BRYCE CANYON, CAPITOL REEF & GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE
AUGUST 24TH-27TH 2020
3 nights - 4 days discovering secret waterfalls and photographing incredibles landscapes, from Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 8
Participation Fee: $1745 per person
Registration closes on: 06-20-2020
What is included:
- 3 nights with accomodations in double occupancy
Capitol Reef National Park entrance fee
Bryce Canyon National Park entrance fee
Photography guidance and instruction by Simone Amaduzzi
What is not included:
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Tips and gratuities
Anything that has not been mentioned
Bryce Canyon National Park
Is an American national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.
Capitol Reef National Park
A United States national park located in south-central Utah, the park is approximately 60 miles long on its north–south axis but an average of just 6 miles wide. The park was established in 1971 to preserve 241,904 acres of desert landscape and is open all year with May through September being the highest visitation months.
Located partially in Wayne County, Utah, the area was originally named "Wayne Wonderland" in the 1920s by local boosters Ephraim P. Pectol and Joseph S. Hickman. Capitol Reef National Park was initially designated a National Monument on August 2, 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to protect the area's colorful canyons, ridges, buttes, and monoliths; however, it was not until 1950 that the area officially opened to the public. Easy road access only came in 1962 with the construction of State Route 24 through the Fremont River Canyon. The majority of the nearly 100 miles long up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold—a rocky spine extending from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell—is preserved within the park. Capitol Reef is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold by the Fremont River. The park was named for a line of cliffs of white Navajo Sandstone with dome formations—similar to the white domes often placed on capitol buildings—that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold. The local word reef refers to any rocky barrier to land travel, just as ocean reefs are barriers to sea travel.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
A U.S. national monument that originally designated 1,880,461 acres of protected land in southern Utah in 1996, the monument's size was later reduced by a succeeding presidential proclamation in 2017. The land is among the most remote in the country being the last to be mapped in the contiguous United States. There are three main regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Canyons of the Escalante (River). All regions are administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as part of the National Conservation Lands system. President Bill Clinton designated the area as a national monument in 1996 using his authority under the Antiquities Act. Grand Staircase-Escalante is the largest national monument managed by the BLM.
On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump ordered that the monument's size be reduced by nearly 47 percent to 1,003,863 acres, with the remainder broken up into three separate areas, two of which border one another along the Paria River. Conservation, angling, hunting and outdoor recreation groups have filed suit to block any reduction in the monument, arguing that the president has no legal authority to materially shrink a national monument.
Terms and Conditions:
Payment: A payment of 20% deposit is due at the time of registration. Payments may be by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal. 50% of the remaining balance is due 90 days before the first day of the workshop. Full payment is due 60 days before the first day of the workshop. We’ll send you a reminder for the balance 75 days before the first day of the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation more than 60 days prior the first day of the workshop receive a full refund less $250 handling expenses. No refunds for cancellations within 60 days prior to first day of the workshop.
Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended.