Custom Range Creek Archeology
- Where: Range Creek, in the vicinity of Price, Utah
- What months available: 2013 - June through mid-October
- Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days - 1 Night Camping
- Age Group: Adults and Youth over 16
- Cost per Person: - Adults and Youth over 16
- Cost per Person: - CFI Member Adults and Youth over 16
- Cost per Person: -
- Notes: Call for price details.
Trip includes dinner day 1 through lunch day 2.
Let us help you plan a custom Range Creek trip for a rare opportunity to see these prehistoric Fremont rock art and sites in-depth with plenty of time to explore. Two days with vehicle tour, hikes, and camping, evening program, all meals. Located in the Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah, Range Creek canyon has been recently opened to research and restricted vehicle access after careful protection by local ranching family for many years. Your small group will partake in a comfortable vehicle supported camp, with quality time for exploring, hiking, discussion.
- Van & Short hikes from Overnight Base Camp
- There is moderate hiking, up to 2 miles round trip.
CFI Naturalists will help narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually departed. The trip includes a visit to the ranch homestead, stories about early day settlers as well as information about canyon geology, flora and fauna. We almost always see a “big mammal” of some sort on our trips!
A good pair of binoculars is a must!
This overnight trip allows plenty of time to explore and enjoy the canyon. Travel with a CFI Naturalist-Guide to enter the Book Cliffs at Horse Canyon. Once there, we’ll follow a steep rough road for about an hour, stop for a geology overview at an 8,500’ pass, then drop into Little Horse Canyon and continue on until we reach the locked gate protecting the canyon.
Here, we set up a comfortable camp in lovely meadow under pine trees. By foot, we’ll visit a rock art site near the camp and explore part of the canyon this afternoon. After a delicious dinner, we’ll learn more about the area’s preservation issues and geology. Our tour the next day takes us 14 miles to the Wilcox Ranch homestead and a visit with the University site staff. We’ll visit several other sites on our return before departure.
Delicious healthy meals are included from dinner through lunch the next day.