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Monday Field Trip and Workshop Registration

You may choose to attend 1 Friday workshop or field trip. First you need to be registered for the ARARA conference. Once you have done so, you will receive an email with a code you need to register for a field trip. Field trips registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants who sign-up for more than one field trip per day will be removed from all field trips for which they have registered.

Each individual coming to the conference should complete a separate registration. There is the ability to add a guest to your registration if a spouse does not have an email address.

You can cancel your registration yourself. Log into the website (top right of the page) and then you will see an "Already registered" link below the "Register" button.  Click on this link and you will have a cancel option.

We may cancel trips with less than four participants and move those participants to other trips based on their preferences.

Pre-registration closes on May 18th. After that you will need to register at the conference. There will be additional fees for on-site registration.

If you need help please contact Troy Scotter at 801-377-6901 (leave a message) or email


Weather
: Historically the weather at this time of year has daytime highs in the high 80s and very little chance of rain. Nighttime temperatures can drop to the mid 50s.

Monday Field Trips

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 5
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    Half Day Morning

    Description: If one were to make a list of the top five public rock art sites in Utah, Sego would certainly be on the list. It has three different styles within short walking distance: Ute, Fremont, and Barrier Canyon.

    Hiking: All the sites can be viewed from level ground within a distance of less than 0.1 mile from parking. A short scramble is required to get close to the Ute panel or it can be viewed via binoculars. The Fremont and Barrier Canyon panels are accessed on level ground. Additional rock art is located within walking distance up the road. This is an excellent site for anyone who would like a shorter trip with little walking.

    Driving: 160 miles, 3 hours (round trip) driving. The bulk of the driving is on paved roads with 3 miles on a high quality, graded dirt road.

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Half day morning (maybe a bit more than a half day, but less than a full day)

    Description: This trip includes the Sego/Thompson site and adds a boulder site in the Crescent Junction area which has archeoastronomy characteristics. It avoids the longer hike in this area for a walk-up site. A good trip for those who don’t want to do a lot of hiking but want to see a few more sites.

    Hiking: Less than 0.25 miles between the two sites with no elevation change.

    Driving: 160 miles, 2.5 hours (round trip) highway driving with an additional 10 miles (round trip) on a well maintained dirt road.

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 11
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    Full Day

    Description:  A trip along the Price River to a large number of sites. Petroglyphs and pictographs, Fremont, Ute, Archaic. Good blend of sites.

    Hiking: Short to moderate hikes to sites from the parking areas. With total mileage of 2-3 miles with moderate elevation change.

    Driving: 250 miles, 4 hours freeway (round trip). 14 miles round trip dirt road.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 9
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    Full Day

    Description:  All day trip visiting petroglyphs and pictographs south of Green River.  

    Hiking: Some easy walks from the vehicles and some moderate hikes. One site requires a moderate hike, and moving among boulders on a slope. Another site requires a 2.8 mile round trip hike.

    Mileage: 200 miles (3 hours) round trip on the freeway. An additional 40 miles round trip, mostly on graded dirt roads.

    Vehicle: High clearance required, 4 wheel drive recommended.

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 4
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    Full Day

    Description:  All day trip visiting petroglyphs and pictographs northeast of Green River along the Green River and in nearby canyons.
    Hiking: Easy walks from the vehicles.

    Mileage: 220 miles 3.5 hours (round trip) on paved road with an additional 45 miles on dirt roads including canyon bottoms.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 9
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    Full Day

    Description: Beautiful pecked and painted panels including Fremont and Barrier Canyon styles.

    Hiking: One 3 mile round trip hike with a gradual 350 feet of elevation gain. A second 1 mile round trip hike with minimal elevation change. 

    Driving: 200 miles of paved road 3 hours driving (round trip) Return via the Sego site if participants are interested which is a drive up site requiring an additional 6 miles of good dirt road.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 5
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    Full Day

    Description:  All day trip visiting petroglyphs and pictographs in eastern Utah. Pecked and painted rock art sites. Important historic inscriptions. Some sites are on private land and will have to be viewed from the road. Bring binoculars and telephoto lenses.

    Hiking: Easy walks to roadside sites. One site requires a steep hike up a talus slope but can be viewed from the road with binoculars.

    Mileage: About 80 miles round trip (1.5 hours) freeway driving. An additional 60 miles non-highway driving a combination of paved, gravel, and graded dirt roads.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Full Day

    Description: This trip takes place around the popular tourist destination of Moab, UT. It visits Barrier Canyon, Fremont, and Anasazi style rock art sites.

    Hiking: The Courthouse Wash hike is 1 mile (one way) with 100 feet of elevation gain. The hike to the main Amasa Back panel is about .75 miles (one way) with 300 feet of elevation change. Most of the hike to the Amasa Back site is along a road but the bulk of the elevation is through loose talus. The site can be viewed from the road with binoculars for those not wanting to do the hike. There are several shorter hikes along the Kane Creek road some of which are right along the road and others which require some short hikes and climbing. Time permitting the group may also hike further beyond the Amasa Back site to see additional sites in the area which would add several miles to the hiking.

    Driving: 240 miles, 3.5 hours (round trip) highway driving with 14 miles (round trip) of paved and excellent dirt roads.

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Full Day

    Description: The Great Gallery is the type site for the Barrier Canyon rock art style. The main panel is roughly 200 feet long with many large painted anthropomorphic figures. Three other sites will be visited on route to the main site.

    Hiking: The hike is seven miles round trip with an 800 foot elevation change and loose sand hiking in the canyon bottom. Plan on this being a long day, with hot weather, and no access to water. Long pants are suggested in case of biting insects in the area.

    Driving: 140 miles 2 hours (one way) of highway driving. An additional 30 miles of graded dirt road to the trail head.

    Vehicle: Any.

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Full Day

    Description: Visits to 2 major sites through private land access off side canyons of the Dolores River (Archaic, Fremont, Ute, possible Shoshoni and Gateway tradition).

    Hiking: The first site involves 150 feet of moderate elevation change over a 1.5 mile access trail.  The second site involves a more challenging cross country route (2 miles round trip) with a 100 foot climb and rock scramble. 

    Driving:  250 miles 4 hours (round trip) 15 miles are county road, maintained but with some hill climb, tight curves and exposure. 

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 2
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    Full Day

    Description: A full day with a long drive to see major Ancestral Puebloan rock art panels at numerous sites.

    Hiking:  Minor hiking of less than 0.5 miles to 4-5 sites, but one site requires agility and difficult rock scrambling.  (Those wishing to remain at vehicle may do so.)  100 feet elevation change.

    Driving: 250 miles, 4 hour (round trip) highway miles, with an additional 8 miles on two-track.

    Vehicle: High clearance for two-track.

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Half Day Morning

    Description: A pictograph site depicting a Ute hunt season on walls of a cave.  Great for those going home on the I-70 East and wanting short trip along the way. 

    Hiking: 1.5 mile (round trip) with 200 feet elevation gain. Site is at an elevation of 8000 feet.

    Driving: 150 miles (one way). 140 miles paved road, 10 miles graded dirt road.

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 24
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    Half Day Morning

    Description: Many pecked images from the archaic to historic Ute periods. The site includes a famous site with bears climbing trees and a reference to the Ute Bear Dance. A visit to the Ute Museum is included. If time allows, the trip will also visit Escalante Canyon rock art and historic sites.

    Hiking: 0.5 miles (round trip) with elevation change of 100 feet.

    Driving: 140 miles, 3 hours (round trip)

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 28
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    Half Day Very Early Morning
    This trip is for people who are heading south out of Grand Junction through Montrose on Monday and are willing to spend Sunday night in Montrose or start very early in the morning from Grand Junction. Participants would meet at the Shavano site at 8:00 a.m. This would require a 6:30 a.m. departure from Grand Junction.

    Description: Many pecked images from the archaic to historic Ute periods. The site includes a famous site with bears climbing trees and a reference to the Ute Bear Dance. A visit to the Ute Museum is included. If time allows, the trip will also visit Escalante Canyon rock art and historic sites.

    Hiking: 0.5 miles (round trip) with elevation change of 100 feet.

    Driving: 140 miles, 3 hours (round trip)

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Full day

    Description: A trip to one of the most famous rock art regions in Colorado. It includes Fremont and Ute sites along a substantial length of Douglas Creek. Cañon Pintado, is a broad shallow canyon, named by the Dominguez and Escalante Expedition (1776) in reference to the rock art. See the attached brochure for more information.

    Hiking: Short hikes on developed trails. Minimal elevation change.

    Driving: Paved road with 1 mile of dirt road. About 160 miles, 3 hours (round trip).

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 9
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    Full day

    Description: This trip is in the  Cañon Pintado area but along the  Dragon road south of Rangely.  Sites include a mix of Fremont and Ute styles with one Barrier Canyon style site. See the attached brochure for more information.

    Hiking: Short hikes of less than 0.5 miles with minimal elevation change.

    Driving: About 200 miles, 4 hours (round trip) including 20 miles of maintained dirt road and 6 miles of unmaintained road.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 1
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    Full Day

    Description: Fremont and Archaic sites including sites on private land that you are unlikely to be able to visit other than on this trip.

    Hiking: 5 miles round trip. Steep drop into canyon (200 feet) and 50 foot climbs to two panels in the canyon. No defined trail.

    Mileage: 90 miles round trip with a mixture of paved, well maintained dirt road, and short two tracks.

    Vehicle: High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 3
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    Full Day - Trip should end mid-afternoon.

    Descripton: Three sites with pecked anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, geometric, and curvilinear features in the Uncompahgre (archaic) style.

    Hiking: 2 miles (round trip) through pinon/juniper with 400 feet of elevation change spread among the sites. Hiking is reasonably flat.

    Driving: 40 miles, 1 hour (round trip) paved road.

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Full Day

    Description: All day trip visiting Ute and Archaic petroglyphs along the Dolores River amid beautiful canyon scenery.

    Hiking:  Easy access to all panels, with short hikes up minor slopes (75 feet) to 2 sites. 

    Driving:  180-200 miles, 3.5 hours (round trip)

    Vehicle: Any

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 8
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    Full day

    Description: View rock art and historic sites along a well-maintained trail. The trip ends in the vicinity of “Newspaper Rock” and adjoining sites that contain Fremont and Ute petroglyphs.  Other sites in the area will be visited as time allows.

    Hiking:  A 7 mile (round trip) over easy terrain, with 250 feet of elevation change  along the last 2 miles.  

    Driving:  60 miles, 1.5 hour (round trip) with 10 miles gravel and maintained county road.

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 7
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    Full Day

    Description: A trip to one of the oldest documented sites in North America, where excavation of a rock shelter dates back 12,000 years.  Archaic petroglyphs are found on the walls of the rock shelter.  Ute sites will be visited in the afternoon, along with historic sites and a drive up canyon if time allows.

    Hiking:  A moderate downhill hike and return involves 200 feet of elevation change over 0.5 miles to Eagle Rock.  Afternoon visit includes 60’ elevation gain over uneven, boulder-strewn route (visible from below with binoculars). 

    Mileage: 150 miles, 2 hours (round trip) with 4 miles of rutted two-track to Eagle Rock parking.  12 miles of maintained county road in with 2 mile side trip involving stream crossing (if favorable conditions) and travel along poorly maintained road to site.

    Vehicle:  High clearance

    • 4 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • 4
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    Full Day

    Description: All day trip visiting petroglyphs, small rock shelters and a game drive. 

    Hiking:  Short to moderate hikes over uneven terrain with minor elevation changes (less than 100 feet) to all sites.

    Mileage:  140 miles, 2 hours (round trip)

    Vehicle:  High clearance

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