Desert Wildflowers Day Seminar

Discover the glory of spring desert wildflowers

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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  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

    Historian John Weisheit and archaeologist Michael Wolfe 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.

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  • Where: Eastern Book Cliffs – Cottonwood, Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 days 2 nights
  • Group Size: 5 min, 8 max
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $595
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Lizard Head Wilderness Trekking with Llamas

    Backcountry hiking with llama support in the Lizard Head Wilderness of Colorado

    Explore the headwaters of the Dolores River on the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau. This trip is perfect for summer and takes place in the lovely high country of the Lizard Head Wilderness in the San Miguel Mountains section of the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy wildflower meadows, views of high peaks, an alpine lake, and waterfalls on day hikes from our base camp along the West Fork of the Dolores. We reach base camp just a four miles on the first day with llamas carrying our kitchen, food and camping gear. Our small congenial group led will be led by a CFI Naturalist and Redwood Llama wrangler who will share much about the natural and cultural history of the area. Have FUN hiking beautiful mountains, communing and reading in camp, and learn about llama packing if you choose.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests in Colorado
  • When: August 14, 2017 through August 18, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 days, 4 nights, includes 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1460 plus $140 USFS/Outfitter fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • Women Wild by Nature Rafting

    Annual women only raft trip. This year we are on the Lower San Juan!

    CFI's annual river rafting trip for Women: Wild By Nature takes place October 1st - 6th on the San Juan River from Mexican Hat to Clay Hills. Join CFI's Director Karla VanderZanden on this special women-only annual event. After a one-night orientation and hotel stay, enjoy four nights camping and river running on the San Juan River. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, friends!

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Lower San Juan River
  • When: October 01, 2017 through October 06, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 6 Days and 5 Nights - includes 1st night at hotel & orientation
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Women only 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1030 + $20 BLM Fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)