Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

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Lodge-based, vehicle tours and short hikes

  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 10, 2014 through October 12, 2014
  • What months available:

    Watch for spring 2015 dates!

  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $530 Adult/youth 16+ plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Notes:
    • Trip meets and ends in Bluff, UT
    • Call to arrange a custom private trip for different dates for 2014.
    • Click here to read our cancellation policy.

The Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge trip is sold out for 2014, but our Book Cliffs/Three Canyon trip is still available.

The Book Cliffs/Three Canyon Utah Archaeology Trip is a rare opportunity to explore lesser visited area of the Book Cliffs near the Colorado border. We’ll see incredible archaic Fremont and Ute rock art spanning 8000 years and historic trapper inscriptions, learn about ranching families, cattle and sheep “wars”, geologic formations, and how the current area is earmarked for development.

Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology: A unique opportunity to learn about “Deep History”

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Learn about the Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge area and its fascinating history that spans thousands of years. Explore the natural beauty of the landscape and side canyons, and learn about geology, desert ecology, and more during two days and two nights of guided tours. Trip begins and ends in Bluff, Utah.

The trip is based at Recapture Lodge in Bluff, Utah, with two night’s stay. Begins with evening seminar, followed by two days of field outings, mostly by van, with stops for hikes (2-3 miles round trip).  Locations will include familiar and lesser known historical and archaeological sites in Butler and Comb Washes, Cedar Mesa side canyons, a spectacular drive along the Comb itself, and walking a portion of Posey’s Trail. In true CFI naturalist style, guides overview geography, observe plants, discuss native uses, and note anything else of interest!

Our trip group is kept small (minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants).

Trip fee includes two night’s lodging (double occupancy) and meals beginning with breakfast day 1  through lunch last day, plus permit fees and transportation. If you wish to reserve a single room, please do so in advance with a $60 single supplement. A part of your fee helps to underwrite our educational school programs.