A unique chance to go birdwatching on the Colorado River
The Eagle Float is Canyonlands Field Institute’s iconic tribute to those who don’t mind waking up a little early to see the magnificent waterfowl of the Colorado River. Anybody is welcome, from serious birders looking to check off a few bucket list species, to outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience a fun, relaxing float through a beautiful canyon.
We team up with Sherri Griffith Expeditions for this motorized day trip through Ruby Horsethief Canyon as we spy for eagles, falcons, and other magnificent birds along the river corridor. Enjoy expert interpretation from partners like the Tracy Aviary and Hawkwatch International.
Calling all Birders
Whether you keep your dog-eared Sibley Bird Guide close at hand, or you can’t tell a grebe from a pelican, this trip will be sure to capture your imagination. The serene sandstone of Ruby Horsetheif canyon pairs well with the crisp, clean winter air. Be sure to bundle up for this February trip, and feel free to bring a thermos full of a hot beverage!
We also offer non-motorized overnight trips through Ruby Horsethief Canyon!
The Colorado River: Loma, CO to Westwater, UT
2022 dates, TBD
Minimum of 12, maximum of 16
$170/person. Members: $161.50/person