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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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    Colorado Rockies Trekking with Llamas

    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.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests in Colorado
  • What months available: August 21 (eve)- 26, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 days, 5 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: $1800
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • 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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    Custom Westwater Canyon Rafting Trips

    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!

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  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available: Book your trip from late April through mid-October.
  • Number of Days/Nights: One night and two days
  • Group Size: 4 persons minimum/25 persons maximum
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 12+
  • Cost per Person: $395 - Adults
  • Cost per Person: $350 - Youth 12 through 17 (must be 12 in month of trip)
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area River Fee
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
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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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    Geology of the Colorado River

    Discover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau with Dr. Andre Aslan

    This trip, lead by geologists Professor Andres Aslan Mesa State University will cover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau, from the time it became part of the North American continent to the present configuration of the geology of the Colorado River.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Colorado River from Loma, CO to Cisco, UT
  • When: July 07, 2016 through July 11, 2016
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Nights, 4 Days, includes first night stay at Grand Junction motel.
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Cost per Person: $895 + $20 for BLM Special Use Fees
  • Deposit: $300
  • Deadline for Signup: June 19
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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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    Private, Custom One Day River Trip

    Our Naturalist Guides are most knowledgeable and great with kids!

    Raft the "Moab Daily" Section of the Colorado River on a private custom trip one day river trip with CFI Naturalist Guides! Our Naturalist Guides are the best and most knowledgeable in the Moab, specializing in Professor Valley/Fisher Towers geology, history, river ecology, animal lore and more. Families are welcome (minimum of 6 years of age). Our guides are particularly great with kids since we work with many youth groups throughout the season. Plus you benefit from knowing your custom trip with CFI is helping to underwrite our environmental education school programs and there is no additional sales tax. 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, transportation from town.

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  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available: April through late October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 Day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 4 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $ 95 per adult and $70 youth 4-17 yrs, min of 4 particpants
  • Deposit: $95/one person fee as deposit, non-refundable. Full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior notice for private trip