Naturalist Journeys Offers Utah Hiking Guided Tour Featuring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Now thru 10/11

Naturalist Journeys Offers Utah Hiking Guided Tour Featuring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Now thru 10/11

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming today, October 5 - 11 Utah Hiking Active Nature Adventure tour.

Guide Carol Simon says, "Arches and Canyonlands are two absolute gems of the national park system. Last year's participants commented that each day in red rock country was more spectacular than the last. The fantasyland of spires, arches, amphitheaters, balanced rocks and fins is not easily forgotten. The addition of rock art sites and high elevation spruce - fir forests rounds out our hiking experiences. Our partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute adds another layer of expertise and ensures that we see the best that southeastern Utah has to offer."

In Arches, tour participants find a fantasyland of sandstone formations; fins, amphitheaters, arches and balanced rocks in abundance. Many can be seen from the car or on short nature walks, while active groups will be thrilled to get deeper in; to walk over the fins and through the arches - there's nothing quite like it! The dramatic Windows section of the park holds the largest and most famous arches, with scattered, wind-sculpted pinyon pine and juniper trees. Sunset over red rock arches is sublime.

In Canyonlands National Park, tour participants learn geology and ecology of the park's several sections. The Island in the Sky section is known for its sweeping vistas and wild volcanic formations. Seemingly atop the world, one can walk around an entire crater and take in breathtaking views, 2,000 feet above the Colorado River. Processes of geologic erosion have sculpted rock and dunes and the colorful Needles section of Canyonlands National Park shows this off in detail. Walk between rock spires, fins, and massive canyon walls, and see fairy shrimp and other life in water-filled potholes.