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Moab Utah Vacation Sampler

4 Days in The Most Fabulous Place On Earth

The Moab, Utah Vacation Sampler is like the "Tour of Italy" platter at an Italian bistro, only this sampler serves up a satisfying sauce of scenery and sophistication... and you get adventure du jour! This Moab, Utah vacation package is perfect for those who may be searching for a nibble of rafting and camping for one night - enough to find out if you want more. Relax amongst the eclectic southwest stylings of the Gonzo Inn for the first 2 nights; placing you close to the night life of Moab's Main Street shopping and eats. In between, believe it or not, there's time to tour Arches National Park and take in a Sunset Hummer Safari over petrified sand-dunes to a stunning view over the Colorado River.

The final night finds you drinking in a Castle Valley sunset on a wide sandy beach along the Colorado River with wide open starlit vistas - leaving an impression that perhaps you ought to stay and sink your teeth into this place a bit longer, sometime in the future.

Colorado River Map Through Castle Valley

Day 1: Southwest Sampler »

Arrive in Moab, Utah on Tuesday and check into the Gonzo Inn anytime after 4:00 PM. Take some time to explore this unique Southwestern town and its breathtaking surroundings. Top off your day with a relaxing night at the Gonzo Inn. (Prices are based on double occupancy. Please select "single supplement" if anyone in your party will be staying alone in a room).

King Suite at Gonzo Inn

Day 2: Southwest Sampler »

Enjoy continental breakfast at the Gonzo Inn, then meet at Western River's Moab Adventure Center (7:15 AM) for an exploration of Arches National Park with Western's knowledgeable guides. You won't believe your eyes as you tour this one-of-a-kind place where over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and towering red rock formations blanket the landscape. After hiking and touring Arches, you'll eat lunch at one of Moab's most popular local bistros. At sunset, you'll experience the exhilaration of an incredible off-road excursion aboard the worlds' most serious 4x4. Be sure to take pictures because no one back home will believe where you've been!

Arches National Park tour

Days 3 & 4: Southwest Sampler »

Check out of the Gonzo Inn and experience a 2-day Colorado River rafting adventure (meeting at 9:45 AM). On the first day of your trip, you'll completely unwind as you drift between crimson cliffs on serene waters. Savor a barbeque dinner as you watch the sunset bathe the red rock landscape in a dazzling array of light and color. Then fall asleep to the sounds of the river under a blanket of innumerable stars. The next morning, you'll awake to the smells of coffee brewing and blueberry pancakes on the griddle. After breakfast, we break camp and head downriver. Moderate whitewater, wondrous sites and a delicious lunch round out the perfect 2-day rafting adventure. You'll arrive back to Moab around 2:00 PM.

Sunrise in Castle Valley

If you have more time... »

There's plenty to do in Moab, Utah so if you feel like extending your stay, call us, or visit Moab Adventure Center, and we can help you plan the perfect vacation extension.

Top 12 Adventures in Moab

Before your 4 Day Southwest Sampler Vacation...

Centered around the quaint town of Moab, Utah this trip offers plenty of opportunity for additional adventure, shopping, dining and relaxing. At any time before departure, Western can add to your itinerary additional activities, lodging, and Jeep rental. Simply give us a call and we'll arrange everything for you.

Your Adventures & Activities

Western River's Moab Adventure Center is the meeting place for all your adventures in the Southwest Sampler package. It is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab. This is an easy walk virtually "across the street" from the Gonzo Inn.

Arches Tour meets at 7:15 AM the next morning at Western River Expeditions' Moab Adventure Center.

Sunset Hummer Safari meets at the designated time marked on your confirmation sheet for the most accurate meeting time. These are timed with the sunset, so times vary according to season.

Colorado River 2 Day Raft & Camp meets at 9:45 am at Moab Adventure Center.

Checking into the Gonzo Inn

Check in at the Gonzo Inn anytime after 3:00 PM on the first day of your trip. (You'll have dinner on your own the first 2 nights, so there is no problem if you're arriving late.)

The Gonzo Inn is located just off Main Street in Moab, Utah at 100 West 200 South.

After your 4 Day Southwest Sampler Vacation...

You'll return to Western's Moab Adventure Center around 2:00 PM the final day of your trip. Many guests will choose to add additional nights at the Gonzo Inn before or after their trip. If you will be traveling on but wish to shower before leaving Moab, we can direct you to several locations in town that offer shower facilities.

For optional 2-hour to full-day excursions in Moab, Utah before or after your trip plus helpful Moab area information, visit


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