May 28 – June 2, 2024

This camping adventure unfolds in Utah, or the Grand Circle, home to nine national parks. Sleeping beneath stars, students delve into night skies and renowned geologic wonders. Natural history studies during the trip focus on unique flora and fauna, revealing life’s adaptations to these unique environments.

Trip Details

Global Pillars

How do our contemporary landscape observations reveal the region's rich geological, climatic, and cultural history?

What's Included

What's Not Included

Itinerary - 6 days

Travel from Los Angeles to Kanab, Utah.

Take a ride in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle to your campsite in the sunset-colored rocks of Utah. Set up camp and get oriented with the skills you will need to navigate in the backcountry. Get to know the landscape and each other around an evening campfire. As the stars come out, learn the best tips and tricks for smartphone astrophotography.

If you’re a morning person, start your day with an optional yoga class in the open air. Then get to know the land with a natural history hike led by a local naturalist guide. Be impressed by breathtaking vistas and otherworldly canyons as your group treks on an easy trail through the backcountry. Enjoy a picnic lunch out on your hike before you return to your campsite for the evening and another starry campfire.

Begin your day with yoga to stretch out any sore muscles after your hike yesterday. Today you will not only take in the views of the famous rock formations but learn about their inner workings. Head out on a geology hike that brings you up close and personal with the why and how of the expansive geography of the area.

Join in your morning yoga class to ground yourself after fun-filled days learning with the land. Spend the morning at your campsite engaging further with your local naturalist guides and competing in friendly campsite competitions. Jump back in your comfortable 4×4 vehicle to travel out of the campsite and back into the modern world.

Begin your journey home.

Health & Safety

Insight has delivered international trips for a wide variety of audiences, including both adults and youths, since 2013. Our top priority from start to finish is the health and well-being of our participants. In the event conditions change while on trip, Insight may need to adjust the itinerary to ensure participant health and safety.

As with all trips, risks do exist and participants will need to complete Acknowledgement of Risk documentation prior to departure. Insight will take every precaution to ensure this experience is truly unforgettable, all for the right reasons. To learn more about our health and safety practices, please contact us.

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