An expedition through the Needles region of Canyonlands National Park is the best way to access the hidden archeological sites, stunning rock arches and unforgettable landscapes of one of America's best kept secrets. Witnessing this paradise usually requires a painstaking hike or professional four-wheeling skills, but, with this tour, these limitations are removed with guided tours in air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles. There is also an exciting dose of mystery to this tour, as you investigate the remnants of the ancient Native American cultures. You can participate in several easy walks through the wilderness as your included lunch is prepared. The trip is appropriate for all ages and lasts approximately 11 hours.
The tour begins early in the morning on a comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle. You'll take a scenic drive past many monuments and landmarks, including giant rock arches, the Home of Truth, Newspaper Rock and the Dugout Ranch. Then, you'll arrive in Canyonlands National Park, where you'll stop at the visitor center in the Needles District. Your expedition kicks off from there as you head down Salt Creek. The rugged terrain challenges your expert guides in an exciting and adrenaline-pumping adventure. The sandy creek bottom and the twisting, narrow wash make for a thrilling path. Your guides will expertly maneuver their way out, and will take you to search for evidence of the people who once lived in this area.
Other sites you will stop at include Horse Canyon, Paul Bunyan's Potty (arch), Castle Arch, 13 Faces pictographs and several ruins throughout the district. During this time, you can take part in the scenic walks and stretch your legs. After a delicious lunch prepared by your guide, you'll move on to Peek A Boo Springs and Barrier Canyon to see the rock art and other traces of ancient inhabitants.
Adventure, history and stunning views: it's an all-in-one day trip that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.