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Partners in the Parks: Bryce Canyon National Park
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Partners in the Parks: Bryce Canyon National Park

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly natural and geologic wonders of Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah! You will camp beneath ponderosa pines; travel to the canyon floor on horseback; backpack and sleep among the hoodoos; and participate in a service project to benefit the park. Gain confidence and skills in the outdoors, marvel at the strange beauty of the red rock hoodoos, and find inspiration under a sea of stars in Bryce Canyon National Park.

6/23/2019 to 6/29/2019
When: June 23-29, 2019
Where: Bryce Canyon National Park
United States
Contact: NCHC Office
(402) 472-9150

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Affiliating yourself with your institution

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(If your institution is not a member of NCHC, please proceed as a "Guest.")

*Members receive a 50% discount on NCHC Partners in the Parks registration pricing!

Questions? Contact the NCHC office at (402) 472-9150 or


Mandatory Documentation

This year, when you register, you will be required to turn in 3 forms stating your acknowledgement of different NCHC policies while you are a participant on your potential trip. To save you some time while registering, we recommend downloading these files now, digitally or physically signing them, and have them ready to be uploaded with your application.




Partners in the Parks Bryce Canyon National Park

June 23-29, 2019

Tentative/Sample Itinerary





Sun. June 23

12:00 PM PM


Students meet in Cedar City, travel to BRCA Set up camp; hike to rim

Dinner; circle

Mon. June 24

AM 1




Sunrise; breakfast at camp

Visit Visitor Center (orientation to BRCA)

Hike and activity with guest SUU faculty (English, Biology, Geology)

Dinner; circle

Tues. June 25

AM 1


AM 2

Painting with Arlene Braithwaite (SUU ret.


landscape artist)



PM 1

Prep for backpacking trip (backcountry lesson)

PM 2

Free time


Dinner; circle

Wed. June 26

AM 1

AM 2 AM 3/PM

Late PM

Breakfast; break down camp

Travel to Rainbow Point Trailhead; service project orientation

Hike to Riggs Spring group campsite; perform service project with Eric Vasquez

Set-up camp; dinner; circle

Thurs. June 27


Evening Night

Breakfast; break down camp

Hike out; set up camp in campground Dinner

Astronomy Program and night sky viewing with telescopes at Visitor Center

Fri. June 28


Midday PM


Horseback ride from Lodge (2 hour ride) Lunch at camp

Free time to explore BRCA on own Dinner at historic Bryce Canyon Lodge

Sat. June 29



Breakfast; take down camp; return to Cedar City Trip ends (students may stay in Cedar City or begin travel home)



Program Size 10 Students
NCHC Member Price $580 (does not include airfare)
NCHC Nonmember Price $1160 (does not include airfare)
Deadline to Register May 9, 2019









If you have any questions regarding your trip specifically, please contact your trip facilitators listed below. They will be sending you more information regarding what to pack, and any supplies you may need for your trip.


Trip Facilitator

 Kelly Goonan, Southern Utah University

Grant Shimer, Southern Utah University




All requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing to the national office and RECEIVED no later than thirty days in advance of the trip departure date.

  • Received prior to 30 days before trip departure:          Full refund, less a $50 per person administrative fee
  • Received within 30 days before trip departure:            No refunds granted

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