Colorado Rockies Trekking with Llamas

Backcountry hiking with llama support in the Lizard Head Wilderness of Colorado

  • 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: $1950 /person
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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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Desert Wildflower Seminar

Trip is now FULL

  • 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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Dinosaur Tracks of Moab Paleontology Tours

Vehicle Tour with Short Hikes meets at Museum of Moab

  • Where: Moab Area Paleontology Sites
  • What months available:

    May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28

  • Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • 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
  • 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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Geology of the Colorado River

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma, CO to Cisco, UT
  • When: July 12, 2015 through July 15, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Cost per Person: $980 + $20 for BLM Special Use Fees
  • Deposit: $300
  • Deadline for Signup: July 3, 2015
  • This trip, lead by geologists Professor Andres Aslan and Dr. Tamsin McCormick, will cover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau, from the time it became part of the North American continent to the present configuration of the geology of the Colorado River.
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Moab Summer Camp – Sustainable You!

Summer fun and learning in and around Moab

  • Where: Moab, UT
  • When: June 29, 2015 through July 02, 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 Moab host this 4-day/1 overnight learning adventure for kids who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard environment. The camp gives kids the opportunity to learn about 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, and where our food comes from, kids will develop a sense of place, 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: $80
  • 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, 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 Float Trip- Great for families!

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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Teen River Skills Day Camp

Raft, Paddle, and SUP the Colorado River this summer!

  • Where: Colorado River from Hittle Bottom to BLM takeout
  • When: July 07, 2015 through July 09, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days
  • Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm each day
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 11
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $200 per youth ($150 for youths attending Grand County School District*)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • The Teen River Skills Day Camp is summer learning adventure for teens entering 7th-12th grades. In the heat of the summer, spend 3 awesome days paddling and rowing on the Colorado River. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach kids to navigate whitewater rivers, practice river reading skills, and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. This is a hands-on experience using paddle boats and inflatable kayaks. 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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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: TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is the full application fee: TBA
  • 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. 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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