Jeep tours provide incredible backcountry experiences that can be anywhere from relaxing to exhilarating. While they are incredible experiences by themselves, Jeep tours can also be combined with activities such as photography, hiking, and rappelling. And nowhere can you find opportunities for Jeep tours like you can in Southern Utah. Below are five top Utah Jeep tours and destinations, each listed with a quality guide group operating within the area.
Zion National Park
There’s a reason Zion is one of the most visited National Parks in the country. Zion boasts abundant amounts of white, red, and pink stone covered with a variety of flora, making it a colorful display year-round. Zion has everything you could hope for in a backcountry Jeep adventure, including deep valleys, crystal clear streams, towering cliffs, and abundant wildlife.
East Zion Jeep Tours provides family-friendly, and adventure-filled expeditions that will take you deep into the Zion area. The Red Canyon Jeep Tour offers tremendous views of the east fork of the Virgin River and the large valley it formed over eons of time.
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef’s unique rock formations and its reputation for being one of the best places to stargaze make the Park a destination location for those hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle.
Check out some unique Jeep tours in the area that take you into backcountry Capitol Reef. These tours are meant to be flexible, allowing you to explore the area’s myriad of hiking trails and to stay out late to enjoy the night sky.
The city of Moab is sandwiched between Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, and these desert treasures are surrounded by miles and miles of BLM land and dirt roads. It’s no wonder Moab is an extremely popular location for Jeep enthusiasts and novices alike.
Outlaw Jeep Adventures, one of a number of quality Jeep adventure groups in the area, provides adrenaline-pumping tours of the Hell’s Revenge trail. Or ask them about easier (but still incredible) trails such as Shafer Trail or Geyser Pass.
Four Corners Area
The adventures in and around the Four Corners area are some of the best-kept secrets of Southern Utah. With Native American archeological sites and stunning views as far as the eye can see, a Jeep tour to the far east edge of Utah will be an experience of a lifetime.
Look into Wild Expeditions, a group that offers a number of incredible Jeep excursions, including a trip to Bears Ears to see ancient Anasazi ruins, or a day trip to overlook Monument Valley at sunset.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Named after the large descending layers of rock visible throughout Southern Utah, this National Monument is one of the most beautiful and remote places in the country.
The local tours offered by High Adventure Rentals will take you through the “Dinosaur Megatrackway” to find well-preserved dinosaur tracks, or into Dixie National Forest to view Native American ruins and petroglyphs.
With so many wonderful opportunities for Jeep tours in southern Utah, it’s hard to go wrong. It’s time to experience the beauty of the area from a different view – you’ll be surprised by what you discover!