UTAH “BIG FIVE” SPRING TOUR & WORKSHOP – MARCH 27 - APRIL 4, 2020
As soon as the weather in southern Utah turns temperate, and before the big crowds arrive in the national parks, we will set out on a photographic journey, visiting all five of Utah’s National Parks – Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands.
Our tour will begin and conclude in Las Vegas. Lodging is provided from Saturday, March 27 through Friday April 3, along with ground transportation, meals, and professional photographic instruction. (Single occupancy lodging accommodations available for an additional $950.)
Except for those arriving late Friday, March 27, participants will meet for an orientation dinner that evening. We will depart Las Vegas Saturday morning at 8:00 for Zion National Park, returning to Las Vegas, Friday afternoon, April 3.
Price of $2,850 does not include airfare, alcoholic beverages, and sales tax. Deposit of $750 fully refundable before January 15, 2020. Balance due March 1, 2020. All major credit cards accepted. (Trip insurance is certainly worth considering.)
A note about activity level: Access to at least some of the beautiful and iconic images in Utah’s national parks, such as Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, involve making a bit of a hike. At the same time, many of the roads, parking lots and short trails in these parks afford access to breathtaking photographic opportunities. Consideration will be given to each participant’s desired level of activity. With two guides leading a group of no more than eight participant photographers, we may divide into two groups when doing so best serves each participant’s desires and needs.
Friday, March 27 – Travel day, orientation dinner in Las Vegas, overnight in Las Vegas.
Saturday, March 28 –Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. (3 hour drive) Photograph in Zion, overnight at the Zion Park Lodge.*
Sunday, March 29 – Photograph morning in Zion National Park, drive to Bryce National Park. (2 hour drive). Photograph afternoon in Bryce National Park, overnight at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon.*
Monday, March 30 – Photograph morning in Bryce National Park, drive to Capital Reef National Park. (3 hour drive along one of the most scenic roads in the world) Photograph afternoon in Capital Reef National Park, overnight in Torrey.
Tuesday, March 31 – Photograph morning in Capital Reef National Park, drive to Moab. (3 hour drive) Photograph afternoon in Arches National Park, overnight in Moab.
Wednesday, April 1 – Photograph morning in Arches National Park, photograph afternoon in Canyonlands National Park, overnight in Moab.
Thursday, April 2 – Photograph morning in Canyonlands National Park, drive to Zion National Park. (5 hour drive). Overnight at Zion Park Lodge.*
Friday, April 3 – Photograph morning in Zion National Park (Kolob Canyons), drive to Las Vegas. (3 hour drive) Closing dinner, overnight in Las Vegas.
Saturday, April 4 – Travel day.
*Note: To secure lodging at Zion Park Lodge for the nights of March 28 and April 2, and at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon March 29, please reserve your spot in this tour before July 1, 2019. Those reserving after July 1, 2019, may, if necessary, be lodged near, but not in Zion and Bryce National Parks.