Eastern Book Cliffs Deep History

Historian John Weisheit and archaeologist Michael Wolfe 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 27, 2017 through May 29, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 days 2 nights
  • Group Size: 5 min, 8 max
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $595.00
  • Deposit: $300.00
  • La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

    Exciting summer opportunity for explorer kids entering 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 and Colorado River
  • When: July 11, 2017 through July 14, 2017
  • When: July 18, 2017 through July 21, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 3 nights
  • Time: 9 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Friday, campers camp overnight in tents.
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 20
  • Age Group: Entering 5th through 8th grades
  • Cost per Person: $200 per youth ($150 for youths attending Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • Lizard Head Wilderness Trekking with Llamas

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

    Explore the headwaters of the Dolores River on the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau. This trip is perfect for summer and takes place in the lovely high country of the Lizard Head Wilderness in the San Miguel Mountains section of the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy wildflower meadows, views of high peaks, an alpine lake and waterfalls on day hikes from our base camp along the West Fork of the Dolores. We reach base camp just a four miles in the first day with llamas carrying our kitchen, food and camping gear. Our small congenial group led will be led by a CFI Naturalist and Redwood Llama wrangler who will share much about the natural and cultural history of the area. Have FUN hiking beautiful mountains, communing and reading in camp, and learn about llama packing if you choose.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests in Colorado
  • When: August 14, 2016 through August 18, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 4 nights, includes 1st night lodge stay and orientation
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1460 plus $140 USFS/Outfitter fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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.

    Join us for the Moab's Ancient Past Paleontology & Rock Art Tour. Visit several paleontological and rock art sites in the Moab area. Moab's Ancient Past Paleontology and Rock Art Tours are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • What months available: May - October
  • Time: Wednesday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: Adults $85; Youth $65
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non-refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: 6 pm the night before
  • 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.
  • 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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Arches National Park, May through October
  • Time: Wednesday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 adult fees, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: Adults $90; Youth $70; Member $85.50; Member Youth $66.50
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 12 noon the day of the tour
  • Navajo Mountain Archaeology and Culture Trekking

    Join guest archaeologist Sally Cole, CFI and Navajo guides

    Visit Navajo Mountain and learn about culture past and present, and archaeology sites through hikes near and on Navajo Mountain near the AZ/UT borders. Canyonlands Field Institute is teaming with noted rock art specialist, archaeologist and author, Sally Cole plus our Navajo guides from the Atene family to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about prehistoric cultures and Dinè culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.

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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: April 30, 2017 through May 05, 2017
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 nights, 5 days with 1st night lodge stay and orientation, hogan and camping 4 nights with truck support
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1495.00 plus $48 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 2 weeks prior
  • 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: $120/adult and $90 youth 6-17 yrs - 4 Person minimum
  • Deposit: $120 (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, 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: $ 95 per adult and $70 youth 4-17 yrs, min of 4 particpants
  • Deposit: $95/one person fee as deposit, non-refundable. Full balance due 14 days prior.
  • 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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  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Colorado River "Daily"
  • What months available: Wednesday - Sunday, June through August
  • Time: 1:30 - 5:30
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 (Adult Fees) - Maximum 8
  • Age Group: Youth 4-15 Adults 16+
  • Cost per Person: Adults $80; Youth $50
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 6pm the day prior.
  • 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 09, 2017 through June 11, 2017
  • When: October 12, 2017 through October 14, 2017
  • What months available: Inquire about possible custom, private trip options; limited entry dates May 15 through October 15, 2016 depending on permit availability.
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, 2 Nights - All trips meet afternoon day 1 through late afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $595 includes transportation, meals, entry fees and expert guide
  • Deposit: $300, non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip date in order for names to be submitted for permit.
  • 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