Grand Canyon Trip

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 5:30pm

Spring 2018

WHAT:          Come join your friends and classmates as we experience the beauty and history of the Grand Canyon--one of the seven natural wonders of the world!

DATES:         Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29

COST:           $250 per person

(Fee includes bus transportation, GC park entrance fee, two nights double occupancy in hotel lodging near the Canyon rim, and entrance fee to Museum of Northern Arizona; it does NOT include food)

LODGING:    Red Feather Lodge  (very comfortable rooms in town just outside the canyon)

CONTACT PERSON/TRIP LEADER:   Jim Epstein <> or Glen Piskula <> CESL 200                                

                       *Stop by the Student Learning Center (CESL 212 - SLC) or talk to Jim or Glen (CESL 200) for more information*


Friday, April 27th

7:00 a.m.         Depart from flagpole behind Old Main

9:15 a.m.         Rest stop north of Phoenix

11:30 a.m.       Lunch in Sedona

4:00 p.m.         Arrive at Grand Canyon

Free time.        Shop for food supplies, watch sunset, eat dinner in town

Saturday, April 28th

Free time.        Hike, visit museums, shop at gift stores, watch the sunrise and sunset, ride shuttle along rim, take photos

Sunday, April 29th

9:00 a.m.         Leave Grand Canyon

10:30 a.m.       Visit Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff

12:30 p.m.       Lunch at fast-food restaurants (Camp Verde)

5:30 p.m.         Arrive back to the U of A

Some Suggestions

  1. Bring some warm clothing.  The rim of the Grand Canyon is at 2,000 meters and can be cool at night, even in summer.   Also, be prepared in case of rain.  Bring comfortable walking shoes and a day pack.  Also bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
  2. Bring money for food.  You can use a credit card and there is also an ATM . There is a supermarket and cafeteria at the Grand Canyon.  The price of food in the cafeteria and in the Sedona restaurants is more expensive than here in Tucson.
  3. During free time, you can choose to participate in the planned activities, like hiking or watching the sunset, or you may plan your own activities.  Just tell the tour leader what your plans are.
  4. Please obey all hiking signs.  Don’t leave marked trails.
  5. There is no internet access in the hotel rooms, but there is wifi in the cafeteria, which opens early and closes late.


Space is very limited for this special activity, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  

Registration deadline: 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:00pm


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