Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, House of Fire,
Mule Canyon and Cave Towers
3-4 Hours. Departs at 9 am and 1 pm.
Wild Expeditions - Bluff, Utah
(Optional meet-up in Blanding, Utah if needed)
$99/adult and $69/15 & Under
(10% discount for groups of 6+)
Meet at Wild Expeditions in Bluff, Utah 15 minutes before your departure time and your guide will answer any questions about the day. Trips leave at 9 am and again at 1 pm. Call for additional custom times if these do not fit your schedule. A 30-minute drive on the scenic Highway 191 through Comb Ridge and up Cedar Mesa we are at our trailhead. The trail is fairly flat with several short, but steep climbs as we follow the bottom of the canyon. Hiking sticks are nice to have, but your guide is always there with a helping hand if needed. Most people find this trail easy and we believe anyone can do it.
1.5 miles down the trail and we are at the House of Fire Ruin. The streaks on the rocks above the ruin give the impression it is on fire. Best time for photographing this phenomenon is roughly 10-11 am based on time of year. Afternoon trips can still get photos off the House of Fire, but it is not as good. After getting photos and learning about the history from your guides we hike back on the same trail back to the vehicle.
Shortly after getting back to the highway we’ll take you off the beaten path down a short 4x4 only trail to the Cave Tower Ruins. A short walk gets us on the rim of Mule Canyon which is a spectacular view! The Towers surround the top of the canyon at a spring here and looking down on the ruins you can imagine life here 1000 years ago. We could sit here all day, but we’ll need to get you back to civilization and on your way. Tour lasts 3-4 hours and varies with the group's hiking speed.
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