Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks
Nothing says Utah like rock spires and hoodoos. Come learn about these geological wonders from experts as you hike the stunning landscapes of Bryce and Zion National Parks.
Program No. 7735RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

With red rock spires, chimneys and hoodoos, the landscape of Zion and Bryce National Parks create a showcase of geology that beckons to be discovered! Lace up your hiking shoes and venture into an environment a million years in the making and ideal for exploring on foot.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hiking up to seven miles daily on mostly groomed trails, some uneven terrain. Elevations of 2,880-8,300 feet.
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 ...

  • Enjoy field excursions in Zion National Park to hike a variety of trails from Emerald Pools to the Virgin River trail.
  • Learn how the power of wind and water erosion works to create spectacular scenery in both Zion and Bryce.
  • Experience hiking among Bryce Canyon's spires, fins, arches & blazing colors.
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Gary Goold
Gary Goold graduated from the University of Utah with a dual major in geology and geography in 1975. Upon graduation, his family moved to Alaska where Gary worked on the construction and operation of the Trans Alaskan Oil Pipeline for the next 22 years. Gary retired and moved to St. George in 1997, where he enjoys the outdoors, hiking, climbing, skiing and rock climbing. Gary has been an instructor with Road Scholar for the past seven years and enjoys sharing his love for the region.
Sherry Breitenbach
Martin Tyner
Dan Krupicka
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