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.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
Visit and learn about petroglyph and paleontology sites in the Moab area.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.
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!Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.