National Parks Bus Tour Step On Naturalists

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: April through October, call to arrange.
  • Our morning rock art tours include stops at panels like this one

    Moab’s Ancient Past: Dinosaur Tracks and Native Rock Art Tour

    Visit and learn about petroglyph and paleontology sites in the Moab area.

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  • Where: BLM land around the Moab area
  • What months available: April through October
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees)
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $90 per adult; $70 per youth (4-15)
  • Deposit: Full fee, non-refundable reservation
  • Deadline for Signup: Call or inquire below for availability
  • Naturalist Tour of Arches National Park

    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.

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  • Where: Arches National Park
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: Call or inquire below for availability
  • Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees)
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $90 per adult; $70 per youth (4-15)
  • Deposit: Full fee, non-refundable reservation
  • 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 18, 2019 through October 21, 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 Recapture Lodge
  • 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
  • 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
  • Private Land or Hiking Tour

    Private land-based tours with Canyonlands Field Institute will take you on your own full day outing to Arches National Park, or Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts) or in the La Sal Mountains with our Naturalist Guides. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Reasonably paced to learn and enjoy the sights. The actual length and physical nature of walks/hikes can be adjusted to your group's interests. Topics will cover Park/Public Lands history, geology, prehistoric cultures/rock art, and settlement history. Nature games and art are added for younger folks. Delicious lunch and snacks provided, either picnic table style or day pack style, for longer hikes, Food preferences accommodated with notice.

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  • Where: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts), or La Sal Mountains (summer)
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (Arches, Island in the Sky, La Sal Mts) and 5:30 return for Needles.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: Daily rates per group: For 1-6 people, $800/group; for 7-10 people, $1200/group; for 11-20 people, $1700/group
  • Deposit: $200/group (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.