The desert is amazing.
Backcountry Hiking Shuttles.
We are available to transport you and your backpacks to the Salt Wash trailhead in Needles area of Canyonlands National Park, Dark Canyon, down the Mineral Bottom switchbacks, and most anywhere you want to go.
We have also provided rescues where no other vehicle would dare to travel.
Salt Creek & Needles
Salt Creek is an amazing 25 mile-ish point to point hike amongst the canyons and spires of the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park. The area is replete with arches, Anasazi ruins and rock art, and incredible views of sandstone outcroppings, striped pinnacles and all around incredible desert landscapes. Natural springs provide habitat and water for wildlife and waterfalls for your viewing pleasure.
This trail can be done as an out and back, however; the best way to do it is with a shuttle. We meet you at the Needles Visitor’s Center, load up, and then shuttle your car to either Squaw Flat or Cave Springs before driving you to the Cathedral Butte Trailhead. There is an additional charge for Elephant Hill or Big Springs trailheads.
You will be with us about two hours, but the whole shuttle takes us a minimum of five hours. Times can be greatly extended depending on the condition of the Beef Basin Road, the 18 mile dirt access road to Cathedral Butte which is vulnerable to wash outs during rain events. This road can also be impassible in early spring and late fall due to snow.
The rate is $300 for up to two passengers; $350 for three, $400 for four and $450 for five to seven.