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Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

1. Moab: 3-Hour Jet Boat Tour to Dead Horse Point State Park

Start your 3-hour boat tour just 2 miles north of Moab, on the banks of Colorado River. After a safety orientation, you’ll begin your scenic tour. Relax and enjoy the ride. Your covered boat has plenty of shaded seats so you won’t get caught in the sun. Glide down the Colorado River, passing remote side canyons. You may be able to spot some wildlife and birds. Marvel at the 2,200 feet of canyon walls above you, a fossilized sea bed, wonderful views of arches, Indian petroglyphs, and a unique view of an Indian granary. Along the way, your guide will point out interesting sights and inform you of the areas past and present. Pass through the bottom Dead Horse State Park, the iconic Thelma and Louise Point, and a natural amphitheater. Travel 32 miles downriver until you reach the entrance of Canyonlands National Park, where the captain will turn back.

Moab: Calm Water Cruise in Inflatable Boat on Colorado River

2. Moab: Calm Water Cruise in Inflatable Boat on Colorado River

Experience the Colorado River as you float down some of the most incredible scenery the U.S. has to offer. Glide south of the Moab Valley, where the water is calm, as you take in the majestic sights of Meander Canyon, located in the Canyonlands.   You'll ride in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) on a half-day scenic tour. Enjoy this small group tour for a relaxed atmosphere, as you make your way through the canyon. Enjoy either morning or afternoon options. Glide under Dead Horse Point and see Native American art and ruins along the way. Hop off the boat for a short walk to see an ancient petrified forest. Take in incredible views of Canyonlands, as you float past the Goose Neck of the Colorado, before completing your tour.

Moab: Dead Horse Point Singletrack Mountain Biking Tour

3. Moab: Dead Horse Point Singletrack Mountain Biking Tour

Discover Dead Horse Point, one of Utah’s most spectacular state parks, on a guided mountain biking activity. Ride along a rugged trail 2,000 feet above the Colorado River and see fantastic panoramic views of the Canyonlands area with its sculpted pinnacles and buttes. Meet in the morning and set off on the Intrepid Trail of Dead Horse Point State Park. With the half-day option, enjoy an introduction to singletrack riding along scenic rolling terrain, mixed with some short climbs and lots of fun sections to explore. If you choose the full-day option, enjoy a scenic lunch at the park’s main viewpoint. Additionally, you will finish the day on the more challenging Twisted Tree and Prickly Pear Trail segments on the western edge of the park.

Moab: Canyons and Geology Airplane Trip

4. Moab: Canyons and Geology Airplane Trip

Clamber onboard a flight to remember and marvel at dramatic geological features. Benefit from informative commentary as you witness the dramatic landscape of the Moab area in a unique way. Fly east from Moab to the famous canyons of Gateway, Colorado. See the Colorado River and side canyons including Grandstaff Canyon, Morning Glory Arch, Castle Valley, and Professor Valleys. Encounter the Fisher Towers and exposures of the Paradox Formation. Swing over to the Dolores River Canyon to see the cliffs, canyons, and mesas that have been home to generations of ancient and modern Native Americans. Approach the La Sal Mountains and see the changes in vegetation as you catch distant views of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Learn all about the geological features as you head back towards canyon country with a bird's eye view of the Mi Vida uranium mine. Enjoy sights of the Canyonlands National Park, Needles District, the Confluence, and Island in the Sky before returning back to land.

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What people are saying about Dead Horse Point State Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Our float trip was amazing. It was relaxing, informative, educational, and the scenery was incredible. Jesse was the perfect guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable, engaging, and easy to talk to. My wife and I are glad we took the ride. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

Punctual boat trip in good raft with competent guide. Quiet drive as expected with short hike to petrified trees. Due to the low water level in the Colorado, we got out at times to drag the town over a sandbar in knee-deep water.

Josh the guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the entire trip.

Beautiful scenery. Comfortable. Shade available if you prefer it. Hot day.

So fun and a great way to see the surrounding area.