In 1896 my grandfather, Dr. J. W. Williams, was recruited to be the first doctor in Moab, Utah. As a frontier physician, he traveled long distances on horseback through what are now Arches and Canyonlands National Parks to treat his patients. He fell in love with the red rock country and spent a lifetime enlisting local residents, senators and presidents to make Arches a National Monument. When he died at the age of 103, Doc Williams was recognized as the Father of Arches National Park. His dream had become a reality. Read more.
We continue this tradition of exploration and adventure and invite you to share our experience and knowledge of the backcountry. NAVTEC Expeditions (Official concessionaires of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks).
If you have been considering National Park tours, you will want to explore the range of different choices we offer. No matter what kind of Moab tours you have been considering, we have a range of styles and length of tours to choose from. In addition to river rafting, we also have scenic tours that take visitors to all the unique areas and sights here. Our Canyonlands tours take you to places that are beautiful and unlike anything else anywhere.
High atop the Mesa we descend via the steep switchbacks of Shafer Trail. We'll travel a portion of the White Rim and finish near the Colorado River corridor below.
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White Rim Tour
Let our guides show you the Canyonlands National Park that many miss. We'll travel the famous White Rim 4X4 trail to wonderful hikes that reveal hidden passages, and secret canyons.
White Rim Trail
This three day 4x4 expedition travels 100 miles around the Island in the Sky-- cruising, enjoying the sights, and camping with views of Canyonlands that are pure joy.
A 4X4 tour that takes you over famous Elephant Hill, & a hike along the "Joint Trail" to the spacious pastures of Chesler Park. An outstanding National Park tour.
Travel up Salt Creek to Horse Canyon. Visit Paul Bunyan's Potty, marvel at the Thirteen Faces pictograph panel and numerous arches eroded by wind and water.
Needles Camp trip
Canyonlands National Park is the jewel of the Desert Southwest, riddled with narrow canyons and surreal rock formations. Spend three days immersed in the beautiful and remote Needles District.
Needles & Cataract
Our professional guides seamlessly blend the legendary Cataract Canyon and the surreal rock formations of the Needles into the perfect five day vacation getaway.
We travel from Moab, Utah across the Green River desert to the Maze. A wonderful hike leads us to elaborate life sized rock art panels, considered the finest in North America.
Maze Camp trip
The Maze district of Canyonlands National Park holds a special significance in the hearts of the few people who have been there. These intricate canyons offer the perfect getaway.
Maze & Cataract
First, we travel through the isolated backcountry of the Maze; then finish aboard the most exciting craft in river running, the whitewater RHIB.
Cataract 1 Day
The premier one-day river trip. Travel 100 miles through the legendary rapids of the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park by Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB). A world class adventure you'll never forget.
This trip lets you enjoy all that makes Cataract Canyon so famous: great rapids, swimming, exploring side canyons, hiking to prehistoric ruins, and camping on white sand beaches.
Cataract 3 Day
Enjoy Cataract Canyon's legendary rapids by oar boat, the mystic that is the Colorado River. We'll visit ancient rock art panels, hike beautiful side canyons and camp on white sand beaches.
Cataract 4 Day
Journey along the Green River by rigid hull inflatable boat. Travel 170 miles down the canyons of Labyrinth, Stillwater, and Cataract. Departs during peak run off months only.
Cataract 5 Day
Immerse yourself in wilderness floating leisurely in Canyonlands National Park. Travel in oar-powered silence through towering canyons. Explore ancient ruins, walk through stream-filled canyons.
Arches 1/2 Day
Discover iconic landforms of contrasting colors and textures unlike any other in the world. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its dynamics of erosion.
The Fiery Furnace is a labyrinth of narrow sandstone canyons and fins. The number one desert hike in Arches National Park. There are no marked trails in this baffling area and many dead ends.
Arches & Canyonlands
The Arches & Canyonlands package combines two National Park 4X4 tours into one day. This combo includes the Shafer Trail, Tower Arch, and a delicious picnic lunch.
A full day adventure hiking the narrow twisting slot canyons of the Fiery Furnace and a 4x4 tour into the solitude of Arches that few get to experience.
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321 North Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532
Call toll free: 1-800-833-1278
In Moab: 435-259-7983
NAVTEC Expeditions three generations of experience shows not only in our guiding, but in how we interact with our guests and the natural world. Our professional guides see to it that you get the most out of your trip without the stress. Their affable manners and leadership provide you the opportunity to experience the awesome nature of Canyon Country. Giving you a safe and enjoyable vacation is our highest priority.