Lexus crossing Devils Lane Needles Canyonlands

Needles 3 day 4WD/Hiking Camp-out $895

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Canyonlands National Park is the jewel of the Desert Southwest, riddled with narrow canyons and surreal rock formations. For three days and two nights you will be immersed in the beautiful and remote Needles District. A place unlike any other on our planet.

Circle PictographWe begin our journey with a trip to Beef Basin and Ruin Park, one of the largest collections of ruins you can see in Utah. The vegitation changes from dry Junipers and Sage to alpine Ponderosas as we follow Cottonwood Canyon to the back entrance of the Needles.

Toyota Landcruiser in the Needles DistrictGuides air down the tires before we start one of the most difficult 4-wheel-drive trails in Southeasterm Utah. The right vehicle and our experience shine as we tackle the notorious Bobby's Hole and enter Canyonlands National Park.

Each evening brings us to a remote camp. Picturesque towers of red and white Cedar Mesa sandstone set the background as guides busy themselves cooking creative meals.

Hikers will want to do a number of essential hikes. Hikes are optional and trip itineraries are tailored to the expectations of each group.

You'll sleep under one of the darkest, star-filled skies visible anywhere in the U.S. (Mag 6.8) Bring your binoculars and enjoy some great star gazing. It's comforting to know that such places still exist.

Hiking to a ruin in CanyonlandsWe wake up to the sun lighting the tops of the Needles and another day of adventure. The Needles area is a backcountry of must see highlights including a hike to stately Chesler Park. This large flat meadow  is surrounded on all sides by Needles. Getting to Chesler Park is filled with excitement as we follow a narrow ravine called the Joint Trail.

On our last day, we'll see the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers plus many more excellent short hikes. Our route home takes us over SOB Hill down the Devils Lane and over Elephant Hill, a true test of our 4X4 rig and skill.

The incredible landforms of the Needles are beautiful beyond description and entirely unique in their grandeur.

Joint Trail narrows to Chesler Park in the Needles District

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Trip Details:

Hand pictograph native american rock artYour three-day Needles Expedition begins at 8:00 AM from the NAVTEC office in Moab. Please arrive at our office 15 minutes early. After 3 days in the Needles we return to our office at about 5:00 PM. 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: Thursday Departures
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
  • May  5, 12, 19, 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Times:
  • 8:00 AM -- departure from NAVTEC office
  • 5:00 PM -- approximate return to Moab on day 3
Cost: $895 + 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)
  • Park Entrance Fees ($5 pp, maximum of $10 per family or park pass)
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottle (we have the refills)
  • 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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