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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4 provided by NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours

Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4

Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
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Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore the awe-inspiring landscape of Chesler Park, located in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This full-day tour by 4-wheel drive (4WD) visits remote sections of the pristine wilderness. Your expert guide drives over some of Utah's most rugged off-road tracks to highlights such as Elephant Hill, Devil's Kitchen, Devil's Lane and SOB Hill. Take an optional 3-mile (4.8-km) hike on the incredible Joint Trail to experience even more of this national park’s breathtaking beauty up close.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This tour of Canyonlands National Park begins in the middle of Moab, where you’ll meet your guides and hop in the comfortable 4x4 off-road vehicle. The drive to the Chesler Park area is approximately two hours, as it’s located out in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The reward for the lengthy drive, however, is sweeping vistas of desert landscapes you’d expect to see in brochures, where multicolored rock formations emerge from the sun-scorched earth. You’ll explore the ancient rock formations and weave through the cactus, looking for wildlife like mule deer, lizards, or herds of bighorn sheep. At Elephant Hill, watch as your guide skillfully maneuvers what's known as one of Utah’s most challenging 4x4 trails. You’ll pass Devil’s Kitchen and Devil’s Lane before emerging at SOB Hill. Towards the middle of the day, you’ll enjoy a tasty, buffet-style lunch at a panoramic viewpoint, and then be given the option of hiking along the dusty Joint Trail. The 3-mile (4.8km) loop leads towards the Chesler Park meadows, which are often considered as one of the park’s most spectacularly scenic spots. The trail itself weaves through towering boulders and an intriguing network of canyons, and even though the path is well groomed and the trail is well defined, it’s still a hike that’s sufficiently challenging for even the most experienced of hikers. If you’d prefer to skip the Joint Trail hike, you’re allowed more time to photograph the views surrounding your scenic lunch spot, before continuing on in the 4x4 vehicle to remote sections of the park. At the end of the day, having scoured the furthest and most isolated corners of Canyonlands National Park, your guide drops you off in the middle of Moab from where the tour began.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This tour of Canyonlands National Park begins in the middle of Moab, where you’ll meet your guides and hop in the comfortable 4x4 off-road vehicle. The drive to the Chesler Park area is approximately two hours, as it’s located out in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. The reward for the lengthy drive, however, is sweeping vistas of desert landscapes you’d expect to see in brochures, where multicolored rock formations emerge from the sun-scorched earth. You’ll explore the ancient rock formations and weave through the cactus, looking for wildlife like mule deer, lizards, or herds of bighorn sheep. At Elephant Hill, watch as your guide skillfully maneuvers what's known as one of Utah’s most challenging 4x4 trails. You’ll pass Devil’s Kitchen and Devil’s Lane before emerging at SOB Hill. Towards the middle of the day, you’ll enjoy a tasty, buffet-style lunch at a panoramic viewpoint, and then be given the option of hiking along the dusty Joint Trail. The 3-mile (4.8km) loop leads towards the Chesler Park meadows, which are often considered as one of the park’s most spectacularly scenic spots. The trail itself weaves through towering boulders and an intriguing network of canyons, and even though the path is well groomed and the trail is well defined, it’s still a hike that’s sufficiently challenging for even the most experienced of hikers. If you’d prefer to skip the Joint Trail hike, you’re allowed more time to photograph the views surrounding your scenic lunch spot, before continuing on in the 4x4 vehicle to remote sections of the park. At the end of the day, having scoured the furthest and most isolated corners of Canyonlands National Park, your guide drops you off in the middle of Moab from where the tour began.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6896MOABCHPARK
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle
  • Ice water and lemonade
  • Buffet-style lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entrance fees ($10 USD per person and $25 per family)
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Navtec Expeditions, 321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA Depart the NAVTEC Expeditions headquarters at 321 North Main Street for a full day adventure to Chesler Park in the heart of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We travel in heavy duty yet comfortable 4X4 vehicles.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Things to bring: camera, water bottle (free refills available) and sun protection
  • NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands and Arches National Park
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle
  • Ice water and lemonade
  • Buffet-style lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Park entrance fees ($10 USD per person and $25 per family)
Departure details
  • Navtec Expeditions, 321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA Depart the NAVTEC Expeditions headquarters at 321 North Main Street for a full day adventure to Chesler Park in the heart of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We travel in heavy duty yet comfortable 4X4 vehicles.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Things to bring: camera, water bottle (free refills available) and sun protection
  • NAVTEC Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of Canyonlands and Arches National Park
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Navtec Expeditions
    321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA
    Depart the NAVTEC Expeditions headquarters at 321 North Main Street for a full day adventure to Chesler Park in the heart of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We travel in heavy duty yet comfortable 4X4 vehicles.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    NAVTEC Expeditions - Day Tours
    Needles District Visitor Center
    Canyonlands National Park
    Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites
    Moab
  • You'll return to the starting point
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chadwickpilot
Canton, MI5 contributions
Every thing you’d want from a 4x4 tour. Good vehicle. Passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. Pick up from the hotel was an added perk. The provided sandwiches for lunch were simple but good for a picnic/camp type lunch on the trail. A fun time provided by a reputable company.
Written 12 December 2021
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Travelinglibrarian8
Columbus, OH35 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour with Ben. He was friendly and informative about the area. He also has mad driving skills! The roads he drove us on in the Needles District were a little intense but he was a pro. The hike we did with him in the District was also great and the view of Cheslar Park at the end of the hike was beautiful. I enjoyed the variety of snacks for lunch to accompany the casear salad and water. We had a little bit of extra time so Ben took us to another area of the district and we got to see where the Green and Colorado Rivers connect and it was breathtaking. I was especially impressed with the company's communication. We needed a third person to go on the tour for it to run and they let me know that a few weeks in advance. Someone ended up booking that seat but the day we were supposed to go, our guide was sick, so they had to reschedule for the next day, which was totally fine. As a result, they took us on a Monday which I don't think was originally an option and it was just my husband, Ben, and I. This was great company to do this tour with and I feel lucky Ben was our guide, as he grew up in the area and knows it very well. Highly recommend this tour-just be ready for a bumpy ride once you get to Needles!
Written 11 December 2021
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Ashley S
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Oct 2021 • Couples
The Needles 4x4 trip was absolutely AMAZING! The ride on Elephant Hill had us sitting on our seats, literally! Then we did an amazing hike through the slot canyons to Chesler Park and back. Charlotte was also an amazing tour guide! The driving through Elephant Hill was mind blowing and she was very helpful on the hike through the slot canyon as this was our first time. 100% Recommend to add this to your Moab travel plans!
Written 5 November 2021
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CJ in AZ
Phoenix, AZ143 contributions
Oct 2021
this was hands down the BEST 4x4 trip we've EVER taken. Puts the Pink Jeep tours in Sedona to shame!! The guide, Buzz, was just terrific. An EXTREMELY experienced and skilled driver on this very difficult 4x4 paths...and just a wealth of knowledge and insights into the culture, history and geology of the area. The hike we took was AWESOME and challenging but so worth it. The lunch they prepared was terrific too!
given that the whole experience was about 10 hours or so, we thought it was just the very best day we had in the National Parks in Utah overall....and we'd recommend this to ANYONE!!! We're in our early 60s and while the hike was challenging, with some scrambling over rocks, climbs that required a hand up or a guiding hand to place a foot on the way down, we enjoyed it immensely. You do have to have a reasonable level of fitness to do the hike. Not extreme, but no walk in the park. The 4x4 ride is just incredible where these Toyota Land Cruisers can go through, up and down. Just a fun, fun experience!!!
Written 29 October 2021
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ahs3826
Lincoln, NE5 contributions
Oct 2021
Our trip exceeded all expectations and our expectations were very high. A thrilling and rugged ride over Elephant Hill was only the start of an awesome day. Our hike led us through stunning joints and broad vistas. Our guide, Buzz, provided us with great information regarding the geography and ecosystem of the area. He was also a big help in safely guiding us through the more challenging parts of the hike. This will be the highlight of our trip to Moab.
Written 27 October 2021
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Jim M
Chicago, IL24 contributions
Oct 2021
Beyond our highest expectations. This trip should really be headlined "The Needles' Elephant Hill - A 4X4 Tour de Force" rather than focusing on the Needles District alone. Yes, that is technically where you spend the day, but doesn't give you the breathtaking nature of the drive up and down Elephant Hill. And that drive, more like a rock-bedded roller coaster than a "road" is one of the greatest natural thrill rides you'll ever experience.

Our guide, Charlotte, combined grace, toughness, technical prowess and an unbridled passion for the natural and man-made wonders of the Needles District. She was Central-Casting perfect for her role. The Navtec guides have great, first-name relationships with the Canyonlands rangers and have earned their respect. There's also a hike through the Joint Trail, one of my favorite hikes of all time. Even if you're not a big hiker, Charlotte will guide you through the trail. I can't rave enough about this trip.
Written 25 October 2021
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Kevin K
2 contributions
Sep 2021
We really enjoyed this excursion. We had a very knowledge and wonderful guide that made our excursion awesome. We went to places most others never see. Highly recommended.
Written 24 October 2021
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Travellers4Life
3 contributions
Oct 2021
Moab, Utah is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and to truly appreciate the amazing wonder that are the Canyonlands and Arches National Park, you need an expert to guide you. We have now gone on two adventures with Navtec and can say, without a doubt, that this is the most amazing tour company to work with. And, look no further than Charlotte - we spent a day with her touring Canyonlands in July and two more days in October. Not only is she a wealth of knowledge, but she accommodates her guests by creating experiences based upon what you would like for your day to look like. We have visited both with our kids on a family trip and on a one-on-one private tour and we had tours that left us breathless with the beauty of the area. If you are looking for someone to make your visit to Moab one of the best of your life, search no further - book with Navtec and request Charlotte. It was a tour so nice, we did it twice!
Written 24 October 2021
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Karen T
Greenville, SC3 contributions
Oct 2021
What a fantastic trip! The highlight of our time in the Moab area. Our tour guide/driver Ric was so awesome!! Very entertaining, knowledgeable about the area and a terrific driver! We went on a mother/teenage son trip and the boys loved the rough roads, cliff hang offs and the challenge of the topography. The moms were a little more nervous but Ric had it all under control and did an excellent job driving on the challenging terrain. We had a terrific gourmet lunch and went on an excellent hike that was gorgeous from beginning to end. Don't hesitate to take this trip, you will not regret it. Ask for Ric!!
Written 21 October 2021
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Wander726280
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Jeep trip is not for the faint of hear, but so much fun. A lovely lunch and spectacular hike. Our guide and driver was really fantastic - imparted lots of information, was fun and was a great driver. An unforgettable experience - we are still talking about it two months later. Don't miss it.
Written 18 October 2021
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April S
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Awesome Tour!
Our whole family really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Adam, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and was very
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Spectacular tour. We could never of done it without the 4 x 4 and Rick
Our NAV Tector with Rick to see the Canyonlands was spectacular. We felt comfortable with Rick driving and he poin
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Awesome trip in Canyonlands
We had a great tour with Adam, and that is what made the trip so spectacular! He knew so many details about all thi
Reg B
Reg B
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Amazing Afternoon in Arches
We had an excellent time with Ric as our guide as we cruised all over Arches in the Land Cruiser 4 x 4. Even thoug
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Dope tour with a dope guide (Charlotte)
First thing we did stopping in Moab was Deadhorse in the evening. The next morning we went to NAVTEC and did the 4x
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Island in The Sky
Took The Island in The Sky Tour of Canyonlands. Couldn't be happier with the tour. David G was an amazing guide/d
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Excellent experience!
We did the half day 4x4 tour of Canyonlands from Moab. It was a great experience! Ben, our tour guide, was excellen
Nancy A
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Exceptionally memorable experience!
Three of us were in Utah for an adventure through the park system of Utah. While in Moab, we did 3 different off r
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A Great Tour and a very Knowledgeable Guide
Our guide Ric is a native of Moab and is very knowledgeable of Arches Nat Pk. He drove us around to numerous sights
ShayKim
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Fun Way To See Arches NP
This was one of my favorite excursions the entire time we were in Utah. What a fun way to see Arches and avoid crow
Malia Y
Malia Y
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Navtec 1/2 day Tour of Canyonlands w Charlotte
Charlotte did a wonderful job driving us to all the most interesting places and telling us all about the history an
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Y1745KIjamesw
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Great tour and guide, highly recommend
Arches tour was great. Adam was very knowledgeable and the tour covered parts of arches that most don’t see. I high
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Island in the Sky Off-roading!
We took the Island in the Sky 4 hour tour in Canyonlands National Park. The tour was fantastic, mostly due to our w
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Other Worldly Experience!
From start to finish, this was the most amazing excursion I've experienced. Adam our guide has the mind of an encyc
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Up Close and Personal views of the Canyonlands
This is a thrilling adventure where you see the Canyonlands up close and personal. Expect Rocky roads and switchbac
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