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Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab

  • 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
Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab
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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 (77)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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

Thank kdlake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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

Thank PegW26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful day

Despite fog and rain the night before we had an excellent time and would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Marbbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Different view of Canyonlands

Saw a video of this tour on you tube and decided I had to check this out. Great decision! The guide who was also our driver was so informative and presented a different view of how the canyon came to be in the millions of...More

Thank AliceT793
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great off-road adventure

This Land Cruiser trip is a great way to see the amazing sights of Canyonlands up close and natural. Tony did a terrific job as our driver/guide. He had lots of stories about the history, geology and features of Canyonlands, and knew all the great...More

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Ben V
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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.
Rhi L
1 May 2018|
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Response from gma22016 | Reviewed this property |
My tour had the driver plus me, a nine year old girl, and her delightful grandma! It was very comfortable in the Land Cruiser!