Shafer Canyon Road
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Our most recommended Shafer Canyon Road Activities

  • From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

    1. From Moab: Half-Day Canyonlands Island in the Sky 4x4 Tour

    Discover the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park on this exciting half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle. After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards the national park, meandering alongside the river. Stop outside the park boundary to explore ancient Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans. Continue to the jeep trail that leads up to the Island in the Sky district. Along the way you'll stop at vistas such as Fossil Point and Musselman Arch. See the remarkable Gooseneck Overlook and travel along a section of the White Rim trail. Wind up the switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail, and enjoy one last look out over the park before driving back to Moab.

    We had a fabulous time on our trip with our guide Ric Otero. He picked us up on time and took us on a fun and interesting tour of the back country of Canyonlands. We saw so many wonderful sights and his commentary and explanations of the various places were very insightful. Ric couldn’t have been any nicer and made our trip a memorable one that we will remember for a very long time. We were able to see the canyons and Colorado River from a completely different perspective. We loved it and would highly recommend it to everyone.

  • From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

    2. From Moab: Full-Day Canyonlands and Arches 4x4 Driving Tour

    Take a 4x4 driving tour through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. This thrilling adventure includes stops for short hikes and scenic views.

    After pickup from your hotel in Moab, drive towards Canyonlands National Park high atop the Island in the Sky mesa. Descend via the steep switchbacks of the famous Shafer Trail and enjoy a brief stop to explore Native American rock art that was carved into the cliffs by the Ancestral Puebloans.   Continue through Canyonlands along a portion of the White Rim Trail over to Musselman Arch for incredible views of the Colorado River below. Enjoy a few stops with short hikes.

    In the afternoon, enter Arches National Park near Doc Williams Point. Climb a steep rock wall and drive across a valley through sandstone fins and dunes.   Pass the famous Tower Arch, the Eye of the Whale Arch, and the Marching Men — a group of 7 ...

    Our tour guide, Ben, was the best! He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and skilled at driving us through the rocky backroads of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. It was a fun, informative and exciting adventure that wouldn’t have been possible, or safe, to do on our own.

  • From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

    3. From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

    Start your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Drive to the stunning Canyonlands National Park, and spend the morning exploring the remote areas of the Island in the Sky district of the park in a 4x4 vehicle. Follow the White Rim Trail, and drive along the narrow switchbacks of the Shafer Trail. See incredible rock and fossil formations, and stop along the way for photos opportunities. After your driving tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Colorado River. Admire majestic views of the river and the surrounding canyons. Finish your tour with an adrenaline-filled rafting trip on the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Enjoy some whitewater fun, accompanied by professional river guides. At the end of your rafting experience, relax on the beach as your guides prepare for the short drive back to Moab, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

    5 stars for the Canyonlands 4 x4 drive. Always ask for the guide with the most experience . He was a wealth of knowledge. The rafting trip was not worth the time or money. The lunch was the best part. Too much down time between activities.

  • Moab: Canyonlands National Park 4x4 White Rim Tour

    4. 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 p...

    Ben was our driver/guide and he is the best! Ask for him if you can. Bypass the waiting and lines to get in, except to get in the gift shop/visitor center. He explained everything and customized the tour to meet our needs and wants. Just an awesome day!!

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What people are saying about Shafer Canyon Road

The tour was amazing. It provided an exciting way to visit Canyonlands while getting information about the area and doing it in a safe manner (but feeling like you’re living on the edge!). The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. He “transported us back in time” which was really cool! He drove the 4x4 and didn’t scare us - we felt safe with his driving even though it was off road and very narrow at times. He was always responsible and safe. Stopped often to allow us to see and take pictures of the beautiful area.

Our tour guide, Ben, was the best! He was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and skilled at driving us through the rocky backroads of Arches National Park and Canyonlands. It was a fun, informative and exciting adventure that wouldn’t have been possible, or safe, to do on our own.

Mike was a great guide. He was a wealth of information and made sure that we experienced a fun day exploring both Canyonlands and Arches. Most of the time we felt like we were the only ones in the parks as he took us on trails off the normal touring path.

Justin was great. He’s so personable and willing to adapt to any need, like difficulty getting into the jeep due to recent knee replacement . He’s definitely an asset to your company!

Rocky is a very well versed tour guide. A good driver too, which is essential. We had a blast.