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.

FOE on Facebook

People forget that the later months can be truly lovely around these parts. When you plan for next year’s vacations, don’t sweat–literally–if you can only find time off after September. Far Out is here for your adventure needs year ’round, folks :D .

6 likes, 2 comments2 weeks ago

Between Friends of Cedar Mesa Kickstarter projects, the last of his fall trips, and getting the bunkhouse ready for winter, Vaughn has had plenty to keep him busy, but there are still a few slots open before the weather really turns. And remember…now is a great time to start planning for 2015. Dates..

3 likes, 0 comments1 month ago

An in depth, and non-too-little heartbreaking look at the events that took our small community by storm a few short years ago. We still feel the impacts, and we still await the outcomes of some of the threads. But this piece may help shed some light on the ways and reasons of some parties involved…

2 likes, 1 comments2 months 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….”