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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 which is now Bears Ears National Monument .

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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Timeline Photos

The season is in full swing. Fountain Valley always kicks things off with a fun, educational trip. This year was a great one, and now Vaughn is out and about almost every day.

18 likes, 1 comments3 months ago

Just a pre-emptive note of warning: The Friends of Cedar Mesa website was hacked today. That means that Far Out ExpeditionS websites/Facebook may have been left vulnerable to hackers displeased with our stance on the Bears Ears Monument. Please ERASE (and mark as spam) ANY suspicious messages/posts you..

2 likes, 2 comments5 months ago

BREAKING: Bears Ears to be National Monument

We are so excited! It was a struggle, but this is the best news for the end of 2016. Now we are going to work, in 2017, to make Bears Ears one of the best Monuments to visit. Vaughn loves it, and he fought hard to make sure your children and theirs will be able to love it, too. Come see how Far Out this..

60 likes, 10 comments5 months ago