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De-Stressing, Health and Fitness: A Total Spa Experience

Program Number: 1990RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/12/2012 - 11/18/2012;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Health & Fitness; National Parks Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Treat yourself and enjoy multi-day experiences at two world-class spa resorts! Learn from experts about stress management, nutrition and healthy cooking. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and tastings, as well as delicious and healthy meals provided at the spas. Every activity is designed to pamper you and leave stress behind, all in one of the most beautiful settings in the United States.




Highlights

• Customize your experience at each spa by selecting from a variety of activities, and indulge in the spa treatments of your choice — all provided by spa specialists.
• Water workout fitness classes at an indoor aquatic center — great for arthritis! — are a delight.
• On field trips to magnificent Zion National Park and surrounding red rock areas, experience the soothing effects of nature.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile.



Coordinated by Dixie State University.




St. George

The largest city in south-central Utah is at the center of the region's arches, mesas, pinnacles and buttes, in close proximity to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon national parks, as well as Lake Powell and prehistoric archaeological sites.



Accommodations
Dixie College Inn with comfortable guest rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, Utah 6 nights
 College Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: The College Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in St. George, six blocks from Dixie State College campus. The historic district offers restored pioneer homes and buildings. This facility is used specificaly for Road Scholar and similar 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 and all can be viewed from the Inn. Each room has two beds, closet, dresser, private bath, a writing table and chairs, with indivually controlled heating and air-conditioning units. A lounge area with couches, T.V., V.C.R, a refrigerator, soda pop machine 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 public phones are available in the building. If you want to arrive early or stay over following the program you can arrange to stay with us for $25 per room per night. Be sure to complete this information on the information form that you send to Dixie College. Also, please be aware that we have accommodations on both the first floor and second floor levels. There is no elevator to the second floor. We will make every effort to accommodate you on the first floor, but if you cannot handle second floor accommodations we need to know prior to your arrival. Please indicate that in the appropriate area on the information form also. We serve a hearty breakfast with a good variety of items to select from in the lobby/breakfast area of the College Inn each day before we depart for activities.
  Contact info: 123 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770 USA
phone: 800-545-4653
web: www.dixie.edu/Road Scholar
  Room amenities: Each room has two beds, closet, dresser, and private bath, a writing table and chairs, with heating and air-conditioning. A common lounge area with couches, T.V., V.C.R, fridge, coffee, soda pop/drink machine and microwave are available for your use.
  Facility amenities: Each room has two beds, closet, dresser, and private bath, a writing table and chairs, with heating and air-conditioning units. A lounge area with couches, T.V., V.C.R, a refrigerator, soda pop machine and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. We serve a hearty breakfast with a good variety of items to select from in the lobby/breakfast area of the College Inn. This is provided each day before we depart for activities.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $25. Be sure to indicate your date of arrival and departure on the information form that you receive in your pre-arrival packet. Complete the forms and send it to Dixie College. We will reserve your room(s) and send you a confirmation letter.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $25. Be sure to indicate your date of arrival and departure on the information form that you receive in your pre-arrival packet. Complete the forms and send it to Dixie College. We will reserve your room(s) and send you a confirmation letter.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at 3:00 PM. You will be staying at College Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after 7:00-8:00 a.m breakfast. You will be staying at College Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
no fee
Transportation
To Start of Program
  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.
  From End of Program
  Location: St. George, Utah
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Las Vegas, NV

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35.00 one-way, $60.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will bring you right to our front door at the College Inn. There are 11 shuttles per day, seven days a week. At Las Vegas Airport meet shuttle on Zero Level.

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35.00 one-way, $60.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will pick you up right at our front door at the College Inn. Departures from the College Inn will pick up 20 minutes prior to published departure time.

 

St. George, UT

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$42.50 taxi charge for 1-4 people. ($2.50 per mile)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will bring you right to our front door at the College Inn. Shuttles run every day, seven days a week.

 

St. George, UT

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$42.50 taxi charge for 1-4 people. ($2.50 per mile)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will pick you up at our front door at the College Inn. Shuttles run every day, seven days a week.

 
Driving Directions
  Las Vegas From Las Vegas travel north on I-15 approximately 120 miles (two hours) to St. George, Utah. Take the St. George exit number 6, Bluff Street. At the exit stop light turn left and travel northwest on Bluff Street for about 2 miles to 100 South Street, turn right. The College Inn is 123 East 100 South. Enter the parking lot on the east side of the building.
  Salt Lake City Travel South on I-15 about 300 miles to St. George. Exit at St. George Blvd. exit number 8. Turn right onto St. George Blvd. Travel west 9 blocks to 200 East Street. Turn left and travel two blocks. At 100 South turn right. Travel 1/2 block to College Inn. The address is 123 East 100 South. Enter the parking lot on the east side of the building.
Elevation Note: Zion National Park is the highest elevation at 5,500'. We walk various trails and go to view points.

Equipment Requirements: Bring a swimming suit for the Water Aerobics classes and of course come ready to be pampered at the spas! Walking shoes with good tread may be helpful for field study in Zion, etc.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Introductions
(Monday, November 12)
   
 Arrive To: 3:00 pm MST Arrive at the College Inn for check in. The College Inn is located at 123 East 100 South in St. George, Utah. It is about 6 blocks from the Dixie State College Campus.
 Afternoon: Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meeting Room
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Following dinner have a brief orientation about daily activities and the itnerary. Introductory Reflexology Spa class in the College Inn Meeting Room.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Area history excursion to restored pioneer buildings and homes./Snow Canyon State Park
(Tuesday, November 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Depart from the College Inn. Travel to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center for Water Aerobics. This indoor swimming facility is one of the best facilities of its kind in the west. The class is Water Fitness: (shallow water class) Will focus on maintaining proper joint alignment and good body mechanics, while reducing joint stress, thru active movement and stretching. Join us and be energized for the rest of your day. Return to the College In and prepare for a special "Utah's Dixie" area history field excursion to restored pioneer buildings and homes.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: This afternoon we will enjoy a geology class and field trip and take in the natural beauty of Snow Canyon State Park. This beautiful state park provides incredible scenery of red rock cliffs, rolling mounds of petrified sand dunes and lava (basalt) rock formations. Enjoy the scenery while you are learning. Return to the College Inn and prepare for dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Enjoy a special Aromatherapy class in the College Inn meeting room. This fascinating lecture explores how our senses effect how we feel. Useful ideas you can apply when you return home.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Treat yourself to pampering at Red Mountain Spa!
(Wednesday, November 14)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 Breakfast
 Morning: Travel to the Red Mountain Spa. You may wish to have a massage or other spa treatments. You’ll find that all services are available from mud baths to manicures and there seems to be no end to the many options you may enjoy while here. One treatment is included as well as time for other spa activies. You may purchase additional treatments if you like and as time permits.
 Lunch: Lunch at the spa
 Afternoon: Continue at the spa then travel and return to the College Inn for a little free time until dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Geology class in the College Inn meeting room. This class will help prepare for the Zion National Park field trip.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Zion National Park
(Thursday, November 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Scenic travel to Zion National Park. Explore the majestic beauty of Zion with our geologist! Exploring these beautiful natural formations can invigorate, relax and de-stress. Take it all in as you learn about and enjoy natures amazing creations.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: You will experience a variety of walks to see the natural beauty close up! Travel and return to St. George
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Enjoy a free evening. Take a stroll, rest, relax, shop site see or attend a performance or activity within the community.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Water Aerobics/Green Valley Spa
(Friday, November 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Enjoy a day at Green Valley Spa. Your experience includes one spa treatment of your choice, classes, labyrinth and presentation by Dr. Gordon Reynolds.
 Lunch: Lunch at the spa
 Afternoon: Healthy Cooking Class includes demonstrations and practical ideas you can take home and use. The best part is, you get to taste test everything and enjoy this as part of your dinner!
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening of star gazing with a fun star party! The instructor shares fascinating views of the night sky. This is a great way to relax! Travel and return to St. George.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Dinosaur Tracks/Kolob Canyon/Zion National Park
(Saturday, November 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: 8:30 am - Water Aerobics at Green Valley Spa 10:30 Depart and travel to the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, explore this fascinating and rare geological find.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Travel to Kolob Canyon, the west portion of Zion National Park
 Dinner: Closing Dinner at Anasazi Steakhouse.
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:
(Sunday, November 18)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
 Morning: Independent departures following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  St. George, Utah Art Galleries
~~~Roland Lee Art Studio - 249 west Tabernacle #104 ~~~St. George Art Museum - 200 North Main Street (also Pioneer Center for the Arts) 435-634-5942, 212 N Main Street The St George Opera House was built around 1875, and was used until the 1930's for cultural events. The U & I Sugar Company used the building until 1979, when it was abandoned and sat vacant for years. Today, the restored structure is the centerpiece for the Pioneer Center for the Arts, a complex that includes the Opera House. The Center also includes the St George Art Museum, a 10,000 square foot, two-story museum housing the permanent collection, The Statehood Centennial Legacy Collection, exhibit space for rotating shows and a gift shop. Admission is free. Closed on Sunday. ~~~Twiggs and Moore Gallery - Corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. ~~~S Gallery Art and Speciality Home Furnishings - 435-673-9727, Tower at Ancestor Square, St George Blvd. S Gallery Art Furniture features one-of-a-kind custom furniture designed by owners, Sherry Thompson and Rod Irwin--hand carving, whimsical painting, exotic woods, southwest and rustic styles are their trademarks. In addition you will find interesting pottery, candles and paintings. Located in the Tower at Ancestor Square on the Northwest corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. ~~~Brushworks Original and one-of-a kind fine arts, - oils, pastels, watercolor & sculpture 61 N Main Phone: 673-2723 For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
  Golf
If you've ever dreamed of playing golf near national parks with towering red sandstone cliffs on the horizon with desert flora in the landscape, say hello to the Red Rock Corridor. Golf Magazine calls our area, The Red Rock Corridor, and it is centered in St. George. Our golf courses have been described as "golfer's paradise," Nine public courses and one private golf club. Per capita, the St George area offers more golf than any other spot in the sunbelt. In fact, there are more courses per captia in St George than almost anywhere else in the country. Information about courses follow in alphabetical order. ~~~BLOOMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB Par-72, 18 holes......7,082 yards Phone: 435-673-2029 ~~~CORAL CANYON GOLF COURSE Par -72, 18 holes golf course.....7,029 yards Phone: 435-688-1700 www.coralcanyongolf.com ~~~DIXIE RED HILLS GOLF COURSE Par-34, nine-hole course.....2,733 yards Phone: 435-634-5852 www.sgcity.org\golf\redhills.ap ~~~ENTRADA AT SNOW CANYON Par-72, 18 hole golf course...7,262 yards Phone: 435-674-7500 www.golfentrada.com ~~~GREEN SPRING GOLF COURSE Par-71, 18-hole golf course.....6,629 yards Phone: 435-673-7888 www.greenspringgolfcourse.com ~~~SKY MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE Par-72, 18 hole golf course.....6,312 yards Phone: 435- 635-7888 www.ci.hurricane.ut.us/departments/golf.html ~~~ST GEORGE GOLF CLUB Par-73, 18 hole golf course.....7,217 yards Phone: 634-5854 www.sgcity.org\golf\sggolfclub.asp SOUTHGATE GOLF CLUB Par-70, 18 hole golf course.....6,100 yards Phone: 435-628-0000 www.sgcity.org\golf\southgate.asp ~~~SUNBROOK GOLF CLUB The Point - Par 36, 9 holes........ 3.375 yard The Woodbridge - par 36, 9 holes......3,444 yards Blackrock - Par 36, 9 holes......3,384 yards Phone: 435-634-5866 www.sgcity.org\golf\sunbrook.asp ~~~SUNRIVER GOLF CLUB Par 71, 18 holes........6,704 yards Phone: 435- 986-0001 www.sunriver.com Near by cities with courses include Cedar City, Kanab, Beaver Dam and Mesquite, Nv. For additional information, visit www.utahsdixie.com/navgolf.html
  Hiking
Hiking People come from all over the country and foreign countries just to hike and see the breathtaking views of our magnificent color country. There are trails for every age level and experience. You may obtain maps of these trails at the Bureau of Land Management Information Center located at 345 E Riverside Drive in St George, or call them at 435- 688-3246. Besides the many hiking trails around the St George area you can hike every Saturday October to April with our legendary Ranger Bart. He hosts a variety of popular free hikes every Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Meet at the Outdoor Outlet at 1062 E Tabernacle, St George. See Online Event Calendar section for hike destination and times. St. George City has miles of paved walking/biking trails. Maps can be obtained fom the city of St. George offices located at 200 North and 200 East. website www.stgeorgechamber.com/Walking,%20Hiking%20Trails%20Map.htm For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/Outdoor%20Activities/Hiking.htm
  Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes
There are 27 Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes all within walking distance of the College Inn. When you arrive, we have a map highlighting each building or home. During the summer months a special tour called St. George Live is offered. The guides dress in pioneer clothing and tell the history as though they were the pioneer that built the home, etc. If you only have a little time to visit the historic sites, you will want to include the following. Brigham Young's Winter Home 67 West 200 North; St. George Tabernacle located on the southwest corner of Main Street and Tabernacle St.;St. George Opera House 200 North Main Street; St. George Temple Visitors Center 250 East 400 South. ~~~Historic St. George Walking Tour, 435-634-5942 Begin your tour at the Old Pioneer c\Courthouse at 100 East & St George Boulevard (Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center). From there, spend an enjoyable hour or two strolling the street of early-day St George, where many pre-turn of-the-century public buildings and private homes still stand as reminders of a by-gone-era. You may pick up a printed map and descriptions of each building at the Chamber Visitor's Center as you begin your tour. ~~~Historic St George Live Tour, 435-634-5942 200 North & Main, St George, UT 84770 If you are fortunate enough to be in the area anytime between Memorial Day and Labor Day don't miss the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the history and culture of the area. Historic figures come alive at six sites and describe living in Dixie at the turn of the century. Entertaining and educational for the whole family. Tuesday-Saturday at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Tickets are $2.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. Tours begin at the St George Art Museum. Special tours can be arranged year round with advanced scheduling. For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/historic_downtown.htm
  Museums
~~~Daughter's of the Utah Pioneers Museum, 435-628-7274 145 N 100 East,Completed in 1938, for the purpose of housing pioneer relics. Next to the pioneer courthouse and the chamber, the museum is staffed by volunteers open Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm. ~~~Johnson Farm Dinosaur Museum 3-D up prints of dinosaur feet. Recently unearthered a find that has provided paleontologists with the first worldwide discovery. 435-674-5757 2200 East Riverside Drive, www.dinotrax.com ~~~ The Silver Reef Museum (435-879-2254) 19032 Wells Fargo Road, Silver Reef, UT It also houses the Jerry Anderson Studio & Gallery. Silver Reef is one of the most popular ghost towns in the area. It was a booming economy in in 1870's. The camp produced $9 million in Silver from 1877 to 1903. This unique town had homes, churches, a variety of specialty shops, a brothel and even a Chinatown. ~~~Grafton You will find the town of Grafton between Springdale and La Verkin on Highway 9 as you are driving toward Zion National Park. Grafton is reached by crossing the Virgin River over the old truss bridge in Rockville.Portions of the movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were filmed in Grafton in 1969. Visitors can see the remains of pioneer homes, the church and the cemetery. ~~~Jacob Hamblin Home & Museum, 435-673-2161 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara, UT Jacob Hamblin's Home & Museum is located west of Santa Clara on Hwy 91. Jacob Hamblin, one of the earliest settlers of Santa Clara, constructed this home in 1862 with local red sandstone and ponderosa lumber from Pine Valley. It is decorated with many original artifacts. Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (winter) and to 7:00 pm (summer). ~~~Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum, 435-656-0033 1835 Convention Center Drive, Experience first hand wildlife in a natural habitat setting from the mountains to the plains of the world. World bug collection and art gallery. $6.00 for seniors Mon 12:00 to 9:00 pm and Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For additional information, visit www.utahsdixie.com/museums.html
  Music Performances
~~~Celebrity Concert Series Cox Auditorium, Dixie State College 435-652-7994 The CCS offers ten to thirteen presentations each season, which include symphony, opera, musicals, ballet, ethnic and chamber music. The Special Artists Series recitals are held in the Browning Auditorium on the DSC campus. Tickest can be purchased when you arrive St. George. ~~~O. C. Tanner Amphitheater Springdale, UT 435-652-7994 Dixie State College's O. C. Tanner Amphitheater, located in Springdale, presents the multi-media productions and multi-discipline performing art series every week during the summer, May through September. The film production of "The Grand Circle" is projected onto a 24 x 40 foot screen and offers a matchless glimpse into Zion National Park as well as other fabulous parks and monuments in the area. Weekly concert series offer national and international arts, performing jazz, bluegrass, contemporary and western music. The Utah Symphony and the Randy Anderson Band have been perennial favorites. ~~~Southern Utah Heritage Choir 435-628-1658 Most of their concerts are performed in the historic St George Tabernacle. Sponsored in part by the Utah Arts Council, The Arts Commission of St George and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC, the choir will present over 17 concerts this year. The choir was started with the vision that the rich heritage of our Southern Utah area could be commemorated and celebrated through music; to celebrate our freedom; to bring the community together for Christmas all other holidays, patriotic events and community gatherings. ~~~Southwest Symphony The cornerstone of cultural arts in the area is the Southwest Symphony under the direction of Maestro Gary Caldwell. The 85 member symphony was organized in 1982 and is governed by a broad-based board of trustees. The orchestra continues to develop, regularly receiving kudos from a grateful community. Each season 15 to 20 concerts are staged. For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
  Shopping
Many unique and specialty shops are within walking distance of the College Inn. Here's a few M&S Turquoise 53 East St. George Blvd. (Wholesale outlet of Jewelry, Arts,Crafts, Native American Jewlry. Supplies many of the area visitor centers) ~~~Ancestor Square has the following shops located on the northwest corner of Main Street and St. George Blvd. -- 3 1/2 blocks from the College Inn. 2 Design - 673-9796 Bella Donna Boutique - 628-7450 Carl Lawrence Brennan Salon - East Mountain Partners - 656-9296 JJ Hunan - 628-7219 (restaurant) Jailhouse Coffee - 668-1819 Just Picture This - 674-4400 Nick Adams Photography - 628-1057 Outlaw Ridge Development 674-7400 P-Gems E-Mail - 652-9260 Panama Grill - 673-7671 (restaurant) Pasta Factory - 674-3753 (restaurant) Pizza Factory - 628-1234 (restaurant) Painted Pony - 634-1700 (fine dinning restaurant-casual attire ok) Sage Outdoor Decor - 628-8700 Sage II Gallery 628-9559 Sycamore Lane - 652-0454 TenneyClemons.com - 674-2846 S Gallery - 628-0451 - 688-0451 Twiggs & Moore - 673-1988 Vintage A La Vogue - 673-4897 ~~~Historic Downtown & Main Street Businesses Most shops are located on Main Street between 100 South and St. George Blvd. Annata Fissos, Old World Accessories Bear Paw Restaurant Brushworks Candleworks Colbalt Computers Guitar Gallery Little Professor Books Main Street Antiques Main Street Theater & Ballroom McArthur Jewelers Moke Sport/Outdoors Power Lounge Screen Printing Quality Consignment Saffire Simple Pleasures Traditional Home Decor ~~~Many more shopping options available Zion Factory Outlets features about 40 outlet shops. It is about 12 blocks from the College Inn located at 245 North Red Cliffs Drive, For additional information, visit www.shoppingstgeorge.com/historical_downtown.htm
  Spa
Relax, enhance or endulge yourself with a spa treatment at our world-class vacation spa resorts! You’ll find that all services are available from mud baths to manicures and there seems to be no end to the many activities you may enjoy while here in the area. Hiking, Biking, Scenic Flights and more are also available through our Destination Spa Resorts. You will enjoy the many services available at our day spas. You may want to have a physical work-out at one of our many excellent fitness facilities where day-passes are available. There’s always basketball, volleyball or other open recreation activities at the St. George Rec. Center. See below for more information. ~~~Red Mountain Spa! 435-673-4905 www.redmountainspa.com ~~~Green Valley Spa 435-628-8060 www.greenvalleyspa.com ~~~Casa Blanca Spa 702-346-6760 www.casablancaresort.com ~~~The Oasis Spa 800-21-oasis www.oasisresort.com ~~~Fitness Centers~~~ ~UFIT Personal Fitness Center 435-688-9123 Private workout center ~St. George Recreation Center 435-634-5860 Public workout gym, Basketball, Racquetball, Billiards, Ping Pong and more! 1 1/2 blocks from the College Inn. ~Gold's Gym 435-628-9201 Workout Gym, Massage & Salon Services ~Desert Palms 435-628-4617 Nautilus and Racquet Club
  Tennis
With warm weather year-round, tennis and other recrational activities are a given. Enjoy cool temperatures on summer mornings and beautiful afternoons through the fall and winter. You will find the courts listed below to be well maintained and well lit in the evening hours. While you're in St. George, take some time to enjoy the recreational opportunity available in many forms including tennis. The facilities listed below, in exception of the Green Valley Spa, are free to the public for use. ~~Tontaquint Tennis Complex The newest and nicest tennis facility in St. George with 8 courts. Located in Green Valley. ~~Vernon Worthen Park Two courts in corner of park. Park is located in the middle of town off of 400 east. Just 1 1/2 blocks from the College Inn ~~Cox Park, Located on Cox Landing just south of 900 South. 2 Courts. ~~Dixie High School Open to the public when school is not in session. Dixie High School is at 400 E 700 S. ~~Bloomington Hills Park Located in north Bloomington Hills. 2 courts. ~~Dixie State College Located on 1000 E. 6 courts part of Dixie State College Campus. Just 6 1/2 blocks from the College Inn ~~Green Valley Spa Private courts used for the Vic Braden Tennis Academy instruction. May arrange lessons. 800-237-1068 www.vicbraden.com/locagv.html
  Theater
~~~St George Musical Theater 435-628-8755 www.sgmt.org Visitors and locals residents delight to see the productions of the St George Musical Theater. The actors share a common interest in dramatic performance and a desire to further their creative skills through fun, historic shows, which range from musicals and melodramas to reviews and plays. Check their web site at www.sgmt.org for tickets and schedules. ~~~Tuacahn Amphitheater 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, UT 84738 1-800-746-9882 or 435-652-3300 www.tuacahn.org Tuacahn---meaning "canyon of the gods"--is a world-class 25 million dollar entertainment facility and center for the arts nestled at the base of towering red rock cliffs in Ivins. Tuacahn is known for its spectacular 2000 seat outdoor amphitheatre, Tuacahn is a $23 million arts and education facility, surrounded by 1500 ft. red rock cliffs. With over 150,000 visitors each year, Tuacahn has become one of the most popular theatrical and entertainment venues in Utah. The Center also includes Hafen Theatre, a beautiful indoor auditorium, concession stands, a gift shop, and complete wheelchair accessibility. Tuacahn's beautiful facilities can be rented for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and dances. Click on their web site for other shows and tickets. www.tuacahn.org ~~~The Utah Shakespearean Festival Cedar City, UT 435-586-7878 www.bard.org The Utah Shakespearean Festival provides world-class theater where you can experience the thrill and tradition of Shakespearean drama. Their summer season begins mid June and performs through August. Matinees are at 2:00 pm and evening shows are 8:00 pm. Check their web site www.bard.org for tickets. For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm
  Zion National Park Bicycling in Zion
In the past most cyclists found the automobile congestion along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to be too hazardous for riding. Thanks to the Zion Canyon Shuttle System the park is now more bicycle friendly. One may ride the Pa’ rus trail from the lower canyon and connect to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive at Canyon Junction. The shuttle buses are equipped with bike racks for those wishing to ride only part of the way. Many cyclists enjoy riding the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava and cycling back down. Bicycles are permitted only on established roads and the Pa’rus Trail. Cyclists must obey traffic laws. Bicycles are not allowed on hiking trails or off-trail. Ride defensively; automobile traffic is often heavy and drivers may be distracted by the scenery. Riding through the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel is prohibited. Bicycles must be transported through the tunnel by motor vehicle. Bikes can be rented at Springdale Cycles 932 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-0575, Fax (435) 772-0576, E-mail: info@springdalecycles.com For additional information, visit www.springdalecycles.com
  Galleries
Galleries Galore! Springdale, Utah attracts a large number of specialty galleries. A few are listed below, visit the web link to find more. David Pettit Photography PO Box 266, Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-3206, E-mail: pettit@infowest.com. Color and B&W images of scenic Zion and the Colorado Plateau by award-winning photographer David Pettit. Visit the Driftwood Gallery (see below), or contact me directly. Driftwood Gallery 1515 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767, (435) 772-3262, (888) 801-8811, E-mail: drftwood@infowest.com. Featuring paintings, photography and sculpture by local and regional artists. Outstanding collection of fine ceramic art. Distinctive Native American Jewelry. Located in the Driftwood Lodge. Fatali Gallery Photography Located in the Old Church, 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, PO. Box 327 UT 84767, (435) 772-2422. An Awe inspiring collection "Mystery of Creation, Where Heaven Meets Earth" by Michael Fatali probes the depth of the mysteries of eternity of life and the marvelous structure of God's glory on Earth. Fatali Gallery Open 4:00-10:00 pm daily. Manzanita Trading Co. 205 Zion Park Blvd Features fine art, gifts & decor by more than 50 local & regional Artists. Pottery-Jewelry-Metalwork-Stained Glass-Paintings-Photography. Worthington Gallery 789 Zion Park Blvd Representing over 20 world-class artists. Art work includes pottery, paintings, sculptures, glass and more. We are located in a historic pioneer home in downtown Springdale. For additional information, visit www.zionpark.com/Galleries.htm
  General Information
The below web site offers a good resource for information. www.nps.gov/zion This is the National Parks website and is a good resource also. For additional information, visit www.zionpark.com/index.htm
  Horseback Riding
Guided trips are available with Canyon Trail Rides, March through October. Reservations are advised. Call (435) 772-3810 or inquire in person at the Zion Lodge trail rides desk. Off season call (435) 679-8665. For additional information, visit www.olwm.com/canyonrides
  Shopping
Zion Canyon Lodge and Springdale offer a large varitey of shops and unique shopping opportunities. For additional information, visit www.zionpark.com/Shopping.htm
  Shuttle
shuttle system includes two loops—one serving the park and one operating in the town of Springdale. The Springdale shuttle loop stops at six locations in the town, and the Zion Canyon shuttle loop stops at eight locations in the park. The transfer point between loops is made at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center in the park. The shuttle system operates from April through October. During those months, visitors may not drive their private vehicles on the scenic drive in upper Zion Canyon unless they are guests at the Zion Canyon Lodge. All other roads in the park are open to private vehicles. At other times of the year, private vehicles may be driven into upper Zion Canyon. The shuttle system provides convenient and frequent access to numerous hiking trails, scenic points, picnicking, horseback riding and the Zion Canyon Lodge. During the summer months, buses run at six-minute intervals during the middle of the day, so there is no need to rush to catch a bus. During the summer months, shuttles operate from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Shuttle schedules and frequencies change with the season and with the time of day. Shuttle schedules are posted at each shuttle stop. The system has allowed visitors to easily access the main canyon in an improved atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Shuttle stops are conveniently located throughout Springdale. The town shuttle takes visitors to the parking lot of the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater. Here you must disembark and walk across the footbridge into the park. A park entrance fee is charged at the walk-in entrance station. Proceed to the visitor center where there are exhibits, AV programs, a backcountry permit desk, an information desk, and numerous books, maps and other publications to assist you in planning your visit. Adjacent to the visitor center is a shuttle bus stop where you may board a shuttle bus to the upper Zion Canyon. You can get on and off the shuttle as often as you want. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/zion/ShuttleSystem.htm
  Trails in Zion National Park
Trails you can walk in ONE HOUR OR LESS ROUND TRIP •Lower Emerald Pool Easy walk to a waterfall. Shuttle stop: Zion Lodge or The Grotto •Weeping Rock Self-guiding walk to a spring and ''hanging garden.'' Shuttle stop: Weeping Rock •Canyon Overlook Self-guiding walk to a canyon viewpoint. Very hot by late morning. Shuttle stop: Not on shuttle loop •LONGER WALKS •Middle Emerald Pool Moderate walk to pools and waterfalls. Shuttle stop: Zion Lodge or The Grotto •Riverside Walk Easy walk along the Virgin River. Shuttle stop: Temple of Sinawava •Watchman Moderate walk to a viewpoint of lower Zion Canyon. Very hot by late morning. Three to four hours-round trip. Shuttle stop: Zion Canyon Visitors Center •Hidden Canyon Fairly strenuous hike to a hanging canyon. This trail is not recommended for anyone fearful of heights. Shuttle stop: Weeping Rock •Angels Landing Strenuous hike to a panoramic viewpoint. This trail is not recommended for anyone fearful of heights. Shuttle stop: The Grotto For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/zion/MakingTheMostOfYourTime.htm
  Zion Canyon IMAX
Zion Canyon IMAX Open 7 days a week 11am-8pm (summer hours) Call for winter hours. Hollywood films are up to 9 times the size of the regular screen! View the IMAX film 'Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods'. The theatre's giant IMAX screen is the largest IMAX theater in Utah and one of the largest in the world measuring 60 feet high and 82 feet across. Sound is delivered through an eight track digital Surround Sound system capable of 22,000 watts. The giant IMAX screen is a great addition to the adventure of Zion National Park. Treasure of the God's Movie offers aerial and ground views of Zion and surrounding areas and sights difficult to see on your own and captures Zion legends in a dramatic way. Experience the myth, magic, and drama of Zion Canyon, with scenes from southwest National Parks and Native American Lands. The Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre offers one of the most spectacular film experiences available anywhere. Zion Canyon Treasure of the Gods is a 40-minute film that stretches across time and seasons, exploring the hidden depths and legends of Zion Canyon. Shown throughout the day on a screen six-stories high. Also showing Hollywood Favorites at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the theatre complex near the entrance to the park. Call (435) 772-2400 or (888) 256-FILM for more information For additional information, visit www.zioncanyontheatre.com
  Grand Canyon North Rim General Overview of Grand Canyon North Rim Free Time Options
**PLEASE NOTE: There is very little free time during this program. The free time options noted here are helpful if you plan to spend additional time before or after the program. There are many ways to explore the canyon like drive the roads, hike the trails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River. Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face. Attend a ranger program. Follow the antics of ravens soaring above the rim. Listen for the roar of the rapids far below. Savor a sunrise or sunset. (At the end of it all the experience seems to humble and provoke a comparison to our short existence.) With this program we will stay in the Historic North Rim Cabins located on the rim. You will have easy access to walk to incredible view points, explore the Visitor Center, gift shops and soak in all of the sights and sounds of this "Grand" place! For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
  Grand Canyon Mule Trips
North Rim mule trips do not go to the river. One-hour rides along the rim and ½ day rim or inner canyon trips are usually available on a daily basis. Full-day trips into the canyon include lunch. Register in the lobby of the Grand Canyon Lodge at the Grand Canyon Trail Rides desk; open 7am-5pm daily. For reservations call Grand Canyon Trail Rides, (435) 679-8665, or write to PO Box 128, Tropic, Utah, 84776, or visit them at www.canyonrides.com/pkgrandcanyon.html. North Rim mule trips are offered from mid May to mid October only. For additional information, visit www.canyonrides.com
  Grand Canyon North Rim Ranger Lectures
~~~National Park Service rangers offer a wide variety of interpretive programs seasonally on the North Rim. All ranger programs are free and open to the public. The location and subject varies, check at the North Rim Visitor Center upon arrival. ~~~Here's a few examples of the options: ~~~Nature Walk Learn about the natural processes that sustain ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A relaxed 1.5 mile walk with some elevation gain and loss. ~~~Alien Invaders Help Grand Canyon National Park stop the invasion of the habitat snatchers! Join the North Rim rangers in the continuing battle with non-native plants. Learn about non-native plants, as well as native plants, while helping restore the park. Activities may include digging out non-native plants or collecting native plant seed. Bring a hat and 1 liter of water for this adventure. For ages 5 to adult; ideal for families. ~~~Tales of the North Rim Relive a part of North Rim history. Discover the colorful past of this remote location. ~~~Condor Talk What has a 9½-foot wingspan and a face only a mother could love? The California condor. Come discover the life and death story, and the science that saved this incredible bird. ~~~Campfire Program Programs cover some aspect of the Grand Canyon story. Topics are posted in the campground, lodge, and visitor center. ~~~Evening Program A variety of programs explore the scenic, scientific, and cultural aspects of this special landscape. Nightly topics are posted in the lodge, visitor center, and campground. Arrive 20 minutes early for an "Ask the Ranger" discussion. ~~~Night Watch Experience starry skies, night sounds, and moonlight. Depending on the weather, programs may focus on astronomy, night adaptations, or story telling. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. ~~~Please note; All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
  Hike on your own
We provide guided exploration with this program. Our instructor and group leader walk with you to various view points. You have the option to explore on your own. Be sure to let the group leader know. Here's a few hikes and info. No additl' permits or fees are required for day hikes. A good rule is to decide how many hours you wish to hike. When 1/3 of the time has passed, turn around and begin to hike back. Assuming you are physically fit and have adequate food and water, the following hikes are reasonable for most people. Transept Trail: 3.0 mi. / 4.8 km round-trip; 1.5 hours approx round-trip hiking time. Follows the canyon rim from Grand Canyon Lodge to the North Rim Campground. Uncle Jim Trail: 5.0 mi. / 8.0 km round-trip; 3 hours approx round-trip hiking time. Winds through the forest to a point overlooking the canyon and the North Kaibab Trail switchbacks. Begins at the North Kaibab Trail parking lot. This trail is also used by mules. North Kaibab Trail: Distance and hiking times vary. This is the only maintained trail into the canyon from the North Rim. Even a short hike to Coconino Overlook (1.5 miles round-trip) or Supai Tunnel (4 miles round-trip) can give you an appreciation for the canyon's rich natural beauty and immense size. A hike to Roaring Springs and back is extremely strenuous and takes a full day (7-8 hours) - begin your hike before 7 a.m. Roaring Springs lies 3050 feet /930 m below the canyon rim and is 9.4 miles/15 km round-trip. A day hike beyond Roaring Springs is not recommended. Widforss Trail: 10 mi. / 16 km round-trip; 6 hours appr round-trip hiking time. Blends forest and canyon scenery. Even a short walk can be very satisfying. Take the dirt road 1/4 mile/0.4 km south of Cape Royal Road for 1 mile/1.6 km to the Widforss Trail parking area. Ken Patrick Trail: 10 mi. / 16 km one-way; 6 hours approx one-way hiking time. Winds through the forest and along the rim from Point Imperial to the North Kaibab Trail parking area. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
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