Desert Solitude
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Offering private tours combined with luxury RV camping accommodations to travelers seeking to experience the natural wonders of southern Utah. Tours exclusively serve your group of 2-6 guests. Travel, dine, and explore at your pace. All tours include all meals, lodging, tour guides, park entrance fees, and all excursion activities. From the coffee to the campfire, we’ve got you covered.
Moab, Utah

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Victoria S
2 contributions
Aug 2022
That was fantastic! We are a family of 5, ages 17 to 48.
Everyone had fun and enjoyed the three day tour with Neil, who is extremely knowledgeable as a guide, as well as a wonderful and interesting person to spend time with.
Neil shared many interesting stories, showed us hidden places that none of our friends who visited Utah ever heard about. Neil is a wonderful driver too, he took us to many great places that you can get to only by driving through extreme roads, where you need a special driving skills and a huge fantastic truck :) I loved his truck!
We all enjoyed Neil's lunches that his awesome wife prepared for us :)She probably doesn't know that she is very much appreciated as well :)
I very much recommend, this is an unforgettable and pleasant experience!
Written August 24, 2022
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Heather S
8 contributions
May 2022
Book your trip of a lifetime with Desert Solitude NOW, don’t think about it, just book it. We just returned from a 3-day custom adventure trip and I am still stoked about it. Our guide Neil was the bomb. He took care of everything so we could just enjoy the adventure.

Day 1 was the trip from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park. The trip from Salt Lake City was a few hours, but we hit it off right away with Neil and it was like we had been friends all of our lives. The SUV we traveled in was luxurious and Neil made sure we were comfortable the entire way. Canyonlands National Park was our first Park, where we were treated to a fantastic lunch prepared by Neil. The scenery was amazing, from the canyons to the Mesa Arch, you must see it with your own eyes. Neil is very knowledgeable of the area, he gave us history and geology points during the entire trip. We traveled on to Moab, where Neil had arranged our excellent accommodations.

Day 2 was my fave, a desert dirtbike tour where we rented dirtbikes from Ride Moab Industries for the day. Neil was very careful to take us on trails that we were comfortable on, as we had never ridden on those types of desert terrain. We rode 44 miles of trails! After dinner we went to see the sunset at Arches National Park, so gorgeous.

We spent all Day 3 in Arches National Park. Our hiking adventure took us to three areas of the park, lots of very challenging trails to see Delicate Arch, then Double Arch, then finally Double O Arch. Again, Neil provided lunch cooked on his grill, and despite the gusting winds, we had a delicious hot meal. We ended the day at Park Avenue, where Neil gave us a surprise to end our tour.

Overall, we had a great adventure tour, the trip of a lifetime, thanks to Neil and his expertise and excellence. I can’t recommend him enough, if you want an adventure vacation, call Neil at Desert Solitude, you will not be disappointed.
Written May 15, 2022
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Jenny P
Des Moines, IA5 contributions
Sep 2021
We had an INCREDIBLE time touring southern Utah for 6 days with Desert Solitude Tours. We had planned to see all 5 national parks but ended up seeing so much more. Our guide, Neil, was super accommodating and knew the right time to go into the parks to avoid the largest crowds. He helped us pick out activities that fit our group’s varying abilities. He even gave us options to do things outside of the parks which allowed us to see even more of what Utah has to offer. Every day was unique and gave us a chance to experience something new. It was so nice to be able to spend the day doing what we wanted on our schedule. Desert Solitude Tours is a must for your travel to Utah – you will not be disappointed!
Written September 24, 2021
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Anaproblemma
Portland, OR51 contributions
Mar 2021
4 Day tour of the Parks
Just did a 4 day tour with Desert Solitude. Wow! Amazing! Incredible! Expansive! There are not enough superlatives to describe this experience. Not only were the sights and the parks we visited a must see on anybody's bucket list, Neil's tender and supportive care went beyond any other tour I have ever been on. I have traveled the world over, from Bangkok to Tel Aviv, and never have I had such personal and caring detail delivered at every turn. From handwarmers to put in our pockets on a chilly morning hike, to a barbecue outdoors in a red rock canyon with nature all around. I had recently had some physical challenges that had worried me that I might not be able to do the hikes that I really wanted to do. Neil was so patient, and encouraging, as we tried small little hikes to longer and longer hikes, building my confidence and my strength so I was able to do a 3.3 mile hike on the last day! At 600 ft elevation drop and gain! It gave me a new lease on life as I had been mourning and thinking that hiking 😀was a part of my life I would have to give up. Thank you Neil for giving that back to me. What an incredible gift. If you possibly can do a 3 or 4 day tour it is so, so well worth it. So many parks and each one so different. I can't even pick a favorite, each so wonderful in its own way. You can't go wrong with Desert Solitude. IMHO the best tour company in the world!
Written April 5, 2021
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IowaFamily821
West Des Moines, IA12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
My husband, grown daughter, and I booked the 6 Day Mighty 5 Parks Tour with Desert Solitude. If I could have given this tour 10*s, I would have. To actually experience Utah’s Five National Parks was a trip of a lifetime for all of us. From our first conversations with Neil through the entire trip, every detail was perfect. We were very lucky to have someone like Neil who thoroughly knows Utah’s parks and believes that families having fun actually experiencing these parks is what these trips should be about—not just looking at them and hoping back on a tour bus. Neil keeps these tours to 7 or less people so that everything can be personalized with no time limit in each thing you choose to do that day. He always gave us 3 activities to choose from each day—our choice not preplanned. We chose every day seeing the park, hiking at our skill levels, and off roading in his modified Suburban. Neil also gave us opportunities to do things after dark and I must say those were very memorable and fun! In addition, Neil would personally cook our lunches (he is a great cook) and take pictures of us ( great photographer also). He showed us photography tips on our IPhones and sent us many pictures to download at the end of our trip that he took. None of us had really ever hiked in the mountains so we were a little nervous about “could we do it”. I hope you will try these hikes as Neil will help you know exactly how to tackle each hike and you will experience the beauty of the mountains with great memories and new skill levels. The same with Off Roading which we never have done—we Loved it!! Like I said previously, this experience was the best and most memorable one we have ever done (we have taken many tours both in the US and abroad and never have we had this great of a time and done so many neat things!) Memories we’re created for a lifetime!! Do this tour or another one Desert Solitude offers—you will not regret it!!
Written September 22, 2021
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rms11
Northbrook, IL141 contributions
May 2021
Neil Peterson, of Desert Solitude, is your guide if you want a fabulous experience in the National Parks of southern Utah. He spent 8 days with our group of 5 seniors guiding us through amazing hiking trails, driving us from park to park, providing us with delicious lunches (mostly grilled on his portable grill), and planning each day with us. This custom trip is the way to go to see this breath-taking part of the country.
Written May 26, 2021
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Sarah P
Thank you so much! Neil loved the time he spent with your group and we are so happy you enjoyed your trip.
Written June 19, 2021
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Erika T
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
The best private tour ever. I have so much fun I will highly recommend Neil’s he is a really nice person and you can have the best experience of your life. He picked up my boyfriend and I at our hotel early in salt lake city and drove us 3 and a half hours to Moab. We visited the arches national park the first day. Neil brought out his grill and make us delicious steak kebabs. We toured the park and saw all the major sights and did the best hiking. We went to dinner , then Went out off roaring and star gazing. The next day we say the canyon lands national park and had a great lunch again with Neil. It was an all out great experience and I will definitely do it again . Desert solitude is a great company for both family’s and couples Neil works around your needs.
Written June 3, 2022
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ayersma
Cocoa, Florida8 contributions
Feb 2020
Best decision we made on our vacation. While visiting SLC, we wanted to visit Capital Reef and Great Basin but felt it would not be possible, given that we were going to be there in February and the weather could be quite bad. Choosing Desert Solitude for a guided trip turned out great. Neil has a very comfortable vehicle for traveling and he made every minute of the trip about us. He took us to places we never would have found on our own. When the weather turned bad, we felt very safe with Neil driving. He was willing to give us as much time as we wanted in each location. We did not waste one minute of sunlight. I am very safety minded and the fact that he checked in with his wife several times during the day, made me feel confident that someone would come for us if there was any kind of emergency. His knowledge of the area is extensive. Just a great, great, trip.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you Maureen! It was a treat for me to put together this custom trip for you. These are some of the less visited areas which makes them even more exciting to see again. I hope you are both doing well!
Written March 6, 2020
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John S
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We toured Arches and Canyonlands with Desert Solitude on a two-day tour. I told Neil, our guide, that I was interest in photography, and he certainly made sure I came back with incredible pictures. Neil was patient and good natured. I never felt rushed when I wanted to stop to take a shot. He shared information and history of the parks with the enthusiasm of someone who clearly knows and loves the area. Desert Solitude is the only way to go!
Written April 30, 2022
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Ann K
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
We had an amazing day in Capital Reef. Great tourguides!!! Their firts time touring with multiple cars, but they planned it very well. They brought good food. They also knew great places to take action pictures. Thank you for this adventure!!!
Written May 29, 2022
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