CFI offers local discount for July 7-8 Range Creek tour
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Whether it’s wildflowers or archaeology, Canyonlands Field Institute has opportunities for area residents to get outdoors this month.

The Moab-based nonprofit is offering local residents a $100 discount on its overnight tour of the Range Creek archaeology site north of Green River, Utah. The discount means local residents can participate in the July 7-8 tour for $270.

Located in the Book Cliffs between Green River and Price, Range Creek canyon was opened to research and restricted vehicle access after being protected for many years by a local ranching family. Range Creek features prehistoric Fremont rock art and a number of ancient archaeological sites.

The two-day trip includes guided hiking – moderate hikes up to two miles round-trip – exploring and educational discussions about the area. Transportation is provided from Green River and includes vehicle-supported overnight camping. Proceeds from the trip help underwrite CFI’s youth education programs.

The following week, CFI offers a full-day wildflower workshop in the La Sal Mountains. The July 14 outing features van transportation to the mountains, followed by short walks with biologist, author and wildflower expert Joel Tuhy. The cost is $100 ($90 for CFI members.). 

Tuhy has been studying and photographing wildflowers in Canyonlands for more than 30 years. He is a biologist with the Moab office of The Nature Conservancy.

“Tuhy will lead a group of up to seven participants to his favorite spots for blooms in the mountain meadows, teaching not only the names of the flowers but also the mountain flora’s particular habitat requirements, adaptations and interesting cultural uses,” CFI officials said in a news release. “Participants do not have to be a scientist to enjoy this one-day workshop. The pace will be leisurely...”

The day features short hikes of up to two to three miles round-trip.

CFI provides a picnic lunch and snacks.

For more information, or to reserve a spot for either trip, call 435-259-7750. Additional information is also available online at www.cfimoab.org.

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