- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Explore the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on a half-day 4-wheel drive (4WD) tour. Your experienced guide negotiates steep switchbacks and rugged tracks along the White Rim Road to take you to stunning vistas such as Gooseneck Overlook. See sites with remnants of ancient Pueblo civilizations, canyons that drop 1,000 feet (300 meters) straight down, and parts of the Colorado River. An easy trail from Moab, this area offers a fantastic experience of Canyonlands National Park.
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- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Family friendly
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Professional guide
- Transport by 4x4 vehicle
- Ice water and lemonade
- Entry/Admission - Potash Road
- Entry/Admission - Dead Horse Point State Park
- Entry/Admission - NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours
- Food and drinks
- National Park entrance fees
- car or booster seat for children
- Entry/Admission - Canyonlands National Park
- Entry/Admission - Island in the Sky
- Entry/Admission - Musselman Arch
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Traveler pickup is offered
Additional pick up locations my be available. Please confirm Pick up time 24 hours in advance when confirming reservation.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah
This 4 hour guided interpretive tour starts along the banks of the Colorado River and travels into Canyonlands on 4WD roads up to the mesa of Island in the Sky.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Potash Road, Moab, Utah
Our first stop is along Scenic Byway 279 at a petroglyph rock art site. Guides provide insight to the people who passed this way and left markings on the canyon walls.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah
The 4X4 trail passes 1000' under the rim of Dead Horse and 1000' above the Goose-neck of the Colorado River. We make stops at a limestone fossil bed, a giant red rock amphitheater, and the famous Thelma Louise point.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
We enter Canyonlands National Park on the 4WD trial and take a short trip along the White Rim. This prominent sandstone formation wraps for 100 miles around the Island in the Sky.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Musselman Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Our excursion along the White Rim follows the trail along a bench to Musselman Arch. Guests take a short 300' stroll to see this amazing natural stone arch.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Shafer Trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
We backtrack along the White Rim Trail to the iconic switchbacks of the Shafer Trail. This old cattle trail climbs 1000' to the rim of Island in the Sky with magnificent views of the backcountry of Canyonlands. The 4X4 trail ends at scenic byway 313.
Stop At: NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours, Moab, Utah
NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands National Park to provide guided interpretive backcountry 4X4 tours.
Duration: 4 hours
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- 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
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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...
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.
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.
Our off road tour of Canyonlands with Lolly as our guide was amazing! She is a most knowledgable guide who took time to make certain we saw and appreciated the many unique features and history of this spellbinding park. Lolly made us feel comfortable asking all of our questions, entertained us with stories and tales and gave us all of the time we needed to explore. We could not have asked for anything more.
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.
Great tour, the only way to see Canyonlands. Our tour director, Doug, was very knowledgeable and a good driver.
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.
We traveled with 1 other couple and our guide/driver Buzz. Very comfortable way to off road explore a national park. The tour was advertised as a 4 hour tour, but Buzz kept us out exploring for nearly 5.5 hours. He is a self taught geologist and was absolutely fascinating. His knowledge and willingness to share was completely engaging. The region is amazing, made even more so by somebody as well versed in the geology and history. I highly recommend this tour--particularly if you can get Buzz as your guide.
We planned a trip to Moab and Canyonlands some months ago and decided to try an 'off-road' photo tour. We were not sure how we would like it, but thought it might be the best way to get some unusual and great pics. As it turned out this tour exceeded our fondest expectations. Our guide, Mike, was so knowledgeable and helpful, we not only got some great photos, but learned some much about the traditions, geography and geology. Mike was a very careful and skilled driver and never once did we feel unsafe -- even when we ascended the 'white rim' trail up to Island-in-the Sky! Being somewhat height challenged, I admit some views were somewhat scary for me, but I never regretted going because the view at the top in the Island-in-the-sky was simply breath-taking! We did this at sunset which made it all the more awe inspiring. I will never forget this tour and if and when my wife and I return, we will definitely take another tour. I would like to thank Viator and their complete staff our thanks for a great and unforgettable tour in the backcountry of Canyonlands.
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!
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!
A great trip, a different way to see Canyonlands. We had an excellent guide who was very familiar with Moab and its history. I would recommend this trip.
It was a truly amazing adventure. Our guide for the morning was Ben. We went on the Arches tour the day before so we knew what to expect with our vehicle and quality of tour. We went to Island in the Sky part of Canyonlands. The scenery is mind boggling -- the rock formations, particularly those that include the Colorado River are incredible. We had a perfect day with the clouds cooperating for perfect photos. We enjoyed learning about the geology that transformed a sea bottom to the cliffs, plateaus and mesas was very educational. The fact that early cowboys drove cattle up the roads that we traversed was difficult to comprehend. I would highly recommend the tour and Ben. I will add that the one lane dirt road up to the top is a bit exciting. And, looking down from Thelma and Louise point is exhilarating.
Nice trip, wished weather was with us. Our guide was very knowledgeable, a hiker and climber himself which is a definite plus for a tour like this. We were able to collect some nice fossils just outside of the park, and explore beautiful landscapes.
We enjoyed our tour with Lolly, the driver and guide, to Canyonlands and can't say enough about the fantastic time we had! We drove the back roads and saw Indian petroglyphs, some wildlife and amazing views. Lolly was very knowledgable about the park and shared more about life in Moab as well. Lolly wanted us to see a special spot for sunset and it was truly spectacular. Highly recommend this tour and ask for Lolly!
We drove up the face of a canyon! And Rob knew so much about the history and geology of the Canyonlands. The highlight of my trip.
Buzz, our guide, was fantastic. What a geography, geology, archeology, history and sightseeing adventure all rolled into one. NAVTEC really made our trip to Utah one we will never forget. If we had it to do over, we would have spent even more time in Moab so we could experience even more adventures than this plus the Arches National Park 4X4 adventure.
Wonderful half-day exploration of Canyonlands. Larry was a terrific guide he taught us so much about the Park and Moab in general, which was exactly what we needed as first-time visitors. We hope to return someday!