Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

  • Where: Moab Area May through October except during 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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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: $350 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
  • Join us for your own private overnight trip on the Colorado River! 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 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
  • 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 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 guides Eric and Charlene Atene

  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    Watch for 2015 dates, or call us to plan a custom trip.

  • 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.
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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 10, 2014 through October 12, 2014
  • What months available:

    Watch for spring 2015 dates!

  • 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.
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Women Wild by Nature River Rafting 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
  • Join CFI's Director Karla VanderZanden on this special women-only annual event. After a one-night orientation and hotel stay, enjoy three nights camping and river running on the Colorado River, a designated Conservation Area and proposed Wild & Scenic River.
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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 26, 2014 through September 28, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: Friday evening-Saturday-Sunday, includes 2 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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Range Creek Utah 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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