A series of short, strategically located hikes will provide you with a visual understanding of the rock layers and life zones in Zion. We’ll discuss what the continents and local terrain looked like when the layers were created, what prehistoric animals lived here during different time periods, what created the striking textures and colors seen today, and how certain layers impact everything from current-day building practices to water flow. We’ll compare the modern life zones in the lower, middle and upper elevations in order to appreciate the unique and vast differences in plant and animal life that exist within the park.
MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by 12 noon on Friday, Oct 1, 2021 or class will cancel. If you’re reading this past the minimum enrollment date, the class is a go and you may still register by calling 435 772 3264.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Geoffrey Gerstner
AGES: 14 Years and up.
MEETS: 8:30 am at the Zion Human History Museum
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING: EASY Mostly flat walking of up to 4 miles. Combined short walks or one continuous hike.