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Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and Picturesque Antelope Canyon

Program Number: 2814RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/25/2013 - 5/5/2013; 4/24/2014 - 5/4/2014; 4/28/2014 - 5/8/2014; 5/5/2014 - 5/15/2014; 5/12/2014 - 5/22/2014; 5/15/2014 - 5/25/2014; 5/26/2014 - 6/5/2014; 10/6/2014 - 10/16/2014; 10/9/2014 - 10/19/2014; 10/13/2014 - 10/23/2014; 10/16/2014 - 10/26/2014;
Duration: 10 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $1,598.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: National Parks; On the Road; Natural History
Meals: 27; 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

With expert instruction, explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments, known as the “Grand Circle” — Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Rainbow Bridge National Monuments, Lake Powell Reservoir, Monument Valley and Antelope Slot Canyon. Learn about the amazing geology up close, and uncover the story of the indigenous human history through a visit with the Navajo. Experience a corner of the world with landscapes and cultures unlike any other!




Highlights

• Discover five national parks and three national monuments, each exquisite and full of natural wonders.
• Examine towering cliffs, buttes and arches.
• Take a study cruise on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge.



Activity Particulars

Walks of 1-2 miles over uneven terrain with options for various fitness levels.




Date Specific Information

4-25-2013, 4-24-2014, 4-28-2014, 5-5-2014, 5-12-2014, 5-15-2014, 5-26-2014, 10-6-2014, 10-9-2014, 10-13-2014, 10-16-2014

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Itinerary Summary

Arrivals St. George, 2 nights; Bryce Canyon, 1 night; Torrey (Capitol Reef), 2 nights; Moab (Arches and Canyonlands), 2 nights; Page, Arizona (Lake Powell), 2 nights; St. George, 1 night; departures St. George.



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.



Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon, famous for its unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Erosion and rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock into bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins and spires called "hoodoos."



Capitol Reef National Park

This geologically unique area was called the “Land of the Sleeping Rainbow” by the Navajo because of the brilliantly colored canyon walls, though a line of white, dome-shaped rocks informs the park’s official name.



Lake Powell

Resulting from the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, Lake Powell is a surrealist’s dream, as houseboat flotillas drift past curvaceous rock formations, hidden coves and red-rock cliffs. Crystal-clear water reflects the lake’s towering buttes.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels and inns.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Dennis Williams

Dennis Williams is a registered professional geologist who has worked in the southwestern United States gathering, preparing and presenting geologic information for more than 30 years. He is an expert on how geology influences landforms, vegetation and human exploration and settlement. Dennis has also studied Western water development and nuclear waste management issues. He received his bachelor’s from Boise State University.
 
Darrell McMahon

Darrell McMahon has worked in natural resource management for more than three decades and has extensive experience as a wildlife biologist, entomologist and habitat biologist. In addition to teaching college courses in geology and natural history, Darrell has taught at Dixie State University and Southern Utah University the past seven years and has knowledge of natural history, forest ecology and wildlife.
 
Doug Alder

A past president of Dixie State College in Utah, Dr. Doug Alder is a professor of U.S. and European history at the school. He has authored several books, including co-authoring “The History of Washington County, From Isolation to Destination” as part of a statewide project to write a history of each county for the statehood centennial.
 
Janice Hayden

Janice received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Brigham Young University, and was a petroleum geologist in Colorado before moving to St. George. Janice teaches geology for Dixie College, and also works for the Utah Geological Survey Society making geographical maps in the St. George area.
 
Rod Griffin

Rod Griffin holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology and geography from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He continued with his doctorate work at the University of Nebraska. Rod retired in 1997 but it was short lived — his work ended on a Friday and he began teaching for Road Scholar the following Monday. In addition to teaching physics, geography, geology and meteorology, Rod has worked as a television meteorologist.
 
Marc Deshowitz

Marc Deshowitz is a native New Englander who grew up in the Boston area, but left the region to pursue a graduate degree in geology. After 30 years as a petroleum geologist working for Shell Oil Company, Marc and his wife Chrystal moved to southern Utah to be closer to family. Marc is now doing what he is passionate about — teaching and enlightening anyone who cares to listen about the geology of the Colorado Plateau Region.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, Utah 2 nights
   Ruby's Inn
  Bryce Canyon National Park 1 night
   Red Sands Hotel
  Capitol Reef National Park 2 nights
   River Canyon Lodge
  Moab, Utah 2 nights
   Best Western At Lake Powell
  Lake Powell - Page, AZ 2 nights
   College Inn
  St. George, Utah 1 night
 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 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 and all can be viewed from the Inn. A lounge area with couches, DirecTV, 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 a public phone is available at the front desk. 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.
  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, 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 and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $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 to make a reservation.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $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 to make a reservation.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM

 Ruby's Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: Ruby's Inn is the closest accommodation to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah and is the perfect base for your exploration of scenic Southern Utah. We offer the finest Accommodations, RV Park/Campground and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon is a destination in and of itself and is the perfect base for area exploration. We offer the finest accommodations and amenities in the Bryce Canyon National Park region. Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon has been serving travelers since 1916 and is a destination in and of itself.
  Contact info: 1000 South Highway 63
Bryce, UT 84764 USA
phone: 866-866-6616
web: www.rubysinn.com
  Room amenities: Non-Smoking Rooms • Color Satellite TV • Air Conditioning • Direct Dial Phone • In-room coffee/tea maker • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board • High Speed WiFi internet access
  Facility amenities: Indoor swimming pool & spa, large general store,WiFi internet access, eight internet kiosks, laundromat, ATM machines, and one hour photo.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Red Sands Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Lodging is near the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell) and just minutes from Capitol Reef National Park. The Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the unique historical and cultural history found in the area. This is the perfect location for easy access to the hiking trails. Where you will explore the multi-colored cliffs common to Capitol Reef National Park and this region. They inspired the Indians who once lived here to name it the Land of the Sleeping Rainbow. Located in Wayne County Utah, USA, it is comprised of 97% public lands with a wide range of scenic attractions: Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park, two national forests and nearby Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah's only All American Road (Highway 12) three scenic byways, three scenic backways and numerous historic sites. All of this beckons your exploration and offers unique experience with each visit!
  Contact info: 600 East Highway 24
Torrey, UT 84775 USA
phone: 435-425-3688
web: www.redsandshotel.com
  Room amenities: Spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, microwave, refrigerator, and hair dryers.
  Facility amenities: Just minutes away from Capitol Reef National Park. Indoor swimming pool and hot tub plus guest laundry services. Free WiFi internet access, free coffee 24 hours per day, and a delicious breakfast served daily in our breakfast room.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 River Canyon Lodge
Type: Hotel
  Description: Moab is a hub for outdoor recreation and offers easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. The scenic beauty surrounds Moab and the motel. This hotel offers exquisite lodge style ambiance and comfort and it just 1/2 block off Main Street. Main street offers unique shops and restaurants.
  Contact info: 71 West 200 North
Moab, UT 84532 USA
phone: 866-486-6738
web: www.rivercanyonlodge.com
  Room amenities: All rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished in southwestern decor that embodies the surrounding red stone landscape. • Refrigerator & microwave • 25" Television • Extended cable (ESPN, HBO, Disney) • Free WiFi internet connection
  Facility amenities: Lodge style ambiance and comfort just 1/2 block off Main Street. * Large outdoor pool * 12-person hot tub * Key card locking system * Free WiFi high-speed internet connection * 24 hour front desk * Free local calls * Friendly and helpful staff
  Smoking allowed: No

 Best Western At Lake Powell
Type: Hotel
  Description: The Best Western at Lake Powell is your ideal lodging choice in the Page-Lake Powell area. The hotel is located just minutes from beautiful Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona. The Best Western at Lake Powell offers the convenience of a central location in the heart of Page surrounded by shops, galleries, museums, and restaurants.
  Contact info: 208 North Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, AZ 86040 USA
phone: 928-645-5988
web: www.innatlakepowell.com
  Room amenities: Furnished in Southwestern decor, each room features wireless internet, in-room coffeemaker, iron with ironing board, 27" cable TV with premium channels (HBO, CNN, ESPN, Disney), hairdryer, and AM/FM radio alarm clock.
  Facility amenities: Outdoor pool & spa, free high speed internet, fitness center, fax and copy services, safety deposit boxes, and 24-hour front desk service.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 PM at the Inn Lobby for check-in. You will be staying at College Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast at 8:00AM. You will be staying at College Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
No cost
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:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Dixie College Road Scholar
phone: 435-634-2050
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

Please make reservation at least one week in advance.

 

St. George, UT

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Dixie College Road Scholar
phone: 435-634-2050
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

Please make reservation at least one week in advance.

 
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.
  St George ~~~Apprx. Air Travel Times to St. George from: Salt Lake City (Delta Connection-Skywest) 1 hour, Los Angeles (United Express) 1 1/2 hours
Elevation Note: The highest elevation at about 9,000 feet. We will walk various trails and go to view points.

Equipment Requirements: We suggest you bring a day pack that you can put on your back or around your waist to carry your water bottle and other items. Walking shoes with good tread for the daily hiking field study.
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: Arrival & Registration/Welcome & Introductions
(Thursday, April 25)
   
 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: 4:00-5:00 Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meeting Room
 Dinner: 5:30 Dinner
 Evening: Following dinner have a orientation about daily activities and the itnerary. Time to get settled into rooms or visit and get to know other participants.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Snow Canyon State Park/Area History & Pioneer Homes/Zion Geology
(Friday, April 26)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
 Morning: Geology class and field trip to Snow Canyon State Park for a welcome walk and introduction to area geology. Walk with instructor on the nature trails among the red sandstone formations. At Snow Canyon State Park you can explore the natural beauty with scenery of red rock cliffs, rolling mounds of petrified sand dunes and lava (basalt) rock formations. Enjoy the scenery while you are learning.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Welcome to St. George with Dr. Alder. He'll share area history and take you to restored pioneer buildings and homes.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 Dinner
 Evening: 7:00 Gather together for a geology of Zion class.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Zion National Park/Geology Class
(Saturday, April 27)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
 Morning: Check-out 8:15 Depart Travel to Zion National Park. Geology instructor and group leader go with you as you walk among the rock canyons and formations. Incredible scenery of red rock cliffs, raparian areas and more. Enjoy the beauty while you are learning.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Continue walking and exploring Zion Canyon with our geology instructor. Travel to the east side of Zion through the tunnels, view Checkerboard Mesa and continue to Bryce. (Travel time from Zion to Bryce is about 1 hour 15 minutes.) Arrive Bryce, get checked into hotel and relax a little before dinner.
 Dinner: Enjoy dinner.
 Evening: Geology class about Bryce in the hotel meeting room and then have a relaxing evening! Lots of things to do! You can sit in the hot tub, swim in the pool, browse the shops and more!
   
Accommodations: Ruby's Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Awesome Outings & Hikes in Bryce!/Grand Staircase/Anasazi State Park
(Sunday, April 28)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: Get out and explore the unique formations Bryce is famous for! Hoo doos, hoo doos and more hoo doos, every where you look there are pinnacles, peaks and spires of unique and whimsical shapes and forms. Walk the trails and enjoy trailside talks with instructor as we go.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Continue hiking among the hoodoos and formations along the Queens Garden and Navajo Loop Trail. Travel scenic hiqhway 12 through a portion of the Grand Staircase to Anasazi State Park (Arrive about 3:30) View native American Ruins. Learn about the area human history.
 Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Boulder.
 Evening: Travel hwy 12 to Capitol Reef area and check into the hotel. Hwy 12 offers incredible scenery and it has been said that this route contains the most interesting and greatest concentration of diverse geology in the world. Arrive at the Capitol Reef Area and get settled into you hotel room.
   
Accommodations: Red Sands Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Capitol Reef National Park
(Monday, April 29)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: Depart and travel to Capitol Reef National Park for geology field trip and walks. A bold river flowing through a towering canyon, huge white domes topped by a brilliant blue sky, green beauty in a vast desert, seemingly mysterious formations carved by whimsical forces - all this is Capitol Reef! Enjoy discovering with the geologist the unique beauty of this park.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Continue exploring the Park. More hikes/walks to see the natural beauty, petroglyphs, cultural and human history of the area.
 Dinner: Dinner included.
 Evening: Free time.
   
Accommodations: Red Sands Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Capitol Reef/John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River/Dead Horse Point State Park/Canyonlands National Park
(Tuesday, April 30)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: Depart and travel through Capitol Reef. Arrive at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River. This is a wonderful museum that captures the spirit of this great and determined explorer. This is a fitting introduction as we approach the Colorado River area that he first mapped and explored in such an exciting and adventurous fashion. Imagine venturing into the unknown and traveling down the mighty Colorado River on boats unsure of what is around the next bend or if you are headed for great rapids or large waterfalls that would leave you plunging to your death. The names of places and the initial geologic mapping of the areas we travel were created by John Wesley Powell, his traveling companions and their explorations.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Travel to Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park a variety of unusual rock formations along with seeing deeply eroded canyons interspersed with sheer-sided mesas. You can see nearly 100 miles in any direction and the Colorado River below. Travel and check into the hotel in Moab.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free time to relax or explore downtown Moab
   
Accommodations: River Canyon Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Geology Excursion to Arches National Park/free evening
(Wednesday, May 1)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: 8:00 Depart Travel to Arches National Park which contains more than 2,000 natural stone arches along with red rock canyons, spires, fins and balanced rocks! Hike the trails!
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Continue exploring this magnificent landscape!
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening to relax.
   
Accommodations: River Canyon Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Edge of the Cedars Museum/Monument Valley
(Thursday, May 2)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: Check out of hotel. Travel to Blanding and Edge of the Cedars Museum. This is ranked one of the best museums in the Southwest. Enjoy a docent-led presentation and some time to browse and learn on your own about the Native American history with artifacts, pottery and ruins. Continue on to Monument Valley.
 Lunch: Enjoy a traditional Navajo meal at Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the Monument Valley Visitor Center. Continue to Lake Powell in Page, AZ. Upon arrival we'll visit a traditional Navajo Village with presentations by members of the Navajo tribe. We'll learn about the Navajo culture through presentations, stories, and dance.
 Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in Page, AZ.
 Evening: Free time.
   
Accommodations: Best Western At Lake Powell
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Cruise Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge National Monument
(Friday, May 3)
   
 Breakfast: 6:00 - 7:00
 Morning: Anchors away, as we cruise to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, one of the Natural Wonders of the World! Cruise aboard a large boat with professional captain, an enclosed lower level with seating and large windows, bathrooms and an upper open air level with seating and areas to stand and enjoy the scenery.
 Lunch: Lunch on board the boat
 Afternoon: Continue enjoying the beauty of Lake Powell.
 Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.
 Evening: Free time to explore Page, AZ or take a dip in the pool.
   
Accommodations: Best Western At Lake Powell
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Antelope Slot Canyon
(Saturday, May 4)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:30
 Morning: The highlight today is exploring the most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest US! Travel to Antelope Slot Canyon and go on a guided exploration of Upper Antelope Canyon. Walk through this incredible slot canyon. Nature created an amazing and colorful corkscrew-shaped slit in the rock.
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Travel and return to St. George, Utah.
 Dinner: Closing Dinner.
 Evening: Enjoy a recap of the scenic beauty you were able to see and experience this week!
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Departures
(Sunday, May 5)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00
 Morning: Depart following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  St. George, Utah General Information
**Please note: The amount of free time varies with each program. The free time options noted here may require spending additional time on your own to experience them. Check your program schedule to determine what is possible in the time available. ~~Art Galleries, ~~Golf, Our golf courses have been described as "golfer's paradise," Ten public courses, one semi-private and one private golf club provides an incredible variety of course. ~~Hiking, for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/Outdoor%20Activities/Hiking.htm ~~Historic Sites, there are 27 nearby Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/historic_downtown.htm ~~Museums ~~Music Performances for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm ~~Shopping for more information go to www.shoppingstgeorge.com/historical_downtown.htm ~~Spa for more information go to **Red Mountain Spa! 435-673-4905 www.redmountainspa.com or **Green Valley Spa 435-628-8060 www.greenvalleyspa.com ~~Tennis many nearby tennis courts. Dixie College Road Scholar offers tennis programs at 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 for more information go to www.stgeorgechamber.com/Culture%20&%20Arts.htm or www.sgmt.org or www.tuacahn.org or www.bard.org For additional information, visit www.utahsdixie.com
  Grand Canyon North Rim General Overview of Grand Canyon North Rim
**Please note: The Grand Canyon North Rim is open MAY 15 - OCT 15 each year it is closed during the winter months. There is very little free time during this program. The free time options noted here are helpful if you plan to spend additional time on your own. ~Grand Canyon Mule Trips 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 www.canyonrides.com/pkgrandcanyon.html. North Rim mule trips are offered from mid May to mid October only. ~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 or www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim ~Hikes or walks check at the North Rim Visitor Center upon arrival or www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim
  Zion National Park General Information about Zion National Park
The below web site offers a good resource for information. www.nps.gov/zion This is the National Parks website and is a good source for information. ~~~Bicycle Zion --- The free Zion National Park shuttle buses are equipped with bike racks for those wishing to ride only part of the way. Bicycles are permitted only on established roads and the Pa’rus Trail. 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 www.springdalecycles.com ~~~Galleries Many interesting and unique galleries are in Springdale. This website will provide more information. www.zionpark.com/Galleries.htm ~~~Horseback Riding for more information visit their website www.olwm.com/canyonrides ~~~Shuttle Buses in Zion National Park for more information www.nps.gov/zion/ShuttleSystem.htm ~~~Trails in Zion National Park for more information visit www.nps.gov/zion/MakingTheMostOfYourTime.htm ~~~Zion Canyon IMAX for more information visit the website www.zioncanyontheatre.com For additional information, visit www.zionpark.com/index.htm
  Bryce Canyon National Park General Overview of Bryce Canyon National Park 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. Helpful website = www.brycecanyoncountry.com more sites noted below. ~ATV Riding - Call 1-800-444-6689 o (435) 676-1160 o Fax: (435) 676-8239. Or contact the National Forest service for trails at (435) 676-9300. Also call Ruby's Inn 1-866-866-6616 for info and reservations. ~Hikes / Walks When you arrive, the Bryce Park guide has a complete list, description and map of the trails. You can utilize the Bryce Shuttle Red Line May 15-Sept 30 to get to and from the trails. The Bryce Canyon National Park Website is www.nps.gov/brca and has trail details. ~Horseback Riding contact Ruby's Inn 1-866-866-6616 for info and reservations or call Canyon Trail Rides, Tropic, UT 84776, 435/679-8665 or 435/834-5500 or visit their web site at www.canyonrides.com ~Mountain Biking In Bryce Canyon Country Call for details 1-800-444-6689 o (435) 676-1160 o Fax: (435) 676-8239 or www.brycecanyoncountry.com ~Visitor Center and Ranger Programs The times, locations and subjects for lectures are posted at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. www.nps.gov/brca ~Rodeo For Country Rodeo tickets call: Toll Free - (866) 782-0002 or (435) 834-5341Rodeo Dates End of May to Mid September, 6 nights a week, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 pm (MST) $7 Adults $4 Kids (Includes Tax) (subject to change) www.rubysinn.com ~Scenic flights Flying from Ruby's Inn Heliport since 1977 All flights are narrated and offer breathtaking photography. No wasted flight time. Helicopter / Airplane - Scenic / Charter flights available, F.A.A. certified air carrier. All Flights require a 2 fare Minimum. (435) 834-5341 ask for flight desk or www.rubysinn.com ~Shuttle runs from May 15 - September 30, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. The national park website has details www.nps.gov/brca. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/brca
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