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Hiking Amidst Beauty and Majesty in a World of Stone: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Start of Program
Sep 4, 2013
3:00-5:00 PM at the College Inn Lobby where you meet your Dixie State University Group Leader and check into your room.
You will be staying at the College Inn that night.
Location: St. George, Utah
Nearest city or town: St. George, Utah
Nearest highway: Intersate 15 comes right to St. George
Nearest airport: St. George for two airlines United Express and Skywest a Delta Connection from Salt Lake City. All airlines to Las Vegas, McCarron Airport.

End of Program
Sep 9, 2013
Program ends at 02:30PM in St. George
You will be staying at the Prospector Inn the night before.
Location: St. George, Utah
Additional transportation information same as above.
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

Type: Inn

Description: Located next to All American Scenic Highway 12 (one of America’s best scenic drives) and centrally located near Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This area is considered one of the most scenic sections of the United States with majestic canyons, mountains and plateaus. Enjoy clear skies where you can often see 80 to 100 miles in daylight and the spectacular stars displays of the Milky Way. Nearby you’ll find plentiful amounts of wildlife such as deer, elk, wild turkeys, hawks and eagles, along with a multitude of other birds and animals.

Contact info:
380 W. Main
Escalante, UT 84726 USA
phone: 435-826-4653
web: www.prospectorinn.com

Facility amenities: At the heart of an extraordinary landscape, the Prospector Inn provides comfortable rooms, restaurant on property, TV, phones, free wireless Internet, A/C, gift shop, Coffee in lobby but nothing in rooms microwave available in lobby, iron and ironing board available and provides easy access the the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

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

Additional nights after: please call
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Check out time: 11:00 AM

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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