Rainbow Bridge Trail Supported Trekking

Supported trekking with pack llamas, CFI, and Navajo guides on the historic traditional pilgrimage route to spectacular Rainbow Bridge

Hike and camp with llama packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earth's largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture. The trip starts in Page, AZ with hotel stay and trip orientation first evening with CFI guide. We travel to Navajo Mountain by van the next day and do a half day hike and visit a Navajo family, and camp or stay in their guest hogan. We are guests of the Atene family. Four nights on the trail, and a boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!

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  • Where: Page, AZ and Navajo Mountain, UT; Rainbow Bridge Nat'l Monument
  • When: October 02, 2021 through October 08, 2021
  • When: April 24, 2022 through April 30, 2022
  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights and six days
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $2980.00 non-members; $2831.00 CFI members PLUS $60 Navajo Nation Special Use Fee
  • Deposit: $500 (non-refundable) applies to total due
  • Deadline for Signup: 14 days prior
  • Range Creek Utah Archaeology

    Vehicle Tour and Camping with Truck Support

    Range Creek Utah archaeology trip is a rare opportunity to see and learn about prehistory and pioneer settlement in this remote canyon in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. Our CFI seminar format extending over two and half days allows for in depth learning and a chance to enjoy higher elevation camping. Dr. Kevin Jones is our lead guest scholar this year and he will be joined by archaeologist and educator, Ms. Jamie Hollingsworth. The focus will be on Archaic and Fremont prehistoric lifeways, the relatively recent official "discovery" of Range Creek that was long protected under private ownership. Faculty will highlight ongoing academic research and applications. CFI Naturalist Guides share knowledge about the geology, wildlife, wildflowers and provide a comfortable camp and great meals.

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  • Where: Western Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Utah
  • When: June 04, 2021 through June 06, 2021
  • What months available: It may be possible to arrange an additional date for a custom private trip - subject to permit and faculty availability. At least 90 days notice is needed.
  • Number of Days/Nights: Two and half days and two nights
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $800.00 Non member; $760.00 CFI Member
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due
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  • Cedar Mesa & Bears Ears Utah Archaeology

    Explore Bears Ears National Monument & Cedar Mesa by vehicle and short hikes with guest experts

    Learn about "Paleo Bears Ears" and later cultural occupations with our two guest experts, Greg Nunn and Lyle Balenquah along with CFI Naturalist Guides. With a small group, this is an opportunity to visit authorized sites with experts' insights. in the greater Bears Ears National Monument region, nearby Cedar Mesa and San Juan River corridor. This region is truly a world class "outdoor museum" with evidence of several thousand years of human occupation. Three nights lodging, all meals, day field trip BLM permits, and transportation options are included. Covid 19 protocols in place, details available.

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  • Where: Cedar Mesa and the greater Bears Ears National Monument region in Southeastern Utah.
  • When: October 12, 2021 through October 15, 2021
  • Number of Days/Nights: Three nights and three and a half days
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Cost per Person: $1500 Non Member; $1425 CFI Member; plus $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: $300 (non-refundable) applies to total due