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Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City

19 Reviews | Salt Lake City, USA

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8 to 14 hours (Approx.)
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COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


All tours are custom tailored to each group. WHEN BOOKING SELECT 1 TRAVELER which will book for one group up to 6 guests Our guides are personable, knowledgeable, friendly and offer a high level of service. Pick your Park! Choose between the following options for your day tour from the Salt Lake Area: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley State Park, or Bryce Canyon National Park. Drive time to each Park from Salt Lake City is approximately 3-4 hours and plan to spend about 5 hours in the Park.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 19 verified reviews from Cool Salt Lake and TripAdvisor

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Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Joan P, Oct 2022 Verified
There is no way I can pick a favorite part. From Neal's arrival to pick us up until our drop off, our day was better than we could have imagined. After I booked our day, Neal called to get familiar with my family. As a grandmother, I wanted to give my 12 years old grandson, my son and daughter-in-law a day to remember so I told Neal we were an active family, but not big time hikers or climbers. He made plans that were perfect for us. Also, when I called him last minute and told him my 19 year granddaughter had decided she wanted to join us, he said no problem. Neal was so knowledgeable about all the local secrets and spots in The Arches National Park. Lunch was not your typical box lunch. Sooo good! He was also a great conversationalist and kept us all entertained on our drive from Salt Lake City to The Arches. By the time our day ended we were like longtime, old friends . Also, he took phenomenal pictures for us. Don't hesitate to book Neal and his company, Desert Solitude. I promise it will be a day your family or group will remember forever.
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Lisa M, Aug 2022 Verified
My daughter and I were undecided about taking such a long tour in the heat (August), but decided to book the tour as it was our only chance to see the Arches National Park. We have taken many small-to medium group tours but the chance to customize our day was a large factor. Were we ever so grateful that we made the choice to go. Neil and his wife Sarah are the owners and Neil does the driving and touring. The tour was amazing. Neil is very knowledgable about the area and loves to share his experiences with the land. Due to the heat and my mobility he customized the tour as we went and gave us choices so we could have the best experience. He knew where the best camera angles were and helped us take some gorgeous pictures. We were able to also do some off-roading (a highlight for me!) with his amazing customized vehicle. There were plenty of snacks and water. Lunch was customized for us as we are vegetarians. It was made by Sarah and delicious. There were also plenty of offers for bathroom stops. The tour was planned well and we were very comfortable during the entire trip. I would highly recommend this company. They truly care about the experience of their guests and want to share their love of Utah with you.
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Barbara M, Aug 2022 Verified
We had a fantastic experience on a day tour to Arches National Park with Neil. Worth every penny and then some. When people love what they do, they are also extremely good at what they do, and that is the case with our guide Neil. Great guide, paid attention to every detail and our whole family was comfortable entertained and engaged. Highly recommend!
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Marleen2000, Jul 2022 Verified
An amazing way to experience capitol reef! Wish we had the chance to experience all national parks like this! Great lunch was included as well as a good instruction on how to drive off road. Neil definitely does everything to make you feel comfortable. Moreover, when you say Neil, you say fun! He knows a lot about the surroundings and adapts well to the group.
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Gary_P, Jun 2022 Verified
Neil our tour guide was excellent, he was very knowledgeable, good fun and cooked us the most amazing lunch
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
heathersX7747DG, May 2022 Verified
Book your trip of a lifetime with Desert Solitude NOW, don’t think about it, just book it. We just returned from a 3-day custom adventure trip and I am still stoked about it. Our guide Neil was the bomb. He took care of everything so we could just enjoy the adventure.Day 1 was the trip from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park. The trip from Salt Lake City was a few hours, but we hit it off right away with Neil and it was like we had been friends all of our lives. The SUV we traveled in was luxurious and Neil made sure we were comfortable the entire way. Canyonlands National Park was our first Park, where we were treated to a fantastic lunch prepared by Neil. The scenery was amazing, from the canyons to the Mesa Arch, you must see it with your own eyes. Neil is very knowledgeable of the area, he gave us history and geology points during the entire trip. We traveled on to Moab, where Neil had arranged our excellent accommodations.Day 2 was my fave, a desert dirtbike tour where we rented dirtbikes from Ride Moab Industries for the day. Neil was very careful to take us on trails that we were comfortable on, as we had never ridden on those types of desert terrain. We rode 44 miles of trails! After dinner we went to see the sunset at Arches National Park, so gorgeous.We spent all Day 3 in Arches National Park. Our hiking adventure took us to three areas of the park, lots of very challenging trails to see Delicate Arch, then Double Arch, then finally Double O Arch. Again, Neil provided lunch cooked on his grill, and despite the gusting winds, we had a delicious hot meal. We ended the day at Park Avenue, where Neil gave us a surprise to end our tour.Overall, we had a great adventure tour, the trip of a lifetime, thanks to Neil and his expertise and excellence. I can’t recommend him enough, if you want an adventure vacation, call Neil at Desert Solitude, you will not be disappointed.
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
605felicej, Apr 2022 Verified
Amazing tour of Arches National Park! Neil was a great guide! He had a wealth of knowledge of Arches and the general Salt Lake City area as well. He made our trip even more fabulous. He was easy to reach to answer all of my questions prior to my trip via phone and text messaging. He catered the tour to make sure we had an enjoyable time while visiting Arches. He was attentive to our needs and I would recommend this tour to anyone and would do a tour with him again when I am back in this area. We stopped at a great restaurant for dinner on our way back to Salt Lake City and he even turned the car around and stopped to let use view a herd of Elk on the side of the road! Great tour and guide! If you plan to visit Arches go with Dessert Solitude for the most memorable experience.
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Margie_O, Apr 2022 Verified
We had a great time with our tour. Besides the beauty of its nature , our tour guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. I like the food as well. We had kebab and hobo for lunch for a 2- day trip in The arches and canyon lands. Overall it was indeed a great experience to treasure!!
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Jiamind1, Apr 2022 Verified
Good views, good information. The hike was easy, the drive is as scenic as the canyon.Very beautiful
Pick Your Park: Private Day Tour From Salt Lake City
Rozit W, Aug 2021 Verified
Booked a day trip to Bryce Canyon with Neil from Desert Solitude and it was the best experience ever. Neil was so accommodating from start to finish. It was the white glove service which set Neil's tour heads and shoulders above any we had ever had in our life. They say the devil is in the details, and he checked all the boxes on that front, from the snacks/conversation/music and drinks in on the car en route, to our lunch experience. In the past, a lunch would be some pre-packed tuna or peanut butter sandwiches, but when Neil put us in a picturesque setting, pulled six comfy lounge chairs off the roof rack, and hooked up a BBQ grill and made us steak Kabobs and potato salad which were delicious. The timing of the lunch and giving us the protein, just before a 2.5 hour hike thru Bryce. On the hike, we received detailed history about every monument in sight, and he was equipped with gatorade, water and snacks along the way. My kids are still talking about him a week later, he made THAT much of an impact on our tour and we can't wait for our next Utah excursion.

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