Desert Wildflower Seminar

Vehicle tour and short hikes

  • Where: The Moab, UT area
  • When: May 16, 2015
  • 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
  • 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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Historic Mi Vida Mine Tour

Second Annual Joint Museum of Moab and Canyonlands Field Institute Field Trip: Mi Vida Mine Tour and Lisbon Valley Mine History with Mark Steen, Son of Charlie Steen

  • Where: Lisbon Valley, south of Moab
  • When: October 18, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: half-day tour
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $65 - non-members
  • Cost per Person: $55 - CFI or Museum of Moab Members
  • Lead by Mark Steen, son of Charlie Steen. Joint tour with CFI and Museum of Moab. Come see the site of the original uranium discovery that set off the mining rush for the Moab area and the entire Colorado Plateau. Visit the site of the first Mi Vida Mine entrance and the Big Buck Mine area, and hear the history of the Mi Vida Mine as it developed over the years.
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Moab Spring Break Camp – Sustainable You

Spring Break Fun and Learning In and Around Moab

  • Where: Moab, UT
  • When: March 30, 2015 through April 02, 2015
  • What months available:

    Spring Break 2015

  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days; 1 Overnight (weather-dependent)
  • Time: Begins 8:30 a.m. Monday and ends 5:00 p.m. Thursday
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 and Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Students entering grades 5-8
  • Cost per Person: $150/per person - Students in Grand Co. Schools
  • Cost per Person: $200/per person - All Others
  • Deposit: $25 non refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • CFI and USU host the Moab Summer Camp, Sustainable You, for learning and fun: explore local waterways, learn about how to take care of our environment. We’re excited about our newest local summer camp that allows kids the opportunity to determine what we need to survive and how we can improve our environment in a fun and interactive way. From exploring our local waterways to investigating the ways we travel, kids will develop a sense of place, empowerment and positive hope for the future of our natural environment.
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Moab’s Ancient Past Rock Art Tour

  • 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: $85
  • 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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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: $395 per Adult -
  • Cost per Person: $295 per Youth (6-17) -
  • Cost per Person: 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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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: September 05, 2015 through September 07, 2015
  • 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: $50
  • 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
  • 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: $85
  • 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 Intern 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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WFR and WAFA Recertification

Multiple day-long indoor classes: includes CPR and two-year certifications

  • Where: Course meets at La Quinta Inn, Moab, UT
  • When: February 25, 2015 through February 27, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 10, maximum 30
  • Cost per Person: $330; fee does not include meals or lodging
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable. Full balance due 30 days prior.
  • WMI offers this course with a two-year re-certification for Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and Wilderness EMT. Includes two year CPR. Register through CFI.
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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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