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2017 Utah Adventure SPOTLIGHT:
Utah Hot Air BallooningPark City, Utah Hot Air Balloon Rides by Skywalker Balloon Company

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UTAH RIVER TOURS: WESTWATER CANYON WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIPS

Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River is one of the hidden secrets of the American West. A river trip through this canyon is a wild ride tumbling through rapid after rapid. As you travel downstream through the canyon, the Colorado River narrows to a ribbon as it cuts through the oldest geologic layer in the world. In a small, oar-powered raft you enjoy an intimate journey into one of the West’s best and most beautiful wild places! Reminiscent of early explorations of the Colorado and Green rivers by John Wesley Powell, rowing slows the pace of a trip and can be relaxing as your body falls into the rhythm of the river

Our Westwater Canyon Boats: Row Rafts - The classic 17-foot row raft is used on scheduled trips in Cataract Canyon, in all Westwater Canyon trips, all trips on the "daily" stretch of the Colorado River near Moab, and on the Green and San Juan rivers. Built of tough Hypolon rubber and designed especially for our river expeditions, these boats are the traditional manner of traveling on the river. On major whitewater trips, the rafts carry about five or six guests with all necessary camping gear and supplies. Each raft is equipped with an ice chest and plenty of drinking water.

 

WEST WATER RAFTING EXPEDITION - 2 DAYS
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Leave your office and within 24 hours you are immersed in an unforgettable whitewater adventure in one of the earth’s most beautiful canyons! This exciting whitewater getaway will satisfy anyone with a hankering for adventure.

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. As you float down canyon, the walls squeeze the river into a narrow gorge where it erupts into spectacular rapids. The result is big holes, big waves and a thrill a minute! In a small row raft you are as close to the action as you can be as your expert guide negotiates Funnel Falls, Skull Rapid, and Sock It To Me! Just see if you can escape the Room of Doom and the Magnetic Wall! Your journey also takes you through some of the most fascinating geology on Planet Earth. In Westwater Canyon, the river cuts through the black Pre-Cambrian rock, some of the oldest found anywhere on earth. You’ll hike side canyons and see 1000-year old Indian writings. Those with sharp eyes will spot eagles, blue heron and the exclusive ibis. We’ll make stops at historic mining sites and at night, you’ll probably want to sleep out under more stars than you've ever seen. This getaway is so full and so exciting, you’ll feel like you’ve been gone for two weeks, not two days!

MAIN ATTRACTION: Class III-IV rapids in narrow, fast-running canyon, outstanding geology, birding, ancient Indian ruins, historical sites

WHO SHOULD GO: People wanting a true whitewater experience in a row-raft with one night camping at the river banks

MEETING: Meets at 7:00 AM in Moab, UT. Returns to Moab about 5:00 PM.


2017 DEPARTURE DATES:
Departure Dates: May 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28 June 15, 18, 29 July 8, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 2, 5, 9

2017 RATES: 2 Days / 1 Night per Person: $ 390.00
Youth: $ 340.00


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WEST WATER CANYON EXPRESS - 1 DAY
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Is your time squeezed so tight you can only afford one day on the river? Don’t worry! In this magical rip in the earth known as Westwater Canyon, you encounter 12 of the most agitated, brawling rapids to be found in the West! You get a maximum whitewater experience in minimum time

westwater canyonAn expedition into Westwater Canyon delivers maximum whitewater in minimum time! This is an unforgettable escape into a unique backcountry canyon. Here the oldest layer of rock, the Pre-Cambrian Vishnu Schist erupts out of the belly of the earth. The schist rock glistens black in the sun before giving way to stunning red rock cliffs that tower above it. And oh, the whitewater you’ll see! As canyon walls squeeze the river into a tighter and tighter space, the river moves faster or more furiously, pouring over rocks and holes. In a small, lightweight row-raft you are as close to the action as you can get! This is a classic whitewater ride and the best you can find in one day anywhere in the West!


Itinerary: Upon meeting at 7:00 a.m. at the Tag-A-Long office, you'll board vehicles for the ride to the river "put in" for Westwater Canyon rafting. Our guides will give you a brief safety orientation and outfit you with a life vest and then you're off on your Utah rafting adventure.

During the morning you'll have opportunity to get in tune with the river and soak up the gorgeous wilderness known as Westwater Canyon. See how many blue herons or eagles you can spot. The first point of interest is Wild Horse Canyon, a precursor to Westwater’s best whitewater and home to legendary tales of miners, outlaws, and Native American Indians. Here we run smaller 'warm-up' rapids before pulling off the river for lunch and a more thorough whitewater rafting safety briefing.

Westwater 1 Day Tour

The first rapid of Westwater Canyon is Little Dolores Rapid. We'll plunge into the fast-moving waters that await us! You'll hear more history and folklore as the raft speeds toward Marble Canyon Rapid, and then, hold on! The next succession of rapids flaunts names like Big Hummer, Funnel Falls, Surprise, Skull and Sock It To Me. You'll feel the punch of every one of them as your guides do their best to avoid the mysterious Magnetic Wall and Room of Doom! You'll exit the whitewater adventure on rolling and rumbling Last Chance rapid. The trip ends in the rhythm of the river with plenty of time to talk to each other or pick the brain of your seasoned, naturalist guide. At day's end, you will understand why we call this the best whitewater rafting adventure in Utah with more excitement and more of a backcountry wilderness experience than you can find anywhere in the American West! You'll depart from Cisco where Tag-A-Long shuttles wait to escort you back to Moab.

MAIN ATTRACTION: Class III-IV rapids in a narrow, fast-running canyon, ancient Indian sites, history, birding, geology

WHO SHOULD GO: People with only one day to spend on the river who want major-league whitewater rapids, Kids minimum weight is 40 pounds

MEETING: Meets at 7:00 AM in Moab. Returns about 6:00 PM. Wetsuits are required in May and June.

2017 DEPARTURE DATES:

Departure Dates: May 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30 June 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 27, 29 July 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29 August 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 September 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23.


2017 RATE: 1 Full Day (Plus $10.00 p. P. Government Use Fee) per Person: $ 170 (
$ 150)

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