High Spur slot canyon

4WD/Hiking Maze District $595

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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.

Holy Ghost Pictograph Canyonlands National ParkOur 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.

National Park slot canyon hiking tourAfter 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.

National Park 4x4 tour

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Trip Details:

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.

2016 Dates: Sunday Departures
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
  • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August 7, 14, 21, 28
  • September 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Times:
  • 8:00 AM -- departure from NAVTEC office
  • 5:00 PM -- approximate return to Moab by scenic flight
  • 7:00 PM -- approximate return to Moab by vehicle
Cost:

$595/person + tax

Flights additional $134/person + tax

Included:
  • National Park 4x4 tour
  • All meals while on the trip
  • Ice water, lemonade, and breakfast drinks
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included:
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
  • Tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth or pad (rentals available)
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Sturdy footwear for hiking
  • Light colored clothing
  • Rainsuit (both pant and jacket)
  • Change of cloths
  • Spring and Fall base layers: long johns, sweater, polartec, wool
  • Spring and Fall: warm hat, gloves, jacket
  • Shorts and t-shirt
  • Long sleeve shirt if you're sensitive to the sun
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
  • Small day pack
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Toiletries, personal medicines, skin lotion, insect repellant
  • Camp cloths: t-shirt, long pants, socks, fleece jacket
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RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS:
Call us at 1-800-833-1278
  • Our friendly staff will assist you with your reservation and deposit. If you are not able to call, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a reservation.
  • $100 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 30 days prior to trip departure. Reservations made within 30 days of departure require payment in full when the trip is booked.
  • Cancellations made 31 or more days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 30 days of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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