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Annual River Rafting Trip for Women

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!

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: 2016's River Destination: Colorado River through Ruby, Horsethief and Westwater Canyons.
  • When: August 04, 2016 through August 08, 2016
  • 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: $895/person plus $20 BLM special fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: July 20, 2016 5pm
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    Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

    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.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge areas in Southeastern Utah.
  • When: October 06, 2016 through October 09, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Nights 3 Days
  • Time: Check in at Recapture Lodge in Bluff by 5:00pm, through afternoon last day, ending in Bluff
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $750 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $300 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
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    Custom Lower San Juan River Trips

    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.

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  • Where: Start and end in Bluff, UT; Float the San Juan River, Mexican Hat to Clay Hills,
  • Number of Days/Nights: We recommend 5 or 6 days for this stretch, can be longer. To float Upper and Lower, we recommend 8 days to allow for varying water level and exploring time.
  • Group Size: 4 person minimum (adult or youth); 25 maximum
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/day - Youth 6-17 years (must be 6 during month of the trip)
  • Cost per Person: $20 - BLM Special Area Fee applies to all persons
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    Custom Upper San Juan River Trips

    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.

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  • Where: Begins and ends in Bluff, UT with trip from Sand Island launch to Mexican Hat takeout.
  • What months available: Best months are mid April through early July and late August through late October.
  • Number of Days/Nights: CFI recommends three or four days on this stretch of river ; we can do two days, but that won't allow much time for exploring.
  • Group Size: 4  person minimum (adult or youth); 25 maximum
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/day - Youth 6-17 (must be 6 in the month of trip)
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area Fee applies to all persons
  • Cost per Person: Based on trip length, minimum three day, three night (including first night motel)
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    Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

    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 up to 2 miles round trip led by CFI's Executive Director Karla VanderZanden, and historian John Weisheit. Guest presentation one day by agency archaeologist.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Eastern Book Cliffs – Cottonwood, Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek
  • When: October 01, 2016 through October 04, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days 3 nights
  • Group Size: 6 min, 8 max
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $725 - includes outfitting and meals
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: September 25, 2016
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    Moab’s Ancient Past: Dinosaur Tracks and Native Rock Art Tour

    Visit and learn about petroglyph and paleontology sites in the Moab area.

    Join us for the Moab's Ancient Past Paleontology & Rock Art Tour. Visit several paleontology and rock art sites in the Moab area. Moab's Ancient Past Paleontology and Rock Art Tours are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 1st through October 30th.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Moab Area, April 1st to October 30th
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 adult fees, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: Adults $80; Youth $50
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the night before
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    National Park Bus Tour Guides

    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.

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  • Where: Arches or Canyonlands National Park
  • What months available: May through October, call to arrange.
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    Navajo Mountain Archaeology and Culture Trekking

    Join guest archaeologist Sally Cole, CFI and Navajo guides

    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 noted rock art specialist, archaeologist and author, Sally Cole plus our Navajo guides from the Atene family to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about prehistoric cultures and Dinè culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: April 25, 2016 through April 30, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 nights, 5 days with 1st night lodge stay and orientation, hogan stay 1 night, 3 nights camping with truck support
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1375.00 plus $48 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 2 weeks prior
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    Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

    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 two 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.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: June 10, 2016 through June 12, 2016
  • When: October 13, 2016 through October 15, 2016
  • What months available: Inquire about possible custom, private trip options; limited entry dates May 15 through October 15, 2016 depending on permit availability.
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days, 2 Nights - All trips meet afternoon day 1 through late afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $595 includes transportation, meals, entry fees and expert guide
  • Deposit: $300, non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip date in order for names to be submitted for permit.
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    Wilderness Adventure – Bates Wilson Youth Camp

    In Canyonlands National park

    Weekend wilderness adventure summer camp in Canyonlands NP. For students 7th grade and up, sponsored by Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and CFI Moab. The second annual Bates Wilson Youth Camp will be held in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. We are inviting students in grades 7th and up with interests in national parks, conservation, outdoor education, geology, cultural history, public policy, or careers in the National Park Service or other public land agencies, but especially students who love learning in nature and having fun!

    Please contact:
    Joette Langianese, Executive Director, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks. Phone: 435-259-0108
    Or download application form.

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  • Where: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
  • When: October 08, 2016 through October 10, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 and Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12
  • Cost per Person: $50 for Application Fee Only
  • Deposit: Deposit is the full application fee: $50