Reputation of Expertise

Far Out Expeditions is widely respected as the premier source for backcountry expertise in Southeastern Utah.  In fact, Far Out was named as one of the “BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES ON EARTH” in 2009, by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

Here are some other places FOE has receive recognition for its in-depth knowledge of the Bluff/Cedar Mesa area:


  • Popular Mechanics
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Adventure
  • Trek (France)
  • Smithsonian
  • Men’s Journal
  • Sports Afield
  • Backpacker
  • Conde Nast Traveler
  • Royal Society Geographical


  • In Search of the Old Ones (David Roberts)
  • Cowboys and Cave Dwellers (Williamson & Blackburn)
  • Four Against the Arctic (David Roberts)
  • Sandstone Spine: Seeking the Anasazi on the First Traverse of the Comb Ridge (David Roberts)
  • Finding Everett Ruess (David Roberts)
  • Cliff Dwellers Speak (Beth & Bill Sagstetter)


  • Digging for the Truth (History Channel)
  • Secret Worlds with Michael Arbuthnot (Travel Channel)
  • Fox/Searchlight trailer for “127 Hours”

Affiliation and employment with archaeology projects and businesses:

  • BLM/Earthwatch Rock Art Documentation Project
  • Presenter 2005 Society of American Archaeologists Conference
  • University of Colorado Archaeological Field School
  • Wetherill Grand Gulch Project
  • Presenter 2004 Pecos Conference
  • Field assistant: Abajo Archaeology