Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Explore historic sites, rock art, and geological features with guest guide Winston Hurst


Discover Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge in this unique opportunity to learn from an  archaeologist who is a well known expert on this area.

With guest archaeologist, Winston Hurst, 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. Winston grew up in S.E Utah, and upon completing university work, returned to devote his professional career to his beloved home territory.

Our seminar starts with an evening session,  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 with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 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 per night single supplement. A part of your fee helps to underwrite our educational school programs.

Archaeologist, Winston Hurst. Photo courtesy of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Archaeologist, Winston Hurst. Photo courtesy of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Archaeologist Winston Hurst was born in Blanding, Utah and still lives there. He is a staunch advocate of archaeological preservation.

To learn more about Cedar Mesa issues and conservation efforts, please visit the Friends of Cedar Mesa.

  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 09, 2015 through October 11, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Day 1 starts 7:30 pm at Lodge in Bluff, through Afternoon Last Day, ending in Bluff
  • Group Size: Minmum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Deadline for Signup: October 7, 2015 5pm
  • Cost per Person: $630 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Notes:

    Starts 7:30 pm Bluff, UT and ends day 3 in Bluff, UT