Mar 26 2023



Mental Health Hikes at CFI!

Next Hike: Sunday, March 26 - more details below

Taking care of ourselves and community in nature


Immersion in wild places is essential to the human spirit. Time spent on the Colorado Plateau brings awareness of forces greater than ourselves. The joy of exploring wild places restores balance and perspective.


In response to this need, our first Mental Health Hike took place in 2022. Development Associate, Alison Anders, created the event to "provide an opportunity for people to come together and learn tangible skills to maintain our mental health, while making new friends and building community." Creating positive and proactive mental health routines is a direct pathway to a renewed human spirit. CFI's Mental Health Hikes give locals an opportunity to exercise body and mind while restoring balance and perspective. Thanks to its popularity, we are sponsoring a series of additional hikes in 2023!


Thanks to generous support from CFI members, these programs are all free! A shuttle will be provided to any out of town locations, and CFI will provide snacks and water for each hike. These hikes fill up, and registration is required!


Sunday February 26: Nature in our own backyard

  • Rotary Park


Next Hike: Sunday March 26: Emotional Awareness

Join us on our upcoming mental health hike in Moonflower Canyon to learn about identifying emotions with guest expert Elizabeth Bercel. We will also be joined by Sam Metzner, who will be sharing with us a restorative and beginner friendly yoga flow. Let’s take some time to practice mindfulness while embodying emotions like awe, curiosity, wonder, and joy.

Meet at the CFI office for a shuttle to the trail at 10AM, returning at 3PM. We will be hiking for a mile on an uneven, sandy, and rocky trail that goes through a wash.


Sunday April 30: Communication and Listening

  • Location TBD

Sunday May 21: Lessons From Water

  • Mill Creek Trailhead

Sunday June 25: Mind - Body Connection

  • La Sal Mountains, Tukuhnikivats Trail

Saturday July 8th - Sunday July 9th: Growth Mindset

  • La Sal Mountains, Warner Lake
  • Series Culmination!
  • Overnight Campout


Questions? Contact Alison Anders: email or call (435) 259-7750


While this event is free, consider becoming a member to support CFI's efforts to continue to provide programming like this to the Moab Community.