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Dinosaurs and Archaeology Jeep Tour 1/2 Day – (HP0)

Adventure Description

Explore what Moab was long before it became an adventurer’s mecca! This tour will take you way back in time to see dinosaurs and the ancient ones that used to call this place home. We’ll provide the rocks, the art, and the fossils, and the stories… you provide the imagination!

Adventure Level

Folks with very little time but any fitness level can join this expedition. There will be some walks, but they aren’t too strenuous. The Jeeps are air conditioned and the ride is bumpy but not treacherous.

Come with us on a journey back in time as we explore the ancient cultures and animals that used to call Moab home. This is a beginner’s tour to find Rock Art, Ruins, and Dinosaur bones and tracks. Come explore with us!

Itinerary

This tour will explore the ancient history of Moab from dinosaur bones and footprints to rock art on the walls left by the first inhabitants of the Moab valley. Be prepared to travel back in time with our guide as your expert navigator and story teller on this journey.

We will depart from the Tag-A-Long Expedition’s office in Moab and proceed north to Mill Canyon. Along the way, your guide will explain to you the unique geology and ancient history of the area that made it a perfect place for preserving the first signs of life on the earth.

For dinosaur sightings we will go to Mill Canyon. Here you can see old bones slowly being eroded out of the rock. Identify the remains of the Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Camptosaurus, and Camarasaurus. Then walk in the footsteps of the giants at the newly discovered Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite, a collection of over 200 therapod (two legged carnivorous dinosaurs) and sauropod (four legged herbivores) tracks and one of an ancient crocodile! This is one of the largest areas of dinosaur tracks from the Cretaceous period in North America.

Next it’s on to the Tusher Tunnel where you will walk through a 83ft. (25m) hole in a sandstone cliff. You will emerge from the tunnel overlooking a canyon. Your guide will show you petroglyphs on the canyon wall and where the ancient people possibly made their homes.

Over at Bartlett wash you’ll see the oldest records of man in this area. Learn about the Barrier Canyon people and marvel at the gigantic human like figures painted on the walls. Let your imagination run wild as you guess what kinds of stories they were telling.

Youngsters are subject to car seat laws. Trip is appropriate for an array of ages.

Consider combining this 1/2 day tour with another 1/2 day tour for a full day of Moab adventure!

Trip Highlights

  • Therapod and Saurapod footprints
  • Fossils still partially encased in stone
  • Barrier Canyon style rock art
  • Walk through a natural tunnel in a sandstone cliff

Who Should Go

Any age Moab traveler with limited time. Dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. Those interested in ancient cultures.

What To Bring

Shoes and clothes you are comfortable walking in. Hat and sunglasses, sun screen, your camera, and a water bottle.

Dates Available

Operates year round.

Between November 1 and March 31:
One departure a day 9:00am to 1:30pm.

April 1:
Two departures: 7:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:30pm.

July & August:
Additional Evening Departure: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Booking Request Form

Morning & Afternoon
$104.26 per Adult
$93.40 per Youth under 16

Evening (5:30-9:00pm)
$96.65 per Adult
$85.79 Per Youth under 16

Includes tax

20% deposit due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Balance due the day of departure.

Cancellation Policy

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