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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Bryce National Park is the highest elevation at about 8,500 ft we walk trails and go to view points.

Equipment Requirements
We suggest you bring a day pack that you can put on your back or around your waist to carry your water bottle and other items. You can bring your own ski and snow shoe equipment or rent it here for $40 per person. If equipment is needed please call us at least two weeks prior to the start date at (435) 634-2050.

Itinerary for Feb 13 — Feb 19, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: The College Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in St. George, six blocks from Dixie State College campus. The historic district offers restored pioneer homes and buildings. This facility is used specifically for Road Scholar and other educational groups it is not used as housing for college students. St. George has beautiful red rock cliff and lava rock mesa as back drop with larger mountains and rock formations that can be seen in the distance. A lounge area with couches, DirecTV, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. The rooms do not have phones or televisions, but a public phone is available at the front desk.

Contact info:
123 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770 USA
phone: 435-634-2050
web: www.dixie.edu/roadscholar/Location.html

Room amenities: Each room has two full size beds, private bath, free WiFi wireless Internet, hairdryer, soap & shampoo and individual heating and air-conditioning unit.

Facility amenities: A lounge area with couches, DirecTV in lounge, free WiFi wireless Internet, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $35
If you want to arrive early or stay over following the program you can arrange to stay with us for $35 per room per night. Please call (435) 634-2050 at least one week in advance during regular business hours to make a reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, February 13 - Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meet...
Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meeting room/Orientation, presentation and introduction to snow shoe, cross country skiing and areas we explore!

Arrive To: 3:00 pm MST Arrive at the College Inn for check in. The College Inn is located at 123 East 100 South in St. George, Utah. It is about 6 blocks from the Dixie State College Campus.

Afternoon: Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meeting Room.

Dinner: 5:30 PM - Dinner.

Evening: Following dinner have a brief orientation about daily activities and the itinerary then enjoy a presentation and introduction to snow shoeing and cross country skiing as well as the natural world we explore. All field trips are designed to educate and encourage the healthful enjoyment of the great outdoors during the pristine winter conditions. We will continue to have trail side instruction/talks so this class will set the stage for the remaining outings.

Lodging: College Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Abbey Inn of Cedar City is close to a variety of Summer and Winter activities including golfing, hiking, mountain biking and fishing. Home to the world renowned Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games and the American Folk Ballet, Cedar City is truly a "Festival City." These events and dozens more like them throughout the year offer a metropolitan lifestyle in this small town setting.

Contact info:
940 West 200 North
Cedar City, UT 84720 USA
phone: 435-586-9966
web: www.abbeyinncedar.com

Room amenities: Microwave, Refrigerator, In-room Coffee Maker, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet, New 42inch Flat Screen TV's with cable\HBO®, A Free Full Breakfast, Hair Dryer, Electronic Doorlocks, Iron and Ironing Board, New Luxurious Euro Top King and Queen Beds, and Exercise Room.

Facility amenities: The Abbey Inn of Cedar City proudly offers 83 new luxurious rooms & suites each complete with cable satellite television with HBO® and free high-speed Internet access. Luxury suites with spa are also available. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Additional amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa and fully equipped exercise facility.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, February 14 - Welcome to cross country skiing and the natural b...
Welcome to cross country skiing and the natural beauty of Cedar Breaks National Monument!

Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Meet your cross country ski instructor. Have a presentation on cross country skiing. Travel to Cedar City for lunch.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch and those needing skis will get fitted with equipment for cross country skiing.

Afternoon: Welcome to cross country skiing and the natural beauty of Cedar Breaks National Monument! Ski near Cedar Breaks National Monument. (2-6 miles, we will take it at an easy pace as everyone gets acclimated.) The cross country ski instructor and naturalist ski with you as you have ski tips, pointers and study the trees of Southern Utah and geology of Cedar Breaks National Monument. Depart for Abbey Inn Cedar City. Check In.

Dinner: 5:30-6:30 PM - Dinner

Evening: Enjoy a special winter ecology and geology presentation in the hotel meeting room.

Lodging: Abbey Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for your exploration of scenic Southern Utah. We offer the finest Accommodations, RV Park/Campground and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon is a destination in and of itself and is the perfect base for area exploration. We offer the finest accommodations and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon has been serving travelers since 1916 and is a destination in and of itself.

Contact info:
1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 866-866-6616
web: www.rubysinn.com

Room amenities: Non-Smoking Rooms • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • High Speed WiFi internet access

Facility amenities: Indoor swimming pool & spa, large general store,WiFi internet access, eight internet kiosks, laundromat, ATM machines, and one hour photo.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, February 15 - Cross country ski or snowshoe on Cedar Mountain.
Breakfast:

Morning: Snow shoe or ski as you explore Majestic Cedar Mountain. Some of the nation's best snow conditions occur year after year in the mountains east of Cedar City. Nordic skiers comment that the snow conditions and terrain on Cedar Mountain, including Dixie National Forest and Cedar Breaks National Monument, are some of the best in the country for un-groomed trails.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Continue skiing/snowshoeing on Cedar Mountain.

Dinner:

Evening: "Lets Get Wild" presentation with Darrell McMahon in meeting room.

Lodging: Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for your exploration of scenic Southern Utah. We offer the finest Accommodations, RV Park/Campground and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon is a destination in and of itself and is the perfect base for area exploration. We offer the finest accommodations and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon has been serving travelers since 1916 and is a destination in and of itself.

Contact info:
1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 866-866-6616
web: www.rubysinn.com

Room amenities: Non-Smoking Rooms • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • High Speed WiFi internet access

Facility amenities: Indoor swimming pool & spa, large general store,WiFi internet access, eight internet kiosks, laundromat, ATM machines, and one hour photo.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Saturday, February 16 - Cross country ski or snowshoe in Bryce Canyon Nat...
Breakfast:

Morning: Snow shoe and explore amazing Bryce Canyon National Park with a naturalist! Over 30 km of groomed trails wind through forests of Ponderosa pine, meadows and majestic overlooks, offering one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful scenery and fresh clean air of Bryce. Trails will include canyon overlook views of the hoo doos and unique formations of Bryce with some trail side talks to learn about how the elements of winter effect and shape the geology of Bryce.

Lunch: Lunch at Ruby's Inn Restaurant

Afternoon: Continue skiing/snowshoeing Bryce Canyon with a visit to Paria point.

Dinner:

Evening: Free time.

Lodging: Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for your exploration of scenic Southern Utah. We offer the finest Accommodations, RV Park/Campground and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon is a destination in and of itself and is the perfect base for area exploration. We offer the finest accommodations and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon has been serving travelers since 1916 and is a destination in and of itself.

Contact info:
1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 866-866-6616
web: www.rubysinn.com

Room amenities: Non-Smoking Rooms • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • High Speed WiFi internet access

Facility amenities: Indoor swimming pool & spa, large general store,WiFi internet access, eight internet kiosks, laundromat, ATM machines, and one hour photo.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Sunday, February 17 - Cross country ski Bryce Canyon National Park
Breakfast: 9:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Snow shoe or ski Bryce Canyon National Park with a naturalist! Trails will include Bryce point to Sunset point.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue geology, snowshoeing and exploring within the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park on groomed trails from Ruby's Inn.

Dinner:

Evening: Enjoy a free evening.

Lodging: Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The College Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in St. George, six blocks from Dixie State College campus. The historic district offers restored pioneer homes and buildings. This facility is used specifically for Road Scholar and other educational groups it is not used as housing for college students. St. George has beautiful red rock cliff and lava rock mesa as back drop with larger mountains and rock formations that can be seen in the distance. A lounge area with couches, DirecTV, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. The rooms do not have phones or televisions, but a public phone is available at the front desk.

Contact info:
123 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770 USA
phone: 435-634-2050
web: www.dixie.edu/roadscholar/Location.html

Room amenities: Each room has two full size beds, private bath, free WiFi wireless Internet, hairdryer, soap & shampoo and individual heating and air-conditioning unit.

Facility amenities: A lounge area with couches, DirecTV in lounge, free WiFi wireless Internet, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $35
If you want to arrive early or stay over following the program you can arrange to stay with us for $35 per room per night. Please call (435) 634-2050 at least one week in advance during regular business hours to make a reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Monday, February 18 - Cross country ski Bryce's Fairyland/Closing Dinne...
Breakfast:

Morning: Go to Bryce Canyon National Park Visitors Center watch video and tour museum, then onto a ski trip into multi-colored Fairyland.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Travel and return to St. George. Check in at the College Inn.

Dinner: Closing Dinner. Enjoy a recap of the scenic beauty you were able to see and explore this week!

Evening:

Lodging: College Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Tuesday, February 19 - Independent departures
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Independent departures following breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


St. George, UT
General Information**Please note: The amount of free time varies with each program. The free time options noted here may require spending additional time on your own to experience them. Check your program schedule to determine what is possible in the time available. ~~Art Galleries, ~~Golf, Our golf courses have been described as "golfer's paradise," Ten public courses, one semi-private and one private golf club provides an incredible variety of course. ~~Hiking, for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/Outdoor%20Activities/Hiking.htm ~~Historic Sites, there are 27 nearby Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/historic_downtown.htm ~~Museums ~~Music Performances for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
For additional information, visit: www.utahsdixie.com
Bryce Utah/Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park free time options**PLEASE NOTE: There is very little free time during this program. The free time options noted here are helpful if you plan to spend additional time before or after the program.
For additional information, visit: www.brycecanyoncountry.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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