Canyonlands Backcountry 4x4 Half Day Tour
The Canyonlands Backcountry tour takes you on a 4X4 when you are ready to ride. The driver takes you out into the park at high speed, and they show you how the park came to be. You can ask questions as you go, and it is a heart-pounding ride that you have never had before.
The half day tour takes you across the Canyonlands as far as you can go, and then you head back to the starting point on the wheels of that very fast 4X4. This is a great thing for you because it lets you sit back and see the landscape without doing any of the driving. You also get an amazing amount of pictures in when taking this ride.
There are many people who take these rides because they want to be jostled about, and they want to see the excitement of riding in the outdoors. You spend half a day with the driver helping you with all your needs, and they can explain the history of this park when you ask. The drive is exciting, and you can ride with two other people.
Someone who is planning on coming out to the Canyonlands must see if they can get this planned before they arrive. You can show up with tickets for the ride, and the driver puts you in the vehicle when you are ready.
The Canyonlands are beautiful, and this is one of the best places in the world to come when you want to have a good time with family. Ask the driver to frighten you a little so that it is more exciting.
Your tour begins in the town of Moab where you'll meet your professional guide, who will help you get comfortably situated inside of the off-road, 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy the 30-mile (48km) drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park, where you'll explore the popular Island in the Sky District with its spectacular desert scenery.
Start off atop a mesa with views looking out over the horizon before your guide deftly maneuvers the switchbacks of Shafer Trail. On this section of the 100-mile (161-km) White Rim Road Loop, you'll make stops with very photographic vistas of the Colorado River and the view from Thelma and Louise Point.
In addition to the popular lookouts, your expert guide will take you to spots that aren't as frequently visited, where you'll find everything from ancient Pueblo rock art to vertical views down the canyons. You'll learn the history of the Pueblo people who inhabited the Four Corners area, and aside from the culture and history lessons, your guide will also explain the geology of the red rock canyons before you.
When you stop for a break to take photos, venture out on one of the short trails that leave from many of the viewpoints; you'll get a different perspective and angle for photographing the canyons.
When this Canyonlands tour from Moab is over, your guide will return you to the town of Moab to the spot where the tour began.
**For the safety and comfort of all our National Park Backcountry Jeep tour guests, if the seat belt cannot be safely fastened, then this issue will need to be taken care of before the date of your tour. We encourage guests to address all seating needs when booking. We highly recommend not leaving any possible seating issues for the day of your tour. Our jeep tours are operated in 4-door Jeep Wranglers, and hold a max of 4 passengers, plus one of Adrift's well trained, and knowledge guides as the driver. We fill all 4 passenger seats, in each of our jeeps, on a daily basis.
Pickup & Return:
Departure Times: 7:30am
- Experienced, knowledgeable guide service
- Ice water & snacks
- Parking available at the office
- National Park Tour via Four Wheel Drive Vehicle
Does not include:
- Park Entrance Fee
- Guide Gratuities
- Car Seat — required for children 8 years and younger or under 57 inches, Utah State Law
- Trip Insurance
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
For the safety and comfort of all our National Park Backcountry Jeep tour guests, if the seat belt cannot be safely fastened, then this issue will need to be taken care of before the date of your tour. We encourage guests to address all seating needs when booking. We highly recommend not leaving any possible seating issues for the day of your tour. Our jeep tours are operated in 4-door Jeep Wranglers, and hold a max of 4 passengers, plus a well trained and knowledgeable guide as the driver.
The Jeep Wranglers used have four passenger seats, and the guide/driver has all guests rotate seats throughout the trip. This makes it so that one person is not stuck in the same seat for the entire trip.
Not recommended for those with motion sickness, vertigo, etc.
Due to these tours being 'backcountry' tours, you will be going off the paved roads in an elevated vehicle that has the clearance to do these special off road trails.
- Things to bring: camera, water bottle (free refills available), sunglasses, sunscreen, visor/hat and sun protection
- Sturdy foot wear — for hiking
- Day Pack — comes in handy if you have one but not necessary
- Camcorders and cameras — bring at your own risk