Utah River and Wilderness Expeditions since 1964... come Tag-A-Long with us!
This half-day expedition gets you out there to see the spectacular wide-open spaces of Canyonlands National Park “Island in the Sky” mesa. This expedition makes you feel like the adventurer you were born to be!
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.
The Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park is the focus of this excellent half day tour. The trail begins going out Potash Road through BLM land and follows the river below Dead Horse Point State Park and into Canyonlands National Park. Throughout the tour, your experienced and knowledgeable guide will provide you with information on the Park and the various scenery that you will see. There will be an emphasis on the history, archeology, and geology of the area with plenty of stops for pictures. Your guide will also point out natural sandstone arches, and other formations that many visitors might miss on their own while visiting the Park and the canyons below. Once in Shafer Canyon, we will climb to the Island’s mesa via the famous Shafer Trail. Using Shafer Trail’s winding switchbacks, the tour will take guests from the canyon floor to an incredible viewpoint, set 2,000 feet above where you came from. This tour offers guests the opportunity to see the splendor of Canyonlands from the comfort of our fully enclosed, air-conditioned, 4×4 vehicles.
Be sure to talk with our friendly staff, before making a reservation for this tour, if you have any problems with terrain heights.
Any age Moab adventurer with limited time
Operates year round.
Between November 1 and March 31:
One departure a day @ 9:00 am.
Resume advertised departures of 7:15 am and 12:45 pm.