Horse Canyon Needles district Canyonlands National Park

Needles 4X4/Hiking Tour $145 Adult & $125 Youth

Explore the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park by comfortable 4 wheel drive. On this trip we travel up Salt Creek and into the archeological epicenter of Horse Canyon. The walls appear sculpted by an artist with their smooth flowing form as we travel the canyons sandy bottom. Considered by many to be the best one day 4X4 tour in Canyonlands.

Lexus 450 crossing Salt Creek in the NeedlesWe drive on Hwy 191 to the southern entrance of Canyonlands near Church Rock. We’ll pass one of Utah’s first and still operational ranches before we enter the Needles. We leave the pavement at Salt Creek, and soon arrive at Paul Bunyan’s Potty, the most famous arch in Horse Canyon.

Tower Ruin photo courtesy of NPS neal herbertA short spur in the canyon leads to our next stop, Tower Ruin, a well preserved Ancestral Publoean home. This dwelling was probably lived in seasonally by farmers migrating between Horse Canyon and the mesa top. Visiting someone’s home when they’ve been gone for centuries one wonders how these people lived.

Midday we will make a stop for a picnic lunch. Our seasoned guides are eager to share their knowledge of the area's human and natural history with you. They will lead you to the Thirteen Faces pictograph panel plus Castle and Fortress Arches. We return back down Horse Canyon and make a short stop at Newspaper rock petroglyphs before we head back to Moab.

Newspaper Rock historic stie native american rock art

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Trip Details:

Five faces pictograph Native American rock artYour full-day Horse Canyon tour departs at 8:00 AM. Meet us at the NAVTEC Expedition office 15 minutes prior to departure. We are located at 321 N. Main St. Moab, Utah. We have plenty of parking for your convenience. Pick-up from local hotels, motels, and campgrounds is also available upon advance request. We will take you to the Needles in our comfortable 4X4 vehicles and return you when the trip ends. Reservations are recommended.

Trips Operate:
  • Year round
Times:
  • 8:00 AM -- Leave Navtec office (arrive 15 early)
  • 5:00 PM -- Arrive back in Moab
Cost: $145 Adult & $125 Youth (16 and under) + tax
Included:
  • National Park Tour by Four Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Ice water and lemonade
  • Quality buffet style lunch
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included:
  • Park Entrance Fees ($5 pp, maximum of $10 per family or park pass)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
What to bring:
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, visor or hat (sun protection)
  • Water bottle, we have the refills
  • Sturdy foot wear
  • Day Pack (handy if you have one)
  • Camcorders and cameras carried at own risk
Reserve Today! RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS:
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  • 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.
  • $15 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 2 days prior to trip departure. Reservations made within 2 days of departure require payment in full when the trip is booked.
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to departure receive a full refund less a $10 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 48 hours of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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