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Bryce Canyon’s GeoFest 6

Bryce Canyon’s GeoFest 6

Posted in: Entertainment, Travel on July 24, 2015.

We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch like to encourage everyone visiting Southern Utah to get involved in local events. They can be that extra something that makes a vacation perfect. To that end, we are please to announce the 6th annual GeoFest to be held at Bryce Canyon July 31 and August 1, 2015.

What is GeoFest? – GeoFest is an annual event held in Bryce Canyon, organized by the National Park Service. It’s purpose is to promote an interest in geology and geography in the general public. There are several notable speakers who speak about the central theme of GeoFest. And this year’s theme is, “Dinosaurs – Are They Really Extinct.” As you can imagine, the focus will be about the dinosaurs that inhabited the area in and around Southern Utah.

What is Scheduled for GeoFest 6? – According to the official website the following is a tentative schedule for this year’s Bryce Canyon GeoFest. Unless otherwise noted, events listed will take place on both days.

Bryce Canyon Geology Hikes: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a geologist for a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike in the amphitheater. Meet at the General Store and bring water.

Mossy Cave Hikes: 9 – 10:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, free ticket required)
Join a park geologist for an easy 1-mile round-trip hike at Mossy Cave Trail.

Geology Bus Tours: 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
(Group size limited, reservations required)
Join a geologist for a 3.5 hr. roadside geology tour of Bryce Canyon

Exhibits, Information & Family Fun: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Visit booths and participate in family fun activities at the Visitor Center Plaza.

Geology Talks: 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Sunset Point Friday & Saturday

Rim Walk: 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Join a geologist for a leisurely 1-mile round-trip along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater. Meet at Sunset Point.

Friday Evening Program: July 31st, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Dr. James Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist as he examines one of the connections between birds and dinosaurs.

Saturday Evening Program: August 1st, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Bryce Canyon Lodge Auditorium
Join Special Guest Jennifer Hargrave as documents on a fossil hunting expedition James Ross Island, Antarctica.

You can obtain free tickets, prior to Bryce Canyon Geology Hike and Mossy Cave Hike at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center.

Reservations for the Geology bus Tour may be made by calling (435) 834 – 5290 or in person, at the Shuttle Parking & Boarding Area in Bryce Canyon City.

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