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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
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 (34)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Damon R
Reviewed 4 days ago
A once in a lifetme experience!

Our party of 4 adults were paired with "Ben", an excellent 4 Wheeler and Rock Crawler experienced guide! Needles had not seen rain in months, and we were blessed with a cooler day with light and heavy rain! The trails were extraordinary, in the early...More

Thank cemcopilot
Reviewed 1 week ago
Canyonlands - Needles 4X4 tour all day trip.

This is a top ten 4X4 excursion for sure. Our driver was Ben, I would encourage you to ask for him, if you can get him. He was well experienced and handled the rugged terrain from experience. He is a veteran guide that was raised...More

Thank Fastfloyd
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tremendous fun

Tremendous day even though we had off and on rain. Equipment and staff are absolutely first rate. The 3 mile hike is a bit difficult, but the two guides were very attentive to our safety.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome - Spectacular Experience

We went to hike the Needles area. What an amazing place. The colors around this area were stunning! While on the trail you will see so much wonder and beauty. The trail is not for the stop by and hike a bit folks. You will...More

Thank Karen G
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16 August 2018|
Response from janetwD4656GQ | Reviewed this property |
We got back about 6 pm