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Immersing STEM into Native Culture
“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for man to depend simply upon himself.” -- Lone Man (Isna la-wica)Learn More →
Guest historian John Weisheit guides you through the ancient and recent sites
Eastern Book Cliffs - Three Canyon area on the Colorado/Utah border, with truck support camping. Visit ancient sites, learn about geology, mineral exploration, and conservation concerns. A van tour into several unique canyons in the heart of the Book Cliffs north of Moab, Utah with short hikes up to 2 miles round trip led by CFI's Executive Director Karla VanderZanden, and historian John Weisheit. Guest presentation one day by agency archaeologist.Learn More →
Discover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau with Dr. Andre Aslan
This trip, lead by geologists Professor Andres Aslan Mesa State University will cover the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau, from the time it became part of the North American continent to the present configuration of the geology of the Colorado River.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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 paleontology and rock art sites in the Moab area. Moab's Ancient Past Paleontology and Rock Art Tours are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 1st through October 30th.Learn More →
Learn about mountain wildflowers with Joel Tuhy and Linda Whitham
Join us for a full day seminar exploring mountain wildflowers in the La Sals and learn to identify species at the peak of their bloom.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.Learn More →
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.
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.
Supported trekking with pack animals and Navajo guides on the historic, traditional pilgrimage route to spectacular Rainbow Bridge
Hike and camp with packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earths largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture. 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 boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!Learn More →