Ancient Wayves Reviews

Shared experiences by guests..

"I cannot overstate the incredible day we spent with Louis Williams of Ancient Wayves learning about the cultural history of Cedar Mesa and the Four Corners. Louis provides a guided hiking opportunity unlike anything else I have ever experienced: he offered all the classic fun and comforts of a guided experience (including a delicious lunch in a nice shady spot!) and added heartfelt stories and shared the significance of the land from a
Navajo (Dine) and Indigenous perspective. Our conversations
challenged us to rethink classic archaeological interpretations of cultural sites. Each plant in the canyon was no longer just a native plant, but it had traditional uses to to be learned. I am grateful for the opportunity to hike with Louis!"

Amanda Podmore (Bluff, Utah)

"I'm so glad I chose Ancient Wayves for a tour of Cedar Mesa's incredible wonders. Louis was an extremely knowledgeable guide and his enthusiasm for the area was infectious. He was eager to share fascinating insights about the cultural and geological history of the region from an indigenous perspective. I highly recommend Ancient Wayves for anyone interested in exploring the Bears Ears region and can't wait to join them on
another tour soon!"

Mason Cummings (Durango, Co)

"When we go to Europe we always hire a guide to help us really "see" the place.  So even though we have hiked in southern Utah for 40 years, we decided to really "see" the area and hire a local (Ancient Wayves) guide.  It was an incredibly good decision.  Louis Williams knows all the best spots and the best route to get there.  He gives a native perspective as to what we were seeing. But even more, he sees things that we would easily (& in the past have) missed. On top of that he provides & carries where necessary a lunch of featuring fresh fruit and veggies. And to top it off his wife's fabulous home baked banana bread.  We Will Be Back!!"

Bob and Mary Gilchrist (Salt Lake City, Utah)

"Louis did a wonderful job of showing us ancient sites, different flowers/shrubs and their medicinal qualities, and the history of this area."

Jane Myers (Salt Lake City, Utah)

"Louis Williams and Greg guided a group of us to the Moonhouse "Ancient Dwelling" in the Bears Ears region in April.  The day was filled with learning because of the special knowledge of our guides along with the magic of the landscape and the haunting beauty of Moonhouse.  Ancient Wayves guides are experts in the geography, the flora and fauna, and the indigenous culture and history of the region.  Being guided by a Native American guiding company is a huge plus in this unique landscape.  We all agreed it was one of the most enjoyable and educational trips we can remember"

David Churchill (Pack Creek, Utah)