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Taste the Best of the Southwest

Moab Southwest Sampler Vacation

Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah is the perfect setting for a kid-friendly family outing–and Western’s Southwest Sampler provides just the right amount of adventure for the whole gang. You’ll get a taste of the “best of the Southwest” on this 4-day, 3-night getaway. First, you’ll spend 2 relaxing nights in luxurious comfort at the Gonzo Inn – the perfect location adjacent to shopping, restaurants, a city walking path, and only one block from the Moab Adventure Center. You’ll explore the wonders of Arches National Park and experience one of Moab, Utah’s most renowned adventures – an off-road Hummer Safari. Top it all off with 2 days of Colorado River rafting plus one night of all-inclusive beach camping and star gazing and you’ll return with endless stories and unforgettable memories.

Where and When to Meet

Check into the Gonzo Inn anytime after 3:00 PM on the first day of your trip. The Gonzo Inn is located just off Main Street in Moab, Utah at 100 West 200 South. (You’ll have dinner on your own the first 2 nights, so there is no problem if you’re arriving late.) For your Arches Tour, meet at 7:15 AM the next morning at the Moab Adventure Center, located within easy walking distance of the Gonzo Inn. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking and walking, comfortable shorts, shirt, hat and sunscreen. Also, be sure to bring water to carry on the hike, wear plenty of sunscreen, and don’t forget your camera.

Total Duration
2 nights with lodging
Time on Water
varies based on water levels
Minimum Age
must be at least 50 pounds
Rapid Class
high flows III
Distance on River
on river
colorado river raft and camp map
Gonzo Inn Eclecticity
Gonzo Inn Eclecticity

The Gonzo Inn is everything familiar, but nothing cookie cutter. Within walking distance of the Moab Adventure Center - and anything else you could possibly want in downtown Moab from restaurants to Main Street shopping, to quiet city parks and pathways. The perfect sized pool and hot tub are just what you need to cool off in the daytime heat, between all your packaged adventures. You'll be impressed with the room size too!

Best of Moab
Best of Moab & Southwest

Like any great sampler, you get a taste of the best of what the Southwest has to offer with this package vacation. Arches National Park is one of the most popular parks in the entire Parks System. Hummer tours just outside of Moab are consistently one of the most popular tours - aside from rafting on the Colorado River, which is like the humongous overnight dessert in the desert to top off your sampler.

Camping on the Colorado
Camping on the Colorado

There is nothing like camping alongside the Colorado River in the desert, under a canopy of stars in a place that shouts its beauty from the tops of red rock spires and canyon walls. You won't soon forget the experience of both rafting and camping alongside the Colorado River.

Southwest Sampler Reviews

Totally Awesome

"This expedition was totally awesome. Each of the events were managed so incredibly well. All staff I met were great. This company goes over-the-top with service and fun. I can't wait for the next opportunity to go again."

Our Favorite Part

Our family ranging in ages from 6 to almost 70 had a wonderful time on this trip. All of our guides were so friendly and helpful. There was just the right mixture of adventure and relaxation for all of us. The rafting trip was amazing, thanks to James, Scott and Jess who were great guides and cooks! We had some skeptics in the family before we left on the trip, but the Southwest Sampler quickly became their favorite part of a larger western vacation. We are already looking at future trips with WRE.


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