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From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

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From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

From US$ 130.62 per person

Explore the backcountry of the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park in a 4x4 vehicle on this half-day tour from Moab. Enjoy the views from the river level all the way up to the top of the mesa, including the iconic Shafer Trail.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 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


  • Discover the Island in the Sky district by 4x4 vehicle
  • See native American rock art called petroglyphs
  • Take photographs of the awe-inspiring red rocks and canyons.
  • See the famous Gooseneck overlook of the Colorado River
  • Learn about the geology, flora, fauna, and history of the area
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Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on this exciting half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle.

After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards the national park, meandering alongside the river. Stop outside the park boundary to explore ancient Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the Island in the Sky district. Along the way, you'll stop at vistas such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch.

See the remarkable Gooseneck Overlook and travel along a section of the White Rim trail. Wind up the switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, and enjoy one last look out over the park before driving back to Moab.

  • National park tour
  • Transportation by 4x4 vehicle
  • Water and lemonade
  • Experienced guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
  • Canyonlands National Park entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the minimum number isn't met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 64 reviews

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We had a fabulous time on our trip with our guide Ric Otero. He picked us up on time and took us on a fun and interesting tour of the back country of Canyonlands. We saw so many wonderful sights and his commentary and explanations of the various places were very insightful. Ric couldn’t have been any nicer and made our trip a memorable one that we will remember for a very long time. We were able to see the canyons and Colorado River from a completely different perspective. We loved it and would highly recommend it to everyone.

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September 27, 2021

The tour was amazing. It provided an exciting way to visit Canyonlands while getting information about the area and doing it in a safe manner (but feeling like you’re living on the edge!). The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. He “transported us back in time” which was really cool! He drove the 4x4 and didn’t scare us - we felt safe with his driving even though it was off road and very narrow at times. He was always responsible and safe. Stopped often to allow us to see and take pictures of the beautiful area.

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September 16, 2021

Not only was the Canyonlands tour all we hoped for in scenic vistas and landscape, KJ was the best tour guide we have EVER had. Interactive, knowledgeable, good spirited and enthusiastic to share his local knowledge with us. We have been on many tours but having a participating tour guide in the beauty of the park made this one of our most memorable vacation experiences ever. Only down side was fie in the vehicle put either 3 across the back seat with no view or one in the far rear seat (the option we went with) a very uncomfortable situation. Tours should be capped at three in a vehicle such as ours.

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June 28, 2021

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