Exploring the Henry Mountains

150 Years After John Wesley Powell

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell's first exploratory trip in this region, our CFI special trip features the Henry Mountains considered "last named" by U.S. map makers. Our trip starts and ends in Green River, Utah and is camping with truck support.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Starts/ends in Green River, Utah
  • When: September 27, 2019 through September 29, 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: $790.00/person or $750.50 CFI Members
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Plein Air Moab – Colorado River Paint & Float

    A day of natural history exploration and artistic creation!

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Gold Bar Campground to Potash Boat Ramp
  • When: October 07, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Group Size: 12
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Cost per Person: $150/person
  • Deposit: $50 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: September 23, 2018
  • Where: Bluff and the Upper San Juan River
  • When: June 13, 2019 through
  • Group Size: Minimum 14, Maximum 20
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $50 - Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
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    Eagle Float on the Colorado River

    Join CFI, Sheri Griffith Expeditions, Hawkwatch International and the Moab Bird Club on this amazing day!

    Float down a mild and scenic stretch of the Colorado River this February for a chance to see wintering bald eagles in a wilderness setting. Along the way there will be opportunities to learn about bird identification from our local Moab Bird Club. Participants meet "at the take out" at the Ranger Station and CFI will transport to the launch point at Loma.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Colorado River, Horsethief and Ruby Canyons
  • When: February 23, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 day
  • Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 12, Maximum 16
  • Age Group: Adults and children 12+ accompanied by adults
  • Cost per Person: $160/person, CFI Members $152
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable) applies to total due.
  • Deadline for Signup: February 18, 2019
  • Youth River Skills Camp

    Learn to raft, paddle, and duckie the Colorado River this summer!

    The Youth River Skills Camp is summer learning adventure for young adults entering 7th-9th grades. In the heat of the summer spend three awesome days paddling and rowing on the Colorado River. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach kids to navigate rivers, starting out on calm water stretch and working up to some whitewater. Practice river reading skills, and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky, how to set up camp and be an awesome camp cook. This is a hands-on experience using paddle rafts and duckies. We'll cover basic river safety, river rescue, maneuvering different types of boats, ethics for river travel, and have fun swimming in the river’s milder sections!

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  • Where: Colorado River from Dewey Bridge to Rocky takeout
  • When: July 29, 2019 through July 31, 2019
  • Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 9th grades
  • Cost per Person: $350 per youth ($250 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Colorado River Overnight Scenic Float

    Float the Colorado from Dewey Bridge or from 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 V to designate level types and quantity of whitewater) and we use a variety of boats depending on the time of year and your interests. This is a perfect stretch for families with a variety of ages, and our naturalist guides are great with kids. Contact us about your desired dates and also inquire about special request add-ons such as guest experts.

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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 6, Maximum 25
  • Age Group: Adults and Families, minimum age 6 years old
  • Cost per Person: $335/person -
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Cost per Person: Fee is based on a minimum of 6 participants and includes transportation from Moab.
  • Deposit: $100 per participant which applies to total trip fee
  • Deadline for Signup: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice
  • 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
  • WFR WAFA re-certification course

    WFR and WAFA Recertification

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

    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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab
  • When: February 27, 2019 through March 01, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days
  • Cost per Person: $350 Non-members, $332.50 CFI Members
  • Deposit: $150 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: February 13, 2019
  • 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