From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

Activity provider: NAVTEC Expeditions

From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

Activity provider: NAVTEC Expeditions

From US$ 316.46 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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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 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
  • Canyonlands National Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 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

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Josh was on-time, informative and very helpful to everyone in our party. We felt like we were in extremely capable hands while we traversed across some beautiful countryside. The tour made for a long day, but everyone enjoyed themselves, even our six year old. The kids especially enjoyed an opportunity to take a swim on a warm day.

July 16, 2021

We started our day with a 4x4 excursion through the back roads of Canyonlands. This is the most breath taking park. Then we went down the Colorado river . This is the best trip because you see canyonlands from two views. One above and then by river. Breath taking

September 13, 2020

October 27, 2019

Product ID: 211953