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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4

  • Full-day tour to Chesler Park in Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District, from Moab
  • Access beautiful backcountry by 4WD with an experienced guide
  • Go off-road on some of the most challenging tracks in southeastern Utah
Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
Hit the dusty trail on a 4x4 tour of Canyonlands National Park. Expert guides will take you to see the highlights of Utah’s Chesler Park such as Elephant Hill, Devil’s Lane, and Devil’s Kitchen. There’s also the option to take a 3-mile (4.8-km) hike on the spectacularly scenic Joint Trail. This full-day adventure is the perfect way to experience Utah’s backcountry away from the crowds.
What to Expect
This tour of Canyonlands National Park begins in the middle of Moab, where you’ll meet your guides and hop in the comfortable 4x4 off-road vehicle. The drive to the Chesler Park area is approximately two hours, as it’s located out in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

The reward for the lengthy drive, however, is sweeping vistas of desert landscapes you’d expect to see in brochures, where multicolored rock formations emerge from the sun-scorched earth. You’ll explore the ancient rock formations and weave through the cactus, looking for wildlife like mule deer, lizards, or herds of bighorn sheep.

At Elephant Hill, watch as your guide skillfully maneuvers what's known as one of Utah’s most challenging 4x4 trails. You’ll pass Devil’s Kitchen and Devil’s Lane before emerging at SOB Hill.

Towards the middle of the day, you’ll enjoy a tasty, buffet-style lunch at a panoramic viewpoint, and then be given the option of hiking along the dusty Joint Trail. The 3-mile (4.8km) loop leads towards the Chesler Park meadows, which are often considered as one of the park’s most spectacularly scenic spots.

The trail itself weaves through towering boulders and an intriguing network of canyons, and even though the path is well groomed and the trail is well defined, it’s still a hike that’s sufficiently challenging for even the most experienced of hikers. If you’d prefer to skip the Joint Trail hike, you’re allowed more time to photograph the views surrounding your scenic lunch spot, before continuing on in the 4x4 vehicle to remote sections of the park.

At the end of the day, having scoured the furthest and most isolated corners of Canyonlands National Park, your guide drops you off in the middle of Moab from where the tour began.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
amazing experience! Canyonlands Needles

Our vacation was visiting Utah's 5 National Parks and this was a top highlight! Rob was an excellent guide and made the day, informative, fun and unforgettable. It's difficult to explain the "road" we were on, it was more a pile of boulders that we...More

Thank sheryl32014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So Much Fun

We enjoyed our adventure with Charlotte and Buzz. This is an experience there is no way we could have had without Navtec, given how inaccessible Canyonlands is and how much skill it takes to drive over the craziest spots. Definitely an experience for three city...More

Thank rs1823
Reviewed 13 August 2018
Amazing day in the Needles!

This was an unforgettable day for my family. Our guide Ben had a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding the history, geology, and pretty much anything else you would want to know regarding the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The "road" that we were on...More

Thank family4us1998
Reviewed 9 August 2018
An unforgettable day

An unforgettable day with our super guide in the Bear Ears 4x4. A lot of history about the Canyonlands National Park. We booked a whole day trip and going regular tour will never go. You have to trust the driver (the guide), because there is...More

1  Thank Michel D
Reviewed 2 August 2018
This was the Highlight of our 3 week National Park Tour

This adventure is truly unique, as we had never done a 4x4 tour through country as rugged and beautiful as this. Our guide was fantastic, pointing out petroglyphs and pictographs after we expressed interest. The "road" is up and down some large boulders, and clearly...More

Thank janetwD4656GQ
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Response from janetwD4656GQ | Reviewed this property |
We got back about 6 pm