Naturalist Tour of Arches National Park

Enjoy the beauty of Arches while gaining a deeper understanding of place on your own private tour.

Destination: Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the most iconic spaces in the Desert Southwest. On this bucket-list tour, witness desert wildlife surrounded by legendary sandstone features like Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock. During this Naturalist-led experience, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the National Park, while learning about the diverse natural and human history of the area. This is a van-based, private experience with many opportunities for small side hiking that can be adjusted to your group’s interest or physical ability.


Iconic Landmarks:

Arches is famous for its sandstone features. Be sure to bring the camera to capture the spires, arches, mesas, and towers that have captivated visitors and residents for generations.

Natural History:

Arches is home to a wild diversity of life. From coyote scat to prickly pear pads, you and your group may witness unique plants and animals while immersing yourselves in a one of a kind ecological landscape!

Family Friendly:

Your private CFI guide is first and foremost an educator! They are experienced teachers who can dive into geology, ecology, history, and other topics in a way that will captivate the interest of everyone in your group!

Full day option:

Even a full day is not enough time to explore the incredible monuments of Arches, but you are sure to maximize the experience with a CFI guide. Choose from multiple points of interest, like Devils Garden, Balanced Rock, and the Windows Section. Adventurous groups can also elect to make the hike up to the legendary Delicate Arch.

Half-Day Tour Logistics and Pricing:

  • CFI will cover your park entrance fee
  • CFI will provide plenty of snacks and water
  • CFI will provide an air-conditioned van for transportation
  • This is a private, naturalist-led experience

Full-Day Tour Logistics (in addition to Half-Day):

  • A delicious lunch, snacks, and plenty of water are all included
  • More opportunities to explore and hike
CFI is a non-profit organization and fees are not taxed. By choosing CFI, you are supporting our efforts to provide lifechanging outdoor experiences for hundreds of children per year.


  • Where: Arches National Park
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: Call or inquire below for availability
  • Time: Two options available; Half-day, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Full-day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: Half Day: $480/group, can include up to six people - Larger groups inquire about special rates
  • Cost per Person: Full Day: $800/group, can include up to six people - Larger groups inquire about special rates
  • Deposit: $200/group (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Notes:
    • The program starts and ends at Canyonlands Field Institute’s Office unless other plans prearranged.
    • Click here to read our cancellation policy.
    • Contact us with questions by email at, or call 800.860.5262 or 435.259.7750.