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BEGINS IN: ST. GEORGE, UTAH

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

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Program #17440RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 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.
Experience Southern Utah’s extraordinary hiking in the stunning realm of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s vast 1.9 million acres. The monument is a geologic sampler spanning eons of time with a huge variety of formations, world-class paleontological sites, multicolored cliffs, pinnacles and slot canyons.


Highlights

• Each day an expert geologist leads your field study walks and hikes.
• Venture to the heart of the Grand Staircase, traversing its famous Cockscomb formation and slot canyons.
• Study the “risers” of the staircase and discover the earth’s history in stone.

Program Notes

Group size limited to 16 participants.

Activity Notes

Daily hikes up to six miles. Elevations of 8,000 feet. Distance between hikes are substantial and mostly driven on primitive, rough, washboard roads. We utilize 15 passenger vans with a maximum of 8 participants per van. We will be covering approximately 600 miles during the program.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. George, 1 night; van to Bryce Canyon, 1 night; van to Escalante, 3 nights; van to St. George, departure.

Coordinated by Dixie State University.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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