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Guided Interpretive Backcountry Vehicle Tours

1/2- or 1-Day from $119
  • Guided backcountry vehicle tour in Canyonlands and/or Arches National Park
  • Tours offer intimate views of some of the most spectacular landmarks in the American West
  • Explore remnants of ancient pre-puebloan cultures
  • Interpretive walks with knowledgeable guides

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)
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1/2-Day Trips:
8:00AM to 12:00PM 
1:00PM to 5:00PM

Full-Day Trips:
8:00AM to 4:00PM
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Canyon Voyages Adventure Co.
211 North Main Moab, Utah

Price

1/2-Day Trips: $119 per person
Full-Day Trips: $209 per person

Additional cost: $5 NPS fee


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Guided Interpretive Backcountry Vehicle Tours

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Arches National Park ½-Day Guided Interpretive Backcountry Vehicle Tour

O.A.R.S. wants to take you on an adventure into a land of 50 million-year-old sandstone arches. Take a short interpretive hike with our knowledgeable guides against a backdrop where Anasazi legends were born. Snap photos of landscapes you will remember for a lifetime. Come join us on our half-day guided interpretive backcountry vehicle tour and see how wild the West really is.

Arches National Park ½-Day Itinerary at a Glance

  • Our backcountry tours start at 8AM and 1PM
  • Travel deep into Arches National Park in our air conditioned 4x4 SUVs
  • View dinosaur tracks and hike to Eye of the Whale Arch
  • Ride down hidden trails and view some of the 2000-plus arches in the park
  • Enjoy an interpretive visit to a few of the best spots for photos — Double Arch, Delicate Arch Overlook, 3 Gossips and the Moab Fault Overlook
  • Return around 12PM and 5PM


Canyonlands National Park ½-Day Guided Interpretive Backcountry Vehicle Tour


Come explore the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park on a path less traveled. Canyonlands is the largest National Park in Utah and our guides would love to show you how much of its beauty is tucked away from the main roads. Witness breath-taking views while learning about the history of the ancient peoples who inhabited the area over 1000 years ago. Take a short hike to an overlook of the Colorado River where 5-trillion gallons of water run through the heart of a desert each year. Survey the mazes of side washes and canyons formed after thousands of years of erosion. Come along! Let us show you the natural marvels hidden from the main roads, and experience Canyonlands National Park with O.A.R.S.

Canyonlands National Park ½-Day Itinerary at a Glance

  • Our Backcountry Tours start at 8AM and 1PM
  • Our guides will take you up the Shafer Trail Switchbacks and into the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park in our air conditioned 4x4 SUVs
  • Stop at numerous landmarks where you can take short scenic walks with our knowledgeable guides unveiling hidden marvels and spectacular opportunities for photographs, including Musselman Arch and Fossil Point Overlook
  • Return around 12PM and 5PM

Canyonlands & Arches National Parks 1-Day Guided Interpretive Backcountry Vehicle Tours


Combine two of the most sought-after National Parks into one day of sightseeing and exploring. On our full-day excursion, we will take you through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks near Moab, Utah. With our “see it all” package we'll take you off the main roads and into the heart of the most visually stunning national parks. Come with us and leave the crowds behind, as our guides reveal magnificent views and interpretive secrets that very few get to experience. See famous sights and natural geological wonders like Delicate Arch, Eye of the Whale and Musselman Arch. Join us on a day packed with wonder and adventure on our Canyonlands & Arches guided interpretive backcountry vehicle tour!

Canyonlands & Arches 4x4 Safari Itinerary at a glance

  • Our Backcountry Tour starts at 8AM
  • Over the course of the day our guides will lead you through Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in the comfort of our air conditioned 4x4 SUVs
  • See some well-known and many hidden landscapes such as Eye of the Whale Arch, the Moab Fault Overlook and the Wall Street Petroglyph Panel
  • Stop for a delectable lunch prepared by your guide
  • Return at approximately 4:00 PM
O.A.R.S. Canyonlands, Inc. is an authorized concessioner of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.



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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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