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A National Park Family Adventure: Zion, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell

Program Number: 20966RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/10/2013 - 6/15/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $1,075.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Family Programs; National Parks; Intergenerational
Family
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Rafting down the Colorado River. Hiking through Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Horseback riding and much more at Zion Ponderosa Ranch. Join in the ultimate family adventure as you discover the history and science behind the natural wonders of Arizona and Utah! Hike to the sandstone formations of Snow Canyon and Antelope Canyon, and join a falconer for a meeting with some of his closest feathered friends. Enjoy special opportunities to meet members of the local Navajo community and taste a Navajo taco. At the Zion Ponderosa Ranch, try your hand at rock climbing, repelling and other great activities — then enjoy s’mores around the campfire!




Highlights

• Zion Ponderosa Ranch includes adventures in horseback riding, climbing wall, repelling, zip line, and much more!
• Hike to the Zion Canyon narrows, virgin river, weeping rock, and emerald pools. You are likely to get wet!
• Take a flat water float trip down the mighty Colorado River then explore the wonders and beauty of Antelope Canyon.



Activity Particulars

Hiking up to 2-3 miles; optional activities include rock climbing, repelling, zip lining, horse back riding. Elevations of 5,500 feet.



This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 8 and up.




Date Specific Information

6-10-2013

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Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. George (Utah), 1 night; coach to Zion Ponderosa Ranch, 2 nights; coach to Lake Powell (Arizona), 1 night; coach to St. George, 1 night; departure.



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
St. George: Inn in the historic district with heated pool and comfortable rooms. Zion National Park: Resort lodge with pool and ample recreation; Lake Powell: Comfortable hotel with pool.
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, UT 1 night
   Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
  Zion National Park 2 nights
   Best Western At Lake Powell
  Lake Powell, AZ 1 night
   College Inn
  St. George, UT 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 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 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 at least one week in advance during regular business hours 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 at least one week in advance during regular business hours to make a reservation.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM

 Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Type: Resort
  Description: Zion Ponderosa is a resort located on the East Rim of Zion National Park, in Southern Utah. Here we combine comfortable, cozy lodging in log cabins of all sizes and amenities, delicious food, with your choice of our Adventure Recreation. See world-famous Zion National Park in an adventurous and natural setting. The options for activities are amazing! You chose from spectacular hiking, horseback riding, zip line, rappelling, rock climbing wall, ATV tours, massage therapy, wagon rides, swimming and hot tub, tennis, sand volleyball, paintball, and basketball.
  Contact info: Highway 9, North Fork Road East of Zion N.P.
P.O. Box 5547
Mount Carmel, UT 84755 USA
phone: 800-293-5444 xor4356482700
web: www.zionponderosa.com
  Room amenities: The log cabin suites are equipped with a private bedroom, full bathroom, front room and front porch. You can choose from a cabin with a queen size bunk bed in the bedroom or a queen bed. All Cabin Suites have foldout sofas in the front room.
  Facility amenities: At the heart of the resort is our spacious new Resort Lodge. Among its features are a gift shop, a beautiful stone hearth and toasty fireplace, rustic coffee tables, and cozy couches. Hearty Meals! The Lodge is where all our tasty meals are served. Our dinner menu features Bar-B-Q rib eye steaks, halibut, and marinated turkey breast, as well as baked potato, vegetables, tossed salad, fresh baked rolls, drinks and dessert! No one leaves the dinner table hungry at Zion Ponderosa Resort... The Swimming Pool and Hot Tub are a highlight during the day, and bustle in the evening. There is nothing like a refreshing dip in our beautiful new pool...and after a day of serious recreation, soak those aching muscles in our hot tub. Basketball, Tennis, or how about Sand Volleyball...? If you just want to kick around the resort for a few hours, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Our sports courts are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying close to the resort. Recreation Barn Home to our indoor/outdoor climbing wall, exercise equipment, foosball, billiard, ping pong, and much more! Guests will check in at the Recreation Barn for all of their scheduled activities. The barn also has meeting areas making it ideal for large group, corporate, or family conferences. These are a perfect size for a single, couple, or a family. The cabin suites capable of sleeping up to 6 people.
  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: No
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00-5:00 PM at the Inn Lobby where you meet your Dixie State College University Leader and check into your room. 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. Zion Ponderosa Waiver - This form will be sent out with the pre-arrival information.
  Parking availability:
Free & secure parking behind the College Inn.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St. George, UT
  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, UT
    (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 inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will bring you right to our front door at the College Inn. There are 12 shuttles per day, seven days a week. At Las Vegas Airport meet shuttle on Zero Level. See schedules and make reservations at website: (http://www.stgshuttle.com/las_vegas_to_road_scholar_to_las_vegas.php)

 

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 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 30 minutes prior to published departure time. Check schedules and make reservations on their website: (http://www.stgshuttle.com/las_vegas_to_road_scholar_to_las_vegas.php)

 

St. George, UT

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Dixie State University 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 State University 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.
Elevation Note: Zion National Park East is about 5,500 feet. We will walk various trails and go to view points.

Equipment Requirements: We suggest you bring walking shoes with good tread for the daily field study and activities at the Ranch. Optional bring a swimming suit. All equipment for rock climbing, repelling, mountain biking, horse back riding, etc is provided at the ranch.
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, orientation and introductions in the College Inn Meeting room/Snow Canyon State Park
(Monday, June 10)
   
 Arrive To: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 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 University's Campus.
 Dinner: 5:30 pm - Transfer to Dixie State University's Red Rock Cafe for a delicious banquet dinner.
 Evening: Hike and explore Snow Canyon learn about Geology and the red sandstone formations.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Zion National Park/Birds of Prey Presentation
(Tuesday, June 11)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk & juice.
 Morning: See up close and personal a live falcon, hawk, and golden eagle. Martin Tyner, a federally licensed eagle falconer, presents "Birds of Prey". Check-out and travel to Zion National Park! Explore beautiful trails within the park.
 Lunch: Box Lunch on the trail.
 Afternoon: Continue hiking in Zion National Park. Then we'll travel to the east portion of Zion National Park, through the tunnel and continue to Checkerboard Mesa and arrive at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort! Check into your cabins
 Dinner: Wagon ride to Dutch oven dinner.
 Evening: You'll be amazed how many stars you can see at night!
   
Accommodations: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ranch activities and exploration
(Wednesday, June 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the Ranch.
 Morning: Get ready for incredible adventures! Have a fabulous time participating in activities at the Ranch! Options include; Horse back riding, rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, paintball, jeep tour, skeet shooting, mini golfing, hiking and swimming!
 Lunch: Lunch included.
 Afternoon: Activities at the Ranch. Options include; Horse back riding, rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, paintball, jeep tour, skeet shooting, mini golfing, hiking and swimming!
 Dinner: Dinner at Ranch
 Evening: Meet around the campfire for stories and "Smores"
   
Accommodations: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Lake Powell/Glen Canyon Dam/Colorado River Float Trip
(Thursday, June 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the Ranch.
 Morning: Check out and travel to Lake Powell. Visit Glen Canyon Dam visitor center.
 Lunch: Box Lunch at Glen Canyon Dam.
 Afternoon: Flat water float trip on the Colorado River. Colorado River Discovery river trips begin with an exciting ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. With the dam soaring 700 feet above you, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream, where you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States. While underway, your experienced guide will tell the area’s story of soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, former inhabitation by native cultures, exploration by Major John Wesley Powell, and the Colorado River’s modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system. Return to Page for an evening with the Navajo.
 Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Navajo taco and spend an evening with the Navajo a wonderful opportunity to glimpse into the life, ways and traditions of the Navajo tribe!
   
Accommodations: Best Western At Lake Powell
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Antelope Slot Canyon
(Friday, June 14)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast Buffet at Glen Canyon Steakhouse which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, cereal, assorted pastries, coffee, tea, and juice.
 Morning: 10:00 am - Check out and depart for Antelope Slot Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest US! Embark on a guided exploration of Upper Antelope Canyon. The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tse' bighanilini, which means "the place where water runs through rocks." Upper Antelope is at about 4,000 feet elevation and the canyon walls rise 120 feet above the streambed. Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.
 Lunch: Lunch in Page, AZ
 Afternoon: Return to St. George Check into your rooms and relax until dinner
 Dinner: Closing Banquet Dinner at Dixie State University's "Zion Room".
 Evening: Enjoy a closing dinner and recap the scenic beauty you were able to see and capture in photos this week!
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Independent Departures
(Saturday, June 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk & juice.
 Morning: Indepentent departures following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  St. George, UT 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. 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
  Zion National Park 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
  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
  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
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.

Suggested Reading List


Books about Flora


Author: See list below


Description: Wildflowers of Southwestern Utah, Hayle Buchanan. 1992. Text covers flowers, shrubs and trees in their various life zones from Zion, Bryce and Cedar Breaks. $7.95 Canyon Country Wildflowers, Damian Fagan. 1998. A field guide to common wildflowers, shrubs and trees. $19.95 Sagebrush Country a Wildflower Sanctuary, Ronald Taylor. 1992. A field guide to common wildflowers, grasses and shrubs of the Great Basin. $14.00 Great Basin Wildflowers, Laird R. Blackwell. 2006. A guide to common wildflowers of the High Deserts of Nevada, Utah and Oregon. $22.95 Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners, William Dunmire & Gail Tierney. 1997. A valuable book for anyone interested in plants, people, and cultures of the Colorado Plateau. $22.50 Wildflowers of the Mountain Southwest, . Meg Quinn 2000. A field guide to common upland wildflowers. $12.95 Wildflowers of the Desert Southwest, Meg Quinn. 2000. A field guide to common desert wildflowers. $9.95



Books about History


Author: See list below


Description: Books about History Heart of the Desert Wild, Greer Chesser. 2000. Award winning book about the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM). It covers a variety of topics from geology to history. The photography and design of this book are outstanding and remains the definitive book on the GSENM. Softbound. $24.95 A Roadside History of Utah, Cynthia L. Bennett. 1999. Compelling stories of Utah’s exceptional people. $18.00 Utah’s History, Richard D. Poll. 1989. A more in-depth and statewide focus on history. Soft bound text heavy. Hole-in-the-Rock, David E. Miller. 1966. If you want to learn more about one of the epic pioneer journeys in American History this is the book. It is area related and is a good read for those interested in history. $16.00 Highway 12, Christian Probasco. 2005. Popular with travelers along Highway 12. It features a unique look at the history, people and their perspectives on this very special corridor. Softbound $16.95. Outlaw Tales of Utah, Michael Rutter. True stores of Utah’s most famous robbers, rustlers and bandits. $10.95



Books about Native American / Prehistory


Author: See list below


Description: Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art, by Leslie Kelen & David Sucec 1996. Publication that features rock art and ruins of the native cultures of the southwest. $18.00 Those Who Came Before, Robert and Florence Lister. 1993. Southwestern archeology in the National Parks. $17.00



Education


Author: See list below


Description: The Redrock Canyon Explorer, Irene Brady and Geology Rocks, by Cindy Blobaum & Michael Kline. Two books that are a great starting place for grandparents and educators that would like to get a fun and creative educational tool for their grandchildren or students. $19.95 and $12.95 Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. 2005. An absolute must-read for parents if we are going to save our children from the Nature- Deficit Disorder. $13.95. Sharing Nature with Children, Joseph Cornell. 1989. A parents and teachers nature awareness guidebook. $9.95.



Geology


Author: See list below


Description: Geology – a Golden Guide, by Frank H.T. Rhodes, 1991, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y., ISBN 1-58238-143-7. $6.95 Geology of Utah’s Parks and Monuments, Sprinkel et. al. Utah Geological Association , 2000. Contains geology papers on 25 parks and monuments of Utah (644 pages). Written for a geologist. Softbound $34.99 Utah‘s Spectacular Geology, Lehi Hintze, 2005 The geologic story of Utah’s landscapes and how they came to be. $29.95 The Colorado Plateau, Don Baars A comprehensive guide to the Colorado Plateau. $19.95 The Practical Geologist, Dougal Dixon, Raymond Bernor, 1992 This book is a great introductory guide to the basics of geology. Great diagrams, pictures and is well written. $16.00 Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah, R. Orndorff, R. Wieder, D. Futey, 2006 A hands on book about getting out among the rocks. Explores 33 sites in Southern Utah. Tells of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, swamps and movements of massive rock units over eons. $18.00 Beyond the Visible Landscape, W. Kenneth Hamblin, 2004. A unique book that consists of a series of panoramic photographs taken from the air. Focuses on the fundamental features of the landscape. Contains excellent diagrams & descriptions of the geology in the photographs. Hardbound $65.00



Geology (specific)


Author: See list below


Description: Ron Kay’s Guide to Zion National Park, Ron Kay, 1995 A complete guide of Zion National Park by one of Road Scholar’s own instructors. $14.95 Shadows of Time: The Geology of Bryce Canyon National Park, Frank Decourten, 1994 A book with breathtaking photographs, well written on the geology of Bryce Canyon N. P. and surrounding high plateaus. $9.95 Water, Rock, & Time: The Geologic Story of Zion National Park, Robert Eves, 2005 This book is Zion’s newest masterpiece. It is well written. It is so nice you may want to leave it on the coffee table. $19.95 Zion National Park – Towers of Stone; by J.L. Crawford; Zion Natural History Association, Springdale, Utah, Fourth Edition 2002. ISBN 0-915630-00-1 $9.50 (Available online at www.zionpark.org) Carving Grand Canyon, Wayne Ranney. 2005. A synopsis of ideas and theories that geologists have developed over time about the carving of the Grand Canyon. This story is told in an engaging style that non-scientists will find inviting. $14.95 Canyonlands Country, Donald Baars, 1993. Geology of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. $15.95





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