Wolfman Panel, Monarch Cave, Double Stack Ruins
6-7 Hours. Departure at 9 am.
Four Corners Adventures - Bluff, Utah
$149/adult and $99/15 & under
(10% discount for groups of 6+)
Meet at Four Corners Adventures in Bluff, Utah at 8:45 am. You can fill your water bottles and your guide will answer any questions about the day. Call for custom times if these do not fit your schedule. We’ll load up and 5 minutes out of town we are on the Butler Wash Road. Our first stop is the Wolfman Panel. This is a short rocky trail to a very interesting panel that differs from most panels in the region. We’ll take some photos and learn about different styles of rock art. The trip is only ~2 miles of walking.
Once we are back to the vehicle we’ll head further up the Butler Wash Road to Monarch Cave. We’ll take it easy hiking along the bottom of a shady canyon. This trail is mostly flat walking, but there are several short rocky and steep climbs. We believe everyone can do it and your guide will lend a hand to anyone in need. Hiking sticks are a good idea unless you’re a mountain goat. The trail ends at a large ruin site called Monarch Cave. Before hiking near the ruins your guide will talk about respecting the site and leaving all artifacts where they lay. We’ll get to see pictographs, artifacts and dwelling walls still standing since roughly 700 A.D. This is an outdoor museum and your guide will be taught as much as you want to hear about this ancient civilization. We’ll then hike back the same trail and have lunch near the vehicle under some cottonwoods.
The afternoon we will spend hiking to more nearby ruins, such as Double Stack ruin, Processional Panel, Target ruin and more. The trails are all fairly similar and your guide will make decisions to fit in the most sites as possible for the group’s ability and enjoyment level. We recommend this tour for those that want to see many different sites in one day. If you have specific sites in mind you wish to see please let us know when booking.
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.
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.
The San Juan's upper canyon is an outdoor museum of archaeology, geology and natural history. Ruins and petroglyph panels abound while the textbook geology provides for fascinating learning and stunning red rock scenery. Three days exploring the upper canyon affords time to explore these wonders...
Float through the deep "Goosenecks" section of the San Juan's Lower Canyon. Rim out on the Honaker Trail. Explore the side canyons of Slickhorn, Grand Gulch and others. Water-sculpted side canyons with pools, falls and hanging gardens. 58 miles of solitude and canyon splendor.
This is the classic adventure where you'll see more of what the San Juan has to offer. The longer the trip, the better. Highly recommended if you want the total experience. The seven-day trip is our most popular.
This is, hands down, the best one-day river trip available in the West. In the morning we make two stops to learn about the Butler Wash petroglyph panel and River House cliff dwelling. We'll enjoy a fresh gourmet lunch under the cottonwoods before entering a limestone chasm for the afternoon...
This trip is for those that want to see the amazing archaeology on the San Juan, but don’t have time for the full day trip. Everyone will paddle their own tandem inflatable kayaks down the San Juan stopping at the world class Butler Wash rock art panel and then down to Comb Ridge where we’ll roll up the kayaks and jump in our H1 Hummer.
UPPER CANYON 3-DAY
LOWER CANYON 4-DAY
FULL CANYON 7-DAY
FULL DAY RAFTING
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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