A special chance to base camp in this remote canyon and learn about human history, geology and wildlife.
A major tributary to the Green River, Range Creek Canyon cuts through the West Tavaputs Plateau in the Book Cliffs north of Highway 6/I 70 and has limited access due to rough and seasonally open roads and locked gates. It came to public attention with the sale of private land by the late Waldo Wilcox to the State of Utah and the disclosure of extensive prehistoric Fremont Culture sites. Range Creek is now protected and visitation is by permit; it is primarily managed for research by the Utah Museum of Natural History and field schools by University of Utah. Our trip starts and ends in Green River, Utah in the afternoon of the first day with SUV and support truck provided by CFI. From a comfortable tent base camp, we visit different sections of the canyon featuring prehistoric and historic sites, by vehicle and very short walks from the dirt canyon road. CFI guides prepare delicious, healthy meals and evenings are spent relaxing beneath the stars, highlighting the day’s events and interesting conversations. CFI’s combination of guest experts, local connections and experienced CFI leadership ensures that your time spent exploring Range Creek Archaeology will be informative and memorable.
Western Book Cliffs between Green River, UT
August 24, 2022 through August 26, 2022
Minimum: 6, Maximum: 8
$850, Member Price: $807.50
Vehicle Supported Base Camp, Latrine
- A $300 deposit is required to reserve your spot.
- Fee includes a $50 donation to youth programs.
All participants on our adult seminars and on our private trips are required to be fully vaccinated.
Visitors from far away can look at pictures online or in a book of Utah’s rock art, and they do, but the allure goes beyond that: seeing the creations in their true environment is the preferred and optimal way to appreciate them. And it is the preferred and optimal way to appreciate Utah as well.
– Dr. Kevin Jones.