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San Juan River Adventure with Ancient Wayves

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - May 28 @ 4:30 pm

Experience the mystic San Juan River with our partners at Ancient Wayves for a very special fundraiser!

May 26–28, 2023

The waters of the San Juan have provided life to this desert region for thousands of years. Float through an ancient landscape and see the unique beauty of Utah’s canyon country.

Led by Indigenous guides, you will travel along some of the most unique landscapes in southeast Utah and explore a region that is the ancestral homelands to many clans and tribes who currently live amongst the red cliffs and local springs.

Ancient Wayves’ experienced guides will share the unique cultures that inhabit the region that represent their roots. They’ve added this trip to their line-up just for Great Old Broads.

There will be 4 participants per oar boat, which will be rowed by the guides. You will also have the option to paddle in a ducky.

Cost: $1075

Includes all meals, personal flotation devices, and expert interpretation of the history, archaeology, and nature around you. A portion of the proceeds will be generously donated to Great Old Broads and will further support our equity and justice work.


Thursday, May 25
We will meet our guides at Twin Rocks Cafe in Bluff, Utah, at 7:00 p.m. MT for a pre-trip meeting. Ancient Wayves’ guides will distribute dry bags and provide an orientation to prepare us for departure the following morning.

Friday, May 26–Sunday, May 28
Depart from Sand Island Campground around 9 am on Friday morning. Sunday afternoon, take out at Mexican Hat, Utah. Shuttle bus will take us back to Bluff with estimated 4:30 pm arrival.

Sunday evening, May 28
Optional group dinner at an additional cost

Pack list and more details will be sent after registration. 

Questions? Call or email Kaye Berman at or 303-667-5433

About Ancient Wayves River & Hiking Adventures

Ancient Wayves is making waves in the local outdoor recreation industry! This unique outfitter was created in 2020 by Louis Williams, a local adventurer who was born and raised in the Navajo Nation.

They are the first and only Navajo-owned outfitter commercially permitted to provide tours in the Bears Ears National Monument and along the San Juan River in Utah. Being Indigenous owned, their tours are focused on sharing the beauty of the cultures that exists in the Four Corners region. And their staff is excited to radiate the Indigenous vibe along the San Juan river!

Ancient Wayves has an experienced team of guides who have ancestral ties to this landscape. Their goal is to provide guests with a unique, Indigenous, and fun experience in this beautiful place they call home.




May 26 @ 7:00 pm
May 28 @ 4:30 pm
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