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Zion National Park: Hike Tranquil Trails to Distinct Discoveries!

Program Number: 2276RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/17/2014 - 3/22/2014; 10/20/2014 - 10/25/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $775.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Walking/Hiking; National Parks Activity Level: n (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

The Great White Throne, Angels Landing, Scouts Lookout, Walter's Wiggles, Observation Point, Echo Canyon, Weeping Rock and Emerald Pools — the names of the rock formations and features of Zion National Park beckon to be discovered. On this hiking adventure deep in the park, learn the how, why and when of their formation. A geologist and experienced instructors accompany you on field study involving short on-site classes and hikes to breathtaking vistas, narrows and unique locations.




Highlights

• Hike among Zion National Park’s massive rock formations, slot canyons and graceful waterfalls.
• Enjoy breathtaking hikes on Zion West Rim trail, Observation Point, and Zion River Walk.
• Come to appreciate the abundant plant life that thrives in this Ponderosa pine and desert habitat.



Activity Particulars

Hiking up to eight miles on groomed trails, some uneven terrain and significant elevation changes. Elevations range up to 6,500 feet.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. George, 1 night; coach to Zion National Park, 3 nights; coach to St. George, 1 night; departure.



Coordinated by Dixie State University.




Zion National Park

True to its name, which means "refuge" or "sanctuary" in ancient Hebrew, Zion is an oasis at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces, encompassing sandstone canyons and colorful, high plateaus.



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: Dixie College Inn. Zion National Park: Inn close to park set amid towering red rock cliffs.

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

At the age of 19, Martin Tyner was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, Calif., and was soon working in the movie industry as a trainer of big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors. He is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit wildlife rescue and environmental education organization. With the help of his Golden Eagle, Bud, they received a donation of 22.6 acres of property for the development of a permanent wildlife rescue facility in Utah.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, Utah 1 night
   Zion Park Inn
  Zion National Park 3 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. 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 Park Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: Zion Park Inn has the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park as a backdrop and offers spectacular views from rooms and the restaurant windows. This premier lodging choice offers stunning scenery along with excellent amenities and comfortable rooms. The Zion Park Inn is the largest facility within Zion National Park area. The comfortable guest rooms have been designed to echo the natural elegance of Zion National Park. Natural furnishings complement the creature comforts and amenities you would expect in the heart of Zion National Park lodging. Guests can relax in the "Great Room" with its soaring ceiling and roaring fireplace, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or soak in the hot tub. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy the charm and beauty of the meticulously landscaped grounds.
  Contact info: 1215 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767 USA
phone: 435-772-3200
web: www.zionparkinn.com
  Room amenities: In room coffee Satellite television Alarm clock Individual heating & air Desk/work area Free wireless internet access Free local telephone calls and long distance access Non-smoking & smoking rooms available
  Facility amenities: Convenient on site amenities include Switchback Grille, restaurant, & patio deli In-room coffee Heated outdoor pool (seasonal) Hot tub (year-round) Free wireless internet access Basketball and volleyball Badminton & horseshoe pits Putting Green Meeting/banquet facilities Catering and Conference services Safe deposit box Baggage hold Gift shop Liquor Store 24-hour front desk Elevator Ice machine Complimentary shuttle to city center & National Park.(seasonal)
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Lobby 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:
Free parking behind the College Inn
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
 

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.

 

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.

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$34.00 one-way, $55.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations, 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. Book your Shuttle at least 1 hour after arrival time. Terminal One arrivals, meet the shuttle on Zero Level. Terminal Three arrivals, exit door 55 and take Airport Shuttle to Terminal One Zero Level. Make reservations by phone or 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:

 

$34.00 one-way, $55.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will pick you up right at our front door at the College Inn. We recommend booking a Shuttle that arrives at least 2 hours prior to your departure to account for Las Vegas traffic delays. Check schedules and make reservations on their website: (http://www.stgshuttle.com/las_vegas_to_road_scholar_to_las_vegas.php)

 
Driving Directions
  Helpful information as you plan! ~~~Apprx. Air Travel Times to St. George from: Salt Lake City (Delta Connection-Skywest) 1 hour, Los Angeles (United Express) 1 1/2 hours
  Interstate 15 St. George, Utah is easily accessed on I-15. Travel from north or southbound I-15, exit at St. George Blvd. It is exit number 8. Turn and travel west on St. George Blvd. (If you are arriving from the north, you turn right onto St. George Blvd or if from the south you turn left.) 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. Free parking is available behind the building.
Elevation Note: The highest elevation at about 6,500 feet. We will walk various trails.

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 and hiking poles 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: Arrive for check in/Welcome and introductions in the Meeting room/Orientation
(Monday, March 17)

Note: Please remember to bring your National Park Pass and hiking poles if you have them.



   
 Arrive To: 3:00 - 5:00 pm Arrive for check in.
 Dinner: 5:15 pm - Transfer to Dixie State University's Red Rock Cafe for a delicious banquet dinner.
 Evening: Following dinner have a brief welcome orientation an overview of our daily activities and itinerary.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Hike Zion/Geology Class
(Tuesday, March 18)

Note: Riverside Walk is an easy 2 mile round trip on a fairly level paved trail ending at the entrance to the Zion Canyon Narrows. Those wanting to hike up the Virgin River into the Zion Canyon Narrows will need study hiking shoes and 2 hiking poles. Watchman trail is a moderate 2 mile round trip with a 456 foot elevation change. Plan on 4 - 5 miles of hiking today.



   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk & juice.
 Morning: 8:15 am - Check out and depart for Zion National Park. First stop is the Temple of Sinawava, trail head for the Riverside Walk. This is a wonderful little hike that affords great views of the Virgin River and wonderfully lush hanging gardens and trees surrounded by tall weeping sandstone walls. For those wanting to get wet, hike a short distance up the Virgin River into the Zion Canyon Narrows.
 Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.
 Afternoon: After lunch proceed to the Visitor Center, the trailhead for the Watchman Trail hike. This trail travels along the foothills beneath massive Bridge Mountain and ends at a viewpoint of the Watchman, a red spire rising to an elevation of 6,545 feet. Landmarks visible along this hike includes Beehives, Towers of the Virgin, West Temple, and the Altar of Sacrifice. Check into Hotel
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 Dinner at Wildcat Willies Ranch Grill. Choice of Meatload, Red Mountain Trout, Chicken Marsala, Tri-Tip, 1/2 rack of Ribs, or Ranch Grilled Pork Chop. Served with fresh House Salad, potatoes or rice and topped off with Dessert.
 Evening: 7:00 pm - Learn about the spectacular geology, ecology and flora & fauna of Zion National Park in the meeting room.
   
Accommodations: Zion Park Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Zion National Park Hiking! Continue exploring the beautiful trails of Zion/"Birds of Prey" presentation
(Wednesday, March 19)

Note: West Rim hikes begins with a 2 mile, 1000 foot of elevation, climb to Scout's Lookout. From here we will continue along the West Rim for 1 to 2 miles before turning around and heading back down the same trail. Plan on 4 - 8 miles of hiking today.



   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast at Switchback Grille's Canyon Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked goods, bagels, cereal,waffles, eggs, omeletes, french toast, pancakes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausage, breakfast potatoes, Starbuck's coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.
 Morning: 8:15 am - Depart for hiking in Zion National Park. This morning we explore Zion's West Rim Trail, Scouts Lookout, and possibly Angels Landing for the adventurous. Starting at the Grotto trailhead today's hike takes us up and out of the west side of the main canyon to Scout's Lookout. From here we will continue along West Rim trail another 1 to 2 miles with incredible views of the Canyon. Option: From Scout's Lookout, seasoned hikers that are comfortable with extreme heights, can ascend to Angels Landing a 1 mile round trip with an additional 500 feet of elevation.
 Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.
 Afternoon: Continue hiking and exploring Zion.
 Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Dinner at Switchback Grille with a choice of Honey Pecan Utah Mountain Trout or Spit-Roasted Chicken with assorted side dishes of potatoes, rice, and vegetables.
 Evening: 7:30 pm - Gather at the hotel meeting room to see up close and personal a live falcon, hawk, and golden eagle. Martin Tyner, a federally licensed eagle falconer, presents his amazing "Birds of Prey".
   
Accommodations: Zion Park Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Awesome outings and more hikes in Zion!
(Thursday, March 20)

Note: Lower Emerald Pools is a 1.2 mile round trip on groomed trail with 70 foot elevation change. Middle Emerald Pools is a 2 mile round trip on groomed trail with 150 foot elevation change. Upper Emerald Pools is a 3 mile round trip on groomed trail with 350 foot elevation change. Plan on hiking 2 - 4 miles today.



   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast at Switchback Grille's Canyon Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked goods, bagels, cereal,waffles, eggs, omeletes, french toast, pancakes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausage, breakfast potatoes, Starbuck's coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.
 Morning: 8:15 am - Presentation by Darrell McMahon "Let's Get Wild". 9:30 am - Depart for east Zion and checkerboard mesa.
 Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.
 Afternoon: After lunch we'll hike the Emerald Pools Loop. We'll hike to lower Emerald Pools, underneath a small waterfall and continue onto Middle Emerald Pools then to Upper Emerald Pools.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
 Evening: Free evening to relax or do something within the community. One option is to go see the "Treasure of the Gods" at the Cinemax Imax movie about Zion on a huge screen.
   
Accommodations: Zion Park Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Field excursion and hiking with instructor/Closing Dinner
(Friday, March 21)

Note: Observation Point is a 8 mile roundtrip hike with over a 2,000 foot elevation change. Echo Canyon is the halfway point on the Observation Point Trail, a 4 mile roundtrip on groomed trail with 1,000 foot elevation change. Hidden Canyon is a spur trail off to your right as you hike up to Echo Canyon. It's a 2.2 mile roundtrip from the bottom with a 1,000 foot elevation change. Plan on hiking 4 - 8 miles today.



   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 am - Breakfast at Switchback Grille's Canyon Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, fresh baked goods, bagels, cereal,waffles, eggs, omeletes, french toast, pancakes, smoked bacon, jumbo sausage, breakfast potatoes, Starbuck's coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.
 Morning: 88:15 AM - Depart for Observation Point/Echo Canyon Hike. This challenging path is complete with dizzying drop offs and eye popping scenery looking down into Zion Canyon. The maintained path zigzags its way up the steep mountainside beside familiar reddish Navajo sandstone before venturing through Echo Canyon, a deep gorge filled with water gnawed sandstone pockets. Beyond Echo Canyon, walls drop sharply, giving way to spectacular views. At the trails end, looking down into the canyon is a spectacular display of stone sculptures contrasted by the bluest of skies. This trail is the oldest trail out of Zion Canyon. In the late 1890's, Utah pioneer John Winder reworked the existing Paiute foot trail to drive cattle up to the rim. The trail was improved and the Observation Point Trail cut into the side of the mountain in 1925.
 Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.
 Afternoon: Continue hiking Observation Point Trail. Participants may opt to turn around at Echo Canyon and return to the trailhead or explore Hidden Canyon on the way down. Depart for St. George. Check in and prepare for Closing Dinner.
 Dinner: 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Enjoy a Grand Buffet at Chuck-A-Rama. Choose from a variety of fresh salads, homemade dinner rolls, barbecue ribs, baked or fried chicken, roast beef, sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas, green beans, corn, scones, assorted beverages. Save room for dessert, apple pie, cakes, cobbler, brownies, and soft serve ice cream or yogurt.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Program ends following breakfast.
(Saturday, March 22)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk & juice.
 Morning: Indepentent departures following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  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
  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/planyourvisit/hiking-in-zion.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
  St. George, Utah 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
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 History


Author: See list below


Description: Books about History 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. Outlaw Tales of Utah, Michael Rutter. True stores of Utah’s most famous robbers, rustlers and bandits. $10.95



Books about History (more)


Author: See list below


Description: Over the Rim, The Parley P. Pratt Exploring Expedition to Southern Utah, 1849-50. William and Donna T. Smart. 1999. In the winter of 1849 fifty men set out from Salt Lake City on an arduous expedition to explore Southern Utah. $19.95 Standing Up Country, Gregory Crampton. 1964. A lavishly illustrated history of the scenic beauty of Southern Utah. $16.95.



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 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



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 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)





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