• by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp
  • When: April 21, 2018 through April 22, 2018
  • When: October 20, 2018 through October 21, 2018
  • Time: Program begins at 11:30 am; finishes the following day at 4 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 12 and maximum 26
  • Age Group: Youth in first grade through high school, and accompanying adults
  • Cost per Person: $150/youth and $190/adult
  • Deposit: $75/per person, applies to total due
  • Cedar Mesa & Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

    Explore Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge by van and short hikes with guest archaeologist and CFI guides

    Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the prehistory and history of this region. Learn about protection initiatives, research and recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative Project with guest archaeologist, Jonathan Till.

    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, 2018 through October 21, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three nights, three days
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth, High School age and older
  • Cost per Person: $990/per person plus $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: October 4, 2018
  • Colorado River Overnight Float

    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 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
  • 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 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: Starts with motel stay and trip orientation. Colorado River, Loma to either Cisco or Westwater depending on age of participants, water levels and trip length desired.
  • What months available: Mid-May through Late October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 nights/3 days or 4 nights/4 days includes first night motel stay and orientation
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 paying participants and maximum 25 people
  • Age Group: Loma to Westwater Ranger Station for Adults and Youth 6 and over; Loma to Cisco (Includes Westwater Canyon) for Adults and youth with parent 12 and older
  • Cost per Person: $730.00/person - for 3 night, 3 day trip
  • Cost per Person: $865/person - for 4 night, 4 day trip
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Cost per Person: $10 Loma-WWRS or $20 Loma-Cisco (includes Westwater Canyon) - BLM Special Area Fees/per person
  • Cost per Person: Fees based on minimum of 6 paying participants
  • 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 except for late May through June high water
  • Number of Days/Nights: One night and two days
  • Group Size: 6 persons minimum/25 persons maximum
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 12+
  • Cost per Person: $395 - Adults
  • Cost per Person: $350 - Youth in high school
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area River Fee
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Cost per Person: Fees based on 6 paying participants
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • desert wildflowers in southeastern utah

    Desert Wildflowers Day 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 am - 4:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: TBA
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • dinosaur track outside moab utah

    Dinosaur Tracks Paleontology

    On this day-long tour from the heart of Moab with Dr. John Foster of the Museum of Moab, we visit the best of the best tracks left by dinosaurs in the red rock canyon country of eastern Utah. Research findings including the several "new" dinosaurs recently located in our area will be highlighted. An overview of these carnivorous and herbivorous giants and the ancient environments of river sandbars and in inter-dune oases will be featured. 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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Moab Area Paleontology Sites
  • When: May 19, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and children 12+
  • Cost per Person: $142.00
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: May 5, 2018
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    Eagle Float on the Colorado River

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

    Float down the Colorado River from Loma, Colorado to the Westwater Ranger Station 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 and HawkWatch International.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Loma, Colorado to Westwater Ranger Station, Utah (Ruby Horsethief stretch)
  • When: March 03, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1
  • Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 12 Maximum 16
  • Age Group: Adults, children 12 years and older accompanied by adults
  • Cost per Person: $160.00
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: February 23, 2018
  • Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

    Dr. Steve Simms will guide you through both ancient and recent sites.

    Eastern Book Cliffs - Visit incredible prehistoric Native American and historic trapper, mining and pioneer sites, This area features research in the 1950's by Hannah Marie Wormington that was pivotal in defining Fremont Culture. Learn about geology, mineral exploration, and conservation concerns of this region as well. Itinerary includes desert and high country locations and this time of year promises a bonus of spring wildflowers.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Eastern Book Cliffs – Cottonwood, Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek
  • When: May 11, 2018 through May 13, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days, two nights
  • Group Size: 5 min, 8 max
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $680
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: April 27, 2018
  • La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

    An exciting summer opportunity for kids entering the 5th through 8th grades!

    Our popular Explorers Base Camp is an exciting summer opportunity for kids entering 5th through 8th grades who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard La Sal Mountains.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Warner Lake Campground, La Sal Mountains
  • Number of Days/Nights: Four nights
  • Time: July 9-13 or July 16-20, 2018
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 20
  • Age Group: Entering 5th through 8th grades
  • Cost per Person: $250 per youth ($200 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • 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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: BLM land around the Moab area
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: Friday through Sunday
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees) - Maximum 10
  • 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: 6 pm the day prior
  • 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: May through October, call to arrange.