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Grand Canyon

Dear Travelers!
Come join us as we explore the spectacular National Parks in the Canyonlands!

With the superb leadership by national park expert and naturalist, Ellis Richard, we will explore the dramatic wonderlands of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon, including a half-day float trip on the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon Map

Our adventure begins in Las Vegas. We will then depart for Zion National Park and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery site where hundreds of tracks were found in 2000. A land of exceptional scenic grandeur, Zion. It is the lowest in elevation of the three parks we will visit (at approximately 4,000 feet) and represents a significant chapter in the geologic story of the Southwest.

From Zion, we will head to Bryce Canyon National Park, an erosional fantasy of crumbling cliffs, spires, and pinnacles in rich colors, named after the original Mormon pioneer settler. Bryce features intricate sculptures due to weathering by wind, running water, and frost. The rim at Bryce is from 8,000-9,000 feet.

The excitement will build today as we drive southeast from Bryce to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We’ll drive through great forests of lodgepole and ponderosa pines as you approach the Grand Canyon. The splashes of color on the landscape are just a teaser of what awaits you!

From Page, we will enjoy a half-day float trip from Glen Canyon Dam along the upper part of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. (This is on gentle water!) We’ll travel on a 22 passenger inflatable motorized river raft for 15 miles down the Colorado River.

This trip will culminate as we explore the Grand Canyon at the South Rim with more fantastic views and nature walks.

We invite you to join us!

Margaret M. Betchart

President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
For AAAS Travels & Sigma Xi Expeditions

$3,495 plus air.

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