Organized Hikes Information
Sunday, March 5th -9:00 AM at the Bluff Community Center
Alright, you were inside all Saturday – now time to get out on the land! Friends of Cedar Mesa is offering a variety of free organized hikes for all hiking abilities. Click on the links below to register, as space is limited!
Moderate Hike: Comb Ridge – FULL
Explore Comb Ridge and its traces of Ancestral Puebloan inhabitants with Tom Hiserodt, Bluff local. Please come prepared for this moderate hike with proper hiking gear, water, and a lunch. No dogs, please. This hike includes some exposure.
Rock art expert Ann Phillips will lead a hike to the Upper Sand Dune Panel near Bluff, explaining the value of the documentation process and how it is done, pointing out key panels, the cultural styles, and stories about some of the graffiti. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Easy Hike: Bluff Bench – FULL
Local Bill Crowder will lead you on an easy hike to Sacred Mesa, an area threatened by oil and gas development, where you will have the opportunity to see rock art and formative archaeology. Dogs welcome.
Easy Hike: Upper Sand Island – FULL
Learn about the rock art and history of Upper Sand Island with the experts themselves. Retired BLM Archaeologist Don Simonis and FCM Staff Marcia Simonis will lead this easy hike at Sand Island. Well behaved dogs ok.
Moderate Hike: Comb Wash/Cedar Mesa – FULL
Explore Cedar Mesa and its traces of Ancestral Puebloan inhabitants with FCM Board Member Greg Child. Please come prepared for this moderate hike with proper hiking gear, water, and a lunch. No dogs, please.
Strenuous Hike: Cedar Mesa – FULL
FCM Executive Director Josh Ewing promises a challenging but rewarding hike on Cedar Mesa to see the breathtaking remains of Ancestral Puebloan culture. Please come prepared for this strenuous hike with proper hiking gear, water, and a lunch. Dogs welcome.
Prehistoric Roads Pottery Tally Hikeshop – FULL
This half-day “hikeshop” will be an in-field workshop with archaeologist and Edge of the Cedar State Park & Museum Curator Jonathan Till. Jonathan will lead pottery tallies adjacent to prehistoric roads so participants will not only learn about pottery identification but will contribute to site knowledge in the area. No dogs, please.