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Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

Canyonlands Field Institute

Friday, June 19, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Canyonlands Field Institute 1320 South Highway 191 MoabUT  84532
Friday, June 19, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Canyonlands Field Institute 1320 South Highway 191 MoabUT  84532

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What's Included

Join us for a rare opportunity to visit Range Creek archaeology sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in this two day / two night vehicle trip with interpretive hikes, overnight camping, and plenty of time to explore. Includes 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. Small group, comfortable vehicle supported camp, longer trip allows 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 2 night/2 day tour allows plenty of time to explore and enjoy the canyon. We’ll meet in Green River at the John Wesley Powell Museum at 1:30pm on Friday and see a display with artifacts from the region. Park your vehicle here and travel on 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.

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CFI has a long reputation as one of the finest outdoor education and recreation organizations in the region. We show you extraordinary places where you get to learn something along the way, with less adrenalin rush.

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Canyonlands Field Institute 1320 South Highway 191 MoabUT  84532
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