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Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments — Utah’s Grand Circle and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim — on a journey through Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Dead Horse Point, Monument Valley, Rainbow Bridge and Grand Canyon. On this fascinating adventure, learn about the Earth’s history through the common themes of sedimentary rocks, uplift and erosion.


• Examine geological formations such as hoodoos, arches, mesas, buttes, towering cliffs and pinnacles.
• Take a study cruise on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge.
• Meet the Navajo to gain an understanding of their cultural traditions with story, songs, and dance.

Program Notes

Program #2814 offers a seasonal variation on this itinerary traveling via Antelope Canyon on the final day instead of Grand Canyon North Rim.Program #22297 offers a more challenging version of the same itinerary in terms of activity level.

Activity Notes

Walks of 1-3 miles over uneven terrain with options for various fitness levels. Elevations of 2,500-9,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. George, 2 nights; coach to Bryce Canyon, 1 night; coach to Torrey (Capitol Reef), 2 nights; coach to Moab (Arches and Canyonlands), 2 nights; coach to Page, Arizona (Lake Powell), 2 nights; coach to St. George via Grand Canyon North Rim, 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Dixie State University.

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10 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips


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