"This was an outstanding study tour, which covered the country's long history, art, culture, politics – quite amazing. This is certainly not your 'lay around the pool' kind of tour!"
Utah’s National Parks, with National Park Ranger Frank Ackerman
Explore history, ecology and scenery in five national parks and monuments on the Colorado Plateau.
Experience the dramatic cliffs of Zion and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Hike amid multi-hued cliffs, spires, and arches of Cedar Breaks; the Waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef; and slot-canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante, the “newest” park, designated in 1996. Visit Anasazi State Park, which features an anthropology museum and the excavated site of a thousand-year-old Anasazi village.
Learn about federal policies that have led to notably different development of these parks. Former Park Ranger Frank Ackerman leads our trip.
$3,195, per person, double occupancy