Walking up to 1 mile guided on sandy, uneven, and rocky trails with a max elevation change of 100 feet. Getting on/off motorcoach for short drive to Snow Canyon State Park.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet includes hard boiled eggs, hot and cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk, juice and water.
At the University Inn, we’ll gather 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 begin our adventure with a field trip via motorcoach to Snow Canyon State Park where our instructor will introduce the area’s geology on a short hike to a viewpoint along the rim where we'll soak in the beauty of the scenery and notice the exquisite red and white sandstone cliffs, rolling mounds of petrified sand dunes and lava (basalt) rock formations. We will transfer via motorcoach to Dixie State University for lunch.
At Dixie State University, choose from an expansive selection at the food court including a fresh salad bar, home cooking, pizza, Asian and Mexican grill, and BBQ. Fountain drinks, coffee, iced tea and water are included. Pre-packaged meals and bottled drinks are available for purchase.
Returning to the inn we’ll be treated to an informative presentation by a local historian on the history of Saint George, followed by a field trip via motorcoach to see restored pioneer buildings and homes in Saint George. As we make stops to investigate various historical buildings, we’ll enjoy insightful commentary provided by our historian and learn about the relevance these buildings hold in relation to the development of the city of Saint George.
At a local restaurant, enjoy a buffet with choices including a variety of fresh salads, homemade dinner rolls, barbecue meats, assorted entrees, vegetables and dessert. Soft drinks, coffee, tea, juice, milk, and water are included.
At leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.