Colorado River Overnight Float

Float the Colorado's beautiful Fisher Towers through Professor Valley

Private Colorado River Overnight Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute begins at Dewey Bridge and runs through the scenic Fisher Towers section through Professor Valley near Moab UT. Join us with your family or friends! We begin with your group at the historic Dewey Bridge and end the next afternoon at the BLM boat ramp after a day of scenic floating and river fun, sumptuous dinner and camping under the stars, and final day of gentle to exciting whitewater. This scenic river stretch is rated Class I-II (out of V to designate level types and quantity of whitewater) and we use a variety of boats depending on the time of year and your interests. This is a perfect stretch for families with a variety of ages, and our naturalist guides are great with kids. Contact us about your desired dates and also inquire about special request add-ons such as guest experts.

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  • Where: Colorado River - Dewey Bridge to BLM Takeout
  • What months available: This custom, private trip is available from mid- April through October.
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days, 1 Night
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 25
  • Age Group: Adults and Families, minimum age 6 years old
  • Cost per Person: $335/person -
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  • Cost per Person: Fee is based on a minimum of 6 participants and includes transportation from Moab.
  • Deposit: $100 per participant which applies to total trip fee
  • Deadline for Signup: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice
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    Eagle Float on the Colorado River

    Join CFI, Sheri Griffith Expeditions, and the Moab Bird Club on this amazing day!

    Float down the Colorado River from Loma, Colorado to the Westwater Ranger Station this February for a chance to see wintering bald eagles in a wilderness setting. Along the way there will be opportunities to learn about bird identification from our local Moab Bird Club and HawkWatch International.

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  • Where: Loma, Colorado to Westwater Ranger Station, Utah (Ruby Horsethief stretch)
  • When: February 23, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1
  • Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 12 Maximum 16
  • Age Group: Adults, children 12 years and older accompanied by adults
  • Cost per Person: $160/person or $152 CFI member
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: February 18, 2019
  • Our morning rock art tours include stops at panels like this one

    Moab’s Ancient Past: Dinosaur Tracks and Native Rock Art Tour

    Visit and learn about petroglyph and paleontology sites in the Moab area.

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  • Where: BLM land around the Moab area
  • What months available: April through October
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees)
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $90 per adult; $70 per youth (4-15)
  • Deposit: Full fee, non-refundable reservation
  • Deadline for Signup: Call or inquire below for availability
  • National Parks Bus Tour Step On Naturalists

    Personable interpreters can narrate your group's bus tour of National Parks

    CFI has knowledgeable National Park Bus Tour Guides that will "step on" your bus for short national park bus tours through Arches or Canyonlands Parks. Our local, personable, and enthusiastic naturalist guide will join your bus for a special, informative tour.

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  • Where: Arches or Canyonlands National Park
  • What months available: May through October, call to arrange.
  • Naturalist Tour of Arches National Park

    Enjoy the beauty of Arches while gaining a deeper understanding of place.

    During the Naturalist Tour of Arches National Park, you’ll enjoy the beauty of Arches while learning the natural history of this landscape. Join us for this popular van tour with a CFI Naturalist-Guide and learn about the park’s history and environment through short hikes to a variety of famous arches. Includes Delicate Arch Overlook and the Windows area or other locations depending on your interest and abilities. We will conduct the trip for one person or up to 10 people in our group.

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  • Where: Arches National Park
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: Call or inquire below for availability
  • Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees)
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $90 per adult; $70 per youth (4-15)
  • Deposit: Full fee, non-refundable reservation
  • Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

    Explore Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge by van and short hikes with guest archaeologist and CFI guides

    CALL TO REGISTER - a few spots just opened up! Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the prehistory and history of this region. Learn about protection initiatives, research and recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative Project with guest archaeologist, Jonathan Till.

    We include routes we have used in previous years and also allow for "faculty choice" each year and day, depending on the weather and the group. Three nights lodging double occupancy, all meals, field trip permits, and transportation are included.

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  • Where: Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge areas in Southeastern Utah.
  • When: October 18, 2018 through October 21, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three nights, three days
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth, High School age and older
  • Cost per Person: $990/per person plus $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: October 11, 2018
  • Rainbow Bridge Trail Supported Trekking

    Supported trekking with pack animals, CFI, and Navajo guides on the historic traditional pilgrimage route to spectacular Rainbow Bridge

    Hike and camp with llama packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earth's largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture. The trip starts in Bluff, Utah with motel orientation, day hiking at Navajo Mountain and one night in a Navajo hogan as guests of the Atene family. Four nights on the trail, and a boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!

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  • When: April 28, 2018 through May 04, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights - including first night at Recapture Lodge
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $2700/person or $2565/CFI member - plus $60 Navajo Nation special fee per person
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: April 15, 2019
  • Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

    Dr. Steve Simms will guide you through both ancient and recent sites.

    Eastern Book Cliffs - Visit incredible prehistoric Native American and historic trapper, mining and pioneer sites, This area features research in the 1950's by Hannah Marie Wormington that was pivotal in defining Fremont Culture. Learn about geology, mineral exploration, and conservation concerns of this region as well. Itinerary includes desert and high country locations and this time of year promises a bonus of spring wildflowers.

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  • Where: Eastern Book Cliffs – Cottonwood, Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek
  • When: May 10, 2019 through May 12, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days, two nights
  • Group Size: 5 min, 8 max
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $680/person or $646/CFI member
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: May 6, 2019
  • Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

    Fremont Culture Archaeology with guest archaeologists

    Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in a three-day / two-night vehicle trip with overnight camping. Range Creek is hidden in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. Guest experts will narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually left, with the help of CFI Naturalist Guides.

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  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: October 11, 2018 through October 13, 2018
  • What months available: Inquire about possible custom, private trip options
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three Days and two Nights - All trips meet afternoon day one through late afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Fall: October 4, 2018
  • Private One Day River Trip

    Our Naturalist Guides are knowledgeable, capable and great with kids!

    Raft the "Moab Daily" Section of the Colorado River on a private one-day river trip with CFI Naturalist Guides! Our Naturalist Guides really know Professor Valley/Fisher Towers geology, history, river ecology, animal lore, and more. Families are welcome (minimum of 4 years of age). Our guides are particularly great with kids since we work with many youth groups throughout the season.

    You may might also be looking for a fun and informative outing for your business or board retreat. With notice, CFI can arrange a guest expert to join your group (history, geology, Colorado River issues, etc. )

    Another reason to choose CFI? CFI, is a nonprofit, and you help to underwrite quality outdoor education school programs for area students. and there is no additional sales tax added to your fee.

    This trip will be just for you; we will pick you up at your hotel or meet at CFI headquarters south of town. Your fee includes lunch, snacks, and transportation from town.

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  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available: April through late October
  • Number of Days/Nights: One Day
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Age Group: Adults and Children four years old and older
  • Cost per Person: Daily rates per group: 1-6 people: $800/group; for 7-10 people, $1200/group ; for 11-20 people, $1700/group
  • Deposit: $200/trip deposit (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Deadline for Signup: One week prior notice for private trip