Women: Wild By Nature! Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking - Different river stretch each year!
CFI's annual river rafting trip for Women: Wild By Nature takes place August 2016 on the Colorado River through Ruby, Horsethief and Westwater Canyons. 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. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, friends!Learn More →
Guest historian John Weisheit guides you through the ancient and recent sites
Eastern Book Cliffs - Three Canyon area on the Colorado/Utah border, with truck support camping. Visit ancient sites, learn about geology, mineral exploration and conservation concerns. A van tour into several unique canyons in the heart of the Book Cliffs north of Moab, Utah with short hikes led by CFI's Executive Director Karla VanderZanden, and historian John Weisheit.Learn More →
Explore Cedar Mesa by van and short hikes with guest faculty Winston Hurst and Rebecca Martin.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore some lesser known locations and learn about recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative Project in a small group with a highly respected, lead researcher on the 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. This weekend is action packed with lodging, field trips, and all meals included.Learn More →
Private, custom trip for Adults and Families: 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 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.Learn More →
Backcountry hiking with llama support in the Lizard Head Wilderness of Colorado
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.Learn More →
Custom Colorado River Trips - Ruby / Horsethief - Departs Loma, Colorado, and travels through dramatic red sandstone towers. Float the mild waters of Horsethief and Ruby Canyons, OR if your children are 12 years and older extend your trip through the exciting Class III-V rapids of Westwater Canyon to Cisco, Utah! Camp in tents or under the stars while hearing stories and learning about Colorado River geology, history, and animal life from our naturalist-guides. Special nature art and games are planned for the kids. Our small group size, involvement of all in river camp life, and the enthusiasm, knowledge, and skill of our licensed naturalist-guides assure an unforgettable experience. We have lots of options on dates for this stretch.Learn More →
Custom Green River Canoe Trips take you for a paddle down the Green River through incredible Labyrinth Canyon. This stretch, which runs from or near Green River to Mineral Bottom, Utah (adjacent to Canyonlands National Park) has been featured in many adventure travel magazines as a must do for both seasoned or beginner paddlers in canyon country.Learn More →
Custom Lower San Juan River Trips are for adults and kids 6 years old and above. The popular 56-mile stretch is famous for geological wonders and interesting side canyon hikes, mild/moderate rapids and flat water including the world-famous Goosenecks section of the lower San Juan Canyon, a remote wilderness setting.Learn More →
A 26-mile stretch famous for geological wonders, interesting side canyon hikes, and extensive prehistoric Indian rock art
Custom Upper San Juan River Trips are for adults and kids 6 and over. This popular 26-mile stretch is famous for geological wonders and interesting side canyon hikes, extensive prehistoric Indian rock art and dwellings. We’ll find mild rapids and wonderful scenic floats along ever changing dramatic canyon walls. This is a great family trip and a gentle interaction with the outdoors.Learn More →
Custom Westwater Canyon Rafting Trips on the Colorado River: exciting Class III rapids are bound to thrill even the veteran river runner. Westwater is one of the premiere whitewater stretches in the west. Create a custom overnight Westwater Canyon trip for your group with CFI - we do "more" than just rapids... come learn, hike to Indian Rock art, historic caves and cabins, and learn about the incredible geology of this canyon!Learn More →