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BEGINS IN: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Intergenerational National Parks: Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon North Rim

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Program #8731RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
We travel from 2200 ft in Las Vegas to over 8000 ft in Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon.

Itinerary for Jul 10 — Jul 17, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Welcome to the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, one of the most exciting resorts in Las Vegas. The Alexis Park All Suite Resort is the premiere all-suite, non-gaming resort in Las Vegas. Unrivaled in its Las Vegas Strip proximity (directly across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel) the Alexis Park All Suite Resort features all the hotel amenities along with casual boutique hotel services. From the moment you arrive at this oasis in the sun, you will experience all that makes Alexis Park All Suite Resort a special place to stay. Here, you’ll love strolling through the lush courtyard gardens surrounded by winding pathways that lead you to three sparkling pools. The Alexis Park All Suite Resort offers one-on-one personalized service, the privacy and convenience of a tropical oasis with immediate easy access to all that Las Vegas has to offer.

Contact info:
375 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89169 USA
phone: 702-796-3300
web: www.alexispark.com

Room amenities: The Alexis Park All Suite Resort was the first non-gaming resort property in Las Vegas. With a long history of boutique experiences and guests, the hotel has been providing quality hotel service and hosting events in Las Vegas for several decades. Guests may stroll beautifully landscaped gardens to access a variety of relaxing and stylish choices in accommodations. Boasting 10 uniquely different floor plans and guest amenities to suit a variety of hotel stays, our guests can count on a comfortable and memorable Alexis Park Hotel experience. All of our Las Vegas hotel rooms are two room suites providing guests with spacious accommodations and privacy along with amenities for both Extended Stays and Last minute Getaways alike. All Hotel Suites at the Alexis Park Las Vegas include: Two Telephone Lines Wet Bar Refrigerator 32" Flat Screen with Pay Per View Movies WIFI Availability for a fee Exercise Room Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service Available All Guests of Alexis Park have access to Room Service, Guest Services, Free Safe Deposit Boxes and Business Center Services

Facility amenities: The Alexis Park All Suite Las Vegas Resort is your oasis in the sun. Here, you'll enjoy walking along the lush courtyard garden pathways that lead you to our three sparkling pools. The Alexis Park All Suite Resort offers one-on-one personalized service, tropical landscaped grounds and FUN....LOTS OF IT. Resort Amenities include: Three Sparkling Swimming Pools Exercise Room Alexis Gardens Restaurant Pegasus Bar & Lounge Room Service Meeting & Banquet Service Las Vegas Comedy Showroom Free Airport Shuttle

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

Additional nights before: $90.00 for dbl, $65 for single
Based on availability, participants can book 3 days prior to program start date and/or 3 days after program end date at contracted suite price of $90 per night double occupancy or $65 per night single occupancy.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, July 10 - Arrival and Welcome
Afternoon: Arrivals and check-in at the hotel after 3 PM. On site registration in the hotel meeting room from 4:30 - 5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner catered by the Alexis Garden Restaurant, including entree, salad, vegetables, and a beverage.

Evening: After dinner, your Dixie State University coordinator will lead an introduction and orientation session. With your fellow participants, you will review the week's itinerary, travel arrangements, sightseeing tips, etc., and there will be a question and answer session afterward. Everyone will leave knowing what to expect!

Lodging: Alexis Park Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Zion Park Inn has the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park as a backdrop and offers spectacular views from rooms and the restaurant windows. This premier lodging choice offers stunning scenery along with excellent amenities and comfortable rooms. The Zion Park Inn is the largest facility within Zion National Park area. The comfortable guest rooms have been designed to echo the natural elegance of Zion National Park. Natural furnishings complement the creature comforts and amenities you would expect in the heart of Zion National Park lodging. Guests can relax in the "Great Room" with its soaring ceiling and roaring fireplace, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or soak in the hot tub. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy the charm and beauty of the meticulously landscaped grounds.

Contact info:
1215 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767 USA
phone: 435-772-3200
web: www.zionparkinn.com

Room amenities: In room coffee Satellite television Alarm clock Individual heating & air Desk/work area Free wireless internet access Free local telephone calls and long distance access Non-smoking & smoking rooms available

Facility amenities: Convenient on site amenities include Switchback Grille, restaurant, & patio deli In-room coffee Heated outdoor pool (seasonal) Hot tub (year-round) Free wireless internet access Basketball and volleyball Badminton & horseshoe pits Putting Green Meeting/banquet facilities Catering and Conference services Safe deposit box Baggage hold Gift shop Liquor Store 24-hour front desk Elevator Ice machine Complimentary shuttle to city center & National Park.(seasonal)

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, July 11 - Valley of Fire State Park/Zion National Park
Breakfast: Alexis Park Breakfast Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, scrambled eggs, french toast, oatmeal, smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: Check out 8:15 Depart and travel to the Valley of Fire. Explore the unique formations and view fascinating petroglyphs! Travel through Virgin River Gorge to St. George, Utah

Lunch: Lunch in St. George, Utah

Afternoon: Enjoy a scenic drive to Springdale, Utah and check into the Zion Park Inn. The towering cliffs of Zion create a beautiful backdrop for your hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at Switchback Restaurant.

Evening: After dinner gather in the hotel meeting room for brief introduction to the geology, ecology, flora & fauna of the National Parks we will be visiting.

Lodging: Zion Park Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Zion Park Inn has the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park as a backdrop and offers spectacular views from rooms and the restaurant windows. This premier lodging choice offers stunning scenery along with excellent amenities and comfortable rooms. The Zion Park Inn is the largest facility within Zion National Park area. The comfortable guest rooms have been designed to echo the natural elegance of Zion National Park. Natural furnishings complement the creature comforts and amenities you would expect in the heart of Zion National Park lodging. Guests can relax in the "Great Room" with its soaring ceiling and roaring fireplace, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or soak in the hot tub. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy the charm and beauty of the meticulously landscaped grounds.

Contact info:
1215 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767 USA
phone: 435-772-3200
web: www.zionparkinn.com

Room amenities: In room coffee Satellite television Alarm clock Individual heating & air Desk/work area Free wireless internet access Free local telephone calls and long distance access Non-smoking & smoking rooms available

Facility amenities: Convenient on site amenities include Switchback Grille, restaurant, & patio deli In-room coffee Heated outdoor pool (seasonal) Hot tub (year-round) Free wireless internet access Basketball and volleyball Badminton & horseshoe pits Putting Green Meeting/banquet facilities Catering and Conference services Safe deposit box Baggage hold Gift shop Liquor Store 24-hour front desk Elevator Ice machine Complimentary shuttle to city center & National Park.(seasonal)

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, July 12 - Experience Beautiful Zion National Park
Breakfast: Breakfast at Switchback Grille's Canyon Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked goods, bagels, cereal,waffles, eggs, omeletes, french toast, pancakes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausage, breakfast potatoes, Starbuck's coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: Field excursion to explore Zion National Park! You'll ride up to the Temple of Sinawava stop, where you begin the one mile long (each way) paved approach to the famed Zion Narrows. For those who would like, you can put on your old sneakers or river sandals, grab your hiking stick and make your way into the river here to photograph the towering, vertical rock sides of the canyon.

Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: 1:00-5:30 "Desert Discovery" activity, followed by an hiking activity that explores "All about rocks and water". (You will get wet!) Option: Go to Cinemax.

Dinner: Dinner at Wildcat Willies.

Evening: The night sky is incredible here!

Lodging: Zion Park 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, July 13 - Birds of Prey and Southwest US animals, Zion tunn...
Birds of Prey and Southwest US animals, Zion tunnel and East Zion Checkerboard Mesa//Bryce Canyon National Park/Bryce Canyon Rodeo.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Switchback Grille's Canyon Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked goods, bagels, cereal,waffles, eggs, omeletes, french toast, pancakes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausage, breakfast potatoes, Starbuck's coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: See up close and personal a live falcon, hawk, and golden eagle. Martin Tyner, a federally licensed eagle falconer, presents "Birds of Prey". Then check out and travel through the tunnel to the East portion of Zion and view Checkerboard Mesa.

Lunch: Have lunch at Ruby's, near the entrance to Bryce Canyon. Ruby's puts on a great buffet.

Afternoon: Enjoy exploring the hoo doos of Bryce Canyon National Park!

Dinner: Buffet Dinner at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet & Steak Room including BBQ Beef & Pork Ribs, Baked Chicken, Asian Orange Chicken, Baked Pollock, Cornbread, Soup & Salad.

Evening: Bryce Canyon Rodeo!

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, July 14 - Explore within the hoo doos of Bryce National Par...
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, scrambled eggs, french toast, oatmeal, smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: After breakfast travel to the stables and saddle up for some Horse back riding among the red rocks! It's an awesome way to enjoy the scenery.

Lunch: Box lunch.

Afternoon: Continue your hiking exploration through the rock spires and whimsical shaped hoo doos and along the scenic rim!

Dinner: Dinner at Ruby's Canyon Diner.

Evening: Free time to swim or relax.

Lodging: Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cabin

Description: Wake up and go to sleep surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon! Enjoy the incredible experience of staying in cabins located near the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is the only accommodation located within the north rim portion of the National Park. This means they are in high demand and difficult to reserve so it gives you an even more extraordinary experience! At the Grand Canyon North Rim natural beauty and activities abound! Includes hiking, tours, canyon mule rides, birding and photo opportunities. The National Park Service (NPS) Visitor Center is located adjacent to your accommodations and the rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs throughout the the season. All NPS programs are free and you are welcome to attend during free time. Detailed program information is listed in the park's newspaper available at the entrance station or at the Visitor Center. For this program, we stay in historic log cabins that are nestled in the pines. Some of your meals are served in the Grand Canyon Lodge’s magnificent dining room that offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere with a western flair and an incredible view of the canyon with every bite! The Grand Canyon Lodge's rustic construction of limestone walls and timbered ceilings complements the North Rim's lush beauty. The Lodge offers peace and comfort to the North Rim visitor and is a National Historic Landmark. This beautiful facility is carved into the edge of the Grand Canyon's rim, with a massive view of the canyon and the plateau to the south. It feels as natural to the area as the surrounding woods and serves as a gathering point for those who have come to the canyon's northern edge. The lodge also contains a sun room, Cafe, saloon and a gift shop. Activities abound: hiking, tours, canyon mule rides and photo opportunities. The area also has a National Park Visitor Center, store, service station and laundromat.

Contact info:
Highway 67, Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ 86052 USA
phone: 928-638-2611
web: www.grandcanyonlodgenorth.com

Room amenities: Cabins are spacious, most with two queen-size beds, bath and a front porch. All are nestled in the pines. All rooms and cabins have telephones All guest room accommodations are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: This facility offers something that is found nowhere else on earth, immediate access to stunning views from the Grand Canyon rim and numerous hiking trails! Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Deli in the Pines for fast service dining, espresso coffee bar with fresh baked goods, Rough Rider Saloon, gift shop, camper store, self serve guest laundry facilities. Cabins are rustic, most with two queen-size beds, bath and a front porch. All are nestled in the pines. All rooms and cabins have telephones All guest room accommodations are non-smoking. Restaurant, open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere with incredible views of the Grand Canyon from most tables. Casual attire. Deli in the Pines for fast service dining Coffee Saloon for morning coffee and baked goods shop The Rough Rider Saloon Gift Shop and Camper Store 24 hour Front Desk Post / Parcel Services Physically Disabled Services - Hearing Impaired Services All room categories, except Pioneer Cabins, have rooms accessible without stairs Guest Laundry available

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

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Six: Monday, July 15 - Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument/Take ...
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument/Take in the vast beauty of the Grand Canyon, North Rim

Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, scrambled eggs, french toast, oatmeal, smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: Check out Travel to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Park Visitor Center for some interesting exploration and info about the area.

Lunch: Lunch at Houston's in Kanab, Utah a town with beautiful surroundings and famous Western Movie film sets.

Afternoon: Continue travel to the Grand Canyon North Rim. Enjoy the Bright Angel Point overlook. Check into your cabin at North Rim Lodge. Rest and enjoy a little free time until dinner.

Dinner: Enjoy a "Grand" cookout.

Evening: After dinner enjoy the stunning sunset and meet in the Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium for an evening Ranger "Night Prowl" Program. (Optional)

Lodging: Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Cabins

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cabin

Description: Wake up and go to sleep surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Grand Canyon! Enjoy the incredible experience of staying in cabins located near the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is the only accommodation located within the north rim portion of the National Park. This means they are in high demand and difficult to reserve so it gives you an even more extraordinary experience! At the Grand Canyon North Rim natural beauty and activities abound! Includes hiking, tours, canyon mule rides, birding and photo opportunities. The National Park Service (NPS) Visitor Center is located adjacent to your accommodations and the rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs throughout the the season. All NPS programs are free and you are welcome to attend during free time. Detailed program information is listed in the park's newspaper available at the entrance station or at the Visitor Center. For this program, we stay in historic log cabins that are nestled in the pines. Some of your meals are served in the Grand Canyon Lodge’s magnificent dining room that offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere with a western flair and an incredible view of the canyon with every bite! The Grand Canyon Lodge's rustic construction of limestone walls and timbered ceilings complements the North Rim's lush beauty. The Lodge offers peace and comfort to the North Rim visitor and is a National Historic Landmark. This beautiful facility is carved into the edge of the Grand Canyon's rim, with a massive view of the canyon and the plateau to the south. It feels as natural to the area as the surrounding woods and serves as a gathering point for those who have come to the canyon's northern edge. The lodge also contains a sun room, Cafe, saloon and a gift shop. Activities abound: hiking, tours, canyon mule rides and photo opportunities. The area also has a National Park Visitor Center, store, service station and laundromat.

Contact info:
Highway 67, Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
Grand Canyon North Rim, AZ 86052 USA
phone: 928-638-2611
web: www.grandcanyonlodgenorth.com

Room amenities: Cabins are spacious, most with two queen-size beds, bath and a front porch. All are nestled in the pines. All rooms and cabins have telephones All guest room accommodations are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: This facility offers something that is found nowhere else on earth, immediate access to stunning views from the Grand Canyon rim and numerous hiking trails! Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Deli in the Pines for fast service dining, espresso coffee bar with fresh baked goods, Rough Rider Saloon, gift shop, camper store, self serve guest laundry facilities. Cabins are rustic, most with two queen-size beds, bath and a front porch. All are nestled in the pines. All rooms and cabins have telephones All guest room accommodations are non-smoking. Restaurant, open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere with incredible views of the Grand Canyon from most tables. Casual attire. Deli in the Pines for fast service dining Coffee Saloon for morning coffee and baked goods shop The Rough Rider Saloon Gift Shop and Camper Store 24 hour Front Desk Post / Parcel Services Physically Disabled Services - Hearing Impaired Services All room categories, except Pioneer Cabins, have rooms accessible without stairs Guest Laundry available

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

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Seven: Tuesday, July 16 - Explore amazing views of the Grand Canyon from va...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet including a full assortment of hot and cold items including eggs, assorted breakfast meats, seasoned potatoes, freshly baked biscuits and country gravy, french toast casserole, pastries, fruits, and yogurt.

Morning: Explore amazing views of the Grand Canyon from various view points along the rim.

Lunch: Sack lunch with the eastern Grand Canyon as a backdrop.

Afternoon: Your afternoon provides you with several options. You may want to hike down the N. Kaibab trail, which drops 600 feet in 3/4 of a mile. If you're feeling less athletic but still would enjoy a good hike, try the Transept Trail from the Lodge to the ancestral puebloan ruin. Or catch an afternoon Ranger Program, or take the afternoon to relax at the coffee bar, the bookstore, or sit out on the Lodge patio and drink in the views..

Dinner: Dinner at the Grand Canyon Lodge. This is more than a meal! It is dinner with views of the Grand Canyon-so stunning this time of day!

Evening: Ranger Campfire Program at the campground amphitheater. (Optional)

Lodging: Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Cabins

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Wednesday, July 17 - Return to Las Vegas, Departures
Breakfast: Early breakfast at North Rim prior to departures.

Morning: Check out and travel to St. George for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch in St. George. After lunch travel to Las Vegas, McCarran Intl Airport arrive at 1:30 (PST), and then we will take any stay overs to the Alexis Park Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical GardensIf you have time to sightsee, this is an extraordinary place to go! A 13,573 square foot, indoor, glass-domed garden abounding in fragrance just beyond Bellagio's lobby. Exotic plants and flowers highlight every season and holiday. Do not miss the evening outdoor Bellagio Foutains and light show all set to music. Be sure to stroll into the lobby to see the stunning display of hanging blown glass flowers! Accessible via the Monorail use the Bally’s & Paris Las Vegas Station
For additional information, visit: www.bellagio.com
Sightseeing AttractionsPlease see the website below for information on the many activities available in Las Vegas.
For additional information, visit: www.lasvegas.com
Zion National Park
Trails in Zion National ParkTrails you can walk in ONE HOUR OR LESS ROUND TRIP •Lower Emerald Pool Easy walk to a waterfall. Shuttle stop: Zion Lodge or The Grotto •Weeping Rock Self-guiding walk to a spring and ''hanging garden.'' Shuttle stop: Weeping Rock •Canyon Overlook Self-guiding walk to a canyon viewpoint. Very hot by late morning. Shuttle stop: Not on shuttle loop •LONGER WALKS •Middle Emerald Pool Moderate walk to pools and waterfalls. Shuttle stop: Zion Lodge or The Grotto •Riverside Walk Easy walk along the Virgin River. Shuttle stop: Temple of Sinawava •Watchman Moderate walk to a viewpoint of lower Zion Canyon. Very hot by late morning. Three to four hours-round trip. Shuttle stop: Zion Canyon Visitors Center •Hidden Canyon Fairly strenuous hike to a hanging canyon. This trail is not recommended for anyone fearful of heights. Shuttle stop: Weeping Rock •Angels Landing Strenuous hike to a panoramic viewpoint. This trail is not recommended for anyone fearful of heights. Shuttle stop: The Grotto
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/zion
Zion Canyon IMAXZion Canyon IMAX Open 7 days a week 11am-8pm (summer hours) Call for winter hours. Hollywood films are up to 9 times the size of the regular screen! View the IMAX film 'Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods'. The theatre's giant IMAX screen is the largest IMAX theater in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 60 feet high and 82 feet across. Sound is delivered through an eight track digital Surround Sound system capable of 22,000 watts. The giant IMAX screen is a great addition to the adventure of Zion National Park. Treasure of the God's Movie offers aerial and ground views of Zion and surrounding areas and sights difficult to see on your own and captures Zion legends in a dramatic way. Experience the myth, magic, and drama of Zion Canyon, with scenes from southwest National Parks and Native American Lands. The Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre offers one of the most spectacular film experiences available anywhere. Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods is a 40-minute film that stretches across time and seasons, exploring the hidden depths and legends of Zion Canyon. Shown throughout the day on a screen six-stories high. Also showing Hollywood Favorites at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the theatre complex near the entrance to the park. Call (435) 772-2400 or (888) 256-FILM for more information
For additional information, visit: www.zioncanyontheatre.com
North Rim, Grand Canyon
General Overview of Grand Canyon North Rim Free Time OptionsThere are many ways to explore the canyon like drive the roads, hike the trails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River. Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face. Attend a ranger program. Follow the antics of ravens soaring above the rim. Listen for the roar of the rapids far below. Savor a sunrise or sunset. (At the end of it all the experience seems to humble and provoke a comparison to our short existence.) With this program we will stay in the Historic North Rim Cabins located on the rim. You will have easy access to walk to incredible view points, explore the Visitor Center, gift shops and soak in all of the sights and sounds of this "Grand" place!
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/grca
Bryce Canyon National Park
Hikes/walksThe scenery, beauty and hiking options abound! You can get out and enjoy some on your own. When you arrive the Bryce Park guide has a complete list, description and map of the trails. You can utilize the Bryce Shuttle Red Line May 15-Sept 30 to get to and from the trails. Day Hikes in Bryce Amphitheater: The easiest trail is the 1/2-mile (one way) section of Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points. Other sections of the Rim Trail (which extends 5.5 miles / 9.2 km between Fairyland and Bryce Points) have steeper terrain. Day-hiking trails at Bryce Canyon Include: Upper Inspiration Point (.3 miles / .5 km round trip) Mossy Cave (.9 miles / 1.5 km round trip) Bristlecone Loop (1.0 miles / 1.6 km round trip) Navajo Loop (1.3 miles / 2.2 km round trip) Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop Combination (2.9 miles / 4.6 km round trip) Tower Bridge (3 miles / 4.8 km round trip) Hat Shop (4 miles / 6.5 km round trip) Swamp Canyon Loop (4.3 miles / 7.2 km round trip) Peekaboo Loop (5.5 miles / 8.8 km round trip) Fairyland Loop (8 miles / 12.9 km round trip) Riggs Spring Loop (8.5 miles / 14.2 km round trip) The Peekaboo Loop Trail also serves as a horse trail. Keep in mind that all trails below the rim involve steep climbs out of the canyon. Wear hiking boots with good traction and ankle support. Drink plenty of water. Know and respect your own physical limitations.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/brca
ShoppingRuby's Inn General Store Open daily from 7:00am to 10:30pm You can also visit Bryce Photo Shop, and The Old Bryce Town Shops where you walk the the wooden sidewalks and enjoy feeling as though you have traveled back in time to a western towns shops. Includes the Canyon Rock Shop featuring rocks, fossils, and petrified wood.
For additional information, visit: www.rubysinn.com

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