Utah Rock Art Research Association


Both members and visitors can view our field trips.

To register for a field trip:

  1. 1. You must be a current URARA member, due to liability issues.
  2. 2. The trip must be "open" for registration. We tend to open field trips roughly 45 days prior to the trip.
  3. 3. Click the  or  buttons for a field trip "open" for registration.

To cancel your field trip registration:

  1. 1. Click on the "Already registered" link below the  or  buttons.
  2. 2. Click the  button.
Due to the tremendous demand for field trips we would like members to limit their trip registration to three trips per year.

April Field Trips Cancelled

Due to concern about the safety of our members from the corona virus, and to comply with local, state, and federal government requests to limit gathering, we are cancelling all field trips through the end of April. We will continue to monitor the situation and decide whether to cancel future trips at the time they open for registration 45 days ahead of the scheduled trip date.

Monthly Field Trips

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shamans Gallery AZ Field Trip
    • 0

    We’ll drive to Tuckup trailhead on the 17th and car camp. On the 18th we’ll hike to Shamans and back. The hike is strenuous; a little over 8 miles round trip with significant elevation gain on the return hike. It’ll be limited to only those physically able to do this hike and it’s contingent on good weather.

    Leader Kim Riding 



    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bears Ears, Utah
    • 0

    Collins Canyon and Rincon 04/22/2020

    High clearance vehicles are required for the 6.5 mile drive to the trailhead so we may want to carpool.

    The hike is over moderate to strenuous terrain and may cover 5-8 miles round trip depending on spring water levels in the Grand Gulch. We will visit a cowboy camp, pictograph panels and the 100 hand panel.

    Processional Panel 04/23/2020

    High clearance or 4WD vehicles are required for the 14.4 drive to the trailhead. We will view the pictograph panel requiring a 2.8 mile roundtrip hike.

    If the group agrees we could also visit Monarch cave on our return trip. 1 mile round trip.

    Day use permits are required for Cedar Mesa and are available at the trailhead. Dogs are not permitted in the Grand Gulch.

    This will be a difficult hiking trip.

    Leader Bob Huestis



    • 26 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Emery County, Uath
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Emery County on May 26 & 27.

    The first day we will travel to  Quitchupah Creek, Muddy Creek, 
    Molen Seep, the Barrier Canyon art by Rochester, and possibly 
    Rochester for those who haven't seen it.

    On the second day, we will visit Ascending Sheep, the road 
    side stop where the huge snake is, and Short Canyon.
    on to come.

    Leaders:  Margo Mahoney and Connie Bridge



    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Myton, Uath
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Myton area, Nine Mile Canyon.

    More information to come.

    Leaders:  Darlene Koerner and Keith Fessenden



    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Nine Mile Canyon field trip
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Nine Mile Canyon Field trip minimal walking

    The trip will mostly be from car on paved roads with minimal walking.  I will bring a spotting scope, so we can try to see some of the further away panels without having to traipse up and down through rock fields to see them.  The objective is to try to make this trip accessible.  We will focus on a number of the sites listed in Jerry & Donna Spangler’s book “Horned Snakes and Axle Grease”, but we will also be visiting sites that are not listed in there and we’ll be on the look out for sites we weren’t aware of. 

    Leaders:  Geoff Hardies



    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinwoody, WY Field Trip
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    THURS July 16 - Ring Lake Ranch for those willing to book a tour thru the Dubois Museum, then Dinwoody Lake for those with a Wind River Tribal fishing permit.

    FRI July 17 - Torrey Lake (48 FR 311 BLM) with Mike Bies. 

    SAT July 18 - Red Canyon (NOLS site) with Jim Stewart, Sinks Canyon SP if time allows, then to Castle Gardens.

    SUN July 19 - Legend Rock SP (including 48 HO 4-3 BLM), then to optional Medine Lodge SP. 

    Robert Van Orden - Leader



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