Canyonlands Field Institute

At the confluence of adventure and education

Unplug To Connect

Unforgettable group trips in canyon country

Educational Adventures

Replace classroom walls with canyon walls.

Outdoor Experience

Science, art, and nature in the Moab area

Quality Outdoor Education

CFI is a nonprofit, and connecting kids to nature is what we do best.

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What better place to learn?

School Programs

Explorer Base Camp I 2017 (204 of 260)

Spend summer outside!

Summer Camps

Adult and Group Adventures

Choosing CFI for your group or family adventure directly supports our mission to connect youth to nature.

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Enriching, purposeful adventures!

Adult Adventure Seminars


Unplug, explore, and connect!

Private Group Trips

Teachers, we'll help you find the right school program.

With three decades of experience, we make it easy.

Journaling by the river

Student Program

I really thought the CFI guide did a great job leading students towards a broader mindset by asking them questions. He had a great way of leading them back to a positive mindset.

Penny D

Teacher, Salt Lake City Open Classroom

Student Program

This was the coolest thing I've ever done.


Student, Channing Hall

Rainbow Bridge Adventure Seminar

After more than 50 years of outdoor adventures, the CFI Rainbow Bridge trip was a real stand out! It was definitely a top life list trip.

Nancy S

Alexandria VA

Private Group Trip

We were all delighted by the trip on the river. The organization was awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days. Thanks a lot! I will certainly recommend CFI to my friends and family for future trips.

Pierre & family

Brussels, Belgium
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Professor Valley Field Camp

The changing environment helps me stay focused and being in nature makes me care more about what I'm doing and learning.


Student, East Middle School
Explorer Basecamp Bpg Teaching

School River Trip

[CFI] engages them in education and challenges outside the "norm" and comfort zones - new language and instructors- reflection and affirmation in overnight experiences strengthens relationships in a way that daily schooling cannot.

Thank you for a wonderful program for our students! The diversity in campsites, info, activities, and experiences was super special. And thank you for providing the 'larger than me' conversations on their place in the universe and for the fantastic closing circle and appreciation.


Chaperone, Potomac Mountain School
La Salle PVFC 2017-31

Professor Valley Field Camp

[With] the communication skills, the creative activities, the compassion, the group management skills, all of the leaders were beyond my expectations. Excellent!!

Mary Kay

Teacher, East Middle School

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