Arches National Park
Half Day Tour with "Delicate Arch" Hike
Prices starting at $550
Private tours only
$550 for the first 2 passengers $85/person after that up to 7 passengers (per vehicle)
price does not include taxes and fees or park entry
People come from all over the world to visit Arches National Park, and visiting Delicate Arch is on the top of many visitors' to-do lists. In a park with over 2,000 stone arches, this particular free-standing arch has become a widely recognized symbol of the state of Utah and one of the most famous geologic features in the world.
The light opening beneath the arch is 46 feet high and 32 feet wide, making it the largest free-standing arch in the park. It has had more than a few names in its history, from the colorful ("Cowboy's Chaps", "Old Maid's Bloomers") to the prosaic ("Salt Wash Arch"). The term "Delicate" first appeared in a January 1934 article about the Arches National Monument Scientific Expedition, which described it as "the most delicately chiseled arch in the entire area."
This tour begins with a morning hike to Delicate Arch that is approximately 2 hours round trip. Arches National Park is known for its many natural sandstone arches. This guided tour will allow you to learn about the history, archeology, and geology of this world famous National Park, with one of our experienced and knowledgeable guides.
This tour will take you into some of the remote backcountry areas of Arches, which few get to see. You will get to experience steep rock walls, sweeping sandstone dunes & fins, and meandering valleys.
After your hike you'll get to see all the sights along the pavement sections such as Wall Street, Park Avenue, Three Gossips, Balanced Rock, and the Windows Section.(Tour does not include Fiery Furnace hike)
All this from the comfort of one of our heated and air conditioned 4×4 vehicles.
Our guides will provide water and snacks for you. This is a private experience, and round trip is approximately 4 hours. We can make other stops or arrangements during the allotted time by request. (ie, if you want to take longer on the delicate arch hike, another short hike may not fit into the time frame).
About The Hike
All guides are First Aid/CPR Certified.
The Delicate Arch trail is 3.2 miles long, round-trip. This is a dedicated, Up-Hill Hike to the arch.
This is not an easy hike, Please wear proper clothing, shoes, sunhat, sunscreen, and bring a backpack with water. We will provide a cooler with water and snacks, but you should bring your own backpack with 2L. of water for each person.
Carefully consider your own health and fitness before reserving this tour.
If you have a National Park Pass, or plan on visiting more than one National Park on your vacation - we recommend that you purchase an annual pass. The link is provided below.
Entry costs $30 per vehicle. This is not included in your tour package. You can opt in to purchase your entry during the booking process. You can waive the fee as well if you already have a pass.
Please make sure you bring your pass along on the tour.
You DO NOT need a timed entry ticket into the park if you reserve this tour.
Pets are NOT permitted inside the National Parks. We may be able to accommodate you and offer pet-sitting during the duration of your tour. Please inquire within if this is something you may need.
Our Vehicles: Our vehicles are enclosed vehicles Toyota 4Runners and Sequoias. If you are reserving a vehicle for
1-4 passengers you will be riding in a 4Runner. Please note that the back 2 seats should be used for children or small adults only. The Sequoias seat up to 7 passengers and have a back row and middle row that seats 3 guests (bench).
If you have specific vehicle requests or questions, please call us. You can view the seating arrangements below for your reservations group size. Click on "Vehicle Seating".
PAYMENT DISCLOSURE - CANCELLATIONS
All trips should be reserved the day before the trip or earlier if possible. A $50 non refundable deposit will be charged to your card at time of reservation for any over-the-phone reservations. Deposits made online will include an online booking fee and is not refundable. No-show guests and cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled trip departure are subject to forfeit full fare. If any trip is cancelled due to weather, mechanical failure, or insufficient reservations, a refund will be provided.