Dinosaurs and Natural Wonders in Utah With Your Grandchild
If you and your grandchild like dinosaurs, then this is the adventure for you! Come to Southern Utah to learn from paleontologists, explore dig sites and handle ancient fossils.
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Program No. 13800RJ
7 days
Starts at
7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
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At a Glance

Step into an ancient adventure where amazing paleontological discoveries await! With a paleontologist view fossils from the age of dinosaurs at recent fascinating finds near Zion and Bryce National Parks and other areas of Southern Utah. Discover thrilling links to the past amid the hoodoos, arches and rock spires in these “dino-mite” places.
Activity Level
Easy-to-moderate walks and optional short hikes, some uneven terrain. Elevations of 2,500-8,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about two special locations: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, with a treasure-trove of dinosaur remains, and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site, which contains the largest single-track block in any museum worldwide.
  • At the Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum, meet with the staff and handle fossils.
  • Enjoy a horseback ride into Bryce Canyon and an evening of western excitement at the Bryce Rodeo.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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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.
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