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Experience adventurous exploration of the archaeological, natural and cultural histories of southeastern Utah with a world-renowned guide.

About FOE

Your hosts, Vaughn and Marcia Hadenfeldt provide a level of knowledge and service that creates an unforgettable southwest experience. Whether staying in the Far Out bunkhouse or traveling the back country with Vaughn, you’ll find that exploring with FOE makes for a memorable adventure.  Fully licensed, permitted and insured, FOE trips are led by Vaughn, who has spent over 30 years exploring and guiding in the region particularly across the Cedar Mesa – Grand Gulch plateau.

Backcountry Tours

Far Out Expeditions offers adventures customized specifically for the individual or group. Vaughn’s passion for archaeological sites, especially rock art, is what distinguishes him as a Cedar Mesa guide. Whether you’re looking for a day trip as close by as Comb Ridge or a multi-day backpacking expedition in Grand Gulch, we’ll take you as far out as you want to go. Click here for rates.


Far Out Expeditions has restored the historic home of famous local guide Zeke Johnson – who later became the first Superintendant of Natural Bridges National Monument – into the perfect home-away-from-home. It is the ideal place to stay for individuals, families, school groups or anyone who wants to feel at home in Bluff. For prices, please visit the rates page.

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When people ask, “Yeah, but what good is an archaeologist in the practical, every day world?”, I will point to today when my mother lost my great-grandmother’s stone from the ring my mother has worn for 20+ years. Leave it to Vaughn’s archy eye to spot it nestled in the multicolored carpet of the bunkhouse!

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Be advised! You are all safe in the hands of Vaughn Hadenfeldt! Our fearless leader has, once again, passed his Wilderness First Responder class with FLYING COLORS! Of course, we always head out with safety in mind, but it’s nice to know you’ll be Far Out with a guide that’s always looking out for you.

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Timeline Photos

While the BIG boss was Far Out in the desert canyons, THE boss went and visited Vaughn’s old stomping grounds. This was Marcia’s way of getting to the peak of Rainier…via perspective and camera angle. Vaughn swears it was harder climbing there.

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