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Traveling south of Moab to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, this tour will take you through the seldom visited, but spectacular canyons of the Needles District. You will get to see a number of natural arches. There are also quite a few Anasazi Indian ruins on this four-wheel-drive adventure, which you will get to see as well. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will provide you with information not only on the Park and its spectacular scenery, but also the history, archeology, and geology of this amazing area. This tour offers guests the opportunity to see the splendor of Canyonlands from the comfort of our fully enclosed, air-conditioned, 4×4 vehicles.
This is an easy day trip with a bit of backcountry excitement thrown in. Travelers of all ages and abilities can tag along.
We will depart from Moab 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 might break up the drive time with a short hike to Wilson Arch, located right alongside the highway.
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.
Operates Year Round
7:00am to 6:00pm