1. United States
  2. Utah
  3. Salt Lake City
  4. Capitol Reef National Park

Pick Your Utah Park: Private Day Tour from Salt Lake City

Product ID: 223290
Explore Utah's red-rock formations in an off-road luxury SUV during this private tour to the National Park of your choice. Choose to visit either the Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Goblin Valley, Capitol Reef or Little Sahara Sand Dunes.
About this activity
Duration: 14 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your preferred location in Salt Lake Valley or Utah Valley. Please contact the operator at least 1 day prior to your travel date to confirm.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get lost in a maze of sandstone hoo-doos at Goblin Valley State Park
  • Discover world famous attractions including arches, towering cliffs, and deep canyons
  • Experience the desert in solitude as you discover the canyon narrows of Capitol Reef National Park
  • Enjoy a private customized full-day tour to the park of your choice.
Full description
This experience departs from your preferred pick-up location near Salt Lake City and delivers you to 1 of several iconic destinations and back to Salt Lake City. As a private tour, your guide will tailor your trip based on your preference in hiking, sight-seeing, or adventuring. Enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch while taking in the scenic views. Choose from 1 of the following destination options:

Choose Moab as your destination to see Arches National Park and/or Canyonlands National Park. Marvel at the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world in a landscape abounding with spires, towers, cliffs, canyons, and rivers. Additional attractions include dinosaur track sites, off-road exploring, or shopping along Moab's historic Main Street. This option is a 3.5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Alternatively, head to Goblin Valley which is home to unearthly rock formations laid out in a maze of hoodoos. Here visitors can explore at their leisure, scrambling on rocks while they discover out-of-this-world terrain. Hike along established trails to distant points of interest and find out that there is no right or wrong way to navigate the park. Just outside the state park is a roadside rock art panel depicting ancient animals and inhabitants who roamed this rugged landscape. Nearby, the Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon can also be experienced. Goblin Valley is a 3.75-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Opt to visit the Capitol Reef National Park for a national park experience that is free from crowds and long lines. Discover arches, narrow hiking canyons, petroglyphs, and scenic drives. Capitol Reef is a 3.5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.

Or choose the Little Sahara Sand Dunes option to explore one of the most popular sand recreation destinations in the western United States. Hike, photograph, and explore this raw, constantly changing landscape. Consider renting a sand-board (sled) or an ATV from local suppliers and experience the thrill of riding over thousands of acres of rolling sand dunes. This is the closest destination to Salt Lake City with a 1.5-hour journey time.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your preferred Salt Lake location
  • Luxury SUV transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Picnic-style lunch
  • Water, snacks, soft drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• These tours will involve between 3-9 hours of highway travel depending on your choice of destination
• The most common is approximately 7 hours of travel round trip
• Guests who are uncomfortable during long drives may wish to choose 1 of the destinations closer to Salt Lake

From £491.99 Per group up to 6

Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
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    5 / 5
  • Value for money
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What a great trip! Neil and his wife Sarah made sure that everything ran perfectly. We hired Neil to take us to Capital Reef National Park and Great Basin National Park, a two day trip. Neil picked us up at our resort and from that moment on he handled everything. He is extremely knowledgeable. He made sure we saw the best of each park and did not have to worry about any of the winter driving. He stayed in contact with Sarah, making us feel very safe. He always had a plan to handle any bumps along the way. Kudos to Sarah for the wonderful chicken kabobs and other wonderful food she sent with Neil. Neil set up a stove, provided comfortable chairs, and we ate our lunch while enjoying the beauty of nature. We were able to go deep into the park, thanks to his 4 wheel drive, very luxurious SUV. We never would have known where to go without him. He was kind enough to send us some of the photos he took along the way. That was a nice gesture. We would highly recommend him.

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February 16, 2020

Exceptional experience to live and relive from every point of view: - Transport in a spacious and comfortable Chevrolet, with unlimited snacks and drinks - Delicious lunch lovingly prepared by Neil's wife (our guide) - Visit of the park adapted to our physical and personalized condition - And finally the kindness and attention of Neil, not to mention his qualities as a photographer. We enjoyed our visit so much that we asked Neil to organize a second visit for us, around the Great Salt Lake… Great too. We promise to come back, to test the 2-day DesertSOLITUDE formula, with campfire, caravan… A big thank you Exceptional experience to live and relive from every point of view: - Transportation in a spacious and comfortable Chevrolet, with snacks and drinks - Delicious homemade lunch - Customized park visit adapted to our physical condition - And at least but not last, Neil's kindness and attentiveness + Photographer skills

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November 25, 2019

Since it is a group tour for up to 6 people, if you can gather 6 participants, I think that it is a tour with a very high cost performance. It was about 4 hours from Salt Lake City to the park, but it was a comfortable drive. I spent about five hours in the park, traversing the delicate, double, skyline and window sections. November is a sunny day, so it is recommended that you can go around efficiently because it is not so crowded. The guides are also very kind and offer a simple barbecue for lunch. He also took a lot of photos and sent them by email. If you have the chance to go to Salt Lake City, take this tour by all means.

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November 19, 2019

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Product ID: 223290