Island in the Sky Canyonlands 1/2 Day 4X4 Tour from Moab, Utah

NAVTEC Expeditions321 N Main StreetMoab, UT 84532
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Experience the beauty and wonder of Canyonlands National Park's Island in the Sky district. This half-day Utah Island in the Sky Canyonlands 4wd adventure takes you from the Colorado River corridor to the top of the mesa. Enjoy the red rock desert and learn about the geology, history, and wildlife of this amazing landscape from your expert guide.

up to 4 hrs 3 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Moab Travel Experts
  • Traverse the scenic Shafer Trail to Island in the Sky, witness iconic viewpoints like Gooseneck overlook, and explore ancient Ancestral Puebloan rock art sites.
  • Tours are led by expert guides who offer insights into the park's history, geology, wildlife, and culture along the journey.
  • Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.
  • Entrance fees to Canyonlands National Park ($15/person unless you have an annual Parks Pass) are not included. A link to purchase a park pass will be provided in your confirmation.
  • Bring comfortable shoes, a refillable water bottle, sun protection, and a camera.
  • Meet at NAVTEC Expeditions' office at 321 North Main St. 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Hotel pick-up is provided with advance request.
  • Suitable for all ages, but children under 8 years old must be in a booster seat or car seat. Must provide your own as booster/car seats are not provided.


from Half-Day Island in the Sky Canyonlands 4x4 Tour
Experience the breathtaking backcountry of Canyonlands National Park's Island in the Sky district on an exhilarating 4x4 adventure. Departing from Moab, Utah, this half-day Canyonlands tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through rugged landscapes and ancient cultural sites.

The tour begins along the Colorado River corridor just outside Moab, and finishes high on the mesa top. You'll stop along the journey to take in the sights and gaze upon a red rock desert seldom seen by visitors. Throughout the tour, experienced and knowledgeable guides provide you with information on Canyonlands and its natural history.

The ancient culture of the Ancestral Puebloans is evident throughout the canyons. Enjoy stops to investigate their mysterious and beautiful rock art.

Visit the famous Gooseneck overlook of the Colorado River and witness the majestic Musselman Arch along the White Rim. Finish the tour by climbing the switchbacks of the Shafer Trail to the top of the Island in the Sky.

This 4X4 tour offers an excellent opportunity to observe the geological formations of Canyonlands National Park, showcasing a diverse range of rock layers.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Half-Day Island in the Sky Canyonlands 4x4 Tour

Where do the tours depart from?

You will meet your guide at NAVTEC Expeditions' office located at 321 N. Main St. Moab, UT 84532.

How long is the tour?

The Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Yes, but note that children under 8 years old must be in a booster seat or car seat. Please bring your own booster/car seat as they are not provided.

Are there any special requirements?

No, there are no special requirements for this tour. However, you should be comfortable riding in a vehicle on unpaved roads and hiking on uneven terrain.

Is hotel transportation provided?

Yes, hotel pick-up is provided from most Moab hotels, motels, and campgrounds with advance request. Please make your request in the comment section at time of booking or call the number on your e-ticket prior to your tour date.

What should I wear?

Dress in weather-appropriate clothing and wear comfortable shoes (no flips or sandals).