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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour

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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour
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Overview

This outdoor adventure combo from Moab takes you off-roading through Canyonlands National Park, followed by a guided rafting trip on the Colorado River. Your guide introduces you to the scenic natural wonders of Canyonlands' Island in the Sky by 4-wheel drive (4WD), including sections of the Shafer Trail and White Rim Road. Enjoy a buffet lunch before an afternoon rafting the white-water rapids of the mighty river. Admire deep canyons, ancient rock art, fossils and natural stone arches on this day trip, great for all ages.
  • Go off-roading on the White Rim Road and Shafer Trail
  • Explore the scenic mesa of the Island in the Sky district
  • Soak up the river scenery in the Fisher Towers area
  • Includes transportation by 4WD, whitewater rafting, river gear and a buffet lunch by the riverside
  • NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands and Arches National Park
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Professional guide
Lunch
Ice water & lemonade
All required rafting equipment
Coast Guard approved life jackets, river bags and camera box to place your items in while rafting
Soft drinks (you are welcome to bring your own)
Gratuities
Navtec Expeditions , 321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Your one-day Canyonlands 4x4 & Moab Rafting trip begins 8:00 AM at the NAVTEC office in Moab at 321 North Main Street. Please arrive at our office 15 minutes early. We return to our office at about 5:00 PM.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in central Moab to start the first portion of your combo adventure, a 4-hour tour of Canyonlands National Park by 4WD. Hop into the vehicle for a thrilling morning drive over rugged terrain to the Island in the Sky. From here, your guide traverses switchbacks to White Rim Road, a 100-mile (160-km) loop situated roughly 1,000 feet (300 meters) below the mesa and the same distance above the Colorado and Green rivers.  

Your guide follows a section of the White Rim Road where you're treated to a panoramic vista of Fossil Point before connecting to the Shafer Trail. Listen as your guide shares the human and natural history of Canyonlands, and stop for photo ops of ancient rock art en route to the mesa summit before refueling with a riverside buffet lunch.

Next, you'll descend the canyon to ride the white-water rapids of the Colorado River, including the Fisher Towers area that features soaring canyon walls, giant rock spires and plenty of wildlife. This 4-hour portion of your adventure begins with a safety briefing. Once you're outfitted with a life jacket, climb into an awaiting raft with a river guide who expertly navigates your raft over Class II and III rapids. 

Rest assured that sections of calm water follow, where you can relax, take photos (waterproof bag provided) or even swim if temperatures allow. After a fun-filled day off-roading and rafting in this spectacular wilderness, you are returned to Moab where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
White Rim Road
White Rim Road 4WD Tour (4 hours)Make your own way to central Moab to meet your guide then hop into a comfortable 4WD vehicle for an exhilarating morning drive through the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park.
Pass By:  
White Rim Road
Your guide expertly steers the 4WD over rugged terrain and hair-raising switchbacks to reach the White Rim Road, a 100-mile (160-km) loop located about 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the Colorado and Green Rivers and 1,000 feet below the mesa. Travel a portion of the White Rim Road and take in stunning views of Fossil Point and the scenic landscape, then connect to the Shafer Trail, which runs from the Colorado River all the way to the top of the mesa. Stop along the route to see rock art made by ancient Pueblo civilizations thousands of years ago.
Pass By:  
Westwater Canyon
Westwater Canyon is one of the best spots for experiencing white-water rapids near Moab.
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Fisher Towers
Fisher Towers White-Water Rafting (4 hours)After you refuel with a riverside buffet lunch, switch from 4WD to white-water rafts to experience the majestic Colorado River up close. Before hitting the water, review river safety guidelines and get outfitted with a lifejacket and other river gear. Then step into a raft with an experienced river guide who steers your raft downriver.
Stop At:  
Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
Enjoy the Rock Art Sites of Moab where travelers access to ancient drawings scattered along paths even a novice can navigate.
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Canyonlands National Park
Throughout your full-day tour, your guides share the human and natural history of Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River corridor. After a fantastic day of off-roading and rafting, you are returned to Moab where your tour ends.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking; minimum weight requirement is 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Inflatable kayaks are available upon request at no charge, please provide the request in the special requirements field at the time of booking
  • Please note, prior to departure, all travelers will be required to sign a liability release
  • It is recommended to bring: Sturdy footwear, quick dry clothing, spring or fall rain suit, swimsuit or fast drying shorts, sun screen, lip balm, hat and a camera (preferably waterproof)
  • NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands and Arches National Park
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NAVTEC Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Reviews

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star-5
Nice tour 😄👍
Marjorie_F
, Oct 2021
That was very nice tour I recommend . That Guides tours very nice person... We see different places taken beautiful pictures the whether was perfect.
star-4
Rafting
Kenneth_F
, Oct 2021
Cayonlands and guide was very good. Rafting and lunch was less than average. Lunch was prepared at the river in less than suitable utinsels. The description of the rafting should indicate to wear water shoes. I assumed some water splash but not stepping into foot deep water. Boring trip.
star-4
Charlotte’s 4 x 4 tour of...
Kevin_C
, Sep 2021
Charlotte’s 4 x 4 tour of canyonlands was excellent she’s very professional a good communicator and just fun to be around. Austin did the rafting trip and even though his first first day, he is truly a pro. My only complaint is that they put 10 people in the boat with Austin and that was too many
star-5
Totally Recommend
Kenny_S
, Jul 2021
Absolutely amazing experience! From arrival to departure, we were lead on an adventure by super skilled tour guides. The ATV ride through Canyonlands was really cool, allowing us to get up close and personal to the canyons vs just seeing them from the overlooks. And the river was a great pairing, cooking us off and allowing us to see a different side of Utah’s southeast. The views were 360°, 100% of the time. Thanks for the tour!
star-5
Great Day
Robert_S
, May 2021
Excellent day with excellent guides. Everything was wonderful. Highly recommended to anyone. Awesome views
star-5
4x4/rafting day trip
Sally_B
, May 2021
Great way to tour canyon lands and experience the Colorado river! Energetic and knowledgeable guides make the trip well worth the time!
star-5
Tons of fun!
Karyn_R
, Apr 2021
The guides Ric and Danny where awesome! Both very friendly and knowledgeable. We got to see a ton of things in a short period of time and the lunch provided was great as well!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A definite must
Beth_M
, Dec 2020
We were so happy we scheduled this tour and would recommend it to everyone going to Canyonlands -Moab area. The sites were breathing taking and we ventured on some narrow roads! Our guide was Charlotte and she is a fountain of knowledge about the topography. We saw Petroglyphs, viewed rivers from high up and much more. The Colorado river rafting was quite as exciting because their hadn't been much rain lately, but if you can go in with an open mind of river conditions it was great. Our guide made us a delicious lunch of chicken ceasar wraps, fruit cups cookies. Plenty to eat. While we only hit a couple of class 1 rapids the view from this angle was quite interesting. Was still worth it in our book. I would recommend both!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Exciting tours on road & river
Mimi_T
, Oct 2020
Don, our Canyonlands driver and guide was excellent. With 50 years experience as a local and living legend, he had thorough knowledge of the area, culture, history and terrain. He entertained us with many personal anecdotes. Tyler, our river guide was excellent, too..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Fun Day!
Angie
, Oct 2020
Myself and a friend part took in the day! We had a great time. The previous reviews noting a more "quiet" rafting ride were accurate. This area of the Colorado river was not very "active" during our visit. However, the guides still made sure the rafting guests had a nice time and were entertained and having fun during their trip. The 4x4 tour allowed you to access areas of Canyonlands with are truly only accessible with a off-road vehicle. Something which I was not willing to take my rental car out-for-a-spin for to figure out if it was truly off-road capable or not. I was very glad I booked this trip! It was a nice and relaxing day to break up a full weeks worth of hiking. If you prefer something more relaxing to spend more time conversing with family or friends, or having a drink on a slower pace rafting trip, this could be a great trip for you.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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