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Arches & Canyonlands National Parks

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Utah’s finest geologic wonders and world-renowned beauty await your discovery on our Arches & Canyonlands National Parks adventures.

Explore the jaw-dropping landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, and see for yourself why Utah is known across the globe as an adventurer's paradise. There’s no doubt you’ll be mind-blown by the variety of landscapes you’ll explore on foot, on two wheels and with a paddle in hand in under one week. Raft the narrow Black Granite Gorge, bike alongside the Colorado River on Potash Road, witness the famous Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch and take an exciting Hummer Tour through Moab. 

Arches & Canyonlands National Parks Adventures & Tours

North America

Mighty Five Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.96

  • Duration 9 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

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      I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings.

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore the best of Utah’s National Parks; including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. You'll discover countless canyons, soaring pinnacles, crimson-colored hoodoos, and cascading waterfalls.

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

AustinAdventures

Operated by our sister brand Austin Adventures

4.85

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Step It Up

      I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings.

    Read more about the Active Range

 ADULT ONLY

See for yourself why Utah is known across the globe as an adventurer's paradise. Explore the jaw-dropping landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks on foot, on two wheels, and with a paddle in hand on this six-day trip.

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: Grand Junction, Colorado

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Reviews from our Arches & Canyonlands Adventures

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Arches & Canyonlands Adventure - May 2024

really nice trip thanks to cool weather and great guides

"We were blessed to have cool weather that made hiking and biking easy. The hotel was in a great location and the people were very friendly. The best part was the Hummer tour.

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"We were blessed to have cool weather that made hiking and biking easy. The hotel… read more

"We were blessed to have cool weather that made hiking and biking easy. The hotel was in a great location and the people were very friendly. The best part was the Hummer tour. read less

5 Stars (58 reviews)

S Sherry | May 2024

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure - May 2024

Keith

"Everything from pre trip communication to post trip followup was awesome (especially everything in between). Guides Joel and Steve were great and took care of all the details so we had truly no worries and were both informative and entertaining.

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"Everything from pre trip communication to post trip followup was awesome (especially everything in between).… read more

"Everything from pre trip communication to post trip followup was awesome (especially everything in between). Guides Joel and Steve were great and took care of all the details so we had truly no worries and were both informative and entertaining. read less

5 Stars (58 reviews)

K Keith | May 2024

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2023

Utah rocks

"The Utah Mighty Five trip was an experience like no other. The guides Steve and Bryson tailored the experience to suit our group and pushed us to optimize the experience. They shared their expert knowledge, kept us laughing for 9 days and were highly organized and personable. The hiking was amazing and the canyoneering guides Jack and Andy instilled a sense of confidence that make rappelling down a slot canyon totally safe and exhilarating. The accommodation and food were excellent - Austin Adventures thought of every detail. I would highly recommend this trip for the full hiking experience, the stellar quality of the guides and every aspect of the trip.

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"The Utah Mighty Five trip was an experience like no other. The guides Steve and… read more

"The Utah Mighty Five trip was an experience like no other. The guides Steve and Bryson tailored the experience to suit our group and pushed us to optimize the experience. They shared their expert knowledge, kept us laughing for 9 days and were highly organized and personable. The hiking was amazing and the canyoneering guides Jack and Andy instilled a sense of confidence that make rappelling down a slot canyon totally safe and exhilarating. The accommodation and food were excellent - Austin Adventures thought of every detail. I would highly recommend this trip for the full hiking experience, the stellar quality of the guides and every aspect of the trip. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

H Helga | October 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2023

The Mighty Two!

"Thanks to Steve and Bryson, the mighty two guides on our October 2023 Mighty Five Adventure, our hiking adventure exceeded my expectations! Starting with the hiking trails to the rappelling experience, Steve and Bryson kept us organized, safe, well fed and most of all they they instilled confidence and kept us motivated each step of the way. A special shout out to Jack and Andy who guided us through the canyons and rappelling experience. Wow! So exhilarating.

Every day was filled with laughter, words of encouragement, sharing of facts and history of our surroundings. The accommodations and food were excellent. The van was very comfortable for travelling.

I would definitely recommend this hiking trip! We had a fantastic time.

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"Thanks to Steve and Bryson, the mighty two guides on our October 2023 Mighty Five… read more

"Thanks to Steve and Bryson, the mighty two guides on our October 2023 Mighty Five Adventure, our hiking adventure exceeded my expectations! Starting with the hiking trails to the rappelling experience, Steve and Bryson kept us organized, safe, well fed and most of all they they instilled confidence and kept us motivated each step of the way. A special shout out to Jack and Andy who guided us through the canyons and rappelling experience. Wow! So exhilarating.

Every day was filled with laughter, words of encouragement, sharing of facts and history of our surroundings. The accommodations and food were excellent. The van was very comfortable for travelling.

I would definitely recommend this hiking trip! We had a fantastic time. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

R Ruth | October 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2023

Awesome MIghty Five

"The Might Five trip was awesome--gorgeous scenery, exhilarating hikes and canyoneering experience, led by excellent guides Steve and Bryson, with a fun group of people! Thank you for a great trip!

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"The Might Five trip was awesome--gorgeous scenery, exhilarating hikes and canyoneering experience, led by excellent… read more

"The Might Five trip was awesome--gorgeous scenery, exhilarating hikes and canyoneering experience, led by excellent guides Steve and Bryson, with a fun group of people! Thank you for a great trip! read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

C Connie | October 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2023

Mighty Five Grand Adventure

"This trip will go down as one of our most memorable adventures ever. Our guides, Steve and Bryson, made this experience a lifetime memory. We took on challenges that were beyond what we thought we were capable of and left with memories we will cherish forever.

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"This trip will go down as one of our most memorable adventures ever. Our guides,… read more

"This trip will go down as one of our most memorable adventures ever. Our guides, Steve and Bryson, made this experience a lifetime memory. We took on challenges that were beyond what we thought we were capable of and left with memories we will cherish forever. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

T Tracy | October 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - September 2023

Best Vacation Ever!

"This was my first trip and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it exceeded all of my expectations! It was a retirement gift for me for my husband and myself to take this trip together. First of all, Steve and Bryson are both top notch professional guides and people. They took care of everything, which made our trip stress free and truly enjoyable. I believe the guides can make or break your experience and they were EXCELLENT! The hiking excursions, restaurants, awesome views, home made lunches by the guides, etc. were second to none. The extra friendly and thoughtful touches by Steve and Bryson made our group feel like a family. I have no bad comment or even constructive criticism
about the trip. Truly outstanding! The hikes did push me but they had a good feel for our group's capabilities and took plenty of rest stops when needed.

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"This was my first trip and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it exceeded… read more

"This was my first trip and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it exceeded all of my expectations! It was a retirement gift for me for my husband and myself to take this trip together. First of all, Steve and Bryson are both top notch professional guides and people. They took care of everything, which made our trip stress free and truly enjoyable. I believe the guides can make or break your experience and they were EXCELLENT! The hiking excursions, restaurants, awesome views, home made lunches by the guides, etc. were second to none. The extra friendly and thoughtful touches by Steve and Bryson made our group feel like a family. I have no bad comment or even constructive criticism
about the trip. Truly outstanding! The hikes did push me but they had a good feel for our group's capabilities and took plenty of rest stops when needed. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

R Robin | September 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - September 2023

The Amazing Mighty Five Adventure!!

"WOW! Every aspect of this trip was amazing! It far exceeded my expectations. The National Parks were absolutely gorgeous; the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and FUN! Their personalized touch for each and every one of the travelers was spot on! The hotels, restaurants and food were also perfect for each location. Every aspect of this tour was well planned and thought out. Each hike or activity (canyoning) was well done! Steve and Bryson are wonderful guides! I hope to book another trip soon.

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"WOW! Every aspect of this trip was amazing! It far exceeded my expectations. … read more

"WOW! Every aspect of this trip was amazing! It far exceeded my expectations. The National Parks were absolutely gorgeous; the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and FUN! Their personalized touch for each and every one of the travelers was spot on! The hotels, restaurants and food were also perfect for each location. Every aspect of this tour was well planned and thought out. Each hike or activity (canyoning) was well done! Steve and Bryson are wonderful guides! I hope to book another trip soon. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

N Nadine | September 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - September 2023

Hiking the Mighty 5 National Parks from St George to Moab, Utah

"My wife Robin and I just finished a 9 day adventure of the Mighty 5 National parks in Utah with Austin Adventures. We had a fantastic time.
Our Guides (Steve and Bryson) were the best!! They took us on wonderful hikes in all the parks averaging 6-8 miles/day. The hotels and food were great. The trip was exciting and something I will remember the rest of my life. "Kudos" Austin Adventures for a job well done. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime. We plan to book another trip in the future.

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"My wife Robin and I just finished a 9 day adventure of the Mighty 5… read more

"My wife Robin and I just finished a 9 day adventure of the Mighty 5 National parks in Utah with Austin Adventures. We had a fantastic time.
Our Guides (Steve and Bryson) were the best!! They took us on wonderful hikes in all the parks averaging 6-8 miles/day. The hotels and food were great. The trip was exciting and something I will remember the rest of my life. "Kudos" Austin Adventures for a job well done. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime. We plan to book another trip in the future. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

J John | September 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - September 2023

Good Times

"The trip was great, guides were awesome, hikes were just right!

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"The trip was great, guides were awesome, hikes were just right! read more

"The trip was great, guides were awesome, hikes were just right! read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

N Nicole DuPont | September 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - September 2023

Mighty 5 Trip

"It was a wonderful trip with attentive, engaging, and knowledgeable guides. Everything felt smooth, and seamless.

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"It was a wonderful trip with attentive, engaging, and knowledgeable guides. Everything felt smooth, and… read more

"It was a wonderful trip with attentive, engaging, and knowledgeable guides. Everything felt smooth, and seamless. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

K Karen | September 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - May 2023

Nine great days with Steve and Bryson

"With perfect weather, an awesome pair of guides, and the luck of having a small number of guests, our Mighty Five Adventure in Utah could not have been better.

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"With perfect weather, an awesome pair of guides, and the luck of having a small… read more

"With perfect weather, an awesome pair of guides, and the luck of having a small number of guests, our Mighty Five Adventure in Utah could not have been better. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

D Douglas | May 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - May 2023

Mighty Five

"Perfect in every way! Weather, trip size, meals, accomodations, and the guides couldn't have been more enthusiastic, knowledgeable and congenial. Add to that gorgeous scenery, challenging and perfectly planned hikes and a flexible itinerary to fit in the most adventure and convenience for the guests.

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"Perfect in every way! Weather, trip size, meals, accomodations, and the guides couldn't have… read more

"Perfect in every way! Weather, trip size, meals, accomodations, and the guides couldn't have been more enthusiastic, knowledgeable and congenial. Add to that gorgeous scenery, challenging and perfectly planned hikes and a flexible itinerary to fit in the most adventure and convenience for the guests. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

C Cynthia | May 2023

Mighty Five Adventure - May 2023

"Boy did we have a good time!! Austin Adventures and our superlative guides, Steve and Bryson gave us a fabulous experience in seeing, hiking Utah's Five National Parks and several state parks and areas. It would have been tough to do all we did on our own. Everything about the trip was great: accommodations, dining, weather, activities, but especially the GUIDES!!! Leave the parking to them! We highly recommend this trip.

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"Boy did we have a good time!! Austin Adventures and our superlative guides, Steve and… read more

"Boy did we have a good time!! Austin Adventures and our superlative guides, Steve and Bryson gave us a fabulous experience in seeing, hiking Utah's Five National Parks and several state parks and areas. It would have been tough to do all we did on our own. Everything about the trip was great: accommodations, dining, weather, activities, but especially the GUIDES!!! Leave the parking to them! We highly recommend this trip. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

P Pamela | May 2023

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure - April 2023

Arches/Canyonlands

"What a great 6 day adventure, everything from the rafting down the Colorado to the hiking and biking in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Our guides Steve and Joel were excellent: very knowledgeable, funny, interesting and took care of all our needs. Food was excellent AND healthy.

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"What a great 6 day adventure, everything from the rafting down the Colorado to the… read more

"What a great 6 day adventure, everything from the rafting down the Colorado to the hiking and biking in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Our guides Steve and Joel were excellent: very knowledgeable, funny, interesting and took care of all our needs. Food was excellent AND healthy. read less

5 Stars (58 reviews)

E Edward Fitzpatrick | April 2023

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure - October 2022

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

"Wonderful!
Exceeded my expectations!

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"Wonderful!
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"Wonderful!
Exceeded my expectations!
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4 Stars (58 reviews)

K Karen | October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure

"Megan and Steve represented your organization in an outstanding way. They clearly love the outdoors, were knowledgeable about the parks and natural elements. They engaged the entire group and were patient and kind to everyone. They were also a lot of fun which was contagious.

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"Megan and Steve represented your organization in an outstanding way. They clearly love the… read more

"Megan and Steve represented your organization in an outstanding way. They clearly love the outdoors, were knowledgeable about the parks and natural elements. They engaged the entire group and were patient and kind to everyone. They were also a lot of fun which was contagious. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

D Dawn | October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure

"The guides, Megan and Steve, were wonderful and guided us to trails and experiences with masterly of the areas visited. The scenery was beyond belief, and our group enjoyed one another as well as the accommodations at each site. The larger venues (Zion and Moab) had the best lodging and food options, but even the smaller areas were quite acceptable and hospitable. I

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"The guides, Megan and Steve, were wonderful and guided us to trails and experiences with… read more

"The guides, Megan and Steve, were wonderful and guided us to trails and experiences with masterly of the areas visited. The scenery was beyond belief, and our group enjoyed one another as well as the accommodations at each site. The larger venues (Zion and Moab) had the best lodging and food options, but even the smaller areas were quite acceptable and hospitable. I read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

L Lynne | October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure

"The Mighty Five was a wonderful adventure. Meghan and Steve are EXCELLENT guides who are flexible, calm, fun to talk with and exude enthusiasm. Glitches do not phase them (traveler who needs extra, people with covid).
The parks are amazing beyond words. I am pleased we did the direction (Zion first and Canyonlands last) but can see positives with the opposite as they would increase in difficulty). Fellow travelers were wonderful and lots of fun, although you have no control over that !

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"The Mighty Five was a wonderful adventure. Meghan and Steve are EXCELLENT guides who… read more

"The Mighty Five was a wonderful adventure. Meghan and Steve are EXCELLENT guides who are flexible, calm, fun to talk with and exude enthusiasm. Glitches do not phase them (traveler who needs extra, people with covid).
The parks are amazing beyond words. I am pleased we did the direction (Zion first and Canyonlands last) but can see positives with the opposite as they would increase in difficulty). Fellow travelers were wonderful and lots of fun, although you have no control over that ! read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

M Mary | October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure - October 2022

Mighty Five Adventure

"Lots of new sights and experiences. Having two guides on the trip provided lots of flexibility and made linear walks possible.

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"Lots of new sights and experiences. Having two guides on the trip provided lots of… read more

"Lots of new sights and experiences. Having two guides on the trip provided lots of flexibility and made linear walks possible. read less

5 Stars (70 reviews)

M Michael | October 2022

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