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  • From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

    1. From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

    Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on this exciting half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle. After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards the national park, meandering alongside the river. Stop outside the park boundary to explore ancient Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the Island in the Sky district. Along the way you'll stop at vistas such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch. See the remarkable Gooseneck Overlook and travel along a section of the White Rim trail. Wind up the switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, and enjoy one last look out over the park before driving back to Moab.

    We had a fabulous time on our trip with our guide Ric Otero. He picked us up on time and took us on a fun and interesting tour of the back country of Canyonlands. We saw so many wonderful sights and his commentary and explanations of the various places were very insightful. Ric couldn’t have been any nicer and made our trip a memorable one that we will remember for a very long time. We were able to see the canyons and Colorado River from a completely different perspective. We loved it and would highly recommend it to everyone.

  • From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

    2. From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

    Take a 4x4 driving tour through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. This thrilling adventure includes stops for short hikes and scenic views.

    After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards Canyonlands National Park high atop the Island in the Sky mesa. Descend via the steep switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail and enjoy a brief stop to explore Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans.   Continue through Canyonlands along a portion of the White Rim Trail over to Musselman Arch for incredible views of the Colorado River below. Enjoy a few stops with short hikes.

    In the afternoon, enter Arches National Park near Doc Williams Point. Climb a steep rock wall and drive across a valley through sandstone fins and dunes.   Pass the famous Tower Arch, the Eye of the Whale Arch, and the Marching Men — a group of 7 ...

    Our tour guide, Ben, was the best! He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and skilled at driving us through the rocky backroads of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. It was a fun, informative and exciting adventure that wouldn’t have been possible, or safe, to do on our own.

  • From Moab: Canyonlands Needle District 4x4 Tour

    3. From Moab: Canyonlands Needle District 4x4 Tour

    Begin your journey with a pickup in downtown Moab, which will take you to the remote areas of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Before entering the park, take your first stop at Newspaper Rock, one of the largest petroglyph panels in the area, then head down the road and get ready to start your 4x4 experience.   Traverse the technical 4x4 trails and conquer challenging obstacles such as Elephant Hill, SOB Hill, and The Squeeze as you make your way into the Devils Kitchen, all the while taking in the incredible and unique vistas and rock formations of the Needles.   After stopping for a picnic lunch, make your way over to the head of the Joint Trail where you'll spend the afternoon enjoying the moderately strenuous 3-mile hike that meanders through iconic slot canyons and into the heart of Chesler Park. After completing the hike, settle back into your rugged yet comfortab...

    Absolutely awesome and unforgettable experience that most might not be able to do on their own in order to see so much. We were in great hands with Charlotte and Buzz. Very knowledgeable of the area also. The hike was so worth it too. Would highly recommend and do another adventure with NAVTEC.

  • Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

    4. Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

    Start your 3-hour boat tour just 2 miles north of Moab, on the banks of Colorado River. After a safety orientation, you’ll begin your scenic tour. Relax and enjoy the ride. Your covered boat has plenty of shaded seats so you won’t get caught in the sun. Glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons. You may be able to spot some wildlife and birds. Marvel at the 2,200 feet of canyon walls above you, a fossilized sea bed, wonderful views of arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting sights and inform you of the areas past and present. Pass through the bottom Dead Horse State Park, the iconic Thelma and Louise Point, and a natural amphitheater. Travel 32 miles downriver until you reach the entrance of Canyonlands National Park, where the captain will turn back.

    Roy the tour guide was fantastic and then tour was magnificent. Beautiful scenery.

  • From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

    5. From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

    Start your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Drive to the stunning Canyonlands National Park, and spend the morning exploring the remote areas of the Island in the Sky district of the park in a 4x4 vehicle. Follow the White Rim Trail, and drive along the narrow switchbacks of the Shafer Trail. See incredible rock and fossil formations, and stop along the way for photos opportunities. After your driving tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Colorado River. Admire majestic views of the river and the surrounding canyons. Finish your tour with an adrenaline-filled rafting trip on the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Enjoy some whitewater fun, accompanied by professional river guides. At the end of your rafting experience, relax on the beach as your guides prepare for the short drive back to Moab, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

    5 stars for the Canyonlands 4 x4 drive. Always ask for the guide with the most experience . He was a wealth of knowledge. The rafting trip was not worth the time or money. The lunch was the best part. Too much down time between activities.

  • From Las Vegas: 7-Day National Parks Small Group Tour

    6. From Las Vegas: 7-Day National Parks Small Group Tour

    Choose from a a private or small-group tour and embark on an unforgettable 7-day adventure across Monument Valley. Admire the depths of the Grand Canyon, experience the real Wild Wild West, and discover the iconic Utah landscapes of Zion, Bryce, Arches, and Canyon Lands. Day 1 Zion National Park: Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half day hike in the southwest by hiking a narrow ridgeline to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools, enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows, weather permitting.  Or if you are feeling really adventurous-do all three! Day 2 Bryce National Park: A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft ...

  • Moab: Canyonlands National Park 4x4 White Rim Tour

    7. Moab: Canyonlands National Park 4x4 White Rim Tour

    See the best sights of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and experience the famous White Rim 4x4 Trail. Your excursion starts from your accommodation in Moab with a professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Travel alongside the Colorado River as you gain elevation and make your way toward Canyonlands National Park. Before reaching the park boundary, you'll make several stops, including pristine rock art panels, overlooks of the Colorado River Canyon, and wide sweeping vistas. Once you reach the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park and the White Rim Trail, stop again and enjoy a short hike to one of the many backcountry arches that the park has to offer, including the unique Musselman Arch.   Continue your trek along the White Rim and down Lathrop Canyon, a side route that will lead to the riverside oasis, where you'll enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch p...

    Ben was our driver/guide and he is the best! Ask for him if you can. Bypass the waiting and lines to get in, except to get in the gift shop/visitor center. He explained everything and customized the tour to meet our needs and wants. Just an awesome day!!

  • From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

    8. From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

    Join this tour to experience the world-famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River that passes through Canyonlands National Park and through 30 world-class rapids.   Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas along the easy stretches of the river. Rafting the Colorado River on a RHIB means there is time for swimming, hiking and relaxing in the shade. Canyonlands National Park is an outstanding wilderness setting, offering great opportunities for taking photos.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Downstream we pass the Confluence of the Green River and Colorado River, and enter the much-anticipated whitewater section. The special whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) will provide you with a fun and stable ride. These small and competent crafts navigate the thrilling whitewater of the North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and Big Drop rapids. After hitting the rapids, ...

  • From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration

    9. From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration

    Start your adventure by being picked up from your accommodation in Moab. Make your way in an air-conditioned vehicle across the Green River Desert to the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. Experience Utah’s epic landscapes as you travel to Horseshoe Canyon. Once at Horse Shoe Canyon, you’ll explore the heart of Robbers Roost Country. This remote wilderness is where the infamous bank robber Butch Cassidy learned to rustle cattle. The area was also a favorite hide-out among the outlaws of the old west, including the Wild Bunch. See the canyon's striking rock formations. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at the western rim of Horseshoe Canyon. Afterward, take a 7-mile hike down into the canyon. See the Great Gallery and marvel at the paintings which adorn the sides of the canyon. These life-size paintings of human figures were created between 400 AD and 1100 AD by the Desert Archaic...

  • Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

    10. Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

    Join an epic 11-day tour of the great American Southwest National Parks and California. Meet up with guides along the way, and enjoy breakfast and lunch with your tour companions. For families and adventurers alike, enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive package and customize your trip as you like. Choose to stay in hotels, camp along the way, or even drive yourself.  Day 1: Zion National Park Challenge yourself on what’s considered the best half-day hike in the Southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before enjoying a BBQ. Day 2: Bryce National Park Climb 8,000 feet into Bryce National Park. Stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos). Take a soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp and ease those hiking muscles. End the day with a night around t...

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What people are saying about Canyonlands National Park

The tour was amazing. It provided an exciting way to visit Canyonlands while getting information about the area and doing it in a safe manner (but feeling like you’re living on the edge!). The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. He “transported us back in time” which was really cool! He drove the 4x4 and didn’t scare us - we felt safe with his driving even though it was off road and very narrow at times. He was always responsible and safe. Stopped often to allow us to see and take pictures of the beautiful area.

Our tour guide, Ben, was the best! He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and skilled at driving us through the rocky backroads of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. It was a fun, informative and exciting adventure that wouldn’t have been possible, or safe, to do on our own.

Mike was a great guide. He was a wealth of information and made sure that we experienced a fun day exploring both Canyonlands and Arches. Most of the time we felt like we were the only ones in the parks as he took us on trails off the normal touring path.

Justin was great. He’s so personable and willing to adapt to any need, like difficulty getting into the jeep due to recent knee replacement . He’s definitely an asset to your company!

Rocky is a very well versed tour guide. A good driver too, which is essential. We had a blast.