Thursday, January 03, 2013

My 2013 Geology Trips On The Colorado Plateau

The snow-capped La Sal Mountain laccolith, seen from the Junction Butte Trail in Canyonlands National Park

What could possibly be better than traveling to some of the most scenic places on the Colorado Plateau with your own personal geologist and guide to show you around? Not much I'd say! The colorful earth history on display here will come alive on these two trips that I am leading in April, 2013. Please join me as the Museum of Northern Arizona offers these Ventures programs to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and another to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Each trip is a hotel-based excursion that offers many short day hikes and drives to some of my most favorite southwestern localities. Even if you have visited these areas on your own before, you will be amazed at how much there is to see and learn when you have a dedicated and knowledgeable guide to show you around. On each trip we will spend four nights in a local lodge (provided) and then venture out into the wilderness to explore geology, human history, and scenery.

The Museum of Northern Arizona has been offering Ventures trips since 1977 and I have been involved with the program since 1982. The Grand Staircase-Escalante trip can be booked here. And the Canyonlands and Arches trip can be booked here. I hope to see you on one of these trips in 2013!

Slot canyon exploration in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Partition Arch in Arches National Park

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