Needles 4X4/Hiking Tour $188 Adult & $178 Youth
Explore with us a remote canyon that few rarely see. Lavender Canyon is indeed a jewel of Canyonlands National Park. It is full of archeological sites, giant stone arches, and stunning beauty in every direction. From red to orange striped sandstone with yellow honeycomb facets and dark purple mesas and towers, Lavender is picturesque.
We drive on Hwy 191 to the southern entrance of Canyonlands National Park near Church Rock. We’ll pass one of Utah’s first and still operational ranches before we enter the Needles and Lavender Canyon.
David Lavender, a rancher-turned-author was a cowboy at the Dugout Ranch.
"The world is awake-except the canyon, its bottom still lost in fathomless black. Slowly the sun climbs higher. Deep down the purple shadows stir and swirl. Light breaks through the blackness, tinting the walls." David Lavender
We follow a meandering arroyo across desert landscape to experience a small part of what inspired Lavender to write so eloquently about the American West.
There are two major creek crossings with steep banks along the 4X4 trail. Watch the canyon walls, many arches and archeological sites may be viewed right from the road.
An alcove with five cylindrical dwellings must have provided a comfortable shelter for the Ancestral Puebloeans who previously occupied this area.
Among the abundant arches to be discovered are Caterpillar, Handhold, Teapot, and the enormous Cleft Arch. We’ll take in one of these masterpieces over a buffet style picnic lunch that is included in the trip.
Lavender Canyon is undeveloped and deliberately left in a primitive state. This remote wilderness trip is a spectacular all day National Park experience.
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Your full-day Lavender 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. 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, certain trip minimums apply.
|Cost:||$188 Adult & $178 Youth (16 and under) + tax|
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