An all women expedition on the Upper San Juan
Back by popular demand, CFI is bringing back the iconic Women’s trip – this time on the San Juan River!
In its journey from mountains to canyon country, the San Juan River’s stories are many having supported life in this arid country for generations. Truly Water is Life in this arid region, and not always fairly shared. A cultural and political borderland, the river flows along portions of Ute and Navajo lands and portions of Bears Ears National Monument. Our four days will travel a 26-mile stretch, from Bluff to Mexican Hat, Utah.
With our fun loving and knowledgeable guides and faculty, learn about its deep history, its spectacular geology, wildlife and current conservation efforts. Short side hikes will take us to Ancestral Puebloan and modern-day Anglo and Dine (Navajo) cultural sites. There will be quiet and time for personal reflection as well as an opportunity to learn river-running skills, to relax, or to simply soak up the surrounding beauty.
Slow Down to Connect
On CFI trips, we share quotes, readings, facilitate connections and practice unplugging from our busy lives. This is your chance to turn your phone to airplane mode and enjoy delicious meals, and spectacular scenery with like-minded women.
An Epic Legacy
This is one of CFI’s most popular experiences throughout our 40-year history. The annual Women’s Trip brings together longtime river runners and new enthusiasts through laughter, costumes, campfires, stories, adventure, food, and everything else that makes overnight river trips unique and special. This trip will be led by Brandi Atene, and an all-female guide staff. A guest expert in regional water issues will add up to date information on water rights, access and conservation efforts particularly affecting tribal lands.
The highlights were strong women, poems, taro cards, food, geology lessons, and excellent organization of this trip. We sought to share the spirituality of the Earth and of ourselves. We left behind competition with the Earth hand with one another.
- Betsy Rieke, Trip Participant
Start and end in Bluff, UT
September 24, 2024 through September 28, 2024
Minimum of 6, maximum of 12
$1840 plus $10 BLM fee & $30 Navajo Nation fee
Recapture Lodge, Bluff, Utah
- A $300 non-refundable deposit holds your reservation and applies to the total fee due.
- Lodging the first night is included in your fee, double occupancy; a single room can be reserved for an additional fee.
- All meals starting with breakfast day one through lunch the last day are included.
- Participants provide own sleeping gear and tent or may rent from CFI.
- Lodging for the night you return from the river is on your own.
All participants on our adult seminars and on our private trips are required to be fully vaccinated.