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Program #13800RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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-about 8,500'. We will walk various 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. Walking shoes with good tread for the daily field study. We will provide an instructor and hike leader for all outings.

Itinerary for Jul 8 — Jul 14, 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 University's 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: Monday, July 08 - Welcome/Introductions/Orientation
Arrive To: 3:00 PM in the lobby for check in.

Afternoon: 4:00-5:00 PM - Welcome and introductions.

Dinner: 5:30 PM - Dinner.

Evening: Following dinner have a brief orientation about daily activities and itinerary.

Lodging: College Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The College Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in St. George, six blocks from Dixie State University's 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 Two: Tuesday, July 09 - Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Travel to the Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum. This is an introduction to the world when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Dinosaurs are the most celebrated fossil organisms. These remarkably diverse and successful animals inhabited every major continent, persisted more than 150 million years, and evolved numerous bizarre forms of varying body sizes. Special pictures/power point presentation takes us on this journey and makes it a visual learning experience for all ages. Handle fossils and learn how they fit into this pre-historic picture.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Hands on activities; ~Reptiles, birds, dinosaurs ~Tooth and claws ~Dinosaur fossil discovery

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

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: College 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 University's 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 Three: Wednesday, July 10 - Dinosaur Discovery Field Trip
Breakfast:

Morning: Travel to Snow Canyon State Park. Dinosaur Egg Discovery activity. Continue with Dinosaur field trip to explore some unique places and dinosaur traces.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Continue field trip activities. 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Swimming at Washington Aquatic Center.

Dinner: Pizza party at College Inn.

Evening: Movie night at the College Inn!

Lodging: College Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders found here. Ruby's has a wonderful history of serving travelers and area visitors for almost 100 years! Each year they have added and improved to give guests the best in amenities, recreational options and more.

Contact info:
1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 435-834-5341
web: www.rubysinn.com

Room amenities: Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: Spacious Guest Rooms • 2 Bedroom Suites • Non-Smoking Rooms • Indoor Swimming Pools and Spas • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • Laundromat • Post Office • Large General Store • ATM Machines • One Hour Photo • Foreign Currency Exchange • High-Speed wireless internet • Four Internet Kiosks • Tesoro Gas Station

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, July 11 - Zion National Park
Breakfast:

Morning: Travel to Zion National Park. Geology/Paleontology field trip and walks. Explore the fascinating formations and enjoy the scenic beauty!

Lunch:

Afternoon: Travel to the east side of Zion through the tunnels. Stop at a special location outside the park to find Star Crinoides fossils. Select one to take home with you. Travel and check in at hotel.

Dinner:

Evening: Rope up some great western excitement at the Bryce Rodeo!

Lodging: Ruby's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders found here. Ruby's has a wonderful history of serving travelers and area visitors for almost 100 years! Each year they have added and improved to give guests the best in amenities, recreational options and more.

Contact info:
1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 435-834-5341
web: www.rubysinn.com

Room amenities: Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: Spacious Guest Rooms • 2 Bedroom Suites • Non-Smoking Rooms • Indoor Swimming Pools and Spas • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • Laundromat • Post Office • Large General Store • ATM Machines • One Hour Photo • Foreign Currency Exchange • High-Speed wireless internet • Four Internet Kiosks • Tesoro Gas Station

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, July 12 - Bryce Canyon National Park
Breakfast: 9:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Fascinating geology/paleontology field study in Bryce. Explore the fascinating Hoodoo formations and enjoy the scenic beauty!

Lunch:

Afternoon: Get ready for a horseback ride into Bryce Canyon!

Dinner:

Evening: Free time! Swim, explore the shops or just relax.

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 University's 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: Saturday, July 13 - Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Breakfast:

Morning: Travel to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument for a great day of exploration. The Grand Staircase Big Water Visitor Center has an amazing display of a dinosaur discovered on the monument as well as other fossils and more.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Continue at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Arrive and check in at the College Inn.

Dinner: Closing dinner.

Evening: Continue with closing dinner and have a paleo celebration!

Lodging: College Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, July 14 - Departure after Breakfast.
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast.

Morning: Indepentent departures following breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


St. George, Utah
Art Galleries~~~Roland Lee Art Studio - 249 west Tabernacle #104 ~~~St. George Art Museum - 200 North Main Street (also Pioneer Center for the Arts) 435-634-5942, 212 N Main Street The St George Opera House was built around 1875, and was used until the 1930's for cultural events. The U & I Sugar Company used the building until 1979, when it was abandoned and sat vacant for years. Today, the restored structure is the centerpiece for the Pioneer Center for the Arts, a complex that includes the Opera House. The Center also includes the St George Art Museum, a 10,000 square foot, two-story museum housing the permanent collection, The Statehood Centennial Legacy Collection, exhibit space for rotating shows and a gift shop. Admission is free. Closed on Sunday. ~~~Twiggs and Moore Gallery - Corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. ~~~S Gallery Art and Speciality Home Furnishings - 435-673-9727, Tower at Ancestor Square, St George Blvd. S Gallery Art Furniture features one-of-a-kind custom furniture designed by owners, Sherry Thompson and Rod Irwin--hand carving, whimsical painting, exotic woods, southwest and rustic styles are their trademarks. In addition you will find interesting pottery, candles and paintings. Located in the Tower at Ancestor Square on the Northwest corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. ~~~Brushworks Original and one-of-a kind fine arts, - oils, pastels, watercolor & sculpture 61 N Main Phone: 673-2723
For additional information, visit: www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
GolfIf you've ever dreamed of playing golf near national parks with towering red sandstone cliffs on the horizon with desert flora in the landscape, say hello to the Red Rock Corridor. Golf Magazine calls our area, The Red Rock Corridor, and it is centered in St. George. Our golf courses have been described as "golfer's paradise," Nine public courses and one private golf club. Per capita, the St George area offers more golf than any other spot in the sunbelt. In fact, there are more courses per captia in St George than almost anywhere else in the country. Information about courses follow in alphabetical order. ~~~BLOOMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB Par-72, 18 holes......7,082 yards Phone: 435-673-2029 ~~~CORAL CANYON GOLF COURSE Par -72, 18 holes golf course.....7,029 yards Phone: 435-688-1700 www.coralcanyongolf.com ~~~DIXIE RED HILLS GOLF COURSE Par-34, nine-hole course.....2,733 yards Phone: 435-634-5852 www.sgcity.org\golf\redhills.ap ~~~ENTRADA AT SNOW CANYON Par-72, 18 hole golf course...7,262 yards Phone: 435-674-7500 www.golfentrada.com ~~~GREEN SPRING GOLF COURSE Par-71, 18-hole golf course.....6,629 yards Phone: 435-673-7888 www.greenspringgolfcourse.com ~~~SKY MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE Par-72, 18 hole golf course.....6,312 yards Phone: 435- 635-7888 www.ci.hurricane.ut.us/departments/golf.html ~~~ST GEORGE GOLF CLUB Par-73, 18 hole golf course.....7,217 yards Phone: 634-5854 www.sgcity.org\golf\sggolfclub.asp SOUTHGATE GOLF CLUB Par-70, 18 hole golf course.....6,100 yards Phone: 435-628-0000 www.sgcity.org\golf\southgate.asp ~~~SUNBROOK GOLF CLUB The Point - Par 36, 9 holes........ 3.375 yard The Woodbridge - par 36, 9 holes......3,444 yards Blackrock - Par 36, 9 holes......3,384 yards Phone: 435-634-5866 www.sgcity.org\golf\sunbrook.asp ~~~SUNRIVER GOLF CLUB Par 71, 18 holes........6,704 yards Phone: 435- 986-0001 www.sunriver.com Near by cities with courses include Cedar City, Kanab, Beaver Dam and Mesquite, Nv.
For additional information, visit: www.utahsdixie.com/navgolf.html
HikingHiking People come from all over the country and foreign countries just to hike and see the breathtaking views of our magnificent color country. There are trails for every age level and experience. You may obtain maps of these trails at the Bureau of Land Management Information Center located at 345 E Riverside Drive in St George, or call them at 435- 688-3246. Besides the many hiking trails around the St George area you can hike every Saturday October to April with our legendary Ranger Bart. He hosts a variety of popular free hikes every Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Meet at the Outdoor Outlet at 1062 E Tabernacle, St George. See Online Event Calendar section for hike destination and times. St. George City has miles of paved walking/biking trails. Maps can be obtained fom the city of St. George offices located at 200 North and 200 East. website www.stgeorgechamber.com/Walking,%20Hiking%20Trails%20Map.htm
For additional information, visit: www.stgeorgechamber.com/Outdoor%20Activities/Hiking.htm
Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homesThere are 27 Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes all within walking distance of the College Inn. When you arrive, we have a map highlighting each building or home. During the summer months a special tour called St. George Live is offered. The guides dress in pioneer clothing and tell the history as though they were the pioneer that built the home, etc. If you only have a little time to visit the historic sites, you will want to include the following. Brigham Young's Winter Home 67 West 200 North; St. George Tabernacle located on the southwest corner of Main Street and Tabernacle St.;St. George Opera House 200 North Main Street; St. George Temple Visitors Center 250 East 400 South. ~~~Historic St. George Walking Tour, 435-634-5942 Begin your tour at the Old Pioneer c\Courthouse at 100 East & St George Boulevard (Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center). From there, spend an enjoyable hour or two strolling the street of early-day St George, where many pre-turn of-the-century public buildings and private homes still stand as reminders of a by-gone-era. You may pick up a printed map and descriptions of each building at the Chamber Visitor's Center as you begin your tour. ~~~Historic St George Live Tour, 435-634-5942 200 North & Main, St George, UT 84770 If you are fortunate enough to be in the area anytime between Memorial Day and Labor Day don't miss the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the history and culture of the area. Historic figures come alive at six sites and describe living in Dixie at the turn of the century. Entertaining and educational for the whole family. Tuesday-Saturday at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Tickets are $2.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. Tours begin at the St George Art Museum. Special tours can be arranged year round with advanced scheduling.
For additional information, visit: www.stgeorgechamber.com/historic_downtown.htm
Museums~~~Daughter's of the Utah Pioneers Museum, 435-628-7274 145 N 100 East,Completed in 1938, for the purpose of housing pioneer relics. Next to the pioneer courthouse and the chamber, the museum is staffed by volunteers open Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm. ~~~Johnson Farm Dinosaur Museum 3-D up prints of dinosaur feet. Recently unearthered a find that has provided paleontologists with the first worldwide discovery. 435-674-5757 2200 East Riverside Drive, www.dinotrax.com ~~~ The Silver Reef Museum (435-879-2254) 19032 Wells Fargo Road, Silver Reef, UT It also houses the Jerry Anderson Studio & Gallery. Silver Reef is one of the most popular ghost towns in the area. It was a booming economy in in 1870's. The camp produced $9 million in Silver from 1877 to 1903. This unique town had homes, churches, a variety of specialty shops, a brothel and even a Chinatown. ~~~Grafton You will find the town of Grafton between Springdale and La Verkin on Highway 9 as you are driving toward Zion National Park. Grafton is reached by crossing the Virgin River over the old truss bridge in Rockville.Portions of the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were filmed in Grafton in 1969. Visitors can see the remains of pioneer homes, the church and the cemetery. ~~~Jacob Hamblin Home & Museum, 435-673-2161 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara, UT Jacob Hamblin's Home & Museum is located west of Santa Clara on Hwy 91. Jacob Hamblin, one of the earliest settlers of Santa Clara, constructed this home in 1862 with local red sandstone and ponderosa lumber from Pine Valley. It is decorated with many original artifacts. Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (winter) and to 7:00 pm (summer). ~~~Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, 435-656-0033 1835 Convention Center Drive, Experience first hand wildlife in a natural habitat setting from the mountains to the plains of the world. World bug collection and art gallery. $6.00 for seniors Mon 12:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
For additional information, visit: www.utahsdixie.com/museums.html
Music Performances~~~Celebrity Concert Series Cox Auditorium, Dixie State College 435-652-7994 The CCS offers ten to thirteen presentations each season, which include symphony, opera, musicals, ballet, ethnic and chamber music. The Special Artists Series recitals are held in the Browning Auditorium on the DSC campus. Tickest can be purchased when you arrive St. George. ~~~O. C. Tanner Amphitheater Springdale, UT 435-652-7994 Dixie State College's O. C. Tanner Amphitheater, located in Springdale, presents the multi-media productions and multi-discipline performing art series every week during the summer, May through September. The film production of "The Grand Circle" is projected onto a 24 x 40 foot screen and offers a matchless glimpse into Zion National Park as well as other fabulous parks and monuments in the area. Weekly concert series offer national and international arts, performing jazz, bluegrass, contemporary and western music. The Utah Symphony and the Randy Anderson Band have been perennial favorites. ~~~Southern Utah Heritage Choir 435-628-1658 Most of their concerts are performed in the historic St George Tabernacle. Sponsored in part by the Utah Arts Council, The Arts Commission of St George and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC, the choir will present over 17 concerts this year. The choir was started with the vision that the rich heritage of our Southern Utah area could be commemorated and celebrated through music; to celebrate our freedom; to bring the community together for Christmas all other holidays, patriotic events and community gatherings. ~~~Southwest Symphony The cornerstone of cultural arts in the area is the Southwest Symphony under the direction of Maestro Gary Caldwell. The 85 member symphony was organized in 1982 and is governed by a broad-based board of trustees. The orchestra continues to develop, regularly receiving kudos from a grateful community. Each season 15 to 20 concerts are staged.
For additional information, visit: www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
ShoppingMany unique and specialty shops are within walking distance of the College Inn. Here's a few M&S Turquoise 53 East St. George Blvd. (Wholesale outlet of Jewelry, Arts,Crafts, Native American Jewlry. Supplies many of the area visitor centers) ~~~Ancestor Square has the following shops located on the northwest corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. -- 3 1/2 blocks from the College Inn. 2 Design - 673-9796 Bella Donna Boutique - 628-7450 Carl Lawrence Brennan Salon - East Mountain Partners - 656-9296 JJ Hunan - 628-7219 (restaurant) Jailhouse Coffee - 668-1819 Just Picture This - 674-4400 Nick Adams Photography - 628-1057 Outlaw Ridge Development 674-7400 P-Gems E-Mail - 652-9260 Panama Grill - 673-7671 (restaurant) Pasta Factory - 674-3753 (restaurant) Pizza Factory - 628-1234 (restaurant) Painted Pony - 634-1700 (fine dinning restaurant-casual attire ok) Sage Outdoor Decor - 628-8700 Sage II Gallery 628-9559 Sycamore Lane - 652-0454 TenneyClemons.com - 674-2846 S Gallery - 628-0451 - 688-0451 Twiggs & Moore - 673-1988 Vintage A La Vogue - 673-4897 ~~~Historic Downtown & Main Street Businesses Most shops are located on Main Street between 100 South and St. George Blvd. Annata Fissos, Old World Accessories Bear Paw Restaurant Brushworks Candleworks Colbalt Computers Guitar Gallery Little Professor Books Main Street Antiques Main Street Theater & Ballroom McArthur Jewelers Moke Sport/Outdoors Power Lounge Screen Printing Quality Consignment Saffire Simple Pleasures Traditional Home Decor ~~~Many more shopping options available Zion Factory Outlets features about 40 outlet shops. It is about 12 blocks from the College Inn located at 245 North Red Cliffs Drive,
For additional information, visit: www.shoppingstgeorge.com/historical_downtown.htm
SpaRelax, enhance or endulge yourself with a spa treatment at our world-class vacation spa resorts! You’ll find that all services are available from mud baths to manicures and there seems to be no end to the many activities you may enjoy while here in the area. Hiking, Biking, Scenic Flights and more are also available through our Destination Spa Resorts. You will enjoy the many services available at our day spas. You may want to have a physical work-out at one of our many excellent fitness facilities where day-passes are available. There’s always basketball, volleyball or other open recreation activities at the St. George Rec. Center. See below for more information. ~~~Red Mountain Spa! 435-673-4905 www.redmountainspa.com ~~~Green Valley Spa 435-628-8060 www.greenvalleyspa.com ~~~Casa Blanca Spa 702-346-6760 www.casablancaresort.com ~~~The Oasis Spa 800-21-oasis www.oasisresort.com ~~~Fitness Centers~~~ ~UFIT Personal Fitness Center 435-688-9123 Private workout center ~St. George Recreation Center 435-634-5860 Public workout gym, Basketball, Racquetball, Billiards, Ping Pong and more! 1 1/2 blocks from the College Inn. ~Gold's Gym 435-628-9201 Workout Gym, Massage & Salon Services ~Desert Palms 435-628-4617 Nautilus and Racquet Club
TennisWith warm weather year-round, tennis and other recrational activities are a given. Enjoy cool temperatures on summer mornings and beautiful afternoons through the fall and winter. You will find the courts listed below to be well maintained and well lit in the evening hours. While you're in St. George, take some time to enjoy the recreational opportunity available in many forms including tennis. The facilities listed below, in exception of the Green Valley Spa, are free to the public for use. ~~Tontaquint Tennis Complex The newest and nicest tennis facility in St. George with 8 courts. Located in Green Valley. ~~Vernon Worthen Park Two courts in corner of park. Park is located in the middle of town off of 400 east. Just 1 1/2 blocks from the College Inn ~~Cox Park, Located on Cox Landing just south of 900 South. 2 Courts. ~~Dixie High School Open to the public when school is not in session. Dixie High School is at 400 E 700 S. ~~Bloomington Hills Park Located in north Bloomington Hills. 2 courts. ~~Dixie State College Located on 1000 E. 6 courts part of Dixie State College Campus. Just 6 1/2 blocks from the College Inn ~~Green Valley Spa Private courts used for the Vic Braden Tennis Academy instruction. May arrange lessons. 800-237-1068 www.vicbraden.com/locagv.html
Theater~~~St George Musical Theater 435-628-8755 www.sgmt.org Visitors and locals residents delight to see the productions of the St George Musical Theater. The actors share a common interest in dramatic performance and a desire to further their creative skills through fun, historic shows, which range from musicals and melodramas to reviews and plays. Check their web site at www.sgmt.org for tickets and schedules. ~~~Tuacahn Amphitheater 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, UT 84738 1-800-746-9882 or 435-652-3300 www.tuacahn.org Tuacahn---meaning "canyon of the gods"--is a world-class 25 million dollar entertainment facility and center for the arts nestled at the base of towering red rock cliffs in Ivins. Tuacahn is known for its spectacular 2000 seat outdoor amphitheatre, Tuacahn is a $23 million arts and education facility, surrounded by 1500 ft. red rock cliffs. With over 150,000 visitors each year, Tuacahn has become one of the most popular theatrical and entertainment venues in Utah. The Center also includes Hafen Theatre, a beautiful indoor auditorium, concession stands, a gift shop, and complete wheelchair accessibility. Tuacahn's beautiful facilities can be rented for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and dances. Click on their web site for other shows and tickets. www.tuacahn.org ~~~The Utah Shakespearean Festival Cedar City, UT 435-586-7878 www.bard.org The Utah Shakespearean Festival provides world-class theater where you can experience the thrill and tradition of Shakespearean drama. Their summer season begins mid June and performs through August. Matinees are at 2:00 pm and evening shows are 8:00 pm. Check their web site www.bard.org for tickets.
For additional information, visit: www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
Grand Canyon North Rim
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/grandcanyon/north-rim
Grand Canyon Mule TripsNorth Rim mule trips do not go to the river. One-hour rides along the rim and ½ day rim or inner canyon trips are usually available on a daily basis. Full-day trips into the canyon include lunch. Register in the lobby of the Grand Canyon Lodge at the Grand Canyon Trail Rides desk; open 7am-5pm daily. For reservations call Grand Canyon Trail Rides, (435) 679-8665, or write to PO Box 128, Tropic, Utah, 84776, or visit them at www.canyonrides.com/pkgrandcanyon.html. North Rim mule trips are offered from mid May to mid October only.
For additional information, visit: www.canyonrides.com
Grand Canyon North Rim Ranger Lectures~~~National Park Service rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs seasonally on the North Rim. All ranger programs are free and open to the public. The location and subject varies, check at the North Rim Visitor Center upon arrival. ~~~Here's a few examples of the options: ~~~Nature Walk Learn about the natural processes that sustain ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A relaxed 1.5 mile walk with some elevation gain and loss. ~~~Alien Invaders Help Grand Canyon National Park stop the invasion of the habitat snatchers! Join the North Rim rangers in the continuing battle with non-native plants. Learn about non-native plants, as well as native plants, while helping restore the park. Activities may include digging out non-native plants or collecting native plant seed. Bring a hat and 1 liter of water for this adventure. For ages 5 to adult; ideal for families. ~~~Tales of the North Rim Relive a part of North Rim history. Discover the colorful past of this remote location. ~~~Condor Talk What has a 9½-foot wingspan and a face only a mother could love? The California condor. Come discover the life and death story, and the science that saved this incredible bird. ~~~Campfire Program Programs cover some aspect of the Grand Canyon story. Topics are posted in the campground, lodge, and visitor center. ~~~Evening Program A variety of programs explore the scenic, scientific, and cultural aspects of this special landscape. Nightly topics are posted in the lodge, visitor center, and campground. Arrive 20 minutes early for an "Ask the Ranger" discussion. ~~~Night Watch Experience starry skies, night sounds, and moonlight. Depending on the weather, programs may focus on astronomy, night adaptations, or story telling. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. ~~~Please note; All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
Hike on your ownWe provide guided exploration with this program. Our instructor and group leader walk with you to various view points. You have the option to explore on your own. Be sure to let the group leader know. Here's a few hikes and info. No additl' permits or fees are required for day hikes. A good rule is to decide how many hours you wish to hike. When 1/3 of the time has passed, turn around and begin to hike back. Assuming you are physically fit and have adequate food and water, the following hikes are reasonable for most people. Transept Trail: 3.0 mi. / 4.8 km round-trip; 1.5 hours approx round-trip hiking time. Follows the canyon rim from Grand Canyon Lodge to the North Rim Campground. Uncle Jim Trail: 5.0 mi. / 8.0 km round-trip; 3 hours approx round-trip hiking time. Winds through the forest to a point overlooking the canyon and the North Kaibab Trail switchbacks. Begins at the North Kaibab Trail parking lot. This trail is also used by mules. North Kaibab Trail: Distance and hiking times vary. This is the only maintained trail into the canyon from the North Rim. Even a short hike to Coconino Overlook (1.5 miles round-trip) or Supai Tunnel (4 miles round-trip) can give you an appreciation for the canyon's rich natural beauty and immense size. A hike to Roaring Springs and back is extremely strenuous and takes a full day (7-8 hours) - begin your hike before 7 a.m. Roaring Springs lies 3050 feet /930 m below the canyon rim and is 9.4 miles/15 km round-trip. A day hike beyond Roaring Springs is not recommended. Widforss Trail: 10 mi. / 16 km round-trip; 6 hours appr round-trip hiking time. Blends forest and canyon scenery. Even a short walk can be very satisfying. Take the dirt road 1/4 mile/0.4 km south of Cape Royal Road for 1 mile/1.6 km to the Widforss Trail parking area. Ken Patrick Trail: 10 mi. / 16 km one-way; 6 hours approx one-way hiking time. Winds through the forest and along the rim from Point Imperial to the North Kaibab Trail parking area.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
Zion National Park
Bicycling in ZionIn the past most cyclists found the automobile congestion along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to be too hazardous for riding. Thanks to the Zion Canyon Shuttle System the park is now more bicycle friendly. One may ride the Pa’ rus trail from the lower canyon and connect to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive at Canyon Junction. The shuttle buses are equipped with bike racks for those wishing to ride only part of the way. Many cyclists enjoy riding the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava and cycling back down. Bicycles are permitted only on established roads and the Pa’rus Trail. Cyclists must obey traffic laws. Bicycles are not allowed on hiking trails or off-trail. Ride defensively; automobile traffic is often heavy and drivers may be distracted by the scenery. Riding through the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel is prohibited. Bicycles must be transported through the tunnel by motor vehicle. Bikes can be rented at Springdale Cycles 932 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-0575, Fax (435) 772-0576, E-mail: info@springdalecycles.com
For additional information, visit: www.springdalecycles.com
GalleriesGalleries Galore! Springdale, Utah attracts a large number of specialty galleries. A few are listed below, visit the web link to find more. David Pettit Photography PO Box 266, Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-3206, E-mail: pettit@infowest.com. Color and B&W images of scenic Zion and the Colorado Plateau by award-winning photographer David Pettit. Visit the Driftwood Gallery (see below), or contact me directly. Driftwood Gallery 1515 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-3262, (888) 801-8811, E-mail: drftwood@infowest.com. Featuring paintings, photography and sculpture by local and regional artists. Outstanding collection of fine ceramic art. Distinctive Native American Jewelry. Located in the Driftwood Lodge. Fatali Gallery Photography Located in the Old Church, 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, PO. Box 327 UT 84767, (435) 772-2422. An Awe inspiring collection "Mystery of Creation, Where Heaven Meets Earth" by Michael Fatali probes the depth of the mysteries of eternity of life and the marvelous structure of God's glory on Earth. Fatali Gallery Open 4:00-10:00 pm daily. Manzanita Trading Co. 205 Zion Park Blvd Features fine art, gifts & decor by more than 50 local & regional Artists. Pottery-Jewelry-Metalwork-Stained Glass-Paintings-Photography. Worthington Gallery 789 Zion Park Blvd Representing over 20 world-class artists. Art work includes pottery, paintings, sculptures, glass and more. We are located in a historic pioneer home in downtown Springdale.
For additional information, visit: www.zionpark.com/Galleries.htm
General InformationThe below web site offers a good resource for information. www.nps.gov/zion This is the National Parks website and is a good resource also.
For additional information, visit: www.zionpark.com/index.htm
Horseback RidingGuided trips are available with Canyon Trail Rides, March through October. Reservations are advised. Call (435) 772-3810 or inquire in person at the Zion Lodge trail rides desk. Off season call (435) 679-8665.
For additional information, visit: www.olwm.com/canyonrides
ShoppingZion Canyon Lodge and Springdale offer a large varitey of shops and unique shopping opportunities.
For additional information, visit: www.zionpark.com/Shopping.htm
Shuttleshuttle system includes two loops—one serving the park and one operating in the town of Springdale. The Springdale shuttle loop stops at six locations in the town, and the Zion Canyon shuttle loop stops at eight locations in the park. The transfer point between loops is made at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center in the park. The shuttle system operates from April through October. During those months, visitors may not drive their private vehicles on the scenic drive in upper Zion Canyon unless they are guests at the Zion Canyon Lodge. All other roads in the park are open to private vehicles. At other times of the year, private vehicles may be driven into upper Zion Canyon. The shuttle system provides convenient and frequent access to numerous hiking trails, scenic points, picnicking, horseback riding and the Zion Canyon Lodge. During the summer months, buses run at six-minute intervals during the middle of the day, so there is no need to rush to catch a bus. During the summer months, shuttles operate from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Shuttle schedules and frequencies change with the season and with the time of day. Shuttle schedules are posted at each shuttle stop. The system has allowed visitors to easily access the main canyon in an improved atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Shuttle stops are conveniently located throughout Springdale. The town shuttle takes visitors to the parking lot of the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater. Here you must disembark and walk across the footbridge into the park. A park entrance fee is charged at the walk-in entrance station. Proceed to the visitor center where there are exhibits, AV programs, a backcountry permit desk, an information desk, and numerous books, maps and other publications to assist you in planning your visit. Adjacent to the visitor center is a shuttle bus stop where you may board a shuttle bus to the upper Zion Canyon. You can get on and off the shuttle as often as you want.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/zion/ShuttleSystem.htm
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/MakingTheMostOfYourTime.htm
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
Bryce Canyon National Park
ATV Rides and ToursTurn your visit to Bryce into an adventure with guided tours or on your own ATV (All Terrain Vehicles or 4-wheelers) tours of Spectacular Bryce Canyon Country, the Dixie National Forest and Public Lands offer trails that take you through red rock formations and incredible views! The terrain and scenery is impressive with “hoodoos”, rock spires, and dense forests. Significant new trails have been developed in Bryce Canyon Country for ATV riding so enjoy your Federal Lands! There are miles of ATV trails in Red Canyon. Several new trails have been developed in the Bryce Canyon Region for ATV use: 1- Pansaugunt ATV Trail: This trail is located on the Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest. several trail-heads take you to this spectacular area of pines and red rock views. Access on the north end via the Tropic Reservoir trailhead. On the southeast access is from the Crawford Pass trailhead. At the south end the Straight Canyon trailhead is the access point. There are over 76 miles of trails to discover, with an additional 25-30 miles of access roads which can be used by ATV's and four-wheel drive vehicles. To view a map of this area This will take a minute to load on your computer. 2- Fremont ATV Trail: This trail is 50 miles in length, beginning on the north in Circleville and concluding at Tropic Reservoir on the south. To view a map of this area This will take a minute to load on your computer. This trail connects with the well-known Paiute ATV trail. 3- Pine Lake OHV Trail: This trail loops from Pine Lake to Powell Point at over 10,000 feet and around to Pole Canyon then back to Pine Lake. There are many opportunities for ATV riding within the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Call for details on ATV Riding in Bryce Canyon area. Toll Free: 1-800-444-6689 o (435) 676-1160 o Fax: (435) 676-8239. Or contact the National Forest service for more details at (435) 676-9300. Also can call Ruby's Inn 1-866-866-6616 for info and reservations.
For additional information, visit: www.brycecanyoncountry.com
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
Horseback RidingLooking for an exciting way to view Bryce Canyon? How about from the back of a horse? In spring, summer and fall, Canyon Trail Rides wranglers lead 2-hour and 4-hour horse and mule rides into Bryce Amphitheater along a dedicated horse trail and the Peekaboo Loop Trail. For information, visit their web site at www.canyonrides.com. For reservations, write or call Canyon Trail Rides, P.O. Box 128, Tropic, UT 84776, 435/679-8665 or 435/834-5500.
For additional information, visit: www.canyonrides.com
Mountain Biking In Bryce Canyon CountryImagine riding your mountain bike through Bryce Canyon National Park! While that is not possible, you can ride through nearby Red Canyon which is under the management of the National Forest Service. In Red Canyon you'll find scenery and terrain nearly identical to that of Bryce Canyon, but you'll be able to enjoy it on your bike. The entire Bryce Canyon region is loaded with great Mountain Biking trails. Here are a few of the great trails in the area in and around Red Canyon which covers an area of 41,431 acres and ranges in elevation between 7,000 and 8,000 feet. Recently completed is the new 5 mile paved Red Canyon Bicycle Trail which parallels Scenic Highway 12. The trail extends through Red Canyon from the Thunder Mountain Trailhead to the Coyote Hollow Road on the upper plateau. The ascent is quite strenuous but the descent is very easy. Parking areas are available at both ends of the trail. This trail is available for only for non-motorized use (no ATV's), and there are 34 miles of single track trails in Red Canyon. Off-road and unpaved trails include the following: 1- Casto Canyon Trail - 5.5 miles. Spectacular red rock scenery. 2- Losee Canyon Trail - 2.9. There are many red rock formation along this trail which connects to Cassidy Trail and you can go north to Casto Canyon or south to Red Canyon. 3- Thunder Mountain Trail - 7.8 miles. The upper half of the trail is through large ponderosa pine forest and lower half of trail features spectacular red rock country. 4- Cassidy Trail - 8.9 miles. The trail winds through scenic red rock country and majestic ponderosa pine. Sections of the trail are believed to have been used by Butch Cassidy, the famous outlaw. Call for more details on Mountain Biking in the Bryce Canyon area. Toll Free: 1-800-444-6689 o (435) 676-1160 o Fax: (435) 676-8239 or National Forest service for details (435) 676-9300 or (435) 834-5232 or 1-866-866-6616 - Ask for the Bryce Canyon American Car Care Center-Bike Rental
For additional information, visit: www.brycecanyoncountry.com
Ranger ProgramsFree Ranger Programs offered all year round will share fascinating information about Bryce Canyon National Park! In the winter, they offer Geology Talks and snowshoe hikes (when there's enough snow) and the occasional Astronomy Program. In the summer, they go into high gear offering 4-7 programs each day to accommodate the enthusiasm of our visitors. Here's a sample Canyon Hike: 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles, early morning moderately difficult hike into the heart of Bryce Canyon Rim Walk: 1-2 hours, 1 mile late afternoon leisurely stroll along the canyon rim. Geology Talk: 20-30 minute presentation on Bryce Canyon's worldly unique geology. Just for Kids Program: 45-60 minute activity-driven programs for children ages 5-12. All children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. NOTE: Advanced Reservations are required and must be made at the Visitor Center. Reservations are accepted up to 1-day in advance. Evening Program: 45-60 minute in-depth look at some of the interesting resources and compelling stories Bryce Canyon preserves. Night Sky Special Events: FULL MOON HIKES NOTE: Reservations are required for full-moon hikes. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and can only be made the day of the scheduled hike at the visitor center. STAR PARTIES "Stars in the Park" by Patrick Wiggins, NASA Solar System Ambassador to Utah and volunteer with the Utah Museum of Natural History. Patrick offers the latest in astronomy and space exploration with humorous distinctions between science fiction and science fact. "Viewing the Void" by Park Ranger Kevin Poe tour of the history and expanse of the Universe. Look at how it all might have begun and how it all might end. As Kevin says "Space is really, BIG and really, EMPTY, and on this tiny planet there are few places better than Bryce Canyon to view the void." The times, locations and subjects for lectures are posted at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/brca
RodeoCome Enjoy A Cowboy Rodeo! Join the fun and excitement at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. Watch the bronco busters and cowboys display their skills as they perform in this western competition. The rodeo is held through the summer at Ruby's Inn Rodeo Grounds. This is one event you won't want to miss! For Country Rodeo tickets call: Toll Free - (866) 782-0002 or (435) 834-5341 Rodeo Dates End of May to Mid September 6 nights a week Monday through Saturday 7:00 pm (Utah Time) $7 Adults $4 Kids (Includes Tax) (subject to change)
For additional information, visit: www.rubysinn.com
Scenic FlightsMost Experienced! • 28 years same location • Ruby's Inn Heliport Scenic Flights To These Destinations: Airplane Photo/Scenic Flights Helicopter Photo/Scenic Flights Bryce Canyon Airlines Grand Canyon – 5 Hours includes 2-hour guided tour Monument Valley – 2 Hours (non-stop) Grand Staircase/Lake Powell Bryce/Zion - 1.5 Hours (non-stop) Bryce Canyon – 35 Minutes Bryce/Monument/Grand – 4 Hours (land in Page AZ. for a break) Fly the Blacks and Red Canyons Experience the hidden beauty created by volcanic activity and erosion. Dramatic cathedrals enhanced with liken, ash and iron oxide stand majestically among the red hills, copper ore formations and stately trees of the forest. Take a trip into a whole other realm. Truly one of the hidden wonders of the west. These unique features can only be seen by air. Bryce Canyon Helicopters The BEST way to see Bryce, we fly low, slow and up close. Fairyland Boat Mesa, Sinking Ship, Tower Natural Bridge, Large Cliffs and Fairyland CanyonDeluxe Deluxe Bristle Cone Point, Fault Line and many inaccessible areas Encounter - Our Most Popular Flight Rainbow Point, Natural Bridge, Dramatic Cliffs, Formations, Series of Waterfalls (in season) and Vistas not seen from any viewpoint Full Canyon Fly all of Bryce Canyon then proceed to the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. Descend into Bull Valley Gorge, which begins as a 6-inch crack in the earth and deepens to 1,000 feet – enjoy spectacular wind caves and more. Continue to Paria Ghost Town, an Old West movie set, an Indian ruin, an extinct geyser field, waterfalls (in season) and much, much more! This is our most spectacular flight. Flying from Ruby's Inn Heliport since 1977 All flights are narrated and offer breathtaking photography. No wasted flight time. Helicopter / Airplane - Scenic / Charter flights available, F.A.A. certified air carrier. All Flights require a 2 fare Minimum. (435) 834-5341 (ask for flight desk)
For additional information, visit: www.rubysinn.com
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
ShuttleYou can use the shuttle to explore on your own or you can take the Green Line Shuttle for a TOUR of the Southern view points. Details below. Board the shuttle at either the Shuttle Parking Area, at Ruby's Inn or at Bryce Canyon Lodge in the park. IT IS FREE! Paying your $20 entrance fee, or use your National Park Pass ($50), Golden Age ($10) & Golden Access to Bryce Canyon entitles you to unlimited use of the Bryce Canyon Shuttles. If you do not already have one of these 3 kinds of annual passes they can be purchased at the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area and Ruby's Inn. Hours of Operation The Shuttle runs from May 15 - September 30, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Shuttle Routes Our shuttle system consists of two routes - the Red Line and the Green Line. NOTE only the Hoodoo Newspaper contains current and accurate shuttle route maps. Rely exclusively on this publication for guidance in using the Bryce Canyon Shuttle System. The RED LINE SHUTTLE is a "get on and off as you please shuttle" that operates in the northern portion of the park providing access to the viewpoints and hiking trails that surround and traverse the world famous geologic spectacle that is the Bryce Amphitheater. This is also part of the park where all the facilities and services are concentrated. The Shuttles on the Red Line are very easy to use with a new bus coming to every stop every 8-10 minutes. The GREEN LINE SHUTTLE is a Park Tour and by reservation only goes to the southern overlooks. This 3.5 hour trip takes you down to the seldom seen overlooks of the southern portion of the park. Popular stops include the Natural Bridge and Rainbow and Yovimpa Points where perched at 9100 ft. above sea level you can gaze across the entirety of the Grand Staircase and well into Arizona. The Green Tour departs 6 times a day -- 8 & 9 am, 12 & 1 pm, 4 & 5 pm. Reservations can be made in person at the Shuttle Parking and Boarding Area or by calling (435) 834-5290.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/brca
Visitor CenterThe Visitor Center offers information, exhibits, and a 22-minute award-winning film which plays on the hour and half-hour. Publications and maps are available for purchase through our Bryce Canyon Natural History Association. We generally go to the visitor center as part of your Road Scholar program. You may want to spend additional time here. Transportation on the Bryce Shuttle is availble May 15-Sept 30.
For additional information, visit: www.nps.gov/brca

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