Canyonlands National Park Jeep & Fisher Towers Rafting Tour
Product Code: 5776-436645
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Canyonlands National Park
  • • Colorado River
  • • Fisher Towers
  • • Jeep Wrangler
  • • Island in the Sky
  • • Combination half day backcountry jeep tour in Canyonlands National Park with a half day river trip on the Colorado River through the Fisher Towers section
Tour Code
5776-436645
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Moab
End City
Moab
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
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Experience: Nature, Adventure, Family

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Itinerary
Day 01
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park Jeep Drive & Fisher Towers Rafting

Combine half-day jeep drive with a half-day Colorado River rafting through the Fisher Towers section.

Morning Canyonlands Jeep
Set out heading north from Moab to connect with the Potash Road, or Utah 279.

This road parallels the Colorado River and will offer you views of such locations as Wall Street, petroglyph panels, and the Potash Plant, as well as other beautiful sights. This paved road will turn to dirt at the Potash River Ramp, which is used as the entry point for the infamous Cataract Canyon. The trail will gradually start to climb in elevation and away from the Colorado River.

As we continue to traverse deeper into canyon country, we will visit viewpoints like Fossil Point – more recently dubbed Thelma and Louise Point, for its famous use in the similarly named 1991 movie. Continuing our journey we will enter Canyonlands National Park and make the steep climb up the Shafer Trail switchbacks, which will take us from the bottom of the canyon up to the rim of the mesa.

Enjoy stunning views as you look back down the canyon that we have just climbed. Our last stop along the trail will be the famous Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park. Here we can gaze upon the vast red rock desert sprawled out in all directions.

On a clear day, you should be able to see over 100 miles in every direction!

Afternoon Fisher Towers Rafting
The half day trip runs 7 miles down the river. Water levels and rapid sizes vary during the season. Rapids are generally larger in May and June and decrease in size as Mother Nature recedes her waters until the end of our rafting season in October. Six named rapids are located between Hittle Bottom and Sandy Beach. These rapids range in difficulty from class I to class III. The Daily may be challenging in high water.

You will be able to view the striking red rock formations along the river that include the Fisher Towers, Castle Rock and the Priest and Nuns. This area has also been the setting for many western-style movies, along with several television commercials. The first movie filmed in this area was Wagon master in 1949, Directed by John Ford.

Many other famous movies followed that include Rio Grande, Tara-Son of Cochise, Warlock, Ten Who Dared and The Comancheros. More recently filmed were Thelma and Louise and Geronimo. Most recently Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger.

Ask your guide more about the details of movies filmed in the area and about the various rock layers that make up the canyon walls.

The order of Jeep and Rafting tour may switch under certain circumstances.

Tips:
Picnic lunch included.
Pick-up Details/Transfers
*Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
*All time is in Rocky Mountain Time.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
7:00 AM Moab Moab Office 378 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Quality rafting equipment
  • Lunch
  • Transfer back to Moab

Package Excludes

  • Park usage fee ($10 per person, you can use your own park pass)
  • Tips for tour guide ($5 to $10 per guest per day)
  • All personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Please note that this itinerary is subject to change or be cancelled completely due to: weather conditions, water level, road conditions, time of year, number of scheduled guests, and any other unforeseen factors that may affect the trip in any way.
  • You may leave your vehicle in the parking lot. Please do not leave anything visible in your car. Parking is at your own risk. We recommend that you hang your keys on the key board in the local provider's office.
  • Please do not bring suitcases on the trips. Soft duffle bags are required on the trips as well as your flights. All travel gear should be tagged with proper identification.
  • We run our guided backcountry tours in our recent model Jeep Wranglers, which will comfortably seat 4 people; Also, equipped with air conditioning for your touring pleasure.
  • Please bring a hat for the sun, suntan lotion and clothes in which you will be comfortably wet. We suggest shoes that will stay on and can get wet. We furnish containers for your cameras and personal items as well as Coast Guard approved life jackets. (If requesting inflatable kayaks at moderate water levels, $10 per boat extra.)
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Adult: 18 and older
*Child: 4-17 years of age
*Children must weigh at least 40lbs (18kgs), and be 4 years old or older for safety reasons. *Children under 8 years old or 57 inches must have a proper car seat for the jeep tour according to State Law. *Price is subject to seasonal change without prior notice. *Operation dates may vary due to weather condition. Please confirm when booking.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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