Travel approximately 10 miles by motorcoach to Snow Canyon State Park. Hiking 4 to 5 miles with elevation changes of 150 feet. Travel 42 miles to Springdale, Utah.
At the University Inn, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk and juice.
We’ll gather in a classroom with our instructor who will present a lecture on the geology, ecology, flora and fauna of Southern Utah. Through this presentation, we’ll gain a greater understanding of the incredible formations we will explore during the week. We’ll then check out of the Inn, and transfer by motorcoach to Snow Canyon State Park. As we hike with our instructor on trails among sandstone formations, we will have an introduction to local geology, including red and white rock cliffs, rolling mounds of petrified sand dunes, and basalt rock formations.
On the trail, we’ll have box lunches including a sandwich, chips, cookie and fruit.
We will continue our walking field trip through the unique geologic features of Snow Canyon State Park. We’ll then proceed via motorcoach to our hotel in Springdale for time to freshen up and relax before our dinner in town.
At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated meal with a choice of main dishes such as pasta, chicken, trout, meatloaf, salad, side dishes and dessert. Coffee, tea (iced/hot), sodas and water are provided; other beverages are available for purchase.