What's New

We are constantly making improvements, both large and small, so you have an even better sightseeing experience for your road trip adventures.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* Modifications made for iOS13 release
* Tour keeps delivering audio narration even when in background mode, Eg while you listen to music.
* Easy-to-follow tour route line added
* Content updates

App Description

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.

Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.

It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™


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).


Some of the highlights along the route include;

• Delicate Arch
• Three Gossips
• Windows
• 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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 16, 2015 Initial release
  • June 13, 2019 New version 2.7.0
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • September 04, 2019 New version 2.8.1
  • September 23, 2019 New version 3.0.1
  • September 23, 2019 Price increase: $7.99 -> $8.99
  • July 14, 2020 Price increase: $8.99 -> $9.99