• by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp
  • 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
  • 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: 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
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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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  • Where: Loma, Colorado to Westwater Ranger Station, Utah (Ruby Horsethief stretch)
  • When: February 23, 2019
  • 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/person or $152 CFI member
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: February 18, 2019
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Where: Bluff and the Upper San Juan River
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $30 - Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.
  • 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
  • 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-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 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
  • Group Size: Minimum 6 and Maximum 11
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th 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
  • 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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  • Where: La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days
  • Cost per Person: $350/person
  • Deposit: $125 applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three nights, three days
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 9
  • 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
  • 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 Bluff, Utah with motel orientation, day hiking at Navajo Mountain and one night in a Navajo hogan as 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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  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights - including first night at Recapture Lodge
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $2700/person or $2565/CFI member - plus $60 Navajo Nation special fee per person
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: April 15, 2019