Bears Ears National Monument, Cedar Mesa and the San Juan River are our favorite places on the planet. What sets them apart is the solitude, dark skies and archaeology sites hidden among the canyon walls. We are dedicated to helping ensure that these places are preserved for future generations to enjoy them as we do now. This all begins with education and visiting with respect.

Archaeological sites and artifacts are integral to American history and sacred to Native Americans. By treading softly and leaving things as we find them, we show respect for those who came before us and those who will visit these places after us. Please tread lightly and visit with respect.

 

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Our

Team

Our mission is to Enjoy, Educate, Preserve and Protect.  We strive diligently to provide a wilderness experience suitable for all ages.  We seek out and primarily employ local guides who are passionate for the land, history and sharing these special places with you.  We are blessed to enjoy our public lands and want to see that they remain wild so that future generations can also enjoy the priceless benefits  that only rivers and canyons can provide.

We couldn’t do what we love without each of you and hope to continue serving your needs in the four corners region and beyond.

 

Giving

Back

We are partnering with our new resort, Bluff Dwellings Resort and Spa opening July 2019 which has a focus on experiencing the natural ancestral history of our region.  To help ensure present and future generations will enjoy these special places, we continue to contribute 5% of all tour sales to preservation, service projects and youth groups and will be ramping these efforts up in seasons to come.

State Route 95 Road Closure

Thank you for visiting our website, we have some important information for you that may affect your touring plans into San Juan County, Bears Ears National Monument & Cedar Mesa.

State Route 95 Road Closure

As of August 6, 2021, The Utah Department of Transportation has extended the closure of the Cottonwood Wash Bridge on State Route 95 west of Blanding for an additional 60 days.

Three of our land-based tours have been affected by this road closure: Intro to Bears Ears, Arch Canyon UTV Excursion, and House of Fire. 

The current closure of SR-95 extends approximately 28 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 191 to SR-261. UDOT crews have deployed portable electronic message boards from several maintenance stations in southern Utah to key highway junctions to help inform motorists of the closure.

Public inquiries regarding the bridge repair project may be sent to [email protected]. For the latest on Utah road and traffic conditions please visit udottraffic.utah.gov or check the UDOT Traffic App.

If you have any questions about our region please don't hesitate to contact us at 435/672-2477 or 435/672-2244. There is no better place on earth to social distance than basking in the beautiful backcountry of Bears Ears National Monument. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to serving you soon!

Wild Expeditions

Notices for all three tours that are affected by the road closures

Notice for Intro to Bears Ears

Due to the road closure of State Route 95 between the U.S. Highway 191 to SR-261 we are not able to offer the Intro to Bears Ears Tour.

As an alternative we recommend the Monarch Cave & Wolfman Panel hiking tour.

Additional hikes we recommend are side hikes into Comb Ridge/Butler Wash.

Notice for House of Fire

Due to the road closure of State Route 95 between the U.S. Highway 191 to SR-261 we are not able to offer the House of Fire Tour.

As an alternative we recommend the Monarch Cave & Wolfman Panel hiking tour or the River House UTV Excursion.

Additional hikes we recommend are side hikes into Comb Ridge/Butler Wash.

Notice for Arch Canyon UTV Excursion

Due to the road closure of State Route 95 between the U.S. Highway 191 to SR-261 we are not able to offer the Arch Canyon UTV Excursion.

As an alternative we recommend the River House UTV Excursion.

We also recommend side hikes into Comb Ridge/Butler Wash.