Travel out west and experience the beauty of the natural world. Whether from the clear, star strewn skies to the deep canyon waters, visitors gain a new perspective at every stop. And what trip out west would be complete without a drive to the Grand Canyon? Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon stretches for 277 miles and is up to 18 miles wide and over one mile deep. Impressive in scale, students will marvel at its overwhelming depths.
Zion National Park
Located near Springdale, Utah, Zion National Park contains breathtaking scenery. The main attraction is Zion Canyon stretches for 15 miles through the center of the park, exposing red and tan colored rock on the canyon walls.
Colorado River Float Trip
Guided river trips provided travelers with a beautiful journey down the more tranquil sections of the Colorado River. Guides will point out colorful rock formations, wild life, as well as Indian petroglyphs.
Established in 1894, the Lowell Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in the nation. Located in the clear, dry atmosphere of the desert, the Lowell Observatory provides unsurpassed glimpses into space.
Grand Canyon National Park
Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park covers over 1 million acres. The nation’s 15th oldest park, visitors have marveled at the grandeur and expanse of the Grand Canyon for over a century.
Desert View Drive
Desert View Drive takes travelers along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The scenic road passes multiple vantage points, notably the Desert View Watchtower, a 70 foot tower lined with murals and balconies.
Yavapoi provides some of the best views of the canyon. Located on the south rim, visitors have unobstructed views of the gorge. The onsite Yavapoi Observation Station offers books and souvenirs, as well as information on the geology and history of the canyon.
IMAX film at Grand Canyon Visitor Center
See the entire Grand Canyon in only 34 minutes. Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets is a breathtaking IMAX feature that brings visitors through expanse of the canyon, over the whitewater rapids, and through the pages of ancient history.