Day & Weekend Adventures

LostLoop

Take a hike with us to see ancient ruins and rock art, or to visit some of the most unique geological features on our planet. Four Corners School Adventure Education trips are developed to create a sense of place and wonder. With education and hands-on learning, groups can experience more from their environment. We have relaxed half-day and adventurous full-day tours. Each trip will dive into the local ecology, geology, and human history that make this area unique. Transportation is provided from our campus in Monticello. Lunch is included.


HALF DAY (4-6 HOURS)

8:00 AM Tours leave from the Canyon Country Discovery Center. This is a great trip for families and travelers on a short timeline.

1-2 people $225 / 3+ $70 per person

Look at our hiking options!

  • Butler Wash Ruins - Cedar Mesa: Butler Wash contains a well-preserved cliff dwelling that was occupied roughly 800 years ago by Ancestral Puebloans. The ruins are located in an alcove like many in the area and overlook the wash, which the Ancestral Puebloans likely farmed.
  • House on Fire Ruins - Cedar Mesa: We will hike out to an exceptionally well-preserved set of granaries that happen to be one of the most photogenic ruins. Due to rock coloration and the location of the sun, this structure can sometimes appear to be on fire.
  • Pothole Point - Canyonlands National Park -Needles: Explore the Ancestral Puebloan ruins and petroglyphs on this family friendly tour of Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District. 
  • Chesler Park Overlook Canyonlands National Park – Needles District: Hike through a narrow canyon and enjoy views of the stunning red rock and snow-capped mountains of the Colorado Plateau on this hike out to Chesler Park in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The Chesler Overlook provides beautiful views of the needles for which is area is named and a great introduction to canyon country.

FULL DAY (7-8 HOURS)

8:00 AM Tours leave from the Canyon Country Discovery Center. This is a trip for those wanting a longer adventure and who have more hiking experience.

1-2 people $320 / 3+ $90 per person

Look at our hiking options!

  • Lost Canyon Loop - Canyonlands National Park Needles: Hike through 9 miles of gorgeous canyons along seasonal streams, and scramble around boulders as you wind through the Lost Canyon Loop in Canyonlands National Park. This is a beautiful and classic hike where you will likely hear the iconic song of the canyon wren and witness the erosive forces of water on rock that created the wonderland of canyon country. Includes optional stop at Newspaper Rock where numerous generations of native inhabitants inscribed petroglyphs into the rock.
  • Mule Canyon to Wall Ruin - Cedar Mesa: Join us as we hike up this beautiful canyon on Cedar Mesa. There are seven separate ruins along this route extending up to 3.5 miles from the trailhead. While a generally straightforward hike there are a couple spots in which we will be walking along off camber slick rock and hopping along the seasonal creek. Along this route we will pass the iconic House on Fire, Wall Ruin and several others occupied some eight hundred years ago. 
  • Chesler Park Loop Canyonlands National Park – Needles District: Hike through a narrow canyon and enjoy views of the stunning red rock and snow-capped mountains of the Colorado Plateau on this hike out to Chesler Park in the Needles District of Canyonlands. The Chesler Overlook provides beautiful views of the needles for which is area is named and a great introduction to canyon country.

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