Lodge Based Archaeology Tour
Join CFI on this new cultural history tour based in Price, Utah. Visit world-famous cultural sites in Nine Mile Canyon and the San Rafael Swell with guest archaeologists Ms. Jamie Hollingsworth and Dr. Tim Riley and historian, Mr. Tim Smith.
This is a lodge based trip with daily excursions in CFI’s 4 wheel drive vehicles. Our program starts with a special back room tour at the Prehistoric Museum in Price. Our day outings will visit incredible rock art/writing panels, Fremont Culture granaries and occupational sites. We will also check out historic inscriptions that tell the stories of early military, miners, and ranchers.
Physical activity is moderately easy, with most sites close to the vehicles. There will be a few mile-long walks up sandy washes. There will be options to view archaeology sites through spotting scopes, or scramble up rocky slopes to get a closer look.
This program’s itinerary pending approval by the Bureau of Land Management.
Guest Archaeology Experts
Our network of guest experts are what makes CFI trips stand apart from other outfitters. Jamie Hollingsworth and Tim Smith team up with CFI staff and USU’s Prehistoric Museum Director, Tim Riley to create an unforgettable educational experience. View their biographies below.
Behind the scenes tour
The trip begins with a special tour of Utah State University’s Prehistoric Museum led by Museum Director Tim Riley. Gain valuable context and insights on the archaeological history of the area before venturing into the desert the following days. D
All Inclusive Trip
Let CFI take care of the meals, driving, interpretation, and logistics so you can fully immerse yourself in this unique experience. See full trip narrative below for itinerary details.
Based in Price, UT
May 16, 2023 through May 19, 2023
Minimum: 6, Maximum: 9
Adults and youth 16+
$1790; Member Price: $1705
Hotel or guest lodge rooms, double occupancy
- A $300 per person deposit is required to reserve your spot.
- Fees are based on double occupancy. To request single a room, the supplemental fee is $210 for the trip.
- Fee includes a $100 donation to youth programs.
- There is an option to travel to and from Moab with the CFI crew.
All participants on our adult seminars and on our private trips are required to be fully vaccinated.