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Canyonlands Field Institute Day Tours

1320 S Hwy 191, Moab, UT 84532
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Ranked #39 of 83 Activities in Moab
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Owner description: Join CFI for a scheduled or custom river or land-based trip, or try a combination of the two! Hiking trips supported by pack stock or vehicles take you to rare desert treasures, while our wide range of river rafting and camping experiences show you historic and inspiring places only accessible by water. Plan a trip for your family, or gather a group of friends for a memorable experience of a lifetime. We offer something for everyone! You’ll enjoy a balance of moderate physical exercise, optional nature hikes from camp or along the river, time to read from our rich trip library, great food and company, interesting campfire conversations, spectacular night skies and the profound silence of desert back country. We work with local personalities, guest experts, and quality, locally-owned services. Trips are tailored to age groups, in some cases, because of the nature of the content and level of abilities. Each trip is clearly outlined with age requirements. Youth fees apply up to 17 years of age.Why CFI? CFI strives to create unforgettable experiences. Unique land and river trips focus on activities that bring families and friends, and student groups together to build shared memories and appreciation for the place we call home.- We focus on participation and learning. With our knowledgeable guides, everyone has a role as we explore the desert environment through active, fun, and unique learning experiences, hands-on sciences, cultural history, and day-to-day living.- Our trips are moderately priced. We are committed to taking a sensible approach to trip planning and provide affordable lodging, delicious and healthy meals, and comfort without the pampering.- CFI incorporates green thinking. We believe in buying locally from the many resources we have close to home, and teaching “leave no trace” and other environmentally sound practices on every trip.- And we are a nonprofit organization. While we provide rich experiences for you, your trip dollars help underwrite outdoor education programs for schools and youth.

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Basalt, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did a five day - four night canoe trip with CFI through Labryinth Canyon that was absolute spectacular! I would reccommended this trip to any outdoor enthusiast. We were well taken care of, the terrain was spectacular, the food was excellent and the guides were wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and I took two tours with the Institute, a morning tour viewing the petroglyphs of Canyonlands Park and an early evening tour of Arches National Park. Given that we are in our late 60's and hiking and climbing our not our regular activities, there was some concern as to the physical requirements of the tours. As it turned... More

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a fantastic trip. Eleven women ( 3 were guides) enjoyed 4 days on the Westwater River out of Grand Junction, CO. We had a couple of exciting thunderstorms, some calm water, some easy rapids and an absolutely thrilling ride the last day through numerous Class III and IV rapids. Way more fun than a roller coaster. We had plenty... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent a week in June in the Moab area on our annual family reunion with our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. The fist day was a raft trip on the Colorado River with the Canyonlands Field Institute. Two rafts held the 12 of us. Safety is stressed. The two guides were great, answering questions, telling us about the... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife Sue and I went on the Bookcliffs Archeology and Historical Tour this October. It was the first tour of its kind and we enjoyed it immensely! We were able to view petroglyphs and pictographs on private land and in remote areas that we would never have seen ourselves. The tour included invaluable information from Dr. Carol Patterson, who... More

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I just completed a two day tour with CFI. Our tour was in to Range Creek Canyon - a box canyon the state of Utah now owns. Range Creek is a box canyon with many untouched pictographs, petroglyphs, and corn granaries. The people here were from the Fremont Culture and what a beautiful area they lived in!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We have made several trips to the Moab area, and think it to be one of the most interesting and beautiful places in the U.S. This trip, as we were driving to Spanish Trail RV Park a few miles south of downtown, we saw Canyonlands Field Institute's (CFI) building, and decided to stop in to check out what they had... More

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My recent trip down the Lower San Juan river with CFI Moab was terrific. Canyons were a myriad of colors and the rapids were great fun. Top notch guides who were great teachers as well. Hope to take some of my family on a CFI trip.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Recently took my second trip with CFI. My family (7 of us) spent 3 nights and 4 days on the river. The guides were truly top of the tier, this trip and the one I took 2 summers ago. Our trip was about seeing parts of nature that you don't usually get to see, quality family time, learning something new,... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very thorough detail and planning on the part of CFI in advance of our trip to Moab resulted in zero surprises or problems. Guides were very knowledgeable and kept my 12 year old son and I engaged the entire day. The only advance direction I was able to give Alison (CFI), who planned this for us, was to help me... More

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