Explore Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge by van and short hikes with guest archaeologist and CFI guides
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
A 26-mile stretch famous for geological wonders, interesting side canyon hikes, and extensive prehistoric Indian rock art
Private 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. In summer and early fall months, we can add inflatable kayaks affectionately called "duckies."Learn More →
For Grade 9 and up - a classic and exciting whitewater experience through geologically and historically rich Westwater Canyon!
School River Trip: Westwater Canyon Overnight explores wonderful Westwater, a Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides. Experience the one of the west's premier whitewater stretches with 6 miles of exciting Class III whitewater rapids!Learn More →
Annual women's rafting trip
Join CFI's co-founder and director Karla VanderZanden on this special women-only rafting trip. This exclusive trip takes place on a different river stretch each year! CFI women’s trips provide a time and place for deepening connections to the wild and trying out new skills. You will have the opportunity to be physical, relax, and play outdoors!Learn More →