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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunities for exploration. The Colorado and Green rivers wind through the heart of Canyonlands, cutting through layered sandstone to form two deep canyons. Both rivers are calm upstream of the Confluence, ideal for canoes, kayaks and other shallow water craft. Below the Confluence, the combined flow of both rivers spills down Cataract Canyon with remarkable speed and power, creating a world-class stretch of white water. The Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Every overlook offers a different perspective on Canyonlands' spectacular landscape. The Needles District forms the southeast corner of Canyonlands and was named for the colorful spires of Cedar Mesa Sandstone that dominate the area.The Maze is the least accessible district of Canyonlands. It is very remote with roads and trails that are typically a bit more difficult.

The following outfitters offer Canyonlands National Park trips:

Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge
Accomodations, restaurant, winery, museum, river and land adventures, weddings & events.

Moab Jett
Moab's only New Zealand Style Jet Boat Tours on the Colorado River. This boat is designed for shallow braided rivers, rapids and 360 spins!

Rim Mountain Bike Tours
Since 1985 Rim Tours has offered 1 Day & Multi-Day backcountry mountain bike tours in Moab and throughout southern Utah. Our destinations are spectacular, our guides are fun and experienced and the riding is what you dream about. Contact us to help plan your next vacation

Tag-A-Long Expeditions
Tag-A-Long Expeditions, running the Colorado River and exploring Canyonlands since 1964.

Canyonlands By Night and Day
Providing water, land and air tours of Moab, Canyonlands, and Arches. You and your family will have the adventure of a lifetime in the beautiful Moab area.

Western River Expeditions - Moab Adventure Center
Western River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the Colorado, Green, and Snake rivers. Moab Adventure Center also offers hot air ballooning, hummer & jeep safaris, climbing & canyoneering, mountain biking and National Park tours.

Navtec Expeditions
Offering a wide variety or river expeditions, land safaris, and combo trips, guided and self guided kayak and raft trips in the Canyonlands Region, and winter sea kayak, whale watching and charter tours in Baja.

Sheri Griffith River Expeditions
Operating the highest quality river trips on the Colorado, Green and Yampa Rivers. Offering A Touch of Class to every trip. Specialties include Luxury, Family and Womens Only trips.

Adrift Adventures - Canyonlands
Half, full and multi day Colorado/Green River trips, ATV/Razor, Canyoneering, Mtn. Biking, Park Tours, Hiking, Paddle Boards, Horseback Rides, Jeep, Jet Boat, Sport Boat, Rock Art and Hummer tours. Starting 2016 4x4 tours, full & half days, into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks!!

Holiday River Expeditions
Rafting, Biking, Kayaking... Since 1966, Whitewater rafting on the Colorado, Green, Yampa and San Juan Rivers. Also specializing in Mountain Biking, Women's Retreats, Family Adventures & Naturalist Trips.

Western Spirit Cycling
Western Spirit Cycling offers road and mountain bike tours for any level bike rider. The routes are incredible, the guides are fun and the food is fresh and plentiful. Give us a call! Our guides will help you choose the perfect trip.

Outward Bound
On an Outward Bound wilderness expedition, you set off on a journey of discovery.

O.A.R.S. offers first-class rafting adventures on over 35 rivers of the West, including the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon & Cataract Canyon, San Juan and the Yampa & Green Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument.

Canyonlands Field Institute
Want more than a vacation? Known as one of the finest outdoor education schools in the country, CFI offers fun and enlightening river and land-based programs for all ages. We inspire through in-depth exploration of special places on the Colorado Plateau with qualified and experienced naturalist guides. Adults, families, students and teachers alike leave our programs invigorated and encouraged, with fresh vision for desert ecosystems and a hunger to experience more. Get to know where we love to go!

You might also want to check out:
Cataract Canyon
Labyrinth Canyon
Stillwater Canyon
White Rim Road
Blanding/Bluff (Hovenweep National Monument, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges National Monument, San Juan River)
Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing

Central Utah (Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante River, Goblin Valley, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, San Rafael Swell, Sevier River)
Boat Rentals, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running

Moab (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Cataract Canyon, Colorado River, Moab Daily, Westwater Canyon)
4 x 4 Tours, Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Jet Boat Shuttles, Mountain Biking, Mule/Horseback Riding/Packing, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing, Scenic Flights, Shuttles

Price (Desolation/Gray Canyons, Green River)
Boat Rentals, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running

Vernal (Lodore Canyon, Yampa River)
4 x 4 Tours, Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Mule/Horseback Riding/Packing, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing

Zion National Park (Zion National Park)
Mountain Biking