Desert Wildflower Seminar

Vehicle tour and short hikes - Check back for 2015 date!

  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • What months available:

    2015 Dates TBA

  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee
  • 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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Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

  • Where: Moab Area May through October except during late July
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $65
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the night before
  • Join us for the Moab's Ancient Past Rock Art Tour and visit several petroglyph rock art sites along the Colorado River corridor. Moab's Ancient Past Rock Art Tours - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May through October. Features visits to petroglyphs sites along the Colorado River.
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National Park Bus Tour Guides

Personable Interpreters Can Narrate Your Group's Bus Tour of National Parks

  • Where: Arches or Canyonlands National Park
  • What months available:

    May through October except late July, call to arrange

  • 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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Wilderness Adventure Summer Camp in Canyonlands National Park – Bates Wilson Youth Camp

A Wilderness Adventure Summer Camp for Students Entering Grades 9 through 12 - Bates Wilson Youth Camp

  • Where: Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    Check back for 2015 dates!

  • 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: 2015 Fee TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is the $50 application fee.
  • Weekend wilderness adventure summer camp in Canyonlands NP. For students in grades 9-12 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. Watch for 2015 dates! We are inviting students entering grades 9 through 12 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 below.
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Sunset Tour of Arches National Park

  • Where: Arches National Park, May through October except late July
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $65
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 12 noon the day of the tour
  • During the sunset tour of Arches National Park, enjoy the magic light of Arches while taking in some of Utah's most famous natural wonders. 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.
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Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology

Camping with truck support, vehicle tours and short hikes with Navajo culture and archaeology guides Eric and Charlene Atene

  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    Watch for 2015 dates, or call us to plan a custom trip.

  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 days, 4 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA + $30 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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 Dinė guides Eric and Charlene Atene to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about the Dinė culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.
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Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Lodge-based, vehicle tours and short hikes

  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 10, 2014 through October 12, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $530 Adult/youth 16+ plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore some lesser known locations and learn about recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative 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.
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Book Cliffs/Three Canyon Utah Archaeology

A NEW exploratory vehicle tour, short hikes with guest archaeologist Dr. Carol Patterson and historian John Weisheit.

  • Where: Book Cliffs – Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek area
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    2015 Dates TBA

  • Number of Days/Nights: Friday evening-Saturday-Sunday, includes 2 night ranch B & B stay
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - includes lodging, meals, contribution to CFI youth programs
  • Deposit: $150 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Utah Archaeology and History Trip, Book Cliffs/Three Canyon area on the Colorado/Utah border with B&B lodging. 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 led by guest experts. Includes overnight stay at nearby bed and breakfast.
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Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

Camping with Truck Support- Fremont Culture Archaeology and more!

  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: through
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    2015 Dates TBA

  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days,1 Night - All trips meet Saturday/Sunday
  • Time: Morning day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA
  • Deposit: $150, non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip date in order for names to be submitted to land management agency, University of Utah, for permit.
  • Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in two day vehicle trip with overnight camping. Range Creek is hidden in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. CFI Naturalists narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually left.
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Wildlife of Canyonlands Seminar

Vehicle tour, short hikes, 1 - day seminar with Dr. Tim Graham

  • Where: Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
  • What months available:

    2015 Date TBA

  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • Wildlife of Canyonlands Seminar is a one day excursion in the Needles District with Dr. Tim Graham and Canyonlands Field Institute in Moab. Learn about the little things that help make the grand landscape of Canyonlands National Park so spectacular. This wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna. We will explore a variety of habitats in the Park, looking for small animals that live in this semi-arid environment. We will note animal signs and habits of larger mammals as well.
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