Private Colorado River Overnight Trip

New Private Trip for Adults and Families: Float the Colorado's beautiful Fisher Towers section from Dewey Bridge boat ramp to BLM takeout

  • Where: Colorado River - Dewey Bridge to BLM Takeout
  • What months available:

    This custom, private trip is available from mid- April through October.

     

  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days, 1 Night
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 25
  • Age Group: Adults and Families, minimum age 6 yeas old
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA. Fee is based on a minimum of 4 participants. Call for pricing for a smaller group.
  • Deposit: $100 per participant which applies to total trip fee
  • Deadline for Signup: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice
  • Private Colorado River Overnight Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute begins at Dewey Bridge and runs through Scenic Professor Valley near Moab UT. Join us with your family or friends! We begin with your group at the historic Dewey Bridge and end the next afternoon at the BLM boat ramp after a day of scenic floating and river fun, sumptuous dinner and camping under the stars, and final day of gentle to exciting whitewater. This scenic river stretch is rated Class I-II (out of IV to designate level types and quantity of whitewater) and we use a variety of boats (paddle rafts, oar rowed rafts, and inflatable kayaks) depending on the season and the water levels. Contact us about your desired dates.
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Women Wild By Nature River Rafting Trip

Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma (Grand Junction), CO to Cisco, UT includes Westwater Canyon
  • When: through
  • What months available:

    Check back for 2015 dates!

  • 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: 2015 Fee TBA plus $20 BLM special area fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
  • Women Wild By Nature River Rafting Trip takes place annually. 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, a designated Conservation Area and proposed Wild & Scenic River.
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Private, Custom One Day River Trip

  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available:

    late April to mid-October except for late July

  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 Day
  • Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 9 to 15 people
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 5 to 8 people
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 3 to 4 people
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 2 people
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 1 person
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA - 16 to 40 people
  • 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.
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Custom Colorado River Trips – Ruby / Horsethief

  • Where: Loma to either Cisco or Westwater depending on age of participants
  • What months available:

    Mid-May through Late October

  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 days/3 nights OR 4 days/4 nights
  • Age Group: Loma to Westwater Ranger Station for Adults and Youth 6 and over; Loma to Cisco (Includes Westwater Canyon) for Adults and Youth 12 and over
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Youth 6-17 (must be 6 in month of trip - Loma to Westwater)
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Youth 12-17 (must be 12 in month of trip - Loma to Cisco)
  • Cost per Person: $10 Loma-WWRS or $20 Loma-Cisco - BLM Special Area Fees/per person
  • Custom Colorado River Trips - Ruby / Horsethief - Departs Loma, Colorado, and travels through dramatic red sandstone towers. Float the mild waters of Horsethief and Ruby Canyons, OR if your children are 12 years and older extend your trip through the exciting Class III-V rapids of Westwater Canyon to Cisco, Utah! Camp in tents or under the stars while hearing stories and learning about Colorado River geology, history, and animal life from our naturalist-guides. Special nature art and games are planned for the kids. Our small group size, involvement of all in river camp life, and the enthusiasm, knowledge, and skill of our licensed naturalist-guides assure an unforgettable experience. We have lots of options on dates for this stretch.
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Custom Westwater Canyon Rafting Trips

  • 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: 2015 Fee TBA/overnight trip - Adults
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/overnight trip - 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
  • 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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Custom Upper San Juan River Trips

  • 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: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/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)
  • 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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Custom Lower San Juan River Trips

  • 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: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/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
  • 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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Custom Green River Canoe Trips

  • Where: From Green River State Park (6 day) or Ruby Ranch (5 day) to Mineral Bottom
  • What months available:

    Best months are late April through early June and September and October

  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 or 6 days plus the motel night and orientation prior to trip
  • Group Size: 4 person minimum (adult or youth); 25 maximum
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 12+
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA/day - Youth 12 through 17 years
  • Cost per Person: Per day and includes one night motel stay and orientation prior to launch, then first river day through last day afternoon.
  • Deposit: $300 per person (non-refundable), applies to total fee
  • Custom Green River Canoe Trips take you for a paddle down the Green River through incredible Labyrinth Canyon.

 This stretch, which runs from or near Green River to Mineral Bottom, Utah (adjacent to Canyonlands National Park) has been featured in many adventure travel magazines as a must do for both seasoned or beginner paddlers in canyon country.
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School River Trip: Westwater Canyon Overnight Trip

For Grade 9 and up - a classic and exciting whitewater experience through geologically and historically rich Westwater Canyon!

  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available:

    Mid-March through mid-October

  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 days, 1 night
  • Time: 9 a.m. Day 1 through 6 p.m Day 2
  • Age Group: Grade 9 and up
  • Cost per Person: $280 - Minimum 15/Maximum 25
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM fee
  • School River Trip: Westwater Canyon Overnight explores wonderful Westwater, a Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides. Experience the one of the west's premiere whitewater stretches with 6 miles of exciting Class III-IV whitewater rapids!
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