Private Utah Trips in Red Rock Country

Choose CFI for Private Utah Trips for Your Family or Group

Planning a private custom trip in red rock country can be complicated, but Canyonlands Field Institute is not your average commercial outfitter and we strive to make it simple for you. CFI can customize your trip or retreat to fit your group or family’s interests and dates. Permitted across the Colorado Plateau CFI can help you develop the perfect outdoor experience. You’ll leave us with a deeper knowledge of this spectacular region we call home and take along wonderful lasting memories of your time with us.

Who are private trips for?

  • Families looking for a fun, active, involved, and meaningful vacation with more educational depth than a commercial trip might offer
  • Groups that want a spectacular backdrop for their get-togethers
  • Adults and friends looking for unique, exciting, and inclusive outdoor adventure with a little less adrenaline
  • Corporate teams or Boards of Trustees seeking an inspirational retreat environment
  • Nonprofit organizations or clubs looking for a new kind of experience to create common ground and deepen bonds.

The health and well-being of participants on CFI programs are a priority. Canyonlands Field Institute is committed to minimizing and mitigating the risks associated with backcountry and wilderness adventure trips and programs. Due to inherent risks associated with activities on our programs, as well as environmental considerations, CFI programs are open to individuals who meet the following Essential Eligibility Criteria, and who acknowledge their ability to meet these criteria.

Furthermore, we have instituted the following specific policies and procedures in addressing the current health crisis. Note that these new protocols are specific to the COVID-19 pandemic response, and are supplemental and in addition to all of our normal operating standards and best practices. COVID-19 Guide for Participants


Private River Trips

CFI’s single-day or multi-day private, custom trips on SE Utah’s red rock canyon rivers include peaceful flatwater floats and exciting whitewater. Choose between the Colorado River through the Ruby to Horsethief section, the wet and wild rapids of Westwater Canyon, or the inspiring vistas on the Fisher Towers stretch near Moab. We also lead scenic multi-day float trips on the Green and Upper and Lower San Juan River Canyon.

Private Land Trips

Our land-based private, custom trips take you hiking with pack stock support in the Navajo Mountain and Rainbow Bridge area in Southeastern Utah, Range Creek archeological site in east-central Utah, and other custom camping excursions. We can also plan a Moab area hotel package with visits to local sites and national park excursions for your group. You can also camp with the support of CFI staff at our rustic and beautiful Professor Valley Field Camp.