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 10, 2019 through May 12, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days and two nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, CFI Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: May 6, 2019
  • Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

    Fremont Culture Archaeology with guest archaeologist. Dr. Kevin Jones.

    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: May 24, 2019 through May 26, 2019
  • What months available: Call to arrange a custom private trip - subject to permit and faculty availability. At least 60 days notice is needed.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three days and two nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: Non-members $680, CFI Members $646
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: May 10, 2019
  • La Sal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

    An exciting summer opportunity for kids entering the 5th through 7th grades!

    Our popular Explorers Base Camp is an exciting summer opportunity for kids entering 5th through 7th grades who want to be active, have fun and learn about our amazing backyard La Sal Mountains.

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  • Where: Warner Lake Campground, La Sal Mountains
  • When: July 08, 2019 through July 12, 2019
  • When: July 15, 2019 through July 19, 2019
  • Number of Days/Nights: Four nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 12 and Maximum 20
  • Age Group: Entering 5th through 7th grades
  • Cost per Person: $325 per youth ($225 for youth enrolled in Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior to start
  • Private One Day River Trip

    Our Naturalist Guides are knowledgeable, capable and great with kids!

    Raft the "Moab Daily" Section of the Colorado River on a private one-day river trip with CFI Naturalist Guides! Our Naturalist Guides really know Professor Valley/Fisher Towers geology, history, river ecology, animal lore, and more. Families are welcome (minimum of 4 years of age). Our guides are particularly great with kids since we work with many youth groups throughout the season.

    You may might also be looking for a fun and informative outing for your business or board retreat. With notice, CFI can arrange a guest expert to join your group (history, geology, Colorado River issues, etc. )

    Another reason to choose CFI? CFI, is a nonprofit, and you help to underwrite quality outdoor education school programs for area students. and there is no additional sales tax added to your fee.

    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: One Day
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Age Group: Adults and Children four years old and older
  • Cost per Person: Daily rates per group: 1-6 people: $800/group; for 7-10 people, $1200/group ; for 11-20 people, $1700/group
  • Deposit: $200/trip deposit (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Deadline for Signup: One week prior notice for private trip
  • 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: $390 - Adults
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area River Fee
  • Cost per Person: Fees based on 6 paying participants
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Private Upper San Juan River Trips

    A 26-mile stretch famous for geological wonders, interesting side canyon hikes, and extensive prehistoric Indian rock art

    Private Upper San Juan River Trips are for adults and kids 6 and over. This popular 26-mile stretch is famous for geological wonders and interesting side canyon hikes, extensive prehistoric Indian rock art, and dwellings. We’ll find mild rapids and wonderful scenic floats along ever-changing dramatic canyon walls. This is a great family trip and a gentle interaction with the outdoors. In summer and early fall months, we can add inflatable kayaks affectionately called "duckies."

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  • Where: Begins and ends in Bluff, UT the night before the launch, with trip from Sand Island launch to Mexican Hat takeout.
  • What months available: Best months are mid April through early July and late August through late October.
  • Number of Days/Nights: CFI recommends three night or four night trips on this stretch, the first night is a lodge stay in Bluff and orientation.
  • Group Size: 6  person minimum paying participants (adult or youth); 25 maximum participants
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $730/person - 3 night, 3 day trip
  • Cost per Person: $865/person - 4 night, 4 day trip
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area Fee applies to all persons
  • Cost per Person: Fees based on minimum of 6 paying participants and vary by trip length. Fee includes first night lodge stay, orientation with our trip leader and breakfast.
  • Deposit: $300 person applies to total due.
  • Private Lower San Juan River Trips

    Custom Lower San Juan River Trips are for adults and kids 6 years old and above. The popular 56-mile stretch is famous for geological wonders and interesting side canyon hikes, mild/moderate rapids and flat water including the world-famous Goosenecks section of the lower San Juan Canyon, a remote wilderness setting.

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  • Where: Start and end in Bluff, UT; Float the San Juan River, Mexican Hat to Clay Hills,
  • What months available: April through October with spring and fall months ideal.
  • Number of Days/Nights: CFI recommends 5 nights for this stretch which includes first night lodge stay and orientation. Call to discuss typical water levels for the dates of interest.
  • Time: Extend your trip by adding the upper San Juan - call to discuss.
  • Group Size: 6 minimum paying participants (adult or youth); 25 maximum participants
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 6 years old and up; must be 6 at least in month of trip
  • Cost per Person: $1000. - per person
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Cost per Person: $20 - BLM Special Area Fee applies to all persons
  • Private Green River Canoe Trip

    Private Green River Canoe Trips take you for a paddle down the Green River through incredible Labyrinth Canyon.

 This stretch, which runs from or near Green River to Mineral Bottom, Utah (adjacent to Canyonlands National Park) has been featured in many adventure travel magazines as a must do for both seasoned or beginner paddlers in canyon country.

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  • Where: From Green River State Park (6 night, 6 day) or Ruby Ranch (5 day) to Mineral Bottom
  • What months available: Best months are late April through May and September and October (summer months see lots of mosquitos and we would recommend rafting a different river. )
  • Number of Days/Nights: CFI recommends 6 or 5 night trip with first night motel stay in Green River and trip orientation. Length also depends on water level and interest in side hikes.
  • Group Size: 6 minimum paying participants (adult or youth); 25 maximum participants
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 12 and older if canoes (younger kids, 6 and up can be accommodated if we take rafts.)
  • Cost per Person: $1350./person - For 6 night, 6 day trip
  • Cost per Person: $1150/person - For 5 night, 5 day trip
  • Deposit: $300 per person (non-refundable), applies to total fee
  • Private Land or Hiking Tour

    Private land-based tours with Canyonlands Field Institute will take you on your own full day outing to Arches National Park, or Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts) or in the La Sal Mountains with our Naturalist Guides. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Reasonably paced to learn and enjoy the sights. The actual length and physical nature of walks/hikes can be adjusted to your group's interests. Topics will cover Park/Public Lands history, geology, prehistoric cultures/rock art, and settlement history. Nature games and art are added for younger folks. Delicious lunch and snacks provided, either picnic table style or day pack style, for longer hikes, Food preferences accommodated with notice.

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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: Daily rates per group: For 1-6 people, $800/group; for 7-10 people, $1200/group; for 11-20 people, $1700/group
  • Deposit: $200/group (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • School River Trip: Westwater Canyon

    For Grade 9 and up - a classic and exciting whitewater experience through geologically and historically rich Westwater Canyon!

    School River Trip: Westwater Canyon Overnight explores wonderful Westwater, a Wilderness Study Area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides. Experience the one of the west's premier whitewater stretches with 6 miles of exciting Class III whitewater rapids!

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  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available: Mid-March through mid-October
  • Number of Days/Nights: One Night
  • Age Group: Grade nine and up
  • Cost per Person: $280 + $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: 5 student fees, non refundable. Applies to final total balance due.
  • 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, either Friday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday, or Wednesday through Friday only.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Two Nights
  • Time: 3pm Day One through 4pm Last Day
  • Group Size: 15 minimum; 60 youth maximum
  • Age Group: Middle, High School, and College Students
  • Cost per Person: $300 based on minimum of 15 paid fees.