Ruby-Horsethief Canyon – School Program
Situated within the 300,000 square mile Colorado Plateau, Ruby and Horsethief Canyons of the Colorado River provide an ideal outdoor classroom setting for students to learn.
Stunning red rock mesas, endless canyons, and the flowing river capture the imagination and provide ample opportunity to learn about the wonders of the high desert. This flatwater section of river is ideal for groups hoping to build community, respect, and understanding within the natural world.
CFI’s expedition style-education means that your students will develop skills in self-management and communication as they work with CFI guides to make and break camps, cook meals, and navigate the river. Our educators provide hands-on exploration opportunities throughout the day while we explore side hikes, natural wonders, and the rich human history present along the river corridor. CFI instructors generate an inclusive learning environment and no prior rafting or camping experience is necessary.
Ruby and Horsethief Canyons contain an abundance of wildlife including Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, River Otters, Beavers, and Bighorn Sheep. Our Naturalist Guides will help your students discover and learn about plant and animal adaptations and the incredible biodiversity of this ecosystem!
Five hundred foot red sandstone walls line the Colorado River’s edge as it cuts a meandering course through 1.7 billion years of geologic time. With mind-blowing natural wonders on display, your students will be inspired to question their natural surroundings.
Looking for more adventure? Funnel Falls awaits!
Extend this trip through Westwater Canyon.
Packaged price is $585 for a 4 day 3 night trip.
Colorado River from Loma, CO to Westwater, UT
Call 435 259-7750 for availability
3 days and 2 nights
15 - 25 participants
Age Range: 6th grade and up, including college
$455 per student
- Price includes $10 BLM special area fee
- Student groups aged 14+ can extend their trip through the challenging whitewater rapids of Westwater Canyon. Packaged Price: $585 per student for a 4 day 3 night program (price includes $30 BLM Special Area Fee)