National Parks and Monuments

Vista at a National Park

 

Ten night programs

Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments with Antelope Canyon #2814 or Grand Canyon North Rim #8727

2814 – Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks & Monuments and Picturesque Antelope Canyon

Spires at Bryce Canyon

2016 Dates: 03/21, 04/04, 04/11, 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/16, 05/19, 05/23,  05/30, 08/29, 09/05, 09/15, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/06, 10/10, 10/13, 10/20
With an expert geologist, explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments known as the “Grand Circle” — Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Dead Horse Point, Monument Valley, Rainbow Bridge and Arizona’s Antelope Slot Canyon. 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!
Discover five national parks and three national monuments, each exquisite and full of natural wonders. Towering cliffs, arches, rivers and buttes surround you.
Take a study cruise on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge the world’s largest known natural bridge.

8727 – Staircase to the Past: Utah’s Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Colored Cliffs of Capitol Reef

Explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments — Utah’s Grand Circle and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. On a journey through Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Dead Horse Point, Monument Valley, Rainbow Bridge and Grand Canyon. Learn about the earth’s history through the common themes of sedimentary rocks, uplift and erosion.
Examine geological formations such as hoodoos, arches, mesas, buttes, towering cliffs, pinnacles and peaks.
Take a study cruise on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge the world’s largest known natural bridge.
Meet the Navajo to gain an understanding of their cultural traditions with story, songs, dance and eating traditional food.

11573 – Color Country National Parks: Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon North Rim

Cliffs of the Grand Canyon

2016 Dates: 05/12, 05/24, 06/07, 06/21, 08/09, 09/20, 09/27, 10/06
Venture into Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon national parks to discover their fascinating natural and human histories. From continental collisions to the erosive power of wind and water, follow the forces that created these landforms, and study the Native Americans, pioneers and current inhabitants who have shaped “color country.”

8726 – Natural Wonders of Utah’s Canyons: Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon

Mountains of Zion

2016 Dates: 05/10, 05/16, 08/29
Experience the breathtaking scenery and fantastic formations of the Grand Canyon and Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. In this land of colorful rock, towering buttes and vast vistas, discover the details captured of nature’s handiwork as you learn about geology, archaeology and human history.

14191 – Photography in Utah’s National Parks –  Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, plus Antelope Canyon

Hoodoo at Arches

2016 Dates: 04/21, 09/25
America’s Red Rock National Parks — Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches — are a feast for the eyes and a thrilling challenge to capture with your camera. Improve your photography (digital or film) skills on this journey led by an expert professional photographer. Sunsets over the Colorado River, sandstone arches and whimsical hoodoos await you and your camera.