If you are searching for desert solitude this is it. Travel from Moab, Utah across the Green River Desert to the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. This two day backcountry 4X4 adventure includes hikes to Horseshoe Canyon, and the High Spur slot canyon.
Our first stop along the way is a canyon where moonshiners once hid a whiskey still. This short hike offers big time photo opportunities. While the hikes on this trip are moderate to strenuous in difficulty they are all non-technical. (Those interested in rappelling should look at our canyoneering section.)
We spend the afternoon visiting Horseshoe Canyon. A wonderful hike leads us to elaborate life sized rock art panels, considered the finest in North America. The hike is three and half miles and has 650 feet of elevation loss and gain. Read more here about this canyons archeology.
After hiking out of Horseshoe we set camp above Millard Canyon. Breathtaking views of Canyonlands National Park are enjoyed throughout the evening. Guides prepare a delicious dinner, cowboy style, over coals in cast iron.
We start the next day with hot coffee and the excitement of High Spur Canyon. Within minutes of hiking the High Spur slots up. Obstacles are easily overcome with a little teamwork. As the canyon deepens we encounter the Circle, a 400 yard loop of slot canyon.
This section of sinuous curves is a photographers dream! The canyon walls alternate between open and slot as we continue down canyon.
After about three hours of slots we come to the hikers exit. We leave Hans Flat and the Maze behind us as we make our way across a sand blown desert where wild burros are often spotted. Many of our guests add a scenic flight over Canyonlands to the end of this trip. Prices and timetables are listed below.
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Your two-day Maze Expedition begins at 8:00 AM from the NAVTEC office in Moab. Please arrive at our office 15 minutes early. After 2 days in the Maze we return to our office at about 5:00 PM by flight and 7:00 PM by vehicle. Trip departure dates detailed below. All meals while on the tour are included. Contact us for Charter groups or special dates. Reservations required.
$595/person + tax
Flights additional $130/person + tax
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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.