Sunset Tour of Arches National Park

  • Where: Arches National Park, May through October
  • Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, maximum 10
  • Age Group: Adults and children 4+
  • Cost per Person: $80
  • Deposit: Deposit is full fee, non refundable reservation.
  • Deadline for Signup: By 12 noon the day of the tour
  • During the sunset tour of Arches National Park, enjoy the magic light of Arches while taking in some of Utah's most famous natural wonders. Join us for this popular van tour with a CFI Naturalist-Guide Intern 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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WFR and WAFA Recertification

Multiple day-long indoor classes: includes CPR and two-year certifications

  • Where: Course meets at La Quinta Inn, Moab, UT
  • When: February 25, 2015 through February 27, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 3 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 10, maximum 30
  • Cost per Person: $330; fee does not include meals or lodging
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable. Full balance due 30 days prior.
  • WMI offers this course with a two-year re-certification for Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and Wilderness EMT. Includes two year CPR. Register through CFI.
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Navajo Mountain Culture and Archaeology

Camping with truck support, vehicle tours and short hikes with Navajo culture and archaeology guides Eric and Charlene Atene

  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • When: September 03, 2015 through September 07, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 4 days, 4 nights with 1st night lodge stay and orientation, hogan stay and two nights camping
  • Time: Evening day 1 through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 9
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $730.00/per+ $36 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $300 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • 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 Dinė guides Eric and Charlene Atene to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about the Dinė culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.
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Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Utah Archaeology

Lodge-based, vehicle tours and short hikes

  • Where: Southeastern Utah – Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Areas
  • When: October 09, 2015 through October 11, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Nights 2 Days
  • Time: Evening Day 1 through Afternoon Last Day
  • Group Size: Minmum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $630 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fees
  • Deposit: $150 non-refundable, applies to total due
  • Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore some lesser known locations and learn about recent findings from the Comb Ridge Heritage Initiative Project. This research recently completed was part of a multi-year cooperative archaeological research project by the BLM and the University of Colorado. From our cozy base at Recapture Lodge in Bluff, you will enjoy van tours and short hikes exploring prehistoric and historic sites, rock art and geological features along Comb Ridge and on Cedar Mesa.
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Rainbow Bridge and Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure

Hiking with pack stock support

  • When: April 27, 2015 through May 02, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 5 days, 5 nights includes first night motel, round trip transportation from/to Bluff or Moab
  • Time: Evening of day 1 through evening of last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 4, maximum 6
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Cost per Person: $1950 plus $36 Navajo Nation fees
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior to trip
  • Hike and camp with horse pack 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 our guide Eric Atene and family. Three nights on the trail, and boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!
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Mountain Wildflowers Seminar

Learn about mountain wildflowers with Joel Tuhy and Linda Whitham - no tour in 2015 but please watch for 2016 date.

  • Where: La Sal Mountains near Moab, UT
  • What months available:

    2016 Date TBA

  • 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: 2016 Fee TBA
  • 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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Annual River Rafting Trip for Women

Women: Wild By Nature! Rafting & Inflatable Kayaking - Moves to a different river stretch each year!

  • Where: 2015's River Destination: Upper San Juan River from Sand Island, just south of Bluff, UT to Mexican Hat, UT.
  • When: September 17, 2015 through September 21, 2015
  • 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: $895 plus $10 BLM special area fees
  • Deposit: $300 Non-refundable deposit applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
  • CFI's annual river rafting trip for Women: Wild By Nature takes place September 2015 on the Upper San Juan River starting in Bluff, Utah. 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 San Juan River. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, friends!
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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 19, 2015 through June 21, 2015
  • When: October 02, 2015 through October 04, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days, 2 Nights - All trips meet Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
  • Time: Afternoon 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: $595 includes transportation, meals, entry fees and expert guide.
  • 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 Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, for permit.
  • Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see sites and prehistoric Fremont rock art in a two day / two night vehicle trip with overnight camping. Range Creek is 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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Creatures of Canyonlands Seminar

1-day seminar with Dr. Tim Graham includes vehicle tour with short hikes

  • Where: Canyonlands National Park, Needles District
  • When: September 12, 2015
  • 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: $135 includes transportation, lunch and expert guide.
  • Deposit: Full fee
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior
  • What lives in the desert? The Creatures of Canyonlands Seminar in the Needles District introduces you the small wonders of desert habitats. Travel to the Needles Dr. Tim Graham and Canyonlands Field Institute in Moab to learn about the little things that help make the grand landscape of Canyonlands National Park so spectacular. This wildlife seminar features the ecology of the "uncharismatic" or lesser seen microfauna. We will explore a variety of habitats in the Park, looking for small animals that live in this semi-arid environment. We will note animal signs and habits of larger mammals as well.
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Teen Summer Camp: River Adventure Week

  • Where: Colorado River from Loma, CO to Hittle Bottom, Utah
  • When: July 26, 2015 through July 31, 2015
  • Number of Days/Nights: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Time: 1:30 pm Sunday, July 26 through 3:00 pm Friday, July 31, 2015.
  • Group Size: Min 6 and Max 10
  • Age Group: Entering 9th through 12th grades
  • Cost per Person: $890
  • Deposit: $300 applies to total due
  • The exciting new Teen Summer Camp: River Adventure Week is a 6-day summer learning experience for teens entering 9th-12th grades. In the heat of the summer, spend 6 awesome days paddling and rowing on the Colorado River. CFI’s experienced Naturalist Guides will teach kids to navigate whitewater rivers, practice river reading skills, and learn how to row a raft or paddle an inflatable kayak. 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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