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Moab Utah Hiking

Escalante_4292686961_lTag-A-Long  has a handful of guided hiking tours that mimic a pilgrimage during which travelers come to know themselves through knowing a landscape. These hiking expeditions offer an opportunity to access places of solitude and serenity and allow time to study the wilderness in all its minutia.

Use time to watch the beetle crawl across the sand or to meditate with lizards. Use time to stop and feel your place in the universe, whether standing before a vast panorama of canyons, or listening to public lands topics and natural history, your heart will ache.

We keep in mind soaring temperatures of mid-summer and may modify walk lengths to suit the conditions.


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Colorado River Cataract Canyon Rafting Express 3 Day – (CA2)

Cataract Canyon offers 28 Grand Canyon style rapids. These are some of the most well known and respected whitewater rapids in the world; “Ben Hurt”, “Powell’s Pocket Watch”, “Capsize”, and the three spectacular rapids in the “Big Drop” series, the steepest section on the mighty Colorado river. Go on a 3-day/2-night white water rafting adventure where you’ll hit every one of the 28, Class III-V, white water rapids as you would on a longer trip. Expect some hiking and off river exploration. And don’t forget to look at the constellations. Star gazing is amazing on dark nights. If your goal is to hit the big white water without using all your vacation, the Express has your name on it!

Adventure Seasons

June-October First-timer
June-October Beginner
Spring: Teens & Up Family
June-October Family
April-October Adventure seeker
April-October Extreme
Running the rapids in one of our specially designed J-Rig rafts

Colorado River Cataract Canyon Rafting Favorite 4 Day – (CA3)

Discover peace as you float on the flat water sections through Canyonlands National Park. Serenity as you sit on a sandy beach stargazing. Awe as you learn about the primitive cultures that called this fertile desert home. And excitement while crashing through the intense white water Major John Wesley Powell made a first descent through a little over 100 years ago. This is the Cataract Canyon Favorite with time to relax near, play on, and explore around the Colorado River. It’s the rafting adventure of a lifetime.

Adventure Seasons

June-October First-timer
June-October Beginner
Spring: Teens & up Family
June-October Family
April-October Adventure seeker
April-October Extreme
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Colorado River Cataract Canyon Rafting Overnighter 2 Day – (CA1)

If you want a Colorado River rafting experience but don’t have a lot of time, then this trip is the one for you. In the Cataract Canyon Blast, we’ll get you down through Grand Canyon style rapids in only 2 days. This is the rafting adventure that won’t eat up all your vacation and yet will leave you feeling as if you have escaped into the peace and serenity only Canyonlands National Park can give you.

Adventure Seasons

June-October First-timer
June-October Beginner
Spring: Teens & Up Family
mid-June to October Family
April to mid-May Adventure seeker
mid-May to mid-June Extreme
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Canyonlands Self-Guided Trips by Canoe/Kayak/Raft With Jet Boat Shuttle – (JC0)

For Green River vehicle put-in and take-out, click here!

Canyonlands National Park is known for its remote back country solitude. Paddling on the calm waters that cut through the interior of the Park 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/kayak camping trip down the Green River or Colorado River through Canyonlands, including jet boat shuttle.

Tag-A-Long Expeditions has been operating Jet boat ever since Canyonlands was made a National Park in 1964.

Adventure Seasons

June-November Beginner
March-November Family
March-November Adventure seeker
March-November Extreme
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Mix-N-Match Any 2 Half-Day Tours for a Full Day – Your Way!

So many options, so little time! Here are 6 different half day tours we offer.
Select any two activities to create a full day adventure of your choice!
Lunch is provided on these combination tours.

Prices and times depend on the specific options you chose.

Adventure Seasons

The Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon, Maze District of Canyonlands National Park

San Rafael Swell Overnight Jeep & Hiking Tour 2 Day – (SR1)

This is an expedition for the true pioneer. This little explored wilderness area is remote and is perfect for the person with a sense of adventure. Hiking through slot canyons, finding petroglyphs, and wilderness camping make this trip a great mini-expedition!

Adventure Seasons

March - October First-timer
March - October Beginner
March - October Family
March - October Adventure seeker
March - October Extreme
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Colorado River Cataract Canyon Powell’s Rafting Expedition 5 Day – (CA4)

Discover peace as you float on the flat water sections through Canyonlands National Park. Serenity as you sit on a sandy beach stargazing. Awe as you learn about the primitive cultures that called this fertile desert home. And excitement while crashing through the intense white water Major John Wesley Powell made a first descent through a little over 100 years ago. This is the Cataract Canyon Powell Expedition with time to relax near, play on, and explore around the Colorado River. It’s the rafting adventure of a lifetime.

Adventure Seasons

June-September First-timer
June-September Beginner
Spring: Teens & Up Family
June-September Family
April-September Adventure seeker
April-September Extreme
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Canyonlands National Park Needles District Jeep Tour 1 day (DN0)

This adventure will take you south of Moab towards the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. You will explore and learn about the Ancient Puebloan, Fremont, and Barrier Canyon peoples who called this place home long before we came. We will visit rock art sites and ruins as your naturalist guide weaves tales and tells about these ancient cultures.

Adventure Seasons

All Year First-timer
All Year Beginner
All Year Family
All Year Adventure seeker
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Canyonlands National Park Horseshoe Canyon Hiking 1 Day – (HS0)

Horseshoe Canyon is in the outlands, an annex of Canyonlands National Park. On this trip you are the adventurer, you are walking in the footsteps of the ancient ones. You will visit one of the world’s finest, undisturbed rock art panels left by ancient Native American cultures. You’ll visit the Great Gallery rock art panel, famous for its “Holy Ghost” image and ponder the mystery of their disappearance as your guide helps you unravel their story. The hiking in the canyons will leave you feeling strong and confident and maybe a little unwilling to return to civilization. While the hiking is appropriate for people in relatively good condition, there are no technical climbs or skills required.

Adventure Seasons

All Year Adventure seeker
All Year Extreme
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Colorado River Westwater Canyon Rafting Overnighter 2 Day – (WA1)

We understand you live a busy life and know that sometimes you may find it hard to make time for the good things in life. We’re here to help you make the most of your leisure time. In just two days we can deliver you into the heart of western American wilderness. An exciting day of rapids in Westwater Canyon will make you feel like you’ve just spent a week in the backcountry. You’ll encounter 12 agitated, brawling rapids in one of the more unusual canyons in the West.

Adventure Seasons

June-September First-timer
June-September Beginner
Spring: Teens & Up Family
June-September Family
April-September Adventure seeker
April-September Extreme
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San Rafael Swell Explorer Jeep & Hiking Tour 3 Day (SR2)

This region is one of the best kept secrets in Utah! The National Parks aren’t the only beautiful places around Moab, in fact, this little explored wilderness area is remote and is perfect for the person with a sense of adventure. Hiking through slot canyons, finding petroglyphs, and wilderness camping make this trip unforgettable in every way.

Adventure Seasons

March - October First-timer
March - October Beginner
March - October Family
March - October Adventure seeker
March - October Extreme
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Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument & San Rafael Swell Hiking and Jeep Tour 5 Days- (WE4)

One of Americas newest national monuments, the 1.7 million acres of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument is a vast wilderness area that has not yet been discovered by the average tourist. Dotted with slot canyons carved by water and wind, Tag-A-Long Expeditions can take you into this formidable backcountry via four-wheel drive vehicle so you can hike the amazing slot canyons youve only seen pictures of! Youll also spot petroglyphs over a thousand years old. This hiking and 4X4 excursion includes visits to the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, the San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park.

Adventure Seasons

March-October Family
March-October Adventure seeker
March-October Extreme
Desolation Canyon Family Rafting

Green River Family Rafting Desolation Canyon 5 Day – (GK4)

The Green River lies in a wide river canyon. Its banks are lined with giant old cottonwood trees intermingled with juniper and pinion. The green of the trees stands in stark contrast to the rock cliffs, making this one of the most beautiful – and little appreciated – canyons in Utah. You’ll encounter rapids four of the five days – over 50 in all! This is more rapids than on any other Tag-A-Long rafting vacations! These are good natured rapids, easy to learn on and play in. The whitewater is rolling and playful in disposition yet give eager students the opportunity to learn to read and negotiate the river. You can choose your own vessel, too: inflatable kayak, family paddle raft, or the “mother” raft.

Adventure Seasons

May-July First-timer
May-July Beginner
May-July Family
May-July Adventure seeker

Moab Music Festival Cataract Canyon Musical Raft Trip 4 Days (MMF)

Truly a “Feast for All Senses”, this 4-Day Cataract Canyon trip features world class scenery, concerts, food, and whitewater on the legendary Colorado River. A bucket-list adventure that is not to be missed!

Adventure Seasons

September 12 First-timer
September 12 Beginner
September 12 Adventure seeker