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Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Explore historic sites, rock art, and geological features with guest guide Winston Hurst

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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 09, 2015 through October 11, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $630 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
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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
  • When: August 23, 2015 through August 28, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 6 days, 5 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1800
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
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    Creatures of Canyonlands Seminar

    Dr. Tim Graham uncovers the small wonders of the desert environment

    What lives in the desert? The Creatures of Canyonlands Seminar in the Needles District introduces you the small wonders of desert habitats. Travel to the Needles with Dr. Tim Graham and Canyonlands Field Institute in Moab to 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" or lesser seen microfauna. We will explore a variety of habitats in the Park, looking for small animals that live in this semi-arid environment and note animal signs and habits of larger mammals as well.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
  • When: September 12, 2015
  • 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: $135 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide.
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
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    Custom Rainbow Bridge and Navajo Mountain Trips

    The earths largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture.

    Custom Rainbow Bridge and Navajo Mountain Trips offer hiking on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earths largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture, and travel to the Navajo Mountain community with CFI Naturalist-Guides and our Navajo guides: Eric & Charlene Atene.

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  • Where: Rainbow Bridge - Navajo Mountain Hiking with Packstock Support Tour
- with Eric Atene and Family
  • What months available: Contact CFI for possible dates.
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 4 people
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (youth fee same as adult)
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - Adult
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - Adult CFI Members
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Deposit: Deposit: $300
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    Desert Wildflower Seminar

    Discover the glory of spring desert wildflowers

    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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  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $135 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide.
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee
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    Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tours

    Discover dinosaurs in this vehicle tour with short hikes

    On this day-long tour from the heart of Moab, we will visit the best of the best tracks left by dinosaurs in the red rock canyon country of eastern Utah. We will visit some of the most spectacular of Moab's many dinosaur footprint sites of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, seeing tracks left by carnivorous and herbivorous giants on ancient lakeshores, river sandbars and in inter-dune oases! Bring a camera and be prepared to walk where dinosaurs roamed millions of years ago, all amid the spectacular scenery eastern Utah.

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  • Where: Moab Area Paleontology Sites
  • What months available: May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and children 5+
  • Cost per Person: $125 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
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    Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

    Visit and learn about petroglyph sites along the Colorado River

    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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Moab Area May through October
  • 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: $80
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the night before
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    Mountain Wildflowers Seminar

    Learn about mountain wildflowers with Joel Tuhy and Linda Whitham

    Join us for a full day seminar exploring mountain wildflowers in the La Sals and learn to identify species at the peak of their bloom.

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  • Where: La Sal Mountains near Moab, UT
  • What months available: 2016 Date TBA
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and Over
  • Cost per Person: 2016 Fee TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is the full fee.
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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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    Navajo Mountain Archaeology, Culture and Hiking

    Join guest archaeologist Michael Wolfe and Navajo guides Eric and Charlene Atene

    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 Dinè 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 Dinè culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: September 03, 2015 through September 07, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 4 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation, hogan stay and two nights camping
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1200.00 plus $36 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior