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Hiking in Utah’s Splendor: Great Parks and Monuments

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Program #2272RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Kathryn from Richfield, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/16/13
This hiking trip was so much more than I expected. Utah is the most beautiful state that I've seen - it is beauty beyond belief. I went with my sister & friends - I came back so excited that my husband now wants to go back with me. I want to go back & do some of the hikes over at a more leisurely pace & there's so much more to see!

David from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/16/13
We had a great trip - fun people enjoying together the beautiful scenery and hikes. Darrell and Paula were excellent hosts with their knowledge of geology and botany.

Lynda from Edenton, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/16/13
Wonderful program!! Utah is gorgeous and the hikes were spectacular. We live in North Carolina where the geology is covered with green... In Utah it's in your face and fantastic!!!

Linda from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/16/13
We had a wonderful trip. Darrell and Paula were a great team as instructor and coordinator. We learned a lot about geology and history and had a lot of laughs. Great group. Interesting hikes. Some scrambling was required for the first couple of days because of the federal shutdown but the governor of Utah came through by opening Utah's parks. Recommend highly. No complaints.

Sharon from Maple Valley, WA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/10/12 - 10/17/12
Great experience, hikes were great, could have been a bit longer. group leader Paul and Instructor, Eldon were super . Recommend!

Virginia from Bristol, WI Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/10/12 - 10/17/12
This was my 8th and my husband's first Road Scholar trip. We both enjoyed it thoroughly. The hikes were fairly challenging and scenery stunning. Eldon's geology information made the rocks come alive. I was very glad our group numbered only 22 as I heard there may be 40 or more. Accommodations and transportation were just fine. Great trip!

Richard from Cape Elizabeth, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/13/12 - 09/20/12
This is a great way to experience and learn about a beautiful part of our country.

Linda from Novato, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/13/12 - 09/20/12
Darrell McMahon,the program leader, exhibits a depth of understanding, gratitude, and concern for the participants on the trip and for the quality of life on our planet. He relishes sharing his vast knowledge of geology, plants, birds, critters, the Anasazi, the history of the area and towns we traveled through in a clever and often humorous way. His teaching methods were varied and his patience with answering the same questions repeatedly was exemplary. He shared his personal experiences with the area to give us a taste of what it's like to make Utah "home". He made it come alive for us. Thanks Darrell and Road Scholar for the in depth travel experience of a life time.

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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
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