From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

Activity provider:NAVTEC Expeditions

From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

Activity provider:NAVTEC Expeditions
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From US$ 189.39 per person

Likely to sell out

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 ($15 per person unless you have an Annual Parks Pass)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Car/booster seat (required for children 7 & under)

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • 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 be given a full refund if the tour has to be cancelled
  • There is also the option to pay for the 3rd fare in the event that your booked tour does not meet the minimum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

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Ron was a great guide. He stopped anywhere upon request for photos. The vehicle handled the roads well. The territory we covered was absolutely beautiful. What I appreciate most was having someone else drive these roads that I would probably never drive. I could be a 100% sightseer! Wonderful day trip. Great way to see Canyonlands.

April 14, 2023

This was a tremendously enjoyable outing. Ascending from the river level to the top of the Island in the Sky rim in a keep on an unpaved rugged mining road gives a unique perspective and appreciation for the terrain and the geologic history of the region. Our guide was a long-time year-round resident of Moab and a dedicated history and natural science buff. It is hard to imagine getting a better perspective of the history and cultures of the region from anyone else. Thank you Blaine!

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October 19, 2022

Matt U. was our guide and he was fantastic! He was knowledgeable of the area and gave us a thorough tour. He told us information about the sights, gave us time for pictures and kept us keenly interested all afternoon. This was one of the high points of our vacation for sure. We highly recommend getting into the canyon on these off roads with a knowledgeable guide.

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October 18, 2022

Product ID: 211938