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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

Highlights
  • 4-hour 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
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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing tour with a very skilled guide

John from Navtec was very supportive to get a tour together in off-season. It was a half day tour into the backyards of Canyon Lands. Amazing scenery, very skilled (and knowledgable) tourguide. We seen amazing places and learned a lot (Thanks to John, I know...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andreas161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Islands in the Sky w/Shafer Trail

Charlotte was our very capable driver. There wee 4 of us on the tour. This tour was the highlight of our stay in Moab. The scenery/views were fantastic. Charlotte also really knows the area and was able to give us a lot of insight about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bbfgator
Reviewed 18 November 2018
Do this!

This tour exceeded our expectations in every way. We Just had a great time and I am really glad we did this. You will certainly see things you would never see on your own car tour. Doug was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B-n-BVroon
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Glad we did this tour

Since we were not going to do any hiking or use the back country roads, we decided a guided tour would be a fun thing to do. It was somewhat of a surprise that it took 1.5 to 2 hours to even get into Canyonlands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kdlake
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Our guide Ben was wonderful and the scenery amazing.

This tour was absolutely worth every penny and more. Our guide was a local and had grown up here and so was able to tell us all kinds of interesting facts and tidbits. The scenery was amazing, much different from being on the top. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PegW26
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shortbreakers2016
12 January 2019|
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Response from Bruce P | Reviewed this property |
They will pick you up but Moab is pretty small. They also pick up from campgrounds but I suggest its best to get a ride to their location. We did the morning off-road tour which was excellent. Not too bumpy and not... More
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24 July 2018|
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Response from Eohippus | Reviewed this property |
It was very hot! Most of the time was spent in the car. We just got out to look at stuff. You'll be fine.
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