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Your evening begins at a riverside location 2 miles north of Moab, Utah with a cowboy-style, Dutch oven dinner served in a dining room overlooking the Colorado River. Dinner is cooked all day to perfection and includes BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, roast beef, roast pork, cow poke potatoes (cut potatoes with spring vegetables and cheese melted through), sweet baked beans, corn, homemade rolls (regular and garlic), a full salad bar (includes a green salad with all the toppings, a pasta salad and coleslaw), dessert and bottomless soft drinks. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available for purchase at the bar. All items excluding the meat are vegetarian-friendly.

After dinner, load a flat-bottomed boat and head upriver with a knowledgeable guide. Your guide will tell jokes and point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once it's dark, the formal part of the evening begins with 40,000 watts of natural light illuminating the canyon wall. Lights, shadows, music and narration make the stories come to life on the canyon walls about the formation, creation and history of the area based on the early settlers (the Catholic Conquistadors, Native Americans and Mormon Pioneers). This old time sound and light show is a unique experience and a great end to your day!

Please note that the sound and light show is an old fashioned show. There are no colored or laser lights and the music is appropriate to the historical references. The stories included in the show give reference to how the early settlers believed the area was created. If God or religion is offensive to you, then please consider another tour for the best experience of the Canyonlands area.
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Canyonlands by Night and Day
Canyonlands National Park
Experience one of the most unique sound and light shows in the world on this 3-hour excursion at Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. Enjoy a cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the Colorado River. Then take a slow-moving evening boat ride as 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon’s walls. Watch as the lights, shadows, music and narration make the stories of the canyon’s formation, creation and history come to life — as learned from the early settlers of the area.
  • Enjoy a cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner
  • Take a cruise on the Colorado River
  • Watch a natural light show with music and narration
  • Learn about the history of Canyonlands National Park
  • Romantic date-night activity
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Definitely good for a family / those with limited mobility

While not quite what I expected, I could see how families with young kids or adults with limited mobility enjoyed the activity. I thought it was over priced and a little too touristy, but the staff couldn't have been more friendly. They really want you...More

Thank slp9700
Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice Evening

The dinner started in the dinning room and the food and service was good. Friendly staff. We had dinner then went on the boat that held 85 people. Preston was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. Preston, captain, and the two young...More

Thank msorazza88
Reviewed 6 days ago
Lovely Evening

A large group of senior adults, 36 of us, wrapped up a 15-day tour of America's West by taking this dinner cruise. Following a delicious barbecue buffet, we enjoyed a 2-hour cruise on the Colorado River. Dee was our guide, and for the first hour...More

Thank NancyMcJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was fair, as expected. We were there for the cruise, hoping to learn about about the area and enjoy the light show. Our guide was witty and pleasant. However, the narrated story was awful and shed a biased, negative view of Native Americans. The...More

1  Thank Buck319
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Very good

The best part of this for me was listening to the anecdotal parts of stories that were given. For example the guide said at 4 pm in the summer everyone rushes to the mountains where it’s much cooler. That’s what we did today! If he...More

Thank Betsy G
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