"Chameleon is an extremely versatile theme with a myriad of options and styles"

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.

Far Out Expeditions on Facebook

Once again, folks, I realize how long it’s been since I’ve updated our Far Out FB page, and it reminds me how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place that I haven’t had a spare minute to catch Vaughn between trips. I guess I’ll just let everyone know that things are looking to be record-setting..

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Friends of Cedar Mesa

Here’s Vaughn droppin’ knowledge. There may or may not be a test, so take notes.

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National Park Week (U.S. National Park Service)

It’s time to start planning. Let us know where you plan on spending your National Park Week. https://www.nps.gov/findapark/national-park-week.htm

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