Colorado Rockies Trekking with Llamas

Backcountry hiking with llama support in the Lizard Head Wilderness of Colorado

  • Where: San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests in Colorado
  • When: August 23, 2015 through August 28, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 6 days, 5 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1950 /person
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • Experience the Colorado Rockies trekking with llamas, in a small congenial group led by CFI and Redwood Llama Outfitters in the Lizard Head Wilderness Area of the San Juan Mountain section of the Colorado Rockies. This special trip in the headwaters of the Dolores River was developed years ago and we are pleased to offer it once again! Have FUN while learning llama-packing skills, hiking beautiful mountains, and communing around camp.
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Desert Wildflower Seminar

Vehicle tour and short hikes

  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • When: May 16, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $135 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide.
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee
  • Join us for our full day Desert Wildflower Seminar exploring the Moab area, and learn to identify wildflower species at the peak of their bloom. Trip includes transportation and lunch.
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Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tours

Vehicle Tour with Short Hikes meets at Museum of Moab

  • Where: Moab Area Paleontology Sites
  • What months available:

    May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28

  • Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and children 5+
  • Cost per Person: $125 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • On this day-long tour from the heart of Moab, we will visit the best of the best tracks left by dinosaurs in the red rock canyon country of eastern Utah. We will visit some of the most spectacular of Moab's many dinosaur footprint sites of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, seeing tracks left by carnivorous and herbivorous giants on ancient lakeshores, river sandbars and in inter-dune oases! Bring a camera and be prepared to walk where dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago, all amid the spectacular scenery eastern Utah.
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Geology of the Colorado River

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma, CO to Cisco, UT
  • When: July 12, 2015 through July 15, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Cost per Person: $980 + $20 for BLM Special Use Fees
  • Deposit: $300
  • Deadline for Signup: July 3, 2015
  • This trip, lead by geologists Professor Andres Aslan and Dr. Tamsin McCormick, will cover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau, from the time it became part of the North American continent to the present configuration of the geology of the Colorado River.
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Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

  • Where: Moab Area May through October
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $80
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the night before
  • Join us for the Moab's Ancient Past Rock Art Tour and visit several petroglyph rock art sites along the Colorado River corridor. Moab's Ancient Past Rock Art Tours - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. Features visits to petroglyphs sites along the Colorado River.
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National Park Bus Tour Guides

Personable Interpreters Can Narrate Your Group's Bus Tour of National Parks

  • Where: Arches or Canyonlands National Park
  • What months available:

    May through October, call to arrange.

  • 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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Private Colorado River Overnight Trip

New Private Trip for Adults and Families: Float the Colorado's beautiful Fisher Towers section from Dewey Bridge boat ramp to BLM takeout

  • 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 4, Maximum 25
  • Age Group: Adults and Families, minimum age 6 yeas old
  • Cost per Person: $395 per Adult -
  • Cost per Person: $295 per Youth (6-17) -
  • Cost per Person: Fee is based on a minimum of 4 participants. Call for pricing for a smaller group.
  • Deposit: $100 per participant which applies to total trip fee
  • Deadline for Signup: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice
  • Private Colorado River Overnight Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute begins at Dewey Bridge and runs through Scenic 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 IV to designate level types and quantity of whitewater) and we use a variety of boats (paddle rafts, oar rowed rafts, and inflatable kayaks) depending on the season and the water levels. Contact us about your desired dates.
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Sunset Tour of Arches National Park

  • Where: Arches National Park, May through October
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $80
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 12 noon the day of the tour
  • During the sunset tour of Arches National Park, enjoy the magic light of Arches while taking in some of Utah's most famous natural wonders. Join us for this popular van tour with a CFI Naturalist-Guide Intern 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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Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology

Camping with truck support, vehicle tours and short hikes with Navajo culture and archaeology guides Eric and Charlene Atene

  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: September 03, 2015 through September 07, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 4 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation, hogan stay and two nights camping
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $730.00/per+ $36 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • Visit Navajo Mountain and learn about culture past and present, and archaeology sites through hikes near and on Navajo Mountain near the AZ/UT borders. Canyonlands Field Institute is teaming with Dinė guides Eric and Charlene Atene to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about the Dinė culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.
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Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Lodge-based, vehicle tours and short hikes

  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 09, 2015 through October 11, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $630 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore some lesser known locations and learn about recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative Project. This research recently completed was part of a multi-year cooperative archaeological research project by the BLM and the University of Colorado. From our cozy base at Recapture Lodge in Bluff, you will enjoy van tours and short hikes exploring prehistoric and historic sites, rock art and geological features along Comb Ridge and on Cedar Mesa.
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