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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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
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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

Departure Point

321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 concessioner
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
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What is the maximum group size during Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Great Day
Robert_S
, May 2021
Excellent day with excellent guides. Everything was wonderful. Highly recommended to anyone. Awesome views
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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..
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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.
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Morning 4 x 4 & afternoon rafting
Barb
, Oct 2020
Highly recommend this tour. Blane drove our 4x4 & he was excellent with a great personality! Then lunch next to Colorado River, simple but good. Raft ride was beautiful & calm with a few rapids.
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Not a favorite
Susan_T
, Oct 2020
the person we had as a driver that was rude and found it funny that we were afraid of heights and continually made the turns more dangerous than needed. We were in a Suburban vehicle not what we thought based on the photos. If heights are an issue don't go. The river ride with Travis was nice but just a stroll down the river certainly no rapids. When making the food for lunch he didn't wear a mask during Covid so two of us did not eat. The boat had 11 in it and you sat on the edges of the raft. Would not recommend this. Sorry this is the first bad review I ever wrote but Mike made the trip miserable
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Excellent Tour
Ronnie_N
, Oct 2020
The guides for both the Jeep tour and the rafting did an excellent job. They were very engaging with clients and made the tour very worth while.
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Fantastic sites and guides!
Paul_C
, Oct 2020
Would definitely recommend the 4x4 and river raft combo. Even the lunch was great. Guides were fun and informative.
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