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Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

From the canyons of Zion to the gravity-defying formations in Arches, witness Mother Nature at her most impressive on this self-guided driving tour starting in Moab, Utah. Enjoy animated videos to visualize parts of the tour. Simply hop in your car, get the app set up on your phone, and get started. Visit Arches National Park and discover hidden life within this harsh yet beautiful desert. Marvel at impossible rock formations and towering arches millions of years in the making and learn how it all came to be. Learn the history of the Ute and Paiute tribes who lived at Arches for thousands of years. Hear their legends of the trickster god who brought them to the desert and the portals through time that lie dormant. Find out how these tribes survived and what they left behind. See Zion National Park and hear why early Mormon pioneers thought it was heaven on earth. This tour works by car, bike, or shuttle, so you can see the park however you want to. At Zion, see natural wonders like the Temple of Sinawava and the Weeping Rock. Learn the park’s history, from its geologic formation to the first people who lived here. See emerald pools, staggering mountain peaks, and much more. Next, marvel at the towering hoodoos that dot Bryce Canyon. Dive into the history and legends of the Native tribes who lived here, including the harrowing tale of a race of giants who were turned to stone and became the hoodoo formations we see today. Visit groves of Earth’s oldest trees and hear the spooky story of the supposed curse which afflicts anyone who chooses to study these ancient, gnarled plants too closely. Stop at the spot where Forrest Gump ended his famous run at Monument Valley. Then, head into the valley itself to get up close and personal with jaw-dropping mesas, buttes, and spires. Get the inside scoop on how Hollywood turned Monument Valley into the quintessential image of the American West. Learn about the mysterious Anasazi who vanished from this land centuries ago and the Navajo who still call the valley home. Then, unearth hidden secrets at the Grand Staircase. Hidden within this towering staircase are clues to the land’s long history. Learn about the dinosaur fossils people have found here, including a T-Rex skeleton. Before concluding your tour, explore a petrified forest, sparkling waterfalls, and sweeping vistas. Plus, hear the legends and tales of the tribes who once lived at Grand Staircase.

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From Moab: Arches National Park 4x4 Drive and Hiking Tour

2. From Moab: Arches National Park 4x4 Drive and Hiking Tour

After pickup in Moab, start your full-day tour of the Arches National Park with a moderate hike. Walk among the stunning arches and admire the incredible red rock landscape. Learn about the park as your guide shares their knowledge of geology and explains the history of the area. At the end of your hike, stop and refuel with a buffet-style picnic lunch before heading out into the backcountry where your 4x4 adventure begins. Navigate the rugged jeep trails leading to remote arches that few get to experience, and take in the vast panoramic views that the backcountry has to offer. Pass the famous 92-foot wide Tower Arch, and the Eye of the Whale Arch. See the Marching Men, a group of 7 towers lined up in one row. To end your trip, stop off to check out some ancient dinosaur tracks embedded in stone and exit the park via an old cowboy trail, then make your way back to Moab.

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From Moab: Canyonlands Needle District 4x4 Tour

3. From Moab: Canyonlands Needle District 4x4 Tour

Begin your journey with a pickup in downtown Moab, which will take you to the remote areas of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Before entering the park, take your first stop at Newspaper Rock, one of the largest petroglyph panels in the area, then head down the road and get ready to start your 4x4 experience.   Traverse the technical 4x4 trails and conquer challenging obstacles such as Elephant Hill, SOB Hill, and The Squeeze as you make your way into the Devils Kitchen, all the while taking in the incredible and unique vistas and rock formations of the Needles.   After stopping for a picnic lunch, make your way over to the head of the Joint Trail where you'll spend the afternoon enjoying the moderately strenuous 3-mile hike that meanders through iconic slot canyons and into the heart of Chesler Park. After completing the hike, settle back into your rugged yet comfortable vehicle and enjoy the ride back to Moab.

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Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

4. Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Moab, start the tour with a short 4x4 ride through rocky terrain towards the off-the-beaten-track Dad Gum Canyon. After a safety briefing from your expert guide, get geared up and begin your canyoneering experience. Hike and rock rappel into pools of water in this little slot canyon. Prepare to get wet as you find several small waterfalls and crystal clear pools. At the end of the adventure, an unforgettable 200-foot guided rappel awaits you. Once you hike out of the last bit of the canyon, make your way back to Moab where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Moab: Canyonlands National Park 4x4 White Rim Tour

5. Moab: Canyonlands National Park 4x4 White Rim Tour

See the best sights of the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park and experience the famous White Rim 4x4 Trail. Your excursion starts from your accommodation in Moab with a professional and knowledgeable tour guide. Travel alongside the Colorado River as you gain elevation and make your way toward Canyonlands National Park. Before reaching the park boundary, you'll make several stops, including pristine rock art panels, overlooks of the Colorado River Canyon, and wide sweeping vistas. Once you reach the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park and the White Rim Trail, stop again and enjoy a short hike to one of the many backcountry arches that the park has to offer, including the unique Musselman Arch.   Continue your trek along the White Rim and down Lathrop Canyon, a side route that will lead to the riverside oasis, where you'll enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch prepared by your guide. There are several optional hike options throughout the day. On your way back to Moab, your 4x4 vehicle will climb up the famous Shafer Trail that will take you up to the mesa top for one more stunning view.  

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From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

6. From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

Explore the rugged terrain of the desert southwest on an incredible canyoneering experience in the Entrajo Canyon. Learn everything you need to know to safely navigate the canyon's obstacles with your private, experienced guide, and satisfy your sense of adventure, even if you're a beginner. After meeting your guide in Moab, head toward the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) loop hike in Entrajo Canyon. Start at the bottom and hike and climb up to the top of the canyon. At the summit, admire amazing views of the La Sal Mountains and the red rock canyon below. From there, learn a number of canyoneering techniques that you'll use to make your way down through the canyon, always safely backed up on rappel. Then downclimb, rappel, shimmy, and chimney (back to one wall, feet to the other) through a gorgeous red rock canyon that has been carved by water over hundreds of thousands of years. Most of the time, there are pools of water that you must walk, wade, and sometimes swim through, making this a very enjoyable outing in the heat of the summer. Finish the tour with a 90-foot (27.4-meter) rappel to exit the canyon before making your way back to Moab.

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Arches National Park: Half-Day Private Hiking Tour

7. Arches National Park: Half-Day Private Hiking Tour

Immerse yourself in the unforgettable sandstone arches and wilderness of Arches National Park on this hiking adventure tour with experienced guides. Gear up with included headlamps and ponchos and enjoy snacks. Get up-close to Arches National Park on foot. Join expert desert guides along historic footpaths weaving through the most iconic rock features in all of Utah. Hikes range from light walks on paved footpaths to rugged treks into the backcountry spanning several miles. Benefit from guides that customize every tour to fit you and your group’s ability and energy levels. This is the perfect morning adventure to get a taste of what Arches National Park has to offer.

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From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

8. From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Ride your 4x4 on a 5-mile trail through the rugged terrain of Pritchett Canyon. Get your adrenaline pumping, as you climb your way through the canyon.  See Chimney Arch and then continue on to Pool Arch with a 90-foot-high opening. Enter the slot canyon, where you may need to navigate through some potholes, before reaching the 50-foot rappel at the end of the section. After the 50-foot rappel, get ready for another 100-foot rappel, which will lead you to a beautiful grotto. Finally, head back on your 4x4 to Moab after a thrilling desert adventure.

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From Moab: Lavender Canyon 4x4 Drive & Hiking Combo Tour

9. From Moab: Lavender Canyon 4x4 Drive & Hiking Combo Tour

Discover the jewel of Lavender Canyon in the Canyonlands National Park, full of archaeological sites, giant stone arches, and stunning beauty in every direction. Witness red to orange striped sandstone with yellow honeycomb facets and dark purple mesas and towers. Starting from Moab, climb into a 4x4 off-road vehicle which will take you to the southern entrance of the Canyonlands National Park. From here, embark on a 3-mile moderate hike through the incredible landscape. As you make your way toward the Needles District, pass by one of the first and still operational ranches. Continue the hike on towards Joint Trail to see some isolated sections of The Needles District. Make your way into Lavender Canyon and cut across 2 major creek crossings with steep banks. View many arches and archaeological sites from the road. Stop for a lunch break which is included in the tour price and admire the views.  After eating, explore an alcove with 5 cylindrical dwellings that must have provided comfortable shelter for the Ancestral Puebloans. View many other arches in the area that only a few get to view and learn about. After a full day exploring the canyon, make your way back to Moab where the tour ends.

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From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

10. From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

Get your adrenaline pumping on a full-day canyoneering tour from Moab. Hike off the beaten path, take your time to learn rappelling techniques with your private guide, and then step out over the edge of a 220-foot (61-meter) drop. Meet your guide in Moab then take a short drive for about 10 minutes to the nearby trailhead that still manages to feel quite remote. Begin your adventurous 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) hike at the bottom and climb up to a huge, open valley with expansive views of an ancient rock uplift that has been faulted and folded to create a stunning landscape. From here, hike across rock dunes to your first rappel of the day and spend as much time as necessary learning rappelling techniques with your experienced guide. Then, start off with an easy 30-foot (9.14-meter) rappel to get a feel for what it's like to be on rappel and to trust the rope and system that you've just been taught. Follow your first rappel with a brief but beautiful corkscrew slot that you will rappel and downclimb through, ending on a spacious ledge above an impressive 220-foot (61-meter) drop. Clip into the rope and slowly step out over the void with the help of your safety-conscious and patient guide. When you reach the bottom of the rappel, look back up toward the massive sandstone wall and marvel at what you've just done! Finally, take a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) hike back to your vehicle to return to Moab.

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What people are saying about Moab

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This is an experience I will not soon forget. We had such an awesome time. Our guide Mike, really knew his stuff. He knew how to guage everyones abilities perfectly. Mike also had a great sence of humor and shared some awesome stories. Navtec Expeditions were very accomidating to changing weather conditions and guest comfort levels. True masters.

Absolutely awesome and unforgettable experience that most might not be able to do on their own in order to see so much. We were in great hands with Charlotte and Buzz. Very knowledgeable of the area also. The hike was so worth it too. Would highly recommend and do another adventure with NAVTEC.

This was such a great experience! Mike, the guide, was awesome. He was very entertaining and informative. I felt completely safe the entire time and would 100% do the trip again.

Our quide, Blaine was great! Very informative and got to see a lot of sites in park not accessible to other visitors!

Great trip very good service amazing lunch! Overall would love to take more tours with this company