1. United States
  2. Utah
  3. Moab
  4. Canyonlands National Park

From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

Product ID: 211953
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Explore Canyonlands National Park on a tour that takes you from mesa top to river bottom. Enjoy a 4X4 driving experience through the backcountry areas, followed by a scenic cruise on the calm waters of the Colorado River. A picnic lunch is included.
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Duration: 9.5 hours
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Pickup included

Your hotel or accommodation in Moab. Please wait for pickup in the lobby of your hotel or near the front entrance to your rental accommodation and look for the vehicle marked with the local partner's name.

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  • Explore the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park
  • Take in the breathtaking view from the top of the canyon and down below on the river
  • Relax on the calm waters and cruise around the Gooseneck of the Colorado River
  • Learn about the geology and history of the area from your knowledgeable guide
Full description
Combine two must-do activities in one full-day tour. Start your with pickup in Moab, then enjoy an adventurous 4x4 drive through the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Explore backcountry sites that many tourists miss. Travel a portion of the White Rim Trail, and make your way up switchbacks of the famous Shaffer Trail. 

There will be numerous stops with excellent photo opportunities, including views of the remote Musselman Arch, and sweeping vistas from the top of the mesa. Towards the end of your 4x4 tour, drive down to the river banks, where you'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

Spend a relaxing afternoon on the calm waters of the Colorado River in a beautiful area called Meander Canyon. Enjoy views of the national park from the river, explore a natural stone alcove called the Grotto, and visit a petrified forest where entire trees are exposed. Cruise back up stream to the vehicles, and drive back to Moab where your tour ends.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
  • 4x4 tour of the national park
  • Guide
  • RIB cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Ice water and lemonade
  • Life jacket, river bag, and camera box
What’s Not Included
  • Canyonlands National Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
Know before you go
This experience requires 2 minimum travelers. If the minimum number isn't met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

From US$ 188 per person

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Product ID: 211953