GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.
There are 140+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.
Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.
Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or WiFi is required while touring.
It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™
WHAT TO EXPECT:
With 2 Parks to visit and a long list of things to do, you’ll appreciate our recommendations for how to prioritize your time best when exploring Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.
Arches National Park alone has over 2,000 arches throughout the park. We’ll lead you to the most popular ones like Delicate Arch, Double Arch and Landscape Arch. And others such as Skyline Arch and Devils Garden area if you have more time.
We’ll rehash a quick geology lesson, so you understand and appreciate the multiple geological forces at work required to create these amazing features. But the tour is not all about rocks, there are stories about some unique characters who were drawn here and more about the delicate ecosystem that sustains a surprising amount of diversity.
The contrast in scenery between Arches to Canyonlands couldn’t be more dramatic.
As we drive along the Grand View Point Road in the Island in the Sky District, there are a number of viewpoints that peer down into canyons eroded by the Colorado and Green Rivers. Plan to arrive early with coffee if you want to capture the Mesa Arch sunrise image with other eager photographers, or enjoy a late sundowner.
Then there’s the conflicting theories to ponder at Upheaval Dome, or you can just enjoy and laugh at its nickname – Utah’s “belly button”.
The Museum of Moab is the best location to learn more about local Puebloan people, but a hike on the Aztec Butte Trail will take you to view their ancestral structures called granaries.
Both tours begin and end on the drive to and from Moab.
Note: The tour does not include the short Needles section of Canyonlands which is located 60 miles of Moab (the opposite way).
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:
Some of the highlights along the route include;
• Delicate Arch
• Three Gossips
• Landscape Arch
• Balanced Rock
• Skyline Arch
• Grand View Point
• Mesa Arch
• Candlestick Tower
• Aztec Butte
• Upheaval Dome
• Whale Rock
++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.
** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.
The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world.
Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves.
Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return.
None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.
We’re constantly making updates and improvements to our app in order to provide the best experience possible for your sightseeing adventures.
Enhancements with this and previous updates include:
* Tour keeps running in background while using other apps Eg. music
* Easy-to-follow tour route line now added
* Content updates
Ratings and Reviews
Well worth it.
This was great. We had no idea what to expect in the park. We were very happy with the way it was all put together. The only problem was we
Couldn’t tell if it was running when we got back in the car till we hit a audio point. Just made sure app was open after we got back into the car. Wish everyone knew about the app that was in the park. I could hear people asking/talking about things in the park that we knew the answers because of the app.
Really enjoyable audio tour
Ran across this app in a local paper while we were figuring out things to do in Moab. This was a really enjoyable audio tour and the narration is excellent. You usually get monotone narrators with audio tours, but this was very well read. The tour follows your location and is perfectly timed. The tour also includes very interesting facts about the area and local legends. I would definitely recommend using these for all national parks tours (or at least the ones that are available).
Tours were too expensive, terribly time limited and at the mercy of the leader’s personality style. GyPSy Guide solves all those problems with affordability, perfect timing and a delightful, vetted, well informed guide. The app led me to the right places, told me what to expect at each stop and fed me wonderful, compelling historical and geological facts. I LOVE this app and can’t wait until all the national parks are available online. I am a grandmother making the trek alone. This is the way to travel.
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 124.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.