Moab, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
Utah Multi-Day Canyon Rafting Adventure
- 4 Days / 3 Nights
- All year round
Are you searching for adventure, excitement, and a unique experience? Tag-A-Long Expeditions is the longest running tour company in Utah offering tours into Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Grand Staircase and Escalante National Monument, San Rafael Swell, and mild to wild adventures on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers. Whether it is in a Jeep, boat, canoe, raft, on a mountain bike, or your own two feet, Tag-A-Long Expeditions is dedicated to making a trip exclusively for your enjoyment, no matter your age or ability.
Enjoy three nights camping under the stars, exploring side canyons, floating on the flat water sections of the Colorado River with class III-V rapids. This trip is perfect for those wanting to slow down and take in the majestic beauty of Canyonlands National Park.
Duration: 4 Days
Your adventure begins at the Tag-A-Long office at 7.00am. After a short, scenic ride to the Potash Boat Ramp downstream of Moab and a brief orientation, you start the adventure. As you drift on the calm waters of the Colorado River, your guide will discuss the natural and human history, geology, and flora and fauna. There are walks at several spots with views of petrified wood, geologic wonders and historical sites from oil prospecting from the 1920 era. For lunch, your guides will show off the culinary skills you will enjoy throughout your expedition. Late afternoon, set up your first camp in a picturesque spot near the river. Instruction on setting up tents makes it quick and easy, so you can spend your time getting to know your companions, playing horseshoes, or burying your toes in the sand. Dinners on the river consist of an appetiser, main course with a salad, and dessert.
After coffee and breakfast, you continue down the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park. Along the way prehistoric Indian ruins built by the Ancient Puebloan Peoples, the same culture who built the amazing structures at Mesa Verde National Park are pointed out. Choose to take a hike over the Loop for a hawk’s eye view of the Colorado River or, float around the loop on the raft. After lunch on shore you’ll reach the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, a magical place where two great Western rivers join forces before tumbling into Cataract Canyon.
After a hearty breakfast and thorough white water instruction, you depart camp and begin the adventure of a lifetime as we encounter the brilliant rapids of Cataract Canyon. These rapids represent some of the most well-known and respected white water in North America. As you descend the river, the rapids become more intense. Meet ‘Capsize’, ‘Ben Hurt’, ‘Powell’s Pocket Watch’, and the three spectacular rapids of the ‘Big Drops’. These are the steepest and most thrilling stretches anywhere on the Colorado River. Tonight you camp near Lake Powell.
After breakfast you cross stunning Lake Powell, a red rock and blue water wonderland. There will be time for swimming, relaxing, and absorbing the raw beauty of this country. Arrive at Hite Marina by afternoon where you embark for the return trip to Moab.
From £995 per adult and from £945 per child (aged 10 years and above)
**During the months of May & June the minimum child age is 16**
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