Experience the majesty of Arizona and Utah’s canyon country, exploring three legendary national parks—Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon—and enjoying outdoor adventures in Sedona and Lake Powell.

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 Panorama of Bryce Canyon National Park  The Grand Canyon and the Colorado River  Swirling rock formations of Upper Antelope Canyon  Zion National Park  Sedona landscape  Cathedral Rock, Sedona  Panorama of the Grand Canyon  Upper Antelope Canyon  Hoodoos of Bryce National Park  Overlook, Zion National Park  Along the water, Zion National Park  The massive sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park

Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon

10-11 days from $4,595

Experience the majesty of Arizona and Utah’s canyon country, exploring three legendary national parks—Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon—and enjoying outdoor adventures in Sedona and Lake Powell.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2022 Departure; Oct 5 - 14, 2022 Departure
Allen  Glazner

Allen Glazner

Allen Glazner is Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.A. from Pomona College and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research focuses on magmatism and plate tectonics of western North America, with special emphasis on the Sierra Nevada Range and Yosemite National Park. Allen has won two University Teaching Awards, has led dozens of field trips in the American Southwest for groups ranging from academic specialists to the general public, and has trained astronauts and National Park personnel in the field and classroom. In addition to over 100 academic papers he has coauthored three Geology Underfoot books on California regions: southern California, Death Valley-Owens Valley, and Yosemite National Park.

Apr 19 - 29, 2023 Departure; Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2023 Departure
Howard Topoff and Carol Simon

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon are biologists specializing in the fields of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology. After receiving their Ph.D. degrees, they spent their scientific careers as professors at The City University of New York, and as Research Associates at The American Museum of Natural History. Their field research on animal behavior is conducted in Central and South America, Africa, and the southwestern corner of the United States. As study leaders on Natural History tours for over 35 years, they have developed an extensive series of educational and entertaining multimedia presentations, which they offer to vacationing guests who enjoy location-specific enrichment programs.

May 10 - 20, 2023 Departure
Carola Stearns

Carola Stearns

Carola Stearns is a field geologist and geophysicist with over 40 years of experience enthusiastically sharing her fascination with the Earth and how it works.  She earned a Ph.D at the University of Michigan, has worked in exploration for major oil companies, taught at universities, and maintains a research affiliation with the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.  She has worked with archaeologists on both prehistoric and classical sites around the Mediterranean and in the southwest of the US.  Her diverse research interests include tectonics as well as climatic geomorphology, especially as it relates to human history.  She has lectured as a park ranger at the Grand Canyon, on trips for the UM Alumni Association, and in Ann Arbor training docents for the botanical gardens, arboretum and the public school’s environmental education program.  Currently she works part-time as an interpretive guide in Santa Fe.