock wonderland. Gaze upward at blue sky and outward toward a spectacular desert wilderness. Explore the twists and turns of famed canyons and pinnacles at your own pace.

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Highlights

  • Geologic grandeur is yours to discover on foot as you walk right up to Delicate Arch and Double Arch, and wander amid the rippling rock layers of Colorado National Monument
  • Behold different perspectives on the rugged landscape from breathtaking Island in the Sky in Canyonlands to scenes of the golden sun on the tips of soaring sandstone formations
  • Savor classic southwestern American fare and sip a post-stroll libation surrounded by Moab’s iconic cliffs while gazing up at a blanket of stars–there’s nothing like a desert sky
  • Stay in two properties in the outdoor recreation mecca of Moab, explore downtown and the winding Colorado River, and cool off in pools with vistas of soaring cliffs
Utah Arches & Canyonlands Easygoing Walking Tour map

Colorado & Utah

Start/End Grand Junction, Colorado

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Begin your exploration of Utah's desert wonderland with a hike to Corona and Bowtie Arches, two striking pothole arches located just west of Moab • Canyonlands National Park, containing some of the most remote land in the continental United States, offers a different perspective with its landscape of mesas and canyons • From atop the park's Island in the Sky area, you can see the Colorado River twisting through a gooseneck canyon 2,000 feet below you • As we walk around nature's potholes on slickrock—an ancient seabed—the colorful spires of the Needles provide the view • Wander around the quirky town of Moab or relax by the hotel pool.

Accommodations
Hoodoo Moab

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Hoodoo Moab
Moab
Casual Plus Hotel

Find mountain and city views at this modern hotel with an ideal location in Moab. (pool, spa)

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Days 3-5

Description

Prepare to be awestruck in Arches National Park, home to the world's greatest concentration of natural sandstone arches • Explore one of the most unique areas of the park: the Windows Section • Check out some of Arches' most iconic features, including Double Arch and Delicate Arch • You may spot climbers scaling the towers as you relax and soak in views of Castle Valley, Onion Creek and the Colorado River • A twisting adventurous trail serves up views of the soaring sandstone formations known as Fisher Towers, just one of this week’s many geologic wonders • Colorado National Monument holds geologic treasures and spectacular views waiting to be discovered during leisurely walks • While the afternoon away at our rustic riverside hotel • Whatever your pace, the comfort of our lodge awaits at trail’s end • Visit the lodge's Moab Film and Western Heritage Museum or beat the heat poolside.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

Red Cliffs Lodge
Moab
Casual Hotel

Originally a turn-of-the-century homestead, this comfortable lodge is surrounded by 2,000-foot cliffs and set along the Colorado River. (pool) 

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Shuttle Time
The Southwest's canyon country is vast. As a result, this trip includes a few longer shuttles that allow us to cover the distance between the highlights we visit in Colorado and Utah.
Terrain

While this is an easygoing trip, some of the terrain can feel more challenging. Be prepared to hike on a variety of trail surfaces, including rugged desert trails with some rocky and sandy sections, sections of slickrock as well as some well-maintained dirt paths. A few sections require the ability to step up and down rock steps that have a higher rise than typical stairs. Your Backroads leaders will be there to lend a helping hand!

From $3,299 - $3,599 /person

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

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Nights 1-2

Hoodoo Moab
Moab

Casual Plus Hotel

Find mountain and city views at this modern hotel with an ideal location in Moab. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-4

Red Cliffs Lodge
Moab

Casual Hotel

Originally a turn-of-the-century homestead, this comfortable lodge is surrounded by 2,000-foot cliffs and set along the Colorado River. (pool) 

From $3,299 - $3,599 /person

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