Hotel Rock Trail, Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge
9 am - 4 pm
Visitor Center - Blanding, Utah
(Optional meet-up in Blanding, Utah if needed)
$219/adult and $169/15 & younger
This trail is not for the faint hearted. One of the toughest 4x4 trails in the region with steep slickrock climbs, ledges and drops. Scenery is second to none and trail ends at the Hotel Rock Anasazi Ruins. Hotel Rock Ruins are dwellings likely used by hunters who climbed out of the canyons to get food for their families. Ruins and beautiful scenery with a shot of adrenaline. We do not allow our rentals on this trail without a guide.
Meet at Wild Rivers Expeditions in Bluff, Utah at 8:45 am. Your guide will brief you on the day, answer questions and go over some safety items. 9 am we load up the Jeeps and head out of town. 30 minutes on the scenic Highway 95 and we are at the trailhead for Hotel Rock. We’ll shift into 4-low and we’re crawling up loose rock and ledges gaining ~300ft. to the rim of Arch Canyon. Looking down on the Arch Canyon 4x4 trail and beaver ponds will have you ready to book another day to do this trail.
From here you may wonder where the trail went as the rock is only marked by small cairns (stacks of rocks). It is not uncommon for Jeeps to get off trail, but you’re in good hands. We’ll climb off camber ledges and hopefully keep at least 3 wheels on the ground at all times. Our first named obstacle is the rock hugger. A narrow ledge must be passed with a wall on one side and a ravine on the opposite side. An easy obstacle, but frightening position. You are probably wondering at this point if we are close the top of the mesa as we are still climbing we’ll come to another beautiful overlook of another section of Arch Canyon.
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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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.
MT BIKE TOURS
DAY HIKING TRIPS