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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4

  • Full-day tour to Chesler Park in Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District, from Moab
  • Access beautiful backcountry by 4WD with an experienced guide
  • Go off-road on some of the most challenging tracks in southeastern Utah
Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
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Canyonlands National Park Needles District by 4x4
From US$246.52
Hit the dusty trail on a 4x4 tour of Canyonlands National Park. Expert guides will take you to see the highlights of Utah’s Chesler Park such as Elephant Hill, Devil’s Lane, and Devil’s Kitchen. There’s also the option to take a 3-mile (4.8-km) hike on the spectacularly scenic Joint Trail. This full-day adventure is the perfect way to experience Utah’s backcountry away from the crowds.
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.
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile
Great Trip

Went with John who was very friendly and informative and has a good sense of humor. Made driving on some of the "roads" look easy. He is a wealth of knowledge on the whole Moab area. Worth the money just for Elephant Hill. Great hike,...More

Thank 4god4redsox4life
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Best tour of Canyonlands!!

This is our 3rd tour with Navtec and was exceptional (as always)! We went to Chesler Park on a full day tour. We travelled in a souped-up Lexus and felt safe and adventurous at the same time. Our guide, John, was fun to talk to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Anne R
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Amazing Days in Canyonlands!

Our two days at Needles and I-Sky in Canyonlands were amazing! The sights are spectacular and unworldly. It was Buzz, our guide, who navigated what seemed to be impassable tracks and took us on many "secret paths" to incredible overlooks or ancient secrets. While we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise O
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Exciting Four Wheel Adventure and Hike

Wonderful jeeping experience and delightful hike. Best day of our two week vacation in the Moab/Cortes area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had scheduled a full day in Needles, but we’re concerned about the weather due to an unusual period of rain in the Moab region. The tour operator was kind enough to move our adventure up a day. A truly remarkable experience! Unless you plan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Damon R
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We got back about 6 pm