8:45 am to 5 pm
Visitor Center - Blanding, Utah
(Optional meet-up in Blanding, Utah if needed)
$179/adult and $139/15 & younger
Meet at the Visitors Center in Blanding, Utah at 8:45, we begin the day with a brief safety orientation from your experienced guides and load up your gear into our side-by-side RZR’s. Everyone who wishes to drive will get a chance to drive throughout the day depending on skill level and the varied terrain. The difficulty of the trail is Easy to Extreme so we will take turns switching off drivers based on your comfort level.
At 9 am we’ll depart west of Blanding to a massive overlook of Comb Ridge. Our first stop is will be to view petroglyph panels and we’ll head down the old dugway descending the cliffs to comb wash.
After following Comb Wash we hit the best 4x4 trail in the region heading up Arch Canyon. Arch Canyon was home to hundreds of Anasazi people that farmed and survived in this desert environment thanks to a perennial stream that still flows today. A short hike will take you right into one of these dwellings for a close-up glimpse into life over 1000 years ago. The trail then continues deeper into the canyon crossing the stream and climbing rough rocky sections until we have reached the tall Ponderosa trees at the end of the trail.
Here we will serve lunch at the base of Cathedral Arch surrounded by 600’ red rock cliffs. A half-mile hike up the canyon will take us to Angel Arch for those that wish to hike. Those not wanting to hike can sit in the shade of the Ponderosas and enjoy the serenity of the canyon. We often have the canyon to ourselves.
After lunch, we pack up and follow the same trail back to Blanding stopping at different dwelling sites as time allows or for those wanting more time in the RZRs we’ll climb a rough Slickrock trail ending at a beautiful overlook of Arch Canyon from the rim. The trip will end back where we started near 5 pm and we’ll get a group picture of everyone’s dirt covered faces. For those not wanting to get dirty, check out our Arch Canyon Jeep Tour.
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.
FULL DAY RAFTING