Planning Your Trip

Appropriate Uses (not all-inclusive)

  • Facilitate UVU courses across the curriculum that capitalize on aspects of the park and the region.
  • Conduct multiple-week UVU summer field courses.
  • Facilitate field trips and Natural History Excursions.
  • Facilitate research approved by the National Park.
  • Provide recertification and in-service natural history for K-12 instructors.
  • Provide workshops—photography, bird-watching, geology, etc.
  • Conduct field-based scientific research in conjunction with CRNP.
  • Facilitate field visits from other institutions.
  • Provide training and service facilities for park staff.

Plan your trip

  1. Become familiar with the field station mission, appropriate uses, and other information on the website to determine whether your activity is appropriate.
  2. Submit a request form.
  3. Upon approval, print a copy of the "visitor guidelines" and have all participants read and sign. This will be given to the site manager when you arrive.
  4. You will be asked to provide copies of waivers or proof of insurance for all participants.
  5. Contact Jason Kudulis, the CRFS site manager (jason.kudulis@uvu.edu), for questions about the facility, road condition, educational specialists, etc.
  6. Contact Annette Harrington, the CRFS administrative assistant (crfs@uvu.edu or 801-863-6818) for questions concerning payment, insurance, and deposit.
  7. Drive carefully and enjoy a great time at the station. Plan for a 60-minute orientation when you first arrive at the station.

ALL SCHEDULING IS DONE THROUGH UVU AND THE CRFS STAFF. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PARK FOR SCHEDULING.

What to Bring

The field station has beds, bathrooms with showers and dressers in each bedroom. The kitchen has all eating ware and equipment for food preparation.

You will need to pack your own:

  • Food
  • Sleeping bag or linen and pillows
  • Towel, wash cloth, etc.
  • Personal items (toothbrush/paste, comb, soap, lotion)
  • Jacket (temperatures are cool in fall, spring and winter)
  • Walking shoes (water and trail)
  • Flashlight (preferably with infra red night vision as to not pollute the dark skies)
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Comfortable and appropriate clothing
  • Camera

Keep in mind that the station is off the grid and visitors are asked to participate in low impact and conservation practices concerning noise, light, trash, water and energy.