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Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp

Moab, Arches, and Canyonlands

Our Moab, Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp Tour features two national parks, one state park, the Colorado river and some of the best landscapes on earth! Hike among sandstone arches and colorful canyons surrounded by beautiful red rock vistas. We'll hit the famous trails AND the local hidden gems! Try out some mountain biking, rafting, rappelling, or rock climbing... your choice! Camp out along the Colorado River and just below the beautiful La Sal Mountains. There are lots of activity choices to make this trip your own. We'll help you schedule all the extras and recommend some great adventures.

Extra Activities: Rafting, kayaking, off roading, rock climbing, canyoneering, zipline, via ferrata, and more!

This trip is good for all physical levels/abilities.

Confirm all dates with Adventure Bus before booking any flights or pre-trip accommodations.

2025 Dates Coming Soon.

Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Salt Lake City.


This tour features a passenger van.


This tour features tent camping with an option for a cot. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.


Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical on this tour. Desert nights can be chilly.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs.

Hikes & Difficulty

The hikes featured on this tour vary in length, technicality, and difficulty. 1-7+ miles. Each location has various hiking options, so there is always something for everyone!

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.


Price per person: $1575
Returning guests: $1525

$500 deposit required

Trip price includes all park entrance fees, camping fees, and 70% of the meals.

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Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp

Day 1

Depart Salt Lake City 9:00 AM

We’ll pick you up at the hotel in Salt Lake City and head south to Moab, UT, our home base for the next 7 days. Before we settle in to our first campsite along the Colorado River, we will explore some petroglyph panels and take a hike to our first of several arches, Bowtie and Corona Arch. We’ll enjoy the first of many campfires and star-filled nights!

Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp
Moab Arches Canyonlands Basecamp Tour

Day 2

Arches National Park…

Landscape, Navajo, Double O…. Today we head out to the Devil’s Garden section of Arches National Park. It truly is a hiker’s playground with both easy and challenging trails past beautifully sculpted arches. Hit the trail and cover 7 miles of red rock terrain, or take your time and soak in the sun and beauty. If time allows, we'll cover the Windows Section and Park Avenue, or we'll return another day for those. We'll settle back in to our campsite along the Colorado for another star-filled night!

Moab Arches Canyonlands Basecamp Tour
Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp

Day 3

Canyonlands National Park…

The vistas of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park rival that of Grand Canyon! Hike along the rims of the vast canyons and witness the changing colors as the sun travels across the layers of sandstone. Also see Upheaval Dome and Mesa Arch.

We'll move our base camp to the southern end of Moab and camp near the La Sal Mountains. Be prepared for some great sunrises and sunsets!

Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp
Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp

Day 4

Mountain Biking, Off-Roading or Hiking

Here is your chance to see some true backcountry by bike, jeep, or atv. We’ll set you up with a trusted local company to experience the red rocks of Moab in a different way. End the day with some free time in Moab and dinner out. If biking and off-roading is not your thing, no worries! We'll take you on one of the many local hiking trails that rival those in the Parks!

Moab Arches and Canyonlands Basecamp
Moab Arches Canyonands Basecamp

Day 5

Rafting, Rappelling and Return to Arches

Spend the first part of the day rafting, kayaking or jet boating on the Colorado River and/or rappelling a secret canyon. Later in the day we will return to Arches for a picnic dinner and a sunset hike.

Moab Arches Canyonands Basecamp
Moab Arches Canyonlands Basecamp

Day 6

Moab, Utah…

Oh the choices we have! Moab is filled with great canyons, arches, and trails beyond what the National and State Parks have to offer. We’ll spend our last full day exploring several different trails. Don’t be surprised if we come across some petroglyphs, swim holes, or secret arches!

Or, if you missed one of the great activities Moab has to offer, we'll get that in today! 

Moab Arches Canyonlands Basecamp
Moab Arches and Canyonlands

Day 7

Day 7 Return to Salt Lake City

We'll roll back into Salt Lake City between 10-12 noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

"Don't cry because it's over... Smile because it happened." Dr Seuss

Moab Arches and Canyonlands