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UUtah Tuur Leaving on October 14, 2019
Calling all UUCT wanderers: registration is underway for another UUCT tuur, this time to Northern Arizona and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah.
Highlights of the seven day trip include Arcosanti, on Day 1 with the first night spent in Flagstaff. Arcosanti is “an experimental micro-city seeking the radical reorganization of the built environment by integrating Architecture and Ecology,” designed by the Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri.
The next day is spent traveling through northern Arizona and southern Utah stopping at various sights along the way including Navajo Bridge. This historic bridge, and its companion New Bridge located downstream from the original, represent one of only seven land crossings of the Colorado River for 750 miles (1207 km).
Day 3 will be spent in Zion National Park where you can choose between magnificent hiking trails where ancient native people and pioneers walked, or just take the shuttle to scenic viewpoints of massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky.
Boarding the shuttle at the Visitors’ Center
Days 4 and 5 will be spent at Bryce Canyon National Park where you’ll see red rocks, pink cliffs, and endless vistas. Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth is at Bryce. Tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name, these whimsically arranged rocks create a wondrous landscape of mazes, offering some of the most exciting and memorable walks and hikes imaginable.
Bryce Amphitheater and hoodoos with covering of snow
On Day 6 we travel to Page, AZ, where you have the option of visiting world-famous Antelope Canyon, or the John Wesley Powell Museum. The final day we will visit the Glen Canyon Dam and Visitor Center, stop for lunch at the Cameron Trading Post and travel on to Tucson arriving in the late afternoon or early evening.
This fabulous trip is available for only $956 per person for a double room or $1286 for a private room. This includes transportation, hotels, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and some admissions. You are asked to bring your National Parks pass if you have one. The price of the trip will also include a tax-deductible donation to UUCT.