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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  • What months available: May - October
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees) - Maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the day prior
  • National Park Bus Tour Guides

    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.
  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Kayenta, Bluff, and the Lower San Juan River
  • Age Group: Entering 8th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $25 - Val A. Browning Foundation has generously provided financial support to help us greatly underwrite the true cost of the program.
  • 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, May through October
  • Time: TBA
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees) - Maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: Noon the day of program
  • Private Moab National Park and Mountain Tours

    Private Moab National Park and Mountain Tours take you on Enjoy your own full day outing to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts) or in the La Sal Mountains/National Forest (summer) with a Naturalist Guide expert from CFI. Travel by air conditioned vehicle and take short hikes. We can adjust to your physical abilities and interests in geology, prehistoric cultures/rock art, desert ecology or history. Delicious lunch and snacks provided.

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  • Where: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts), or La Sal Mountains (summer)
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (Arches, Island in the Sky, La Sal Mts) and 5:30 return for Needles.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $160/adult and $130 youth 6-17 yrs - 4 Person minimum
  • Deposit: $160 (1 adult fee) as the deposit. (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Private, Custom One Day River Trip

    Our Naturalist Guides are most knowledgeable and great with kids!

    Raft the "Moab Daily" Section of the Colorado River on a private custom trip one-day river trip with CFI Naturalist Guides! Our Naturalist Guides are the best and most knowledgeable in the Moab, specializing in Professor Valley/Fisher Towers geology, history, river ecology, animal lore and more. Families are welcome (minimum of 6 years of age). Our guides are particularly great with kids since we work with many youth groups throughout the season. Plus you benefit from knowing your custom trip with CFI is helping to underwrite our environmental education school programs and there is no additional sales tax. This trip will be just for you; we will pick you up at your hotel or meet at CFI headquarters south of town. Your fee includes lunch, snacks, and transportation from town.

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  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available: April through late October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 Day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 4 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $ 180 per adult and $130 youth 4-17 yrs, min of 4 particpants
  • Deposit: $180/one person fee as deposit, non-refundable. Full balance due 1 week prior to trip.
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior notice for private trip
  • Raft the Colorado River

    Cool Summer Fun: Raft the Colorado River

    Raft Down the Colorado River with CFI's trained Naturalist Guides. Learn about the Moab area through our deep understanding of ancient cultural and natural history. This trip combines a great day of rafting with engaging learning experiences.

     

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  • Where: Colorado River "Daily"
  • What months available: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees) - Maximum 8
  • Age Group: Youth 4-15 Adults 16+
  • Cost per Person: TBA
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the day prior
  • 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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • When: April 29, 2018 through May 05, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights - including first night at Recapture Lodge
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $2700 plus $60 Navajo Nation special fee
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: April 15, 2018
  • Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

    Fremont Culture Archaeology with guest archaeologists

    Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in a three-day / two-night vehicle trip with overnight camping. Range Creek is hidden in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. Guest experts will narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually left, with the help of CFI Naturalist Guides.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: June 08, 2018 through June 10, 2018
  • When: October 11, 2018 through October 13, 2018
  • What months available: Inquire about possible custom, private trip options
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three Days and two Nights - All trips meet afternoon day one through late afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Spring: May 25, 2018 Fall: September 27, 2018
  • School Field Camp and River Program – Five Nights

    School Field Camp and River Program - Five Nights, offers an in-depth land and river educational program at CFI's field camp and on the Colorado river. Combine our two great Land & River Programs into one for an amazing educational adventure!

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  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp and the Colorado River
  • Number of Days/Nights: Five Nights
  • Time: 4 p.m. Monday through 2:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Group Size: 15 minimum/60 youth maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, High School, and College Students
  • Cost per Person: $700
  • School Field Camp and River Program – Two Nights

    School Field Camp and River Program - Two Nights, offers a fun land and river educational program in CFI's Moab area Professor Valley Field Camp and on the Colorado river.

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  • Where: Professor Valley Field Camp and the Colorado River
  • What months available: Spring and Fall, Friday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday, or Wednesday through Friday only.
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 nights
  • Time: 4 p.m. Day 1 through 3:30 p.m. Last Day
  • Group Size: 15 minimum; 60 youth maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, High School, and College Students
  • Cost per Person: $300