Reconnect

With The Land

Anyone who has spent time in the Bears Ears will tell you the most intimate way to reconnect with the land is to put on a pack and hike into the depths of its everwinding canyons. There is a lifetime of canyons waiting to be explored so where do you begin? You won’t find any trail markers so if you can’t read a map your best off with a guide. We’ll make the most of your hard earned vacation time so you can see as much as physically possible. We’ve listed several of our favorite hikes below and these are the classics. Once you have seen these or if you have somewhere else in particular you want to see we can make it happen just give us a call.

Group sizes are limited to 12 in all canyons throughout Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears to limit impact on Archaeological sites so if you have a larger group than 12 please give us a call. We also know many of you will decide to venture out on your own without a guide and we’ve got maps, Jeep rentals, gear and local knowledge to help you on your journey. Just remember to Visit With Respect so future generations can enjoy these special places as we do now.

House of Fire

Location

Bear Ears National Monument - Mule Canyon & surrounding area.

Duration

~4 hours
8 AM and 1 PM Trips Daily.

Price

$159/adults
$119/youth.
10% discount available for 4+ guests.

Monarch Cave and Wolfman Panel

Location

Bears Ears National Monument - Butler Wash

Duration

~4 Hours. 8 AM and 1 PM Trips Daily

Price

$159/adult
$119/youth.
10% discount available for 4+ guests.

The Citadel

Location

Cedar Mesa

Duration

~8 Hours
8am-4pm

Price

$189/adult
$129/youth
10% discount available for 4+ guests

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.