From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

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From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

From $226.41 per person

Explore Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park by 4x4 on this thrilling full-day combo tour. The tour includes the Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands, a drive along the famous Shafer Trail, views of Tower Arch, and dinosaur tracks.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
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.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Explore dramatic landscapes of Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the Island in the Sky area and along the Shafer Trail
  • Learn about the geology in both parks and the formations of the arches
  • Enjoy an off-road 4x4 driving adventure
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards Canyonlands National Park high atop the Island in the Sky mesa. As your vehicle descends via the steep switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, enjoy a brief stop explore Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans.   Continue through Canyonlands along a portion of the White Rim Trail over to Musselman Arch for incredible views of the Colorado River below. Enjoy a few stops with short hikes. In the afternoon, enter Arches National Park near Doc Williams Point. Climb a steep rock wall and drive across a valley through sandstone fins and dunes.   Pass the famous Tower Arch, the Eye of the Whale Arch and the Marching Men—a group of 7 towers lined up in one row. Stop for some short walks to enjoy the fresh air and admire the views of the red rocks. Once you have explored both parks you'll be driven back to Moab, with a brief stop to explore dinosaur tracks along the way.
  • Full-day tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
  • Guide
  • Water and lemonade
  • National park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    4.9 /5

    based on 57 reviews

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    What a great tour!! We entered both parks through the backcountry, there were no other cars, just us. Arches National Park is so busy, they close their gates every day early. Only because of this tour, we were able to still get in the park and see many beautiful arches. We didn't go to those crowded locations but instead, we visited places that many don't see. It was so special! Our tour guide David was amazing! We learned so much and had so much fun. Can't recommend this tour enough!

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    June 30, 2021

    Absolutely amazing!! We loved it. Our Guide was informative, a great driver, helpful and made a great lunch. We can't wait to go back with our grandchildren and their parents. If anyone thinks they can drive themselves and see CanyonLands and Arches thoroughly, they are greatly mistaken. Hire the guides and let them do the driving.

    June 1, 2021

    Had a great time! We spent very little time near the “typical” view points you could see from paved roads. Didn’t spend any time in the long line to enter the parks but drove in on back roads, if you could even call them roads in places. Definitely some places you couldn’t get to in a rental car or even a normal Jeep. Beautiful views of several arches and canyons, high and low level views of the river. There were two couples in the vehicle in addition to our guide Rick. He answered all our questions about what we were looking at as well as engaging in conversation with us about music, travel destinations and anything else that happened to come to mind. All in all it was a really great experience.

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    May 30, 2021

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