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Canyonlands National Park Jeep Tour 1/2 Day – (HI0)

Adventure Description

This half-day expedition gets you out there to see the spectacular wide-open spaces of Canyonlands National Park “Island in the Sky” mesa. Your trip includes stops to peer into the Colorado River corridor from Dead Horse Point State Park, a hike to the amazing views of Mesa Arch, and an exciting drive under a fallen boulder! This expedition makes you feel like the adventurer you were born to be!

Adventure Level

Folks with very little time but any fitness level can join this expedition. In a half-day you can really get into the backcountry to see some of the scenery in Canyonlands that few other people get to see. The 4×4 rigs are air conditioned and the ride is bumpy but not treacherous.

Itinerary

Half-day – morning, afternoon, and (in July and August only) evening options.

Though Canyonlands National Park is considered one of America’s finest National Parks, much of its beauty remains hidden from visitors who travel in their passenger cars. In this National Park, the Colorado River and the Green River have carved a vast array of twisting canyons through the region’s red rock sandstone. This maze of canyons reaches as far as the eye can see.

To really understand the Park, a guided trip is essential. Tag-A-Long uses Jeep Rubicons outfitted with comfortable seats and air conditioning. This trip explores the area known as “The Island in the Sky,” a high plateau rising 2,000 feet or more above the rest of the park – the vistas from this plateau are sublime.

As we drive out of Moab and we soon find ourselves on a backcountry road that scales a wall that overlooks Arches National Park and then brings us to a gigantic double rock arch known as Gemini Bridges. After entering Canyonlands National Park, we’ll stop for a 30 minute walk (round-trip) to view the maze of canyons from one of the Park’s finest overlooks, Mesa Arch. Don’t forget your cameras – the photos are amazing.

Before returning to Moab, we’ll visit another sublime overlook, this time in “Dead Horse Point” State Park, one of Utah’s best kept secrets. From the top you’ll see the rim featured in the film, Thelma and Louise, where the two women drove off the cliff and plunged into the Colorado River a thousand feet below.

We conclude our expedition with a descent from the high plateau down some 2,000 feet to the Colorado River. This exciting drive offers vistas of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains, passes beneath a mammoth fallen boulder and stops along the river to view prehistoric Indian writings and ancient Dinosaur tracks left behind in the rocks.

Consider combining this 1/2 day tour with another 1/2 day tour for a full day of Moab adventure!

Trip Highlights

  • Canyonlands National Park backcountry
  • Indian writings
  • 4X4 driving
  • Fitness Level: Below average to average

Who Should Go

Any age Moab adventurer with limited time

Dates Available

Operates year round.

Between November 1 and March 31:
One departure a day @ 9:00 AM.

April 1:
Resume advertised departures of 7:30 AM and 1:00pm.

Booking Request Form

Morning & Afternoon
$104.26 per Adult
$93.40 per Youth under 16

Evening (5:30-9:00pm)
$96.65 per Adult
$85.79 Per Youth under 16

Includes tax; excludes park entrance fee

20% deposit due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Balance due the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy

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