Exploring the Southwest
Newly Improved Program!
Color Country National Parks
August 22-29, 2013
Price: $1625, Single +$560
We've taken one of our most popular programs and made it better with stays inside all three National Parks: Zion, North Rim Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon.
Other NAU dates for this program stay just outside Zion and Bryce. NAU dates are: 5/12-19; 5/19-26; 6/16-23; 8/22-29; 9/8-15; 9/15-22; 9/29-10/6; 10/6-13. Price: $1375, Single +$350
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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.”
• Hike in Zion National Park's main canyon as a geologist provides trailside insights.
• Spend a day among the hoodoos and other rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park.
• View sunrise and sunset at the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and enjoy a ranger-led night prowl around the canyon.
Date Specific Information
Please note: This start date offers exclusive accommodations inside all three national parks. Enjoy the ability to experience the parks on your schedule during program down time. All three lodges are part of the historic Grand Circle loop tour, pioneered by the Union Pacific Railway and showcased in the PBS documentary "Great Lodges Of The National Parks."
Zion National Park
True to its name, which means "refuge" or "sanctuary" in ancient Hebrew, Zion is an oasis at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces, encompassing sandstone canyons and colorful, high plateaus.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon, famous for its unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Erosion and rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock into bizarre shapes including slot canyons, windows, fins and spires called "hoodoos."
Grand Canyon North Rim
Enjoy the less crowded North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Hike part way down the famed North Kaibab Trail into the Canyon. Enjoy the large picture window in the dining room of the Grand Canyon Lodge.
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Northern Arizona University Road Scholar
As the largest sponsor of Road Scholar, Northern Arizona University has been offering programs throughout the Southwest since 1983. Today, we have 80+ programs designed for the curious and adventurous mind. Along with our office team in Flagstaff, our field coordinators and presenters are working hard to create a rewarding and enriching experience. With an extensive variety of programs to choose from, we can surely meet your travel interests and needs. To learn more about our programs choose a category from the column to the left or go directly to Programs.