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

Activity provider: NAVTEC Expeditions
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From US$ 149.12 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.

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Duration 4.5 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.
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
Full description

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • 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

4.9 /5

based on 77 reviews

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We had an amazing trip to Canyonlands with it NavaTech guide!! Bronson was awesome and took us to some really out of the way spots spots that we would NEVER have seen on our own... It was so nice to be able to enjoy the beauty of Canyonlands, and leave the driving to someone else. This tour was well worth the cost - we would definitely be dead or divorced if we tried this to do this on our own. Perfect start to our first day in beautiful Moab!

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April 23, 2022

Rick was an excellent guide, and pointed out all sorts of interesting history and views, and shared much of his personal knowledge of the area! We got out of the Jeep at cool points, lots of great photo ops and amazing sights in the canyons! Would definitely recommend this as a way to see Canyonlands!

April 22, 2022

Neat trek, could never have managed on our own. Driving the heights with minimal edge to spare along White Rim is not for the faint of heart, but fantastic views and totally doable if you are a little courageous. Cool 4 x 4 ing in a raised suv. Perfect for a sunny day, would not have enjoyed it in the rain. Guide boasted we saw SO MUCH of Canyonlands, when we looked at a map we actually saw very little, but what we did see was very cool. Ask your guide to drive you out via Long Rd Canyon if you go up Shafer's trail in Island in the Sky district. Neat trek down with views of Arches you ll get nowhere else.

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April 18, 2022

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