A National Park Family Adventure: Zion, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell
Get a new perspective on Utah and Arizona’s national parks with your family as you hike, climb, horseback ride and zip line, learning the unique story of these beautiful places.
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Program No. 20966RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

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, rappelling and other great activities — then enjoy s’mores around the campfire!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking up to 2-3 miles; optional activities include rock climbing, repelling, zip lining, horse back riding. Elevations of 5,500 feet.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Zion Ponderosa Ranch includes adventures in horseback riding, climbing wall, rappelling, 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.

General Notes

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