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Canyonlands National Park Needles District Jeep Tour 1 day (DN0)

Adventure Description

This adventure will take you south of Moab towards the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. You will explore and learn about the Ancient Puebloan, Fremont, and Barrier Canyon peoples who called this place home long before we came. We will visit rock art sites and ruins as your naturalist guide weaves tales and tells about these ancient cultures.

Adventure Level

This is an easy day trip with a bit of 4-wheeling excitement thrown in. Travelers of all ages and abilities can tag along.

This adventure will take you south of Moab towards the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. You will explore and learn about the Ancient Puebloan, Fremont, and Barrier Canyon peoples who called this place home long before we came. We will visit rock art sites and ruins as your naturalist guide weaves tales and tells about these ancient cultures.

Itinerary

We will depart from the Tag-A-Long Expedition’s office in Moab at and proceed south toward the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The landscape is ever changing.

Newspaper Rock, an amazing panel of Indian writing, is near the entrance of the Park and a must see preserve. We will stop for a short walk in Shay Canyon to see an amazing selection of rock art including several “Kokopelli’s”, and if the sand hasn’t covered them up, dinosaur tracks.

Your guide will point out old cabins and hidden granaries, located right along the roadside that most visitors don’t know to look for!

Next we will drive into Davis Canyon, (this segment is off road). Here we will see several granaries, some small dinosaur bones, matates, and the 5 faces pictographs, and maybe if time allows a hike up the canyon to see the natural beauty of the area.

The Visitor’s Center is our next stop where we can use the restroom, have a general orientation, and watch a short video about the region.

The next few hours we will “stop and go” from one area to the next. Some highlighted walks are Cowboy Camp, Pothole Point and Roadside Ruin. Lunch is served mid day.

After exploring the region we head back towards Moab. We will break up the drive time with a short hike to Wilson Arch, located right alongside the highway.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Rock Art & Ruins
  • Full Day Tour
  • Remote location; Solitude
  • 4x4 driving
  • Fitness Level: Below average to Average

Who Should Go

People who want to explore the remote backcountry of Canyonlands National Park but don’t want to do a lot of hiking. Those who have seen the most popular areas of Canyonlands and want something new and different. Folks interested in ancient indigenous cultures.

Dates Available

Operates Year Round
7:30am to 6:00pm

Booking Request Form

$199.82 per person

*Includes tax; Excludes park entrance fees

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

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