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4 Day Tour Includes:
Come ready to learn! We’ll have a quick snack as we ready for our departure. We begin by visiting pre-Flood rock at the place where Flood rocks begin, followed by a hike over Garnet Hill. After spending some time digging for trilobites, we head toward Lake Mead to learn about Desert Varnish and natural concrete (caliche). After a crisp and healthy lunch, we’ll head to the Techatticup Gold mine for a step back in time to the heyday of gold and silver. We’ll overnight in Tusayan just outside the Grand Canyon.
This day starts early, well before the Sun comes up! We’ll head to Mather Point along the beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the canyon. This is always an incredible moment as the Canyon comes into view and the shadows depart the deep ravines! After a morning of discovery, we’ll have authentic Navajo Tacos at the Trading Post of Tanner’s Crossing before heading to the historic Sunset Crater Volcano. Along the way we’ll also visit the ruins of the Anasazi people who lived there long ago. Depending on the weather, we sometimes have an opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope after checking into our Flagstaff hotel!
Today we head to Walnut Canyon to walk along Kaibab Limestone paths trod by ancient cliff-dwellers, then on to the incredible Arizona Crater, the most studied crater in the world! We will walk the rim, examining the Coconino Sandstone as well as the local Moenkopi rocks, and especially, the pure-white silica that originated deep inside the Earth. Our last night will be in Holbrook, a place where you can browse endless rows of petrified wood and other treasures for sale.
Petrified Forest is the capstone of this knowledge-packed tour. Morning will have us walking among the giants, trees hundreds of feet in length scattered across the landscape. By mid-day, we’ll visit Newspaper Rock and their famous petroglyphs before heading home. Hopefully you’ll be filled with the awesomeness of God’s Creation, tired perhaps, but oh so excited!
Return home, having completed this educational adventure.
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