Glossary of Terms
-Moab Spin Boats–
The Spin & Splash Jet Boat Tour adventure begins at the Canyonlands by Night and Day riverside location (click for a map) two miles north of Moab, just north of the Colorado River. Once you board the boat named the “Nitro Spin King”, you’ll throttle up river, filled with beautiful red rock cliffs above. While you’re on the trip your guide will play awesome music to amp up the trip. You’ll speed up river towards some of the Colorado River’s finest rapids for some fun splash downs. Just like the name states, there’s plenty of spinning and splashing in this epic trip. The Spin & Splash jet boat travels approximately 24 miles round trip while on the water. The tour departs several times a day, but does require a minimum number of guests per trip. You can call one of our friendly reservationists at 435-259-5261 to inquire about a certain date.
-Moab New Zealand Style Jet Boat-
We have two boats used for these tours: one holds 18, the other holds 38. The boat goes fast, it simply glides across the water very comfortably. It’s a great jet boat tour for all ages
-Canoe Trips on the Green River–
Canoe the Green River with Land Shuttles
Paddling a canoe or touring kayak on the calm waters of the Green River is one of the best ways to experience the privacy of this flat water wilderness at your own pace. We can help you organize and outfit your canoe camping trip, including the vehicle shuttles. Enjoy traveling the section of the Green River called Labyrinth Canyon.
When you float Labyrinth Canyon, you will be in remote wilderness in a deep and inaccessible desert canyon. It is entirely possible that you won’t see anybody else in the
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is an excellent place to explore, hike, and take photographs. Canyonlands National Park is such a large park, it would take many years to all of its many treasures.
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park is divided into three sections by the Colorado and Green Rivers. The most popular section is Island in the Sky—given its unique name due to its position high on a mesa overlooking the many wonderful geological features.
The second most popular section is The Needles and it is a great place 4×4 as you are down in the canyons looking at the tremendous spires above.
The last section of Canyonlands is called the Maze. The Maze is a remote area offering backcountry access only.
Dead Horse State Park
Dead Horse State Park is on the way to the Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park and is not to be missed! Many refer to it as the Little Grand Canyon for its beautiful view of the Colorado River below dramatic 2,000-feet cliffs.
Manti-La Sal National Forest
The Manti-La Sal National Forest is a great way to cool-off during the hot summer days. Spending an afternoon at one of its many lakes or taking a drive is a great way to enjoy the mountain. Try the La Sal Mountain Loop road (2.5 hours) for a easy side trip into the mountains.
Colorado River Scenic Byway 128 & Fisher Towers
The Colorado River Scenic Byway 128 was named one of the top 10 short scenic byways in all of America by Reader’s Digest. This 35-mile trip is an excellent place for photography and sightseeing. Don’t forget to see the famous Fisher Towers along the way, or take a side trip to the quaint town of Castle Valley.
Potash Scenic Byway 279
The Potash Scenic Byway 279 affords guests with wonderful views of Indian petroglyphs, as well as rock-climbing areas. Potash also provides BLM-regulated camping areas along the river. Drive a little further and a sign indicating dinosaur tracks is a great place to let the kids explore.