Join us as we explore the Grand Canyon and spectacular Canyonlands and see the Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016!
With excellent naturalists, we will explore the dramatic wonderlands of Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, including a half-day float trip on the Colorado River.
Our adventure begins in Las Vegas. We’ll 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 is the lowest in elevation of the parks we will visit (at approximately 4,000 feet) and represents a significant chapter in the geologic story of the Southwest.
The excitement will build today as we drive southeast from Zion to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will drive through great forests of lodgepole and ponderosa pine as we approach the Grand Canyon. The splashes of color on the landscape en route are just a teaser of what awaits us!
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 will travel on a 22-passenger inflatable motorized river raft for 15 miles down the Colorado River. This river-level view of the canyon will include a short hike to see ancient petroglyphs.
We will also explore Antelope Canyon and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for more fantastic views and nature walks.
The trip will culminate at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff where we will see the Transit of Mercury, a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Our groups observed the Transit of Venus in 2004 at Lake Baikal and again in 2012 at Lake Baikal and also in Hawaii.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Transit of Mercury and America’s spectacular canyonlands!
$3,295 plus air.
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