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Ancient Wayves provides tours in some of the most fascinating landscapes in the region!!

Choose an adventure from our many tour options:

Leave the worries about driving and food to us!

If you are on vacation, we'll help limit your worries of navigating this vast region and pick you up at your location of lodging.

* Our "Full-day" adventures include a hearty lunch.

* Backpacking expeditions include pre-packaged meals.

* During "Half-day" tours, we provide guests snacks and drinks.

* Water will be provided.


"Full-Day" Hiking (Cedar Mesa)

Adults (18 yrs and older): $160

Youth (Ages 6-17): $120

Would you like to explore a trail of your choice located on the majestic Cedar Mesa near the historical Bear's Ears buttes while lead by a local storyteller/historian? Ancient Wayves will remedy any need for a memorable adventure. 

*Citadel Hike: Distance (~6.5 miles roundtrip), Difficulty(Medium).

*House on Fire: Distance (~2 miles roundtrip), Difficulty(Low).

*Moonhouse: Distance(~4 miles roundtrip), Difficulty(Medium).

Contact us for more information and help with planning your day adventure on Cedar Mesa.


Photography Tour (4 hours)

$100 per person

Photographing in this corner of Southeast Utah is extra special!

There is an abundance of scenic backgrounds for a photography session you'll never forget. 

Our guides are willing and able to take you to unique places for the best photo shot.  This region of Utah possesses fascinating landscapes and is inspiring to artists of all ages and backgrounds.

Contact us today to plan a day of adventure and photography.


"Half-Day" Hiking (Butler Wash)

$90 per Adult

$85 per Youth

Butler Wash is a San Juan River tributary that was created by the awesome land feature, the Comb Ridge Monocline. We'll guide guests on short distance hikes in this scenic region where we see wonderful geologic features, archaeology, and the local animal/plant habitat.  

Adventure options:

*Wolfman Panel: Distance (1.5 mile roundtrip), Difficulty (Medium).

*Procession Panel: Distance (3 miles roundtrip), Difficulty (Medium).

*Double-Stack: Distance (1.5 miles roundtrip), Difficulty (Low).

*Monarch Cave: Distance (1.5 miles roundtrip), Difficulty (Low).


"Multiple-Day" Backpacking (Grand Gulch)

$270 per day/Adult

$240 per day/Youth

The mystical Cedar Mesa has a unique system of lush canyons possessing remnants of a once- thriving civilization. This canyon system is called the Grand Gulch. Backpack with us through miles of pure natural artistic beauty protected by the remoteness of this extensive canyon system. 

Let us help you plan a memorable exploration in this splendid landscape.

Give us a call or email for more information about adventures within Grand Gulch.


"Full-Day" Hiking (Lime Creek)

$150 per Adult

$120 per Youth

Let us guide you to a place where many stories are held within the exposed rock layers. As you trek along through this awesome landscape, precariously positioned layers of the Monument Upwarp give a visual about the Earth's past. 

This region is rich in demographic history with many different groups of people passing through this beautiful landscape. 

Lime Creek feeds the mighty San Juan River, so we get to view this magnificent body of water during this adventure.

*Distance (~ 9 miles roundtrip), Difficulty (Easy-medium).


"Multiple-Day" Backpacking (Recapture Canyon)

$250 per day/Adult

$220 per day/Youth

Backpack into and through a magnificent canyon that feeds the San Juan River. Recapture Canyon extends from the Abajo Mountains passing through lands of the Ute and Navajo.

Early settlers and pioneers roamed this canyon in search of homesteads and pastures for their cattle. Along with evidence of early settlers and cattle ranching, this unique canyon was inhabited by indigenous groups thousands of years ago.

We'll trek 15-miles spending one night amongst beautiful rock formations and native wildlife. 

*Difficulty: Medium


"Half-Day" Hiking (Cedar Mesa)

$90 per Adult

$85 per Youth

If you're looking to explore an area truly unique and within the Bears Ears National Monument for a few hours, adventure with us on a "Half-Day" hiking tour. We'll enhance your visit to this historical region. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you on an adventure filled with an abundance of archaeology and fun.

This tour provides stunning views of the Four Corners landscape.

Contact us and we'll be happy to help you plan a "Half-Day" hiking adventure on Cedar Mesa.


"Full-Day" Hiking (Honaker Trail)

$150 per Adult

$120 per Youth

Are you ready to travel back in time? We'll guide you down into a canyon of sedimentary layers deposited millions of years ago. View the awesome wonder of this great canyon which was carved by the majestic San Juan River. Relax and enjoy the pleasant flow of the river when you reach the beach.  After a little exploration near the river and rejuvenating your strength, we'll ascend back up the switchback trail to our waiting vehicles. 

*Difficulty level: Medium-High



Adults (18 yrs. & over):   $270/day

Youth (Under 18 yrs. of age):   $240/day

* Sales tax will be added. 

Join a multiple-day adventure where you'll explore an amazing canyon in Southeast Utah. This marvelous hike is in a setting of beautiful and wild canyon country.  Trek with a guide whose ancestors lived in this mystical region long ago.

Backpacking experience is recommended but not required. You'll traverse trails composed of rough terrain in a beautiful canyon where water drainages will be crossed, so it is important to wear waterproof and comfortable hiking shoes. During this adventure, you'll pump water to refill containers at various springs located within the canyon. 

We'll provide pre-packaged food for you to carry in your backpack. 

Travelling from afar and need gear for the adventure? We can help you out with a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and backpack if needed. 

Come join us for an exploration! 

Hiking, Backpacking & Photography Tours: Tours
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