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Annual River Rafting Trip for Women

Women: Wild By Nature! Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking - Different river stretch each year!

CFI's annual river rafting trip for Women: Wild By Nature takes place September 2015 on the Upper San Juan River starting in Bluff, Utah. 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 San Juan River. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, friends!

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: 2015's River Destination: Upper San Juan River from Sand Island, just south of Bluff, UT to Mexican Hat, UT.
  • When: September 17, 2015 through September 21, 2015
  • 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: $895 plus $10 BLM special area fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
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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 River Overnight Family Float

    Private, custom trip for Adults and Families: Float the Colorado's beautiful Fisher Towers through Professor Valley

    Private Colorado River Overnight Trip with Canyonlands Field Institute begins at Dewey Bridge and runs through the scenic Fisher Towers section through 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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  • 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
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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 Colorado River Trips – Ruby / Horsethief

    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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  • 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: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/day - Youth 6-17 (must be 6 in month of trip - Loma to Westwater)
  • Cost per Person: $200/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
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    Custom Green River Canoe Trips

    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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  • 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: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/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
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    Custom Lower San Juan River Trips

    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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  • 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: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/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
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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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    Custom Upper San Juan River Trips

    A 26-mile stretch famous for geological wonders, interesting side canyon hikes, and extensive prehistoric Indian rock art

    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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  • 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: $245/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $200/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)
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    Custom Westwater Canyon Rafting Trips

    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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  • 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: $245 per day - Adults
  • Cost per Person: $200 per day - 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
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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