Private Land or Hiking Tour

Nature Walks, Hikes, and Van Trips for Adults and Families

Choose your own private land-based tour and enjoy nature and rock art hikes with CFI Naturalist-Guides. We can adjust to your physical abilities and interests in geology, prehistoric cultures/rock art, desert ecology or history, plus we’re great with kids! CFI will provide water, snacks, and a delicious healthy lunch on our trips as well as air-conditioned transportation. Why choose CFI? We keep our group size small per guide. Park entrance is covered or use your pass. As a non profit, there is no additional sales tax added. And your trip fees help underwrite CFI’s important outdoor education programs for area students.

Choose from 3 Trip Locations:

Other locations are available by special request if CFI has government authorization and available staff.

La Sal Mountains Hiking Tour (Summer or Early Fall only)

Enjoy outstanding views of canyon country from high-altitude hiking destinations in Moab’s La Sal Mountains. In the summer, the La Sal Mountains offer a welcome respite from the desert heat. Trek among the pine and aspen forests to alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers along the La Sal’s extensive network of trails only a short drive from Moab. Join a CFI Naturalist-Guide on this full day hike starting at Oowah Lake (elevation 9000′) with an elevation gain of about 500′ along the Boren Mesa Trail. Hike in the early fall and experience the brilliant fall colors of the golden aspen and scarlet hews of Gambel oak. Mule deer sightings, evidence of the occasional black bear, and spectacular wildflowers make this tour an outstanding nature experience.

Canyonlands National Park Tour

Enjoy a full day tour in either Island in the Sky (short hikes) or the Needles District (longer hikes) of Canyonlands National Park.

Island in the Sky

Learn how this region’s geology creates unique habitats and challenges for local flora and fauna. We will discuss stewardship of our American public lands and have time to absorb the grand vistas and quiet of the Park.

The Needles

Get to know common plant and animal community adaptations. We provide an overview of Indian, miner, cowboy and river runner history and stewardship of our public parks and lands.

 Arches National Park Tour

Explore some of Utah’s most famous features. View spectacular rock formations at the Windows area, Sand Dune Arch, and the Delicate Arch overlook, or enjoy the full Delicate Arch hike. Other locations in Arches National Park are available upon request.


  • Where: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky or Needles Districts), or La Sal Mountains (summer)
  • What months available: April through October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (Arches, Island in the Sky, La Sal Mts) and 5:30 return for Needles.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 6 years old and up
  • Cost per Person: Daily rates per group: For 1-6 people, $800/group; for 7-10 people, $1200/group; for 11-20 people, $1700/group.
  • Deposit: $200/group (Non refundable; will apply to final total due), With full balance due 14 days prior.
  • Notes:
    • Call CFI to plan your trip and make a reservation: 435-259-7750 or Toll-Free: 800-860-5262.
      Please allow 14 days advance notice to set up your private trip.
    • For groups 21 and more, fee is $100 additional/person above the $1700 group rate for 20.
    • Maximum group size 40.
    • For our custom trips,  CFI features a small guide to participant ratio, with transportation in air conditioned SUV or van.
    • With advance notice and additional fee, we may arrange a topic expert to accompany your business or adult retreat group.Please call to discuss your interests and for a quote.