Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab
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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

4 h
Half Day
About this activity
Make your own way to central Moab where your guide meets you in a 4WD vehicle. Travel about 30 miles (48 km) to reach the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, an accessible section of the park that provides great examples of the region's spectacular beauty.
Begin high atop the mesa and marvel at the scenery as your guide expertly maneuvers your vehicle down the steep switchbacks of the Shafer Trail to reach the Colorado River corridor below. Along this portion of the 100-mile (161-km) White Rim Road loop, your guide makes frequent stops to take in sights such as Gooseneck Overlook, Thelma and Louise point and Musselman Arch.
Along with the more famous lookouts, your guide points out lesser-known features in the national park and the Colorado River below. Visit sites where the beautiful rock art of the ancestral Pueblo people can be seen in the canyons, and learn from your guide about the ancient Pueblos who lived in the present-day Four Corners area.
Throughout the day, your guide shares informative commentary about the incredible geology of the region as well as its human history and wildlife. Most of the viewpoints have short trails that offer different perspectives, but overall this half-day trip does not include much hiking. Depending on the timing of the tour you choose, you see the colorful red rock canyons glow in the morning, afternoon or evening light.
At the end of your 4-hour tour, your guide returns you to your starting point in central Moab.
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  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle
  • Ice water and lemonade
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Things to bring: camera, water bottle (free refills available) and sun protection
  • NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessioner
  • 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
90% Cultural
70% Original
5 | 2019-04-08

Our tour of Canyonlands was fantastic. The driver/guide Josh from Navetech was super terrific.. not only did will go on 4 wheel only tracks, but the drive on the cliffs and the stops for pictures and his information was super. He told us where to take pictures and would say.. we needed to move a few more feet before we took the picture we wanted because it would be much better. He was knowledgeable and personable. The entire trip was quite an adventure and was well worth the money. He picked us up at our hotel and returned us there in one peace.. He even suggested a place in Arches for us to go to shoot a fabulous sunset .. if you can request Josh...

William C
5 | 2018-07-29

I told you I Lisa took us in the back door of Canyon lines along the Colorado River and drove us all the way to the top. She was courteous friendly and amazingly knowledgeable. We would recommend her to any future clients.

Dennis C
5 | 2018-07-22

Wonderous trip! If you're vertically challenged be sure to request a step stool to get into your ride vehicle. You will see wondrous vistas on this tour and be amazed at the beauty of Canyonlands. Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

Francis R
5 | 2018-03-30

The trip to Canyonlands National Park was an awesome experience. Not being too familiar with Canyonlands we were both surprised and amazed with the beauty of the park. Our guide Tony provided wonderful insight into the park, while being an excellent driver also. Our safety and comfort was his primary objective, besides showing us the wonders of the park. We would do it again and ask for Tony.

Joseph W G
5 | 2017-10-24

Great tour, the only way to see Canyonlands. Our tour director, Doug, was very knowledgeable and a good driver.

Mary E
5 | 2017-10-15

This was a very thrilling ride -- just enough thrill. One of our riders was extremely afraid of heights but ventured on the tour any way. While riding the White pass in Canyonlands National park, our tour guide paid close attention to her throughout that part of the journey because of the closeness to the cliffs. She was exhilarated after reaching the top! Our tour guide was informative about the different landscapes we saw and was pleasantly interactive with us.

james M
5 | 2017-09-28

Beautiful country and this tour gives you a backstage look at the amazing sights hidden from the main road. I also loved the local history that our guide, Mike, provided. A great experience!

Kathy H
5 | 2017-09-27

Great tour! Wonderful tour guide,who was very knowledgable. We drove to areas the ordinary visitor will never see. Drove on narrow cliff overlooking beautiful canyous. Indescribably wonderful!