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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

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Moab, United States
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On this half-day 4WD adventure from Moab, explore the rugged, red stone interior of Canyonlands National Park, where you’ll experience the beauty of the Island in the Sky district and the stunning Gooseneck Overlook. Your professional guide will navigate your vehicle down the switchbacks of White Rim Road, where you will not only see the remains of ancient Pueblo civilizations, but also admire the canyon walls that drop 1,000 feet (300m) down. It’s an easy drive from Moab to Canyonlands, and the views of the meandering Colorado River help cap off this Utah adventure.
  • Canyonlands National Park tour by 4WD from Moab
  • Visit the sheer sandstone mesa of Island in the Sky, which stands more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall
  • Stop at scenic lookouts with panoramic views of canyon country
  • Travel the rugged terrain of the Shafer Trail by 4WD
  • See examples of rock art from ancient indigenous Pueblo cultures
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or sunset tour
Your tour begins in the middle of Moab where you’ll meet you professional guide, who will help you get comfortably situated inside of the off-road, 4WD vehicle. Enjoy the 30-mile (48km) drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park, where you’ll explore the popular Island in the Sky District with its spectacular desert scenery.

Start off atop a mesa with views looking out over the horizon before your guide deftly maneuvers the switchbacks of Shafer Trail. On this section of the 100-mile (161-km) White Rim Road Loop, you’ll make stops at spectacular Gooseneck Overlook and famous Musselman Arch, and photograph vistas of the Colorado River and the view from Thelma and Louise Point.

In addition to the popular lookouts, your expert guide will take you to spots that aren’t as frequently visited, where you’ll find everything from ancient Pueblo rock art to vertical views down the canyons. You’ll learn the history of the Pueblo people who inhabited the Four Corners area, and aside from the culture and history lessons, your guide will also explain the geology of the red rock canyons before you.

When you stop for a break to take photos, venture out on one of the short trails that leave from many of the viewpoints; you’ll get a different perspective and angle for photographing the canyons.

When this Canyonlands tour from Moab is over, your guide will return you to the middle of Moab to the spot where the tour began.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Canyonlands National Park
This 4 hour guided interpretive tour starts along the banks of the Colorado River and travels into Canyonlands on 4WD roads up to the mesa of Island in the Sky.
Duration: 240 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Potash Road
Our first stop is along Scenic Byway 279 at a petroglyph rock art site. Guides provide insight to the people who passed this way and left markings on the canyon walls.
Duration: 15 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dead Horse Point State Park
The 4X4 trail passes 1000' under the rim of Dead Horse and 1000' above the Goose-neck of the Colorado River. We make stops at a limestone fossil bed, a giant red rock amphitheater, and the famous Thelma Louise point.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Island in the Sky
We enter Canyonlands National Park on the 4WD trial and take a short trip along the White Rim. This prominent sandstone formation wraps for 100 miles around the Island in the Sky.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Musselman Arch
Our excursion along the White Rim follows the trail along a bench to Musselman Arch. Guests take a short 300' stroll to see this amazing natural stone arch.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Shafer Trail
We backtrack along the White Rim Trail to the iconic switchbacks of the Shafer Trail. This old cattle trail climbs 1000' to the rim of Island in the Sky with magnificent views of the backcountry of Canyonlands. The 4X4 trail ends at scenic byway 313.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours
NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands National Park to provide guided interpretive backcountry 4X4 tours.
Duration: 240 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Tour outside the Park
Carole K
, Oct 2019
I enjoyed our tour and Phil but would have liked to enter Canyonlands Park for awhile. I did not realize none of the tour would be in the Park.
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What an amazing experience
Luke S
, Oct 2019
The view were incredible and far beyond what you could see on your own. I didn't feel rushed. Our guide Yancy was wonderful.
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John was a great guide
PatCincinnati
, Oct 2019
It was nice to have Johns expertise so we could relax and enjoy the scenery and the stories. it was a fun trip.
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Great way to see Canyonlands
Heidi J
, Sep 2019
After having to change our sunset tour to 1:00 because there was a 3 person minimum we had a great time. They seemed a little unorganized at first, we met our driver/tour guide, Larry. He was knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts about what we were seeing. The scenery was fabulous and so was the ride (a little bumpy at times) but this off road experience was a once in a lifetime experience.
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Moab Jeep tour
karla8083
, Sep 2019
Wonderful. Exciting. Was one of the best experiences on our vacation. Would definitely do it again. Highly recommend
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Great back country tour
Sherri C
, Sep 2019
Josh B made our trip the best. We enjoyed seeing Arches with him so much, we booked him again to take us into Cannonlands. If you do the tours you won't be disappointed.
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Best Way to See Canyon!!
PennyS1107
, Sep 2019
Kudos to Buzz our driver for a terrific tour through the canyon in Canyonlands National Park. It is the only way to really see the canyon in all it's glory. My husband and I decided to take this tour not realizing how much we would see and enjoy being driven through the canyon. The views are something I will never forget. Driving up some of those roads and the cliff faces were a bit scary and I was glad we had a driver who was used to driving in the canyons. He took us through those dirt trails up and down the mountains like a pro. We were right up to the top of mountains at the cliff edges and able to see down into the valleys. Just gorgeous views. Don't miss this opportunity. It worth it!!
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Amazing views at every turn!
Gshogantx
, Aug 2019
We went on the Half-day 4x4 tour of Canyonlands with Yancey as our guide. The trip was fabulous! Yancey knew where to go so that we had the best possible views of what the park had to offer. His commentary of the park, it’s history, and the geological aspects of the park made for an amazing trip. We loved our Navtec tour and Yancey was the best!
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Driving though Canyonlands
amyyoppsullivan
, Aug 2019
An unforgettable tour with a guide who wove the history, science and “agency of all things” together to open the experience and wonder of Canyonlands. Thank you for such a great experience of learning, laughter and love of country!
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Scenic brilliance
sbamanzi55
, Aug 2019
Amazing tour and tour guide. Learned so much and was in awe of the canyons. Highly recommend you ask for Tyler as your guide.

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