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Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and Picturesque Antelope Canyon

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Richel Papapietro Feb 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM

CORRECTION!!! I just found out we will have more time on our free evening on Sunday Sep 27th vs Sat Sep 26th. So that is the night I chose to go on a jeep sunset tour. BTW, I understand you can select your level of adventure so we are going for the max!! Still looking for 2 folks to join us.

Richel Papapietro Feb 16, 2015 at 03:23 PM

Hi, Husband and I are looking for couple or 2 people who would like to share a $300 (up to 4 adults) sunset jeep tour Sat Sep 26 in lieu of our dinner and free time in Moab. I am looking at http://www.danmick.com/
They pick up at our Hotel: River Canyon Lodge
Thanks! Let me know.

Cynthia Hosick Dec 16, 2014 at 02:17 PM

How many people are on this tour, generally?

On last spring's trip think the large comfy bus held 46-48, we usually had about 6 seats leftover which gave the solo attendees the abi,ity to sit alone or with others. Great tripof a lifetime. Geologist Janice travelling withus was so informative. Iinformative

Betty Samuels Dec 04, 2014 at 09:56 PM

I took this trip several years ago. It just so happened I picked the date with the easy walking. I think it could be managed as I am sure the leader would make accomodations. They give out walking sticks. I would check with road scholar and ask questions.

Michelle Martin Dec 04, 2014 at 03:06 PM

We are thinking about taking this trip next year and I am a bit worried about the walking aspect. One of us is a bit unsteady and uses a cane for all walking. Still walks in a mini marathon each year but needs the cane for balance. Will this trip be to strenuous?
Patt Church Dec 04, 2014 at 03:33 PM

There are usually two options, easy and hard. Hiking poles would defiantly be helpful. And most parks have places where you can sit and enjoy the views.
Shelly Rosen Dec 04, 2014 at 04:49 PM

There is enough flexibilty in the trip that you won't have any problems. Def use 2 hiking poles on some terrain, but if you don't want to do a certain walk or hike you don't have to. It's a fabulous trip, you'll love it.

Carolyn Corbo Nov 08, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Thinking about taking this trip with a group of friends. What is the weather like in May? What is most convenient airport to fly into from NYC? Thanks! Carolyn
Betty Samuels Nov 08, 2014 at 07:36 AM

I flew into Las Vegas. Shuttle took us to St. George which was hot. two years ago. Rest of trip nice weather. Great trip.beautiful scenery..took an easy walking tour so well paced. Enjoyed.
Athena Robbins Nov 08, 2014 at 01:55 PM

The St. georeg Shuttle from Las Vegas was a 125-mile ride in a comfy van with about 7 other passengers. There might be direct flights to St. George from Salt Lake City, but this route is more expensive.
Athena Robbins Nov 08, 2014 at 01:57 PM

Yes, St. George was very hot and the sun beats down. Need a hat and sunscreen there. Perhaps the rest of the trip was higher altitude as it wasn't as bad.
Shelly Rosen Nov 08, 2014 at 02:14 PM

I also flew from Philadelphia to Las Vegas, I don't like little planes or little airports & St George is little. Also costs more than Las Vegas. Did the St. George shuttle which was fine.About 2 hrs. I left May 26. St. George was def HOT but still ok. The rest of the time the weather was delightful. My sister-in-law cautioned by against leaving much earlier as the high passes are often still closed due to snow or ice. She advised mid-May. It's a fabulous trip , you will have a great time.
Patt Church Dec 04, 2014 at 04:54 PM

The weather was great the first of October.

Patt Church Oct 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Oct. 6-16, 2014: Hi everyone. This was a great trip with wonderful people. It was good to have two options for most parks. Hiking boots were not necessary, but my Rockport walkers and Reeboks got some good use.
Martha Joyal Oct 20, 2014 at 05:44 PM

How do you go about finding a room mate for a trip.
Patt Church Oct 20, 2014 at 06:28 PM

I had a room mate from home. Many on our trip had single rooms. People are very friendly. Road Scholar might help or you might find someone on this discussion board.

Shelly Rosen Aug 10, 2014 at 08:14 PM

Took the trip , end of May. Only used my Privo by Clark sandals, very similar to Keen Sandals, in fact several of the people in my group wore Keen sandals. No one wore hiking boots. I brought my walking stick and almost never used it. Not necessary unless you have a balance problem. Our group leader had several walking sticks that he put in the bus, he hand made them out of the Yucca Plant, they were beautiful&useful for those who wanted a walking stick.

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