Desert Wildflower Seminar

Vehicle tour and short hikes with Joel Tuhy

  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • When: May 10, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $100 adults and youth 16+
  • 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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Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

  • Where: Moab Area every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
  • What months available:

    May through October, 2013 (except during CFI closure late July)

  • 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: $65
  • 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 except late July, call to arrange

  • CFI has knowledgeable and personable Naturalist Guides that will "step on" your bus for a short national park bus tour through Arches or Canyonlands, and can arrange your Canyonlands step-on guides. Our local naturalist will join your bus for a short tour through Arches or Canyonlands National Parks.
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Sunset Tour of Arches National Park

  • Where: Arches National Park every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, May through October except late July
  • 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: $65
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 12 noon the day of the tour
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Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology

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

  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: April 15, 2014 through April 19, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 days, 4 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1250 + $30 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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.

    Consider combining your April 15-19 Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology trip with the Cedar Mesa/Comb Ridge Archaeology trip that runs April 13-15 (this trip is based at Recapture Lodge in Bluff) for a total of 6 nights.
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Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Lodge-based, vehicle tours and short hikes - 2 Dates Available

  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: April 13, 2014 through April 15, 2014
  • When: October 10, 2014 through October 12, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $530 Adult/youth 16+ 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.

    The April 13-15 trip can be combined with the Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology trip, April 15-19, 2014 for a total of 6 nights (this trip's first night begins at Recapture Lodge in Bluff).
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Women: Wild by Nature River Trip

Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma (Grand Junction), CO to Cisco, UT includes Westwater Canyon
  • When: August 01, 2014 through August 05, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days and 4 Nights - includes 1st night at hotel & orientation
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Women only 16+
  • Cost per Person: $800/adult & youth 16 and older plus $20 BLM special area fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
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Book Cliffs/Three Canyon Utah Archaeology

A NEW exploratory vehicle tour, short hikes with guest archaeologist Dr. Carol Patterson and historian John Weisheit.

  • Where: Book Cliffs – Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek area
  • When: September 27, 2014 through September 28, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: Saturday-Sunday, includes 1 night ranch B & B stay
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $400 includes lodging, meals, contribution to CFI youth programs
  • Deposit: $150 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • A van tour into several unique canyons in the heart of the Book Cliffs north of Moab, Utah with short hikes led by guest experts. This tour will focus on the archaeology, geology and mineral exploration and conservation concerns. Overnight stay at nearby bed and breakfast.
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Lost World of Range Creek – Archaeology Trip

Camping with Truck Support- Fremont Culture Archaeology and more!

  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: June 21, 2014 through June 22, 2014
  • When: October 04, 2014 through October 05, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days,1 Night - All trips meet Saturday/Sunday
  • Time: Morning day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $400 Adults and youth 16+
  • Deposit: $150, non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip date in order for names to be submitted to land management agency, University of Utah, for permit.
  • Join us for a rare opportunity to see prehistoric Fremont rock art and sites at Range Creek, hidden in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. CFI Naturalists narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually left.
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Wildlife of Canyonlands Seminar

Vehicle tour, short hikes, 1 - day seminar with Dr. Tim Graham

  • Where: Canyon Country near Moab, exact location TBA depending on conditions, sightings
  • When: September 20, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $100
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • This one day wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna of canyon country...we will explore a variety of habitats in the canyon country near Moab, looking for small animals living in these semi-arid environments. Using traps, nets and just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards. We will note animal signs and habits of larger mammals such as Big Horn Sheep.
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