Comb Ridge, Historic Pioneer Trail, River House Ruin
Four Corners Adventures - Bluff, Utah
$109/adult and $79/15 & Under
(10% discount for groups of 6+)
Ride in our H1 Hummer through Comb Ridge and down a rough washed out streambed along the historic Hole in the Rock Trail to San Juan Hill and River House ruin. San Juan Hill was the road built by pioneers in 1880 to get over the top of Comb Ridge. We’ll then venture further along the river to River House Ruin. This is a 2-story Anasazi cliff dwelling full of rock art and a kiva. This is the perfect family trip with exciting 4x4 hillclimbs and ledges ending at a pristine ruin where we will teach you about the people that once lived here.
Meet at Bluff Adventure Center 15 minutes before your departure time. You can fill up your bottles, use our bathroom and meet your guides. After a quick overview of the trip we’ll load the Hummer and we are off. About 5 minutes out of Bluff we pass through Comb Ridge and we’ll pull down into Comb Wash. We are now on the final section of the Hole in the Rock trail and you’ll be grateful for 42” tires and soft seats. The trail goes in and out of the streambed which is usually dry and after storms can be impassable to most 4x4 vehicles, but not our Hummer! We’ll drive thru sand, off steep drop offs and crawl up rocky hills towards the San Juan River. Once we’ve reached the bottom of comb ridge the trail climbs up around the base of Comb Ridge to San Juan Hill.
San Juan Hill was the final obstacle the pioneers needed to build a road over to reach Bluff where they settled in 1880. The road was so steep that several of the animals died in the yolks of the wagons at the top of the hill. We’ll take a short hike up a section of the trail and then we’ll drive further along the river to River House ruin. For those who wish to hike to the top of San Juan Hill we can extend your tour and add lunch.
Travel the San Juan River on a rented raft or kayak. Enjoy the river with a friend in a tandem inflatable kayak or canoe. Not interesting enough? Try paddleboarding for a bit more fun.
Anyone can traverse the country with a motor. Show your leg power by riding one of our mountain bikes to a favorite destination or on a high mountain trail or even through a canyon bottom.
These are the perfect vehicles for exploring the backcountry roads of San Juan County.
Rentals include map of recommended trails and roads.
Must be 25 or older to rent.
MT BIKE RENTALS
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A calm and peaceful 7 mile float on the San Juan river right here in Bluff. Choose an inflatable kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Paddle boats or rafts are available for large groups. This is a family favorite for splashing and swimming or can be a peaceful float. There are no rapids in this section of the river. This is a great way to cool off and swim after a morning hike or our half day canyoneering trip.
UPPER CANYON 3-DAY
LOWER CANYON 4-DAY
FULL CANYON 7-DAY
Ride in our H1 Hummer through Comb Ridge and down a rough washed out streambed along the historic Hole in the Rock Trail to San Juan Hill and River House ruin. San Juan Hill was the road built by pioneers in 1880 to get over the top of Comb Ridge. We’ll then venture further along the river to River House Ruin.
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