National Parks Trip

June 2 – 9 (2019)

Deadline for sign-up is March 28.

Join us for an 8-day Road Scholar adventure exploring our beautiful national parks. We start from Las Vegas, NV and travel to Zion National Park. Along the way, our instructor will enhance our travel time with insights into the geology, plants, animals, and human history of the region. We’ll travel through the Basin and Range Province, the upper Mojave Desert, and the Virgin River Gorge, en route to the Colorado Plateau and Zion National Park.

From Zion National Park we will travel to Bryce Canyon National Park. It is renowned for its unique geological features carved by nature into hoodoos and pinnacles of an amazing palette of colors. Along the way we will travel through the 1 mile long Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel and stop at Checkerboard Mesa.

From Bryce Canyon we will travel to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We will travel down a few steps of the Grand Staircase and move on to Arizona to visit Pipe Spring National Monument and Winsor Castle. Our next stops are Kaibab Plateau and the Le Fevre Overlook where we will enjoy a larger-than-panoramic view of the Grand Staircase, the southern end of Bryce Canyon National Park, and the tops of the Towers of Zion National Park.

There are 5 expert-led lectures and 12 expert-led field trips included in this trip. The program includes accommodations for 7 nights, 20 meals, group travel and transfer throughout the program, group leader, customary gratuities, taxes and destination fees. The cost is $1,999 double occupancy and $2,639 single occupancy. This price does not include round-trip Las Vegas airfare.

To learn more, or reserve a spot, for this exclusive LearningQUEST trip, please contact Annie Brasseale at annie.brasseale@gmail.com. Space is limited.

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