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

Activity provider: NAVTEC Expeditions

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

Activity provider: NAVTEC Expeditions
Likely to sell out

From US$ 324.37 per person

Likely to sell out

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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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
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

Take a 4x4 driving tour through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. This thrilling adventure includes stops for short hikes and scenic views. Keep your energy up along the way with a refreshing picnic lunch.

After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards Canyonlands National Park high atop the Island in the Sky mesa. Descend via the steep switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail and enjoy a brief stop to 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.

Stop at Devils Garden for a delicious picnic lunch. After lunch, 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
  • Lunch with ice water and lemonade
  • National park entrance fees
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Reusable water bottle

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This experience requires a minimum number of 3 travelers. If the minimum number isn't met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or given a full refund if you cannot change your tour date. There is also the option to pay for the 3rd fare, as well
  • The Arches timed reservation system does not affect this tour as a separate entrance is used
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

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Don’t question booking this, do it now before your date sells out! We only had 2 days in Moab, and I couldn’t guarantee a 4 wheel drive rental at the Las Vegas airport where we flew in. My family (2 40 something’s and our 14 yo son)wanted to see all the highlights at Arches and Canyonlands but with the limited time and car I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. Blaine with NavTec gave the BEST tour of both parks in one day. No lines, no crowds, just the most fun (bumpy) drive through the back country of the parks to see all the highlights plus more from the best vantage points. I didn’t have to worry about maps, driving, lunch, or schedule keeping! It made for a wonderful trip for ALL three of us and took all the pressure off this mom. Even if you have several days in Moab, this is money well spent to see things others miss. Blaine knows all about history, geology, the parks and was just a really fun and personable guide. I can’t recommend this tour enough!

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March 12, 2023

Was a great day! Got to see a lot of the Canyonlands and Arches National Park. Tristin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule so we could get the most out of our excursion. We were lucky to avoid the crowds by going into the parks via less known entrances, which made the sight seeing more enjoyable. Highly recommend this adventure ☺️

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October 16, 2022

Our guide, Blaine, was a tremendous host. He provided history of the area and had a very good knowledge of the geology of the region. He made our trip one we will never forget by taking us to areas we couldn’t have on our own. Our safety and experience were his main goals. A super experience!

October 2, 2022

Product ID: 212739