May 20-27, 2022
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.
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
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.
2021 Betchart Expedition Group
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
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
2021 Brochure (PDF)