know the rules
There are hundreds of miles of old mining roads and 4×4 trails where you can explore with a Jeep, motorcycle, ATV, or UTV/RZR. Make sure you know the “rules of the road.”
Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) are not allowed in the national parks and require either a residential or non-residential permit to use in areas where they are permitted. Permits can be purchased at the Moab Information Center, at the corner of Center Street and Main Street. You can also visit discovermoab.com/atv-riding for more details.
where to rent
Canyonlands By Night & Day rents four-seater UTVs from a half day to multi-days. You can drive a street-legal UTV right from their location on US Hwy 191. Rentals include helmets, a cooler, ice, and trail maps. 435-259-5261, canyonlandsbynight.com.
Canyonlands Jeep Adventures rents four-door modified Jeep Wranglers. Since 2004 they have been renting the Jeeps to get you into the backcountry. All rentals include their custom Trail Guide, a cooler of ice, and water. 435-259-4413, canyonlandsjeep.com.
High Point Hummer & ATV/UTV Tours offers current model year side-by-side, RZR, and UTV rentals. Each of their rentals is maintained by certified technicians after every ride. They provide everything you need to safely enjoy a great day on the trail, including helmets and coolers with ice. Vehicles are street legal, but they also loan trailers if you prefer one. If you can’t pull a trailer, they can drop off and pick up any RZR/UTV. 435-259-2972, highpointhummer.com.
Outlaw Adventure Tours will set you up in your own rock crawling Jeep and guide you through trails at the level of difficulty you chose: guided tours in Jeeps, sunset tours, you-drive tours in Jeeps or UTVs, and Jeep or UTV rentals. Guides provide instruction, direction, and a sense of confidence that will help you overcome any obstacle on your adventure. 435-260-7451, outlawjeepadventures.com.
If you are headed south and want to explore Bears Ears National Monument, Wild Expeditions in Bluff rents four-door Jeeps that are perfect for exploring. 435-412-1546, riversandruins.com.
never go without
For complete details on trails and more, we recommend FunTreks Guidebooks. They are written by experts who know the trails and how to best experience them. Purchase one at local stores or at funtreks.com.
go with the pros
See the area on a tour with an outfitter who knows the area and the trails. Guides have the skills to take you places you might not want to go on your own. Trips are offered year-round. The winter months are less crowded and snow on the ground really changes the landscape.
Canyonlands By Night & Day will take you to explore the backcountry with new, easy-to-drive UTV/RZRs. Visit spectacular vistas and explore remains of ancient civilizations along the way. All skill levels are welcome and this is a fun, family adventure. You can follow in your own UTV or ride with the guide. 435-259-5261, canyonlandsbynight.com.
High Point Hummer & ATV/UTV Tours specializes in guided side-by-side, Hummer, and UTV tours. Their Hummer tours feature visits to secluded canyons, hidden arches, prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and awe-inspiring panoramic overlooks of Arches National Park and the Colorado River.
They offer two- and four-hour tours as well as a beautiful sunset tour. No minimum or maximum age requirements, so bring the entire family.
RZR and UTV tours allow you to drive your own machine, but have a guide show you the way. You can play in sand dunes and cruise over slickrock. Tours are 2.5 hours. 435-259-2972, highpointhummer.com.
Outlaw Jeep Adventures offers Jeep rentals that are set up and equipped for your Moab adventures. They rent four-door modified JK or JL Rubicons. Both have the clearance, tires, steering kits, and winches to go deep into the red rock wilderness. All rentals have a Dometic brand Fridge/Freezer to keep drinks and snacks cold. Rent for the day or for the week. 435-260-7451, outlawjeepadventures.com.
NAVTEC Expeditions has a variety of 4×4 guided, custom, or group tours, in or out of the national parks, ranging from half-day to five-day adventures. Their tours are often combined with hiking.
Backcounty tours are offered in Arches (they will take you to Doc Williams Point, named after a NAVTEC family member) and Canyonlands.
Horse Canyon, in The Needles district, is an archeological epicenter and an epic full-day tour.
Another full-day tour is to Horseshoe Canyon in The Maze district. The rock imagery is considered one of the finest in North America. This tour involves a 7-mile hike so ask for details.
Travel the White Rim and explore the many treasures this area has to offer. The tour stops for hikes beneath the White Rim with incredible views of the Colorado River. 435-259-7983, navtec.com.
See parts of Bears Ears National Monument with a guided tour from Wild Expeditions. They offer a Bears Ears Scenic Tour, and Arch Canyon RZR Expedition, and a half-day River House Ruin and 4×4 Expedition. 435-412-1546, riversandruins.com.
If you just can’t get enough
Take a multi-day trip and dive deeper into this incredible landscape.
NAVTEC Expeditions offers multi-day trips on White Rim and even down to the beautiful Escalante slot canyons. They combine their 4×4 trips with rafting down Cataract Canyon. Charters are also available all over southeastern Utah. 435-259-7983, navtec.com.