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

4.9 / 5

76 reviews

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English
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. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets

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 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our tour guide, Ben, was the best! He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and skilled at driving us through the rocky backroads of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. It was a fun, informative and exciting adventure that wouldn’t have been possible, or safe, to do on our own.

September 14, 2021

Mike was a great guide. He was a wealth of information and made sure that we experienced a fun day exploring both Canyonlands and Arches. Most of the time we felt like we were the only ones in the parks as he took us on trails off the normal touring path.

September 12, 2021

Fun day geared toward our physical abilities and what we wanted to see. They picked us up at our hotel & we traveled roads / paths / rocks the average tourist would not see. We learned about the living desert & the respect nature deserves. Our guide driver was fun & informative. The only drawback water was provided, but you needed to bring your own water bottle, which had we known we would have done so. We ended up sharing an extra bottle of water another guest brought with & refilled from the water jug. Our driver made us a nice chicken wrap for lunch. I'm short and they provided a stool for me to get in & out of vechile, but I inquired ahead of time.

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August 28, 2021

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