Surrounding Moab, Utah, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park high desert wonderlands of deep canyons, arches, spires and colorful, geological wonders. These national parks and canyons tell the story of the ancient cultures that once thrived in this region. Some even say Canyonlands National Park still holds the same ruggedly captivating allure as it did back when Major John Wesley Powell first passed through this area on his first exploratory journey down the Colorado River! Famous author Edward Abbey, who was a frequent visitor to these parks, described Canyonlands as "the most weird, wonderful and magical place on earth-there is nothing else like it anywhere" and Arches as a "monstrous and inhumane spectacle of rock and cloud and sky and space" that he wanted "to know it all, posess it all, embrace the entire scene intimately, deeply, totally."
Our backpacking trips in Canyonlands allow you to sleep under the famously mind-blowing starry skies, allow yourself to be engulfed by towering, multi-colored sandstone canyon walls, see canyon country's most magical arches, dive into the ancient stories of the canyons’ past, enjoy exceptional backcountry cuisine, and have the rewarding feeling of knowing you've had an unforgettable Canyonlands adventure! Our Best of Moab inn-based tour is a all-around hiking tours of the canyon counry surrounding Moab, including Canyonlands and Arches.