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Upcoming Field Trips and Zoom Presentations

    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Price, Utah
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    Side by Side (only) Field Trip

    Nine Mile Canyon and Gordon Creek

    March 22 - 24

    Leader: Layne Miller

    Side by side rock art weekend Spend two days visiting rock art near Price Utah while enjoying some of the best views in the state. A URARA tour is scheduled March 23-24 The weekend begins Friday night March 22 with a social at Layne and Karen Miller’s house featuring snacks. Bring your own drinks. The Saturday ride will begin at 8 a.m. from the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum located at 155 East Main Street. Park on the north side of the museum in the parking lot. The tour will trailer the vehicles to Nine Mile Canyon where the vehicles will be off-loaded. Stops will include petroglyphs and pictographs panels created by the early inhabitants of canyon, which include Fremont and Ute cultures. The tour will visit panels in Nine Mile, Cottonwood, and Dry Canyons. Tour will return to Price by 5-6 p.m. On Sunday the tour will visit nearby Gordon Creek. The tour will begin at the Carbon County Fairgrounds, 878 Fairgrounds Way) at 8 a.m. and will see the Gordon Creek trestle, one of the longest span trestles in Utah. From there the group will hike about a mile round trip to visit petroglyphs and pictographs created by members of the Fremont or Ute Cultures. The most interesting figure seen is a pictograph similar to the so-called headhunter panels near Vernal. Participants should bring lunch, Saturday walking shoes, water and warm clothing. March in Price can range from 30 degrees during the day to the low 70s so be prepared for anything. We will try to be back early so those needing to head home can do so. If Apple Maps is used, the directions could be misleading.

    Contact information is Layne Miller Email

    Cell phone 435-820-4326

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bluff, UT
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    March  23-24 Montezuma Canyon - Coalbed Ruin, Bug Park, Cross  Cyn

    Leader: Carol Patterson

    Meet at Twin Rocks Parking Lot, 9am

    2 hour drive to Coalbed Ruin with standing stones. Long stops along the way for many petroglyph sites and ruins. Two days to see all of Montezuma Canyon and side canyons


    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Laughlin, NV
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    So. Nevada and Mojave Preserve Field Trip

    Tues thru Thurs, March 26-28, 2024

    Leader: Robert Van Orden


    TUES Mar 26 

    Meeting at Laughlin, NV, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 8 AM.

    Visiting Keyhole Canyon, Upper and Lower

    Hiko Springs, Grapevine Canyon...

    WED Mar 27 

    Meeting at Laughlin, NV, Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 8 AM.

    Visiting Mojave Preserve, CA - Indian Well, Camp Rock Spring, Counsel Rocks, Mary's Cave.

    THURS Mar 28 

    Meeting at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, Mojave Preserve, CA 9 AM. 

    Visiting Black Wash/Aikens Arch. Sloan Canyon, NOTE - Finishing the day near Las Vegas.

    Camping (and fenced-in Inscription Rock) is available at Davis Camp, AZ, near Laughlin. Otherwise, Casino Hotels in Laughlin. In order to save a few miles, some of us might camp Weds night at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, Mojave Preserve (right on our route).

    Carpooling, if possible. Most of the roads are easy 2wd. We will carpool the last 4 miles to Keyhole Canyon, the last 3 miles to Indian Well, and 6 miles to Black Wash. Otherwise, car caravan on good graded roads. Mostly drive-up sites. All walking is generally easy, with our longest walk about 0.75 mile RT.

    Mostly drive-up sites. All walking is generally easy, with one walk about 0.75 mile RT each day, plus 4.2 miles RT at Sloan Canyon the last day.

    Be sure to top off your gas tanks in AZ beforehand!! Google Maps is confused, all of our roads are open. It can be cold and windy anytime in the Mojave Preserve. Don't be shy, email for any details.

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