The Best of Utah's Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments
Explore some of the most impressive geological formations in the world with experts as you discover Utah’s Grand Circle. Plus, sail Lake Powell and learn about Navajo culture.
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Program No. 2814RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

With expert instruction, explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments, known as the “Grand Circle” — Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as Dead Horse Point State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Rainbow Bridge National Monuments, Lake Powell Reservoir and Monument Valley. Learn about the amazing geology up close, and uncover the story of the indigenous human history through a visit with the Navajo. Experience a corner of the world with landscapes and cultures unlike any other!
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Moderate – Walking one mile daily over varied terrain. Active – Walking 1-2 miles daily over varied terrain with options for various fitness levels. Elevations up to 8,200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover five national parks and three national monuments, each exquisite and full of natural wonders.
  • Explore Antelope Canyon or Grand Canyon`s North Rim (varies by season).
  • Take a study cruise on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge.

General Notes

Program #22297 offers a more challenging version of a similar itinerary in terms of activity level.
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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.
Paula McMahon
David Boyce
Darrell McMahon
Marcia Cooper
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