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Canyonlands National Park Backcountry 4x4 Adventure from Moab

Moab, United States

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the rugged beauty and ancient legends of Canyonlands National Park on a 4WD tour from Moab. Go off-roading in a sturdy Jeep to reach the Island in the Sky district and other remote areas, where the Colorado River slices through steep ravines and ancient Pueblo rock art decorates the sandstone cliffs. Hold on tight as your driver and guide navigates the switchbacks of Shafer Trail, and fill your camera roll with amazing perspective shots of the red-rock canyons.
  • Half-day 4WD tour of Canyonlands National Park from Moab
  • Explore the park's most beautiful sections with an experienced guide
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler
  • Learn about the park's history and see ancient Pueblo rock art
  • Get stellar views from Gooseneck Overlook and tackle the switchbacks of Shafer Trail
  • Get different perspectives on the park's dramatic canyons
  • Great option for those with limited time

What's Included

  • Experienced, knowledgeable guide
  • Ice water and snacks
  • Parking available at the office
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Park entrance fee
  • Gratuities
  • Car infant seat (required by Utah State Law for children 8 years and younger or under 57 inches)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • This is not a private tour. Please contact our office for pricing. (additional fees apply)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 378 N Main St
    378 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please call our office to reconfirm tour the day before your scheduled tour date.
  • We advise that is you are, or anyone in your party is, over 6'2" and/or 225+ pounds to please consult the tour office prior to your trip's departure date.
  • The Jeep Wranglers used have four passenger seats, and the guide/driver has all guests rotate seats throughout the trip. This makes it so that one person is not stuck in the same seat for the entire trip.
  • Not recommended for those with motion sickness, vertigo, etc.
  • Due to these tours being 'backcountry' tours, you will be going off the paved roads in an elevated vehicle that has the clearance for these special off-road trails.
  • Things to bring: water bottle (free refills available), sunglasses, sunscreen, visor/hat, sun protection, sturdy footwear for hiking, day pack, camcorders and cameras (bring at your own risk)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Canyonlands National Park Backcountry 4x4 Adventure from Moab?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Canyonlands National Park Backcountry 4x4 Adventure from Moab?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Canyonlands National Park Backcountry 4x4 Adventure from Moab?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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272 reviews
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Awesome scenery. God's creations are wonderful.
Ralph_B, Aug 2022
Beautiful vistas. Good guide too. Very knowledgeable. The Jeep ride was cool. Very good equipment. The petroglyphs we're very interesting to observe and have explained.
Great experience
Jon_K, Jul 2022
Mark was a great guide and driver. He also knew good photo op locations. Very scenic stops and ride.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you!
Off Road adventure
Jennifer_T, Jun 2022
Great trip, fun way to see the other side of Canyonlands park. Tour was on time, guide was great and knowledgeable, jeep was clean and new.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Glad you enjoyed Moab!
Great morning outing
Steve_H, May 2022
Learned a lot about the area, was nice being able to look at the landscape while someone else drove.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for the review!
Outstanding views!
Sharon_H, May 2022
Mark and Jim were fantastic guides. They both were very knowledgeable and had great personalities. We loved this trip and would definitely do this again.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for the review!
Our tour guide Mark was...
Kathleen_V, May 2022
Our tour guide Mark was amazing And very knowledgeable. Would recommend this trip very highly best way to see canyonlands never would’ve seen what we saw just going into the park ourselves. Thank you Mac for a wonderful day and will be visit when we come back. Kathleen Viveiros
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you1
Best way to see Canyonlands!
Nikki_G, May 2022
This is the best way to explore Canyonlands. The park is massive and we could not imagine driving on those roads ourselves. Our guide knew all the best spots, allocated our time wisely, took fun pictures of us, and provided helpful information. We were able to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery which was even better than the Grand Canyon!
Response from Host, May 2022
Glad you had a good time!
My wife and I were 1st...
Joseph_M, Apr 2022
My wife and I were 1st time visitors to the park. Our driver/guide Jim explained all the geology and sights of the park very clearly and was very confident driving us through the Schafer trail and a portion of the White Rim rd. We saw parts of the park that we would never have seen otherwise. We loved it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Great review....thank you!
Fun but Safety first
Paul_W, Apr 2022
The views! Thelma & Louise Point & Shafer Trail. Trail was scary bit we felt safe at all times. Wade was very nice
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Glad you had a great time!
good travel and travel guide
jae_yoon, May 2021
1.I was very happy to have a good travel guide whose name was Jim Schreck. he was humorous, and also enough kind to give us ride to our hotel(then we did not have a car) 2. and also i was very happy to sightsee the lower part of Canyonland park. If i had sightseen it from above, I could not have see it. so the back country tour was worth paying money for tour 3. but then we did not have a car, so that we had to walk to the tour office for more than 15min, which was different from other tour agency (that promised ride to our hotel
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you for the review, Jim is a great guide. We are sorry that we had a miss communication with you and were not able to schedule a pickup for you.
Thrilling, Beautiful, and Safe
Chandler_C, May 2021
This tour was absolutely amazing and we were able to get a genuine glimpse into the beauty of Moab and Canyonlands. Our tour guide, DeVon, was very passionate about the culture and history of the area and the people that once inhabited it. Never once did we feel unsafe as we passed steep cliffs, although the roads got bumpy at times. Overall a great experience and we’ll definitely be checking out Adrift Adventure’s other tours.
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Five people in a four-man jeep.
Jerry_S, Oct 2020
Five people in a jeep wrangler is way too much. There was me and the guy I was with you weigh 240. And two more women Who ate over 200 pounds each. With three of us in the backseat the middle person was getting squished and the people by the door we’re getting banged into the door every time you went on a bump. And they were a lot of bumps on this trip. Couldn’t really enjoy the scenery unless you were out of the jeep. Four people in the jeep is perfect. With three in the backseat that middle seat is brutal. Also Jim our driver told us the back up in town has been going on since March. It would’ve been nice if we could’ve stopped at the last bathroom break before leaving the park because it was an hour and a half before we got back with a traffic jam.Jim knew about the traffic jam but didn’t tell us until we were sitting in it for over an hour to go 3 miles. He was very helpful though in the park showing us all of the sites. But I will never go in that jeep again with five people. Nor would I recommend it. Worst experience I can remember.
Alyda_D, Sep 2020
It was fantastic and Mark was an awesome tour guide & driver! It was interesting from beginning to end and the views were breathtaking! Thank you so much for a great tour!
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thank you for the great review, we love hearing from our guests.
Very disappointed in this Back Country...
PHILLIP S, Oct 2017
Very disappointed in this Back Country tour. The vehicle was too small for 4 people and I had to sit in the middle of the back seat for the entire tour. I was so cramped.....In addition it was entirely Back Country and we felt we did not even see Canyonlands at all. There was a great deal of time spent on the Potash Plant which was unnecessary and boring. Some of the back country scenery was very nice but there was not enough. I would suggest that this tour be half in the actual park and half back country to make it more interesting.
A not to miss experience. Our guide...
Stephen K, Jun 2017
A not to miss experience. Our guide Chip showed us an area that he truly loves! He taught us so much about this rocky land!
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