Hiking the Slick Rock, Slot Canyons and Red Rocks of Lake Powell

The unique geology and stunning landscapes of Lake Powell are best explored by foot. Join experts to hike and learn about this region, discovering what’s so hot about the high desert.
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Program No. 6114RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Hiking boots and a daypack are your ticket to some magical forays into the Lake Powell area. Discover canyon country's secret treasures — hidden arches, slot canyons, ancient petroglyphs and matchless panoramic vistas. Naturalists reveal the geologic forces that have shaped these magical landforms.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 3-7 miles daily over varied terrain, including rock scrambling. Elevations of 4,300 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On daily hikes, explore the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Navajoland and the stunning Lake Powell region of rock, water and sky.
  • Learn from regional experts about the dinosaurs, plants and animals, prehistoric Native Americans, Mormon pioneers, dam builders and contemporary culture that have defined themselves amid this beautiful landscape.
  • Evenings include musical entertainment and a presentation on the unique wildlife of the high desert.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Joanna Joseph
Daughter of a Montana saddle maker, Joanna Joseph is an artist, musician and interpreter of human history. At the University of Montana, she studied art, drama and classical Greek. Joanna was also program supervisor at Glen Canyon Dam, developing an appreciation for the importance of water in the Southwest. A resident of Big Water, Utah, she has worked with Road Scholar since 1994.

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

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Joanna Joseph
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