Navtec Expeditions

321 North Main
Moab, UT 84532

When you’re looking for adventure in Moab, turn to Navtec Expeditions. This expert guide service has three generations of experience, which means they know southeastern Utah like the back of their suntanned hands. From thrilling whitewater trips and calm water cruises down the Colorado River to national park 4x4 tours and slot canyon adventures, the folks at Navtec lead some of Moab’s top adventure tours and have fun doing it. Learn more about the tours and book your next adventure today.

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Half- and full-day outings that Moab visitors keep coming back to.

Arches National Park: Half-day 4x4 Tour

No timed entry pass? No problem! Skip the wait and enjoy a half-day outing to some hidden gems inside Arches National Park. Your expert guides will prove that there are still some uncrowded places in this park as you enjoy pristine red-rock wilderness and some seldom-seen sites. Highlights include the Marching Men, Tower Arch and the Eye of the Whale, with a stop at some dinosaur tracks on the way back. (Note: this tour does not include Delicate Arch.)

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Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park: Half-day 4x4 Tour

See the parts of Canyonlands’ most popular district that others won’t. This backcountry 4x4 tour starts along the lower White Rim Trail, stopping at several viewpoints and geologic highlights before working its way up the winding Shafer Trail to the park’s well-known vistas. It feels much longer than its half-day length suggests and gives you a real sense of this underrated park. 

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Fisher Towers: Half-day Rafting Tour

A splashy outing on the Colorado River that’s fun for the whole family. You’ll travel north of Moab and launch your boats at the scenic Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. As you float, you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring views of red-rock towers, cliffs and spires, along with some mild sections of rapids. This whitewater is just big enough for splashing, with no white knuckling required. Oar rafts, paddle rafts and kayaks available.

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Chesler Park, Needles District of Canyonlands National Park: Full-day 4x4 and Hiking Tour

Experience the quintessential ruggedness of Canyonlands National Park with a 4x4 tour into the heart of the Needles District. The Chesler Park tour includes some classic off-roading challenges on the way in, allowing your guide to showcase their driving skills over both Elephant and SOB Hills. When you reach the Chesler Park area, you’ll hike the 3-mile Joint Trail through all kinds of unique rock features and terrain. It's an immersive wilderness trip that feels way out there but still gets you back in time for dinner.

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Cataract Canyon: One-day Rafting Trip

It’s hard to pack more adventure into one day. Experience the beauty of Canyonlands National Park, the thrilling Class IV and V rapids of Cataract Canyon and the comfort of crashing in your own hotel room at the end of the day. 

Unlike other guides on the river, Navtec navigates Cataract Canyon in Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, which speed through flat water sections and give your guide more control in the rapids. Once you reach Cataract, your guides will steer you through 30 world-class rapids and the most exciting white water rafting in Utah (the biggest in North America during spring runoff). It’s a bucket list adventure with scenery and excitement at every bend in the river.

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If you’re looking for a more involved outing, these overnight, multiday and combo tours should scratch the itch (and then some).

Arches and Canyonlands: One-day 4x4 Tour

See two parks in one day with this incredible backcountry 4x4 tour. You’ll witness the sweeping views of the Island in the Sky District before descending into the lower elevations of Canyonlands. After traveling along the White Rim Trail, your group will take in the quiet beauty of Arches’ backcountry as you explore some of the park's hidden gems. 

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White Rim Trail: One-day 4x4 Tour

A full day along Canyonlands’ White Rim Trail reveals some of the park's best views and one of its most unique and underrated features. Named for a 100-mile white sandstone ridgeline that sits below Island in the Sky, the White Rim Trail is a unique adventure and one of the best ways to see the park. With the Colorado River far below on one side and lofty desert cliffs on the other, there’s no shortage of scenery packed into this very full day. 

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Cataract Canyon Overnight Rafting Trip

This two-day trip travels the same route as the single-day Cataract Canyon outing but gives you more time to hop out and explore. You’ll have a day of flatwater fun as you speed along the Colorado in a sporty RHIB, stopping for short hikes and adventures. Then, after a beachside campout, you’ll begin day two with some Class IV and V thrills, splashing through huge whitewater amidst towering canyon walls. Read about our team’s experience, or just take our word that it’s the trip of a lifetime. 

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Needles District: Three-day 4x4 and Hiking Tour

With 337,570 acres of vast expanses, twisting slot canyons and rugged desert backcountry, Canyonlands is a park that rewards those willing to explore beyond the usual viewpoints. This trip fits the bill, featuring remote campouts under some of the darkest skies in the world, daily hikes among incredible rock formations and some adventurous off-roading. It’s one of the most immersive ways to see the Needles District. 

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Maze District: Four-day 4x4 and Hiking Tour

If three days in the Needles isn’t enough for you, this four-day trip into the Maze District should scratch your adventure itch. (If it doesn’t, you may need to see the adventure dermatologist.) The Maze District is true canyon country and one of the most remote regions of any national park in the lower 48 states. As with the Needles trip, you’ll be getting an in-depth look at parts of Canyonlands seldom few get to see. Unforgettable slot canyons, otherworldly rock formations and desert campouts await. 

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