Private Custom Trips

Choose CFI for Private Custom Trip for your Family or Group: River Rafting, Canoeing, and Hiking

Private Custom Canyonlands TripsPlanning your private custom Canyonlands trips can be complicated. We specialize in custom river or land tours. We are experienced naturalist  guides.

Why choose CFI? We’re not your average commercial outfitter. As an outdoor education nonprofit with a dedicated interest in the environment, and the natural and cultural worlds around us, we create unique and unforgettable outdoor experiences. We customize your trip or retreat to fit your group or family’s interests and dates. You’ll leave us with a deeper knowledge of this spectacular region we call home, and take along wonderful, lasting memories of your time with us. Plus, your trip fees help underwrite and support our School & Youth Programs.

Who does CFI serve with our private custom Canyonlands trips?

  • Families looking for a fun, active, involved, and meaningful vacation with more depth than a commercial trip might offer
  • Adults and friends looking for unique, exciting, and inclusive outdoor adventure with a little less “adrenaline”
  • Corporate teams or Boards of Trustees seeking an inspirational team-building retreat environment
  • Nonprofit organizations or clubs looking for a new kind experience to create common ground and deepen bonds.

Read about what one or our repeat clients, Naturalist Journeys, says about our nature talks .

CFI’s Custom River Trips include exciting whitewater river trips through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River, and scenic multi-day float trips on the Green, Colorado, Upper and Lower San Juan River Canyon. We also offer a Custom Day River Tour on the Colorado River “Daily” starting just outside of Moab with as little as two weeks notice.

For hiking and land based adventures, CFI offers trips that show you to places not readily accessible on your own or with any other outfitter. We offer hiking trips with pack stock support in the Navajo Mountain/Rainbow Bridge area in Southeastern Utah, Range Creek archeological site in east-central Utah, and custom camping excursions. We can also plan a Moab area hotel package with daily local site and national park excursions for your group, or you can camp with CFI staff support at our rustic and beautiful Professor Valley Field Camp with tipis and yurts.

For one day trips, we require at least 14 days advance notice to plan and confirm your trip. For multi day land or river trips, it is best to start several months ahead in order to secure government permits, lodging, expert staff and so forth. Our minimum planning lead time is 60 days prior for multiday trips. A non refundable deposit is required to reserve dates and services with balance due 14 days prior for day trips and 30 days prior for  multiday trips. We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance.

Night skies, local history, geology, flora and fauna, ancient sites and spectacular desert landscapes are all waiting for you. Join us for the outdoor experience of a lifetime. Make discovery your destination with a CFI custom trip!