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Service Learning: Caring for Animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Program Number: 13150RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/13/2014 - 10/19/2014; 3/30/2015 - 4/5/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $1,090.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Service Learning
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

The Best Friends Animal Society’s sanctuary in Utah’s Angel Canyon protects and cares for animals that are unwanted, lame, traumatized by past abuse, or too old, handicapped or ill to live in a normal setting. Work alongside the dedicated staff to groom, exercise, socialize, feed, or train the dogs and cats and keep their living areas clean. Meet and learn about the horses, rabbits, pigs and birds that also live at the sanctuary.




Highlights

• Help out with the animals and make amazing discoveries about our furry friends while working with the staff at Best Friends Animal Society.
• Meet birds of prey, learn about endangered species and the environment and dig into Utah geology in fun, interactive presentations.
• Absorb the beauty of Bryce and Zion National Parks and Angel Canyon, where the sanctuary is located.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain, easy-to-moderate groomed trails at national parks.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. George, 1 night; coach to Kanab, 4 nights; 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.



Kanab

Colorful sand dunes, lava flows, lush fields of alfalfa, and stark mesas: This Southwestern city is a picturesque gateway to the area’s scenic destinations, including the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, as well as Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks.



Accommodations
St. George: Inn with outdoor pool. Kanab: Comfortable hotel with outdoor pool. RV site available with water, electric and sewer hookups, showers/bathrooms, dump station.

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.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, Utah 1 night
   Holiday Inn Express
  Kanab 4 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 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

 Holiday Inn Express
Type: Hotel
  Description: The hotel is surrounded by spectacular scenery of beautiful red cliffs that are the exact ones made famous in many western movies filmed here. In addition to wonderful surroundings, the hotel is a convenient location to access three National Parks: Zion to the West, Bryce to the North, and Grand Canyon to the South as well as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area / Lake Powell to the East and Pipe Springs National Monument to the west. This allows you easy access to the national parks during the day and to rest in our comfortable hotel at night.
  Contact info: 217 South 100 East
Kanab, UT 84741 USA
phone: 435-644-3100
web: www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/kanab/knbut/hoteldetail
  Room amenities: Hair dryers, iron, alarm clock radio, 32" multi-media flat screen Satellite TV, free high-speed wireless internet access, free morning newspaper delivered to room, all rooms non-smoking.
  Facility amenities: Guest laundromat, ice machine, wireless high speed internet access, free newspaper, newspaper stand, pool, outdoor pool, safe deposit box, vending machines, Health & Fitness Center, wake-up service. Start each morning with the Express Start Breakfast Bar featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, and even hard boiled eggs. You can also enjoy some of the world's best tasting cinnamon rolls!
  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 Group 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. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has provided a release form and safety guidelines that we've included in this packet. Please complete page 2 of the "Agreement and General Release" form and send it in with your "Participant Information Form" or bring it with you to the program.
  Parking availability:
Free secure 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

 

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.

 

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)

 

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. Book your Shuttle at least 1 hour after arrival time. Terminal One arrivals, meet the shuttle on Zero Level. Terminal Three arrivals, go to zero level, 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)

 
Driving Directions
  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: Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park is the highest elevation about 8,300 feet. We walk trails there

Equipment Requirements: Be sure to read the packing list for suggestions. We suggest you bring Closed-toe shoes with good tread for the daily field work and a hiking pole for walks on trails in the national parks.
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: Check-In/Welcome, introductions and orientation.
(Monday, October 13)
   
 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 College Campus.
 Dinner: 5:15 pm - Transfer to Dixie State College's Red Rock Cafe for a delicious banquet dinner.
 Evening: Following dinner have a brief welcome orientation and overview of our daily activities and itinerary.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - Tour and Work/Birds of Prey Presentation
(Tuesday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: 6:30 to 7:30 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk & juice.
 Morning: 7:30 am - Depart for Kanab. Upon arrival enjoy a special tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. This will gve you a glimpse into the areas you will work during the week. The tour includes Dog Town, Cat World, Rabbit Retreat, Feathered Friends, Horse Haven and more.
 Lunch: Enjoy a vegetarian lunch buffet served at Best Friend's Angel Village.
 Afternoon: Begin work at Best Friends. We will divide up and work in the animal areas as well as some service work depending on the needs of the Sanctuary. Return to Kanab and check into hotel.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm - Transfer to Spurs Grill to enjoy a dinner selection off the menu. Vegetarian and Vegan meals available.
 Evening: See up close and personal a live falcon, hawk, and golden eagle. Martin Tyner, a federally licensed eagle falconer, presents "Birds of Prey".
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Work at Best Friends
(Wednesday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am - Express Start Breakfast Bar features all your breakfast favorites and more to include: -Fluffy scrambled eggs -Cheese omelets -Bacon and sausage -Sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls -An assortment of fresh fruits, yogurt, and breakfast cereals and breads We also offer fruit juices, 2% and skim milk, and our very own 100% Arabica Smart RoastSMCoffee
 Morning: 9:00-12:00 Work at Best Friends. Continue hands on experiences in the animal areas as well as some service work.
 Lunch: Enjoy a vegetarian lunch buffet served at Best Friend's Angel Village.
 Afternoon: Continue hands on experiences in the animal areas as well as some service work.
 Dinner: Dinner at Three Bears Restaurant in Kanab.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Work at Best Friends
(Thursday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am - Express Start Breakfast Bar features all your breakfast favorites and more to include: -Fluffy scrambled eggs -Cheese omelets -Bacon and sausage -Sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls -An assortment of fresh fruits, yogurt, and breakfast cereals and breads We also offer fruit juices, 2% and skim milk, and our very own 100% Arabica Smart RoastSMCoffee
 Morning: 9:00-12:00 Work at Best Friends. Continue hands on experiences in the animal areas as well as some service work.
 Lunch: Enjoy a vegetarian lunch buffet served at Best Friend's Angel Village.
 Afternoon: Continue hands on experiences in the animal areas as well as some service work.
 Dinner: Enjoy a fun evening at Chuckwagon Cookouts. Dinner includeds fresh salad, cowboy biscuits, dutch oven potatoes, BBQ beef brisket, dessert, fruit punch or coffee or tea. Beer and Wine available.
 Evening: Evening Geology Presentation in preparation for field trips to Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon National Park.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Work at Best Friends, then explore Zion National Park!
(Friday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am - Express Start Breakfast Bar features all your breakfast favorites and more to include: -Fluffy scrambled eggs -Cheese omelets -Bacon and sausage -Sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls -An assortment of fresh fruits, yogurt, and breakfast cereals and breads We also offer fruit juices, 2% and skim milk, and our very own 100% Arabica Smart RoastSMCoffee
 Morning: 9:00-11:00 Work at Best Friends. Continue hands on experiences in the animal areas and service work. 11:00 Depart for Zion National Park
 Lunch: Box lunch in the Park
 Afternoon: Explore the beauty of Zion National Park. Walk the beautiful trails in the canyon with the geologist.
 Dinner: Return to Kanab for dinner at Houston's Trails End restaurant.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Exciting exploration in Bryce Canyon National Park/Closing Dinner
(Saturday, October 18)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am - Express Start Breakfast Bar features all your breakfast favorites and more to include: -Fluffy scrambled eggs -Cheese omelets -Bacon and sausage -Sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls -An assortment of fresh fruits, yogurt, and breakfast cereals and breads We also offer fruit juices, 2% and skim milk, and our very own 100% Arabica Smart RoastSMCoffee
 Morning: Check out of hotel and travel to Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy this incredible field trip to see the beauty of Bryce and walk among the hoo doos.
 Lunch: Have lunch at Ruby's, near the entrance to Bryce Canyon. Ruby's puts on a great buffet.
 Afternoon: Explore the fascinating formations with names like Queens Garden, Wall Street, and Fairyland.
 Dinner: Return to St. George to 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 7: Program ends following breakfast.
(Sunday, October 19)
   
 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. Depart following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  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 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
  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. Tickets 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
  Theater
~~~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
  Bryce Canyon National Park Hikes/walks
The scenery, beauty and hiking options abound! You can get out and enjoy some on your own. 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. Day Hikes in Bryce Amphitheater: The easiest trail is the 1/2-mile (one way) section of Rim Trail between Sunset and Sunrise Points. Other sections of the Rim Trail (which extends 5.5 miles / 9.2 km between Fairyland and Bryce Points) have steeper terrain. Day-hiking trails at Bryce Canyon Include: Upper Inspiration Point (.3 miles / .5 km round trip) Mossy Cave (.9 miles / 1.5 km round trip) Bristlecone Loop (1.0 miles / 1.6 km round trip) Navajo Loop (1.3 miles / 2.2 km round trip) Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop Combination (2.9 miles / 4.6 km round trip) Tower Bridge (3 miles / 4.8 km round trip) Hat Shop (4 miles / 6.5 km round trip) Swamp Canyon Loop (4.3 miles / 7.2 km round trip) Peekaboo Loop (5.5 miles / 8.8 km round trip) Fairyland Loop (8 miles / 12.9 km round trip) Riggs Spring Loop (8.5 miles / 14.2 km round trip) The Peekaboo Loop Trail also serves as a horse trail. Keep in mind that all trails below the rim involve steep climbs out of the canyon. Wear hiking boots with good traction and ankle support. Drink plenty of water. Know and respect your own physical limitations. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/brca/
  Zion National Park General Information
This web site offers a good resource for information. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/zion
  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
  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 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



General Reference


Author: See list below


Description: A Naturalists Guide to the Canyon Country, David B. Williams. 2000. A wonderful Falcon Guide that uses fine artwork and pictures to introduce the geology, flora, fauna and history of the Canyon Country. $22.95. Four Corners: History, Land and People of the Desert Southwest, Kenneth A. Brown. Great information about the region. $26.00 Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey. 1968. A season in the wilderness is a celebration of the beauty of living in a harsh and hostile land. Edward Abbey was a seasonal Park ranger in Arches National Monument. $10.75 Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner. 1986. The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. The definitive work on the West’s water crisis. $17.00



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





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