Exploring the Henry Mountains

150 Years After John Wesley Powell

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell's first exploratory trip in this region, our CFI special trip features the Henry Mountains considered "last named" by U.S. map makers. Our trip meets in Green River, Utah on the morning of the first day and ends in afternoon on the last day. The format of our trip is camping with truck support at a private ranch.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Starts/ends in Green River, Utah
  • When: September 27, 2019 through September 29, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days and two nights
  • Time: Trip meets 9:00 am Green River; ends 4:00 pm in Green River
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $790.00/person or $750.50 CFI Members
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

    Explore Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge by van and short hikes with guest archaeologist Jonathan Till and CFI guides.

    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.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge areas in Southeastern Utah.
  • When: October 17, 2019 through October 20, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three nights and three days
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $990, CFI Members $940.40 - plus $12 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Rainbow Bridge Trail Supported Trekking

    Supported trekking with pack animals, CFI, and Navajo guides on the historic traditional pilgrimage route to spectacular Rainbow Bridge

    Hike and camp with llama packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earth's largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture. The trip starts in Page, AZ with hotel stay and trip orientation first evening with CFI guide. We travel to Navajo Mountain by van the next day and do a half day hike and visit a Navajo family, and camp or stay in their guest hogan. We are guests of the Atene family. Four nights on the trail, and a boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Utah
  • When: April 28, 2019 through May 04, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights - including first night at Lake Powell Resort Hotel at Page, AZ.
  • Time: Trip meets and ends in Page, AZ. Orientation at the hotel 7:30 pm on the first day (Page is on standard time.) Last day depart by boat on Lake Powell and return to the marina near hotel by 3:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE THAT AZ times are standard time, The Navajo Nation and Utah are on daylight savings time.
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $2700, CFI Members $2565 - plus $60 Navajo Nation special fee
  • Deposit: $500 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: April 15, 2019
  • Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

    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.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Eastern Book Cliffs – Cottonwood, Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek
  • When: May 10, 2019 through May 12, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days and two nights
  • Time: Trip meets 9:00 am Green River; ends 4:00 pm in Green River
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, CFI Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: May 6, 2019
  • Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

    Fremont Culture Archaeology with guest archaeologist. Dr. Kevin Jones.

    Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in a three-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: May 24, 2019 through May 26, 2019
  • What months available: Call to arrange a custom private trip - subject to permit and faculty availability. At least 60 days notice is needed.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days and two nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, CFI Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: May 10, 2019