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.


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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Uh oh…this art doesn’t look very prehistoric! Any help finding people that vandalize sites is always appreciated.

6 likes, 0 comments8 hours ago

It was a fun and informative Pecos Conference this year. If you’ve never been, well then you’re probably not an archaeologist in the southwest, a student of anthropology, or Four Corners NPS employee because at 400 participants, they are ALL there! But as a civilian, even Dessa had a good time. Seriously..

27 likes, 1 comments1 week ago

Far Out wants to remind you that fall is coming up fast, and spots are filling already. There are a couple of backpack trips on Sept 7 and 14 that are looking for people to join. Maybe your perfect daytrip date is still open, so give Vaughn a call soon. And if you’re in the UT PBS range, don’t forget..

5 likes, 1 comments2 weeks ago

John Rasmus
John Rasmus National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Editor in Chief
. . . on your first trip at least, see Vaughn Hadenfeldt who operates Far Out Expeditions back in Bluff. Definitely see Vaughn….”