Mountain Wildflowers Seminar

Learn about mountain wildflowers with Joel Tuhy and Linda Whitham

  • Where: La Sal Mountains near Moab, UT
  • When: July 12, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and Over
  • Cost per Person: $100 Adults and youths 16+
  • Deposit: Deposit is the full fee.
  • 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.
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Women Wild by Nature River Rafting Trip

Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma (Grand Junction), CO to Cisco, UT includes Westwater Canyon
  • When: August 01, 2014 through August 05, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 Days and 4 Nights - includes 1st night at hotel & orientation
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
  • Age Group: Women only 16+
  • Cost per Person: $800/adult & youth 16 and older plus $20 BLM special area fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
  • Join CFI's Director Karla VanderZanden on this special women-only annual event. After a one-night orientation and hotel stay, enjoy three nights camping and river running on the Colorado River, a designated Conservation Area and proposed Wild & Scenic River.
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Book Cliffs/Three Canyon Utah Archaeology

A NEW exploratory vehicle tour, short hikes with guest archaeologist Dr. Carol Patterson and historian John Weisheit.

  • Where: Book Cliffs – Hay Canyon/Westwater Creek area
  • When: September 26, 2014 through September 28, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: Friday evening-Saturday-Sunday, includes 2 night ranch B & B stay
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $400 includes lodging, meals, contribution to CFI youth programs
  • Deposit: $150 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • A van tour into several unique canyons in the heart of the Book Cliffs north of Moab, Utah with short hikes led by guest experts. This tour will focus on the archaeology, geology and mineral exploration and conservation concerns. Overnight stay at nearby bed and breakfast.
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Range Creek Utah Archaeology Trip

Camping with Truck Support- Fremont Culture Archaeology and more!

  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: June 21, 2014 through June 22, 2014
  • When: October 04, 2014 through October 05, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days,1 Night - All trips meet Saturday/Sunday
  • Time: Morning day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $400 Adults and youth 16+
  • Deposit: $150, non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip date in order for names to be submitted to land management agency, University of Utah, for permit.
  • Join us for a rare opportunity to see prehistoric Fremont rock art and sites at Range Creek, hidden in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. CFI Naturalists narrate the story of this unique landscape, the people who lived here, how they lived, and why they eventually left.
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Wildlife of Canyonlands One-day Seminar

Vehicle tour, short hikes, 1 - day seminar with Dr. Tim Graham

  • Where: Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
  • When: September 20, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: One day
  • Time: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $100
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • Celebrate Canyonlands 50th anniversary and learn about the little things that help make the grand landscape of Canyonlands so spectacular. This one-day wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" microfauna of Canyonlands National Park. We will explore a variety of habitats in the Park, looking for small animals that live in this semi-arid environment. Using traps, nets and just poking around, we will look for insects and other arthropods, small mammals, birds and lizards. We will note animal signs and habits of larger mammals such as Big Horn Sheep.
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Teen River Skills Day Camp

  • Where: Colorado River near Moab, Utah
  • When: July 01, 2014 through July 03, 2014
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days, day camp only
  • Time: 8 a.m to 5 p.m for 3 days (no overnight camping)
  • Age Group: Entering 7th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $200 ($150 for students in Grand County School District)
  • Deposit: $25 applies to total due
  • This exciting teen river skills day camp is a 3-day learning experience for teens entering 7th-12th grades. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach you to navigate whitewater rivers through a hands-on rafting, inflatable kayak and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Practice river reading skills and learn how to row a raft or paddle a ducky. 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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LaSal Mountains Explorer Base Camp

  • Where: Warner Lake
  • When: July 08, 2014 through July 11, 2014
  • When: July 15, 2014 through July 18, 2014
  • 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 4-day session ($150 for youths attending Grand County School District*)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Deadline for Signup: 7 calendar days prior to trip date.
  • 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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Custom 1-Day River Trips

  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available:

    late April to mid-October except for late July

  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 Day
  • Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: $110 - 9 to 15 people
  • Cost per Person: $120 - 5 to 8 people
  • Cost per Person: $170 - 3 to 4 people
  • Cost per Person: $190 - 2 people
  • Cost per Person: $400 - 1 person
  • Cost per Person: $100 - 16 to 40 people
  • Raft the "Moab Daily" Section of the Colorado River on a private custom trip with our Naturalist Guides!
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Custom Ruby – Horsethief Colorado River Overnight

  • Where: Loma to either Cisco or Westwater depending on age of participants
  • What months available:

    Mid-May through Late October

  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 days/3 nights OR 4 days/4 nights
  • Age Group: Loma to Westwater Ranger Station for Adults and Youth 6 and over; Loma to Cisco (Includes Westwater Canyon) for Adults and Youth 12 and over
  • Cost per Person: $220/day - Adult
  • Cost per Person: $180/day - Youth 6-17 (must be 6 in month of trip - Loma to Westwater)
  • Cost per Person: $180/day - Youth 12-17 (must be 12 in month of trip - Loma to Cisco)
  • Cost per Person: $10 Loma-WWRS or $20 Loma-Cisco - BLM Special Area Fees/per person
  • Depart Loma, Colorado, and travel through dramatic red sandstone towers as we 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-V rapids of Westwater Canyon to Cisco, Utah!
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Custom Colorado River Westwater Canyon Overnight

  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available:

    Late April through mid-October

  • Number of Days/Nights: One night and two days
  • Cost per Person: $400/overnight trip - Adults
  • Cost per Person: $320/overnight trip - Youth 12 through 17 (must be 12 in month of trip)
  • Cost per Person: $10 - BLM Special Area River Fee
  • Cost per Person: -
  • Experience the Colorado River in Westwater Canyon: exciting Class III rapids like “Funnel Falls,” “Skull,” and “Sock-it-to-Me” bound to thrill even the veteran river runner. These help make Westwater 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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