The Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs between the Colorado and Green Rivers. Towering vistas reach deep into Canyonland's remote wilderness. Below the mesa edge is the White Rim formation, a continuous sandstone bench 1,000 feet above the rivers and 1,000 feet below the mesa top. The White Rim loops around the Island in the Sky for 100 miles and provides spectacular views of Canyonlands National Park.
Not much of this wild America has changed since the prospectors, cowboys, and Native Americans dared to explore and inhabit this corner of Southeastern Utah. Talus slopes, vast basins, soaring buttes, and shadowed mesas create a wilderness of rock. Desert big horn sheep favor the rocky ledges along the pinion-juniper forests.
Travel around the Island in the Sky is rugged. The trails are primitive, and roads are mostly unpaved. Steep switchbacks descend from the top of the Island mesa to the White Rim and then down to the Colorado River. The Island in the Sky is the most convenient district of Canyonlands National Park to visit in a short period of time from the Moab area.
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.
-halfday 8am, 1pm, 4pm
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.
Canyonlands & Calm Water
Experience Canyonlands on a tour that takes you from mesa top to river bottom. A backcountry 4X4 trail and calm water Colorado River trip that is unmatched.
Canyonlands & Rafting
For a bit of excitement and beauty combine an Island in the Sky 4WD tour with a whitewater raft trip through the stunning Professor Valley. This combination tour gives you a one day top to bottom Canyonlands experience.
Canyonlands & Arches
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.
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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.