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Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour

From US$98.00
  • Half-day 4WD tour of Canyonlands National Park from Moab
  • Explore the park's most beautiful sections with an experienced guide
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler
Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half-Day Tour
From US$98.00
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Afternoon CanyonlandsMost Popular
Tour departs at 12:30 pm
Morning Canyonlands
Tour departs at 7:00 am
Discover the rugged beauty and ancient legends of Canyonlands National Park on a 4WD tour from Moab. Go off-roading in a sturdy Jeep to reach the Island in the Sky district and other remote areas, where the Colorado River slices through steep ravines and ancient Pueblo rock art decorates the sandstone cliffs. Hold on tight as your driver and guide navigates the switchbacks of Shafer Trail, and fill your camera roll with amazing perspective shots of the red-rock canyons.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in the town of Moab where you’ll meet your professional guide, who will help you get comfortably situated inside of the off-road, 4x4 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 with very photographic 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 town of Moab to the spot where the tour began.

**For the safety and comfort of all our National Park Backcountry Jeep tour guests, if the seat belt cannot be safely fastened, then this issue will need to be taken care of before the date of your tour. We encourage guests to address all seating needs when booking. We highly recommend not leaving any possible seating issues for the day of your tour. Our jeep tours are operated in 4-door Jeep Wranglers, and hold a max of 4 passengers, plus one of Adrift’s well trained, and knowledge guides as the driver. We fill all 4 passenger seats, in each of our jeeps, on a daily basis.
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1 - 5 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ask for Chip to take you.

We saw Canyonlands backcountry in an exciting and informative way. Our guide Chip entertained us and informed us. They took good care of us and kept us comfortable and interested.

Thank fpxc1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of Beautiful Canonyonlands

My wife and I went on a half day 4x4 tour of Canyonlands. Our tour guide Mark was very knowledgeable: know history and some science. He answered all questions and had a very pleasant personality. On a hot day, it was nice to be in...More

Thank jeffreyg454
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Canyonlands 1/2 Day Tour Is Well Worth It

We took the 1/2 day jeep tour of Canyonlands on Monday, July 16. It was well worth the cost of $101 each (all taxes and fees included). Although it is possible to drive yourself on this journey, no reasonable person with a normal vehicle is...More

1  Thank Art F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrift + Adventure

My husband and I took the AM jeep tour on 7/17. Our guide was Bill Foote. He was a wonderful guide. We had a fantastic time. HOWEVER, there is more to the story, and I think this is the important part. The other jeep (2...More

1  Thank BobbiRose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning tour made more enjoyable and educational by our guide, Chip Brox. I learnt so much whilst enjoying an exciting Jeep ride through amazing scenery.

1  Thank jsouthwelluk
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10 April 2018|
Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
Well, the park is huge and so we only saw a portion of it but we felt it gave us a great experience of it. We only had one full day in Moab so that had an impact. If we had more time, we would have taken one of the river... More
Adele C
5 April 2018|
Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
None. we had several stops to walk around a bit but nothing remotely like hiking. we highly recommend.
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