2814
Utah/Arizona

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.
Program No. 2814RSBLOG
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,299

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. ON YOUR FEET – Walking 1 mile daily over varied terrain. KEEP THE PACE – Walking at least 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

Transportation on this program is usually by full sized motorcoach, with about 40 participants.
Featured Expert
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Darrell McMahon
Darrell McMahon has worked in natural resource management for more than four decades and has extensive experience as a wildlife and habitat biologist, entomologist and botanist. Darrell has spent many years hiking thousands of miles through this wild landscape and has pinned his soul in the high plateaus and deep canyons of the desert southwest. Darrell has discovered many secret places in the desert southwest and loves to share these places and his knowledge with his best friends and Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Diana Hawks
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Paula McMahon
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Maggie Francke
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Lori Moore
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Phil Moore
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Donna Shouse
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Darrell McMahon
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Sally Haggerty
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Diane Griffin
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Denise Otott
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George Otott
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Janice Hayden
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Eldon Griffin
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Marcia Cooper
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