National Park Tours
Explore Utah's National Parks Around Our 2020 Meeting
We have partnered with Western Leisure to offer once-in-a-lifetime tours of Utah’s national parks as pre- and post-conference tours. These tours will be exclusive to 2020 meeting attendees and their guests.
Make the most of your trip to Utah! Explore two of the nation’s most celebrated national parks with your colleagues before or after the meeting.
Arches and Canyonlands
One day pre-conference tour
May 20, 2020
Depart Salt Lake City at 7 am and travel south along the westernmost front of the Rocky Mountains, following the settlement pattern of the Mormon pioneers. Before reaching Soldier Summit, you will see the ghost town of Thistle, destroyed in a flood in 1983 you can still see the remnants from the highway. Descending through Price Canyon you will arrive in the city of Price, the coal-producing capital of Utah. Our first stop is the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. The museum houses one of the finest dinosaur collections in the country.
We then drive south past the fascinating Book Cliffs and the central Utah butte country before arriving at Dead Horse Point State Park, overlooking Canyonlands National Park. We will enjoy a delicious box lunch while enjoying the spectacular views atop this isolated mesa that is ringed 2,000 feet below by the Colorado River. You can see a hundred miles in all directions across some of the most unusual desert scenery in all of the world.
Next, continue to Arches National Park, which has the largest assemblage of natural stone arches in the world. You will have ample time to walk around and view these silent monuments to erosion, as well as to photograph your favorite ones. This rugged untamed country epitomizes the American West and has been used as a backdrop for scores of classic movies and modern commercials. After a stop at the visitor’s center of this amazing National Park, we begin our return to Salt Lake City. We will stop for dinner before returning to Salt Lake City, arriving around 9 to 10 pm. You will return home knowing you have enjoyed some of the greatest scenic wonders that the west has to offer and be ready for the AIC Annual Meeting.
Lunch and Dinner included.
A $99 deposit holds your spot. See below for more details.
*per person, see Terms and Conditions below for more details.
Terms and Conditions
Trip Minimums – 20 people
Trip Maximums – 40 people
We welcome spouses and guests of meeting attendees on these tours-either accompanying an attendee or on their own. Minimum age for a participant on any of these tour is 14. A parent or guardian must accompany those aged 14-20. Due to federal regulations, the National Parks Service counts infants as adults for entry charges, so you may not included them as a non-participant on the tour.
A $99 deposit holds your spot on a tour, and we will fully refund it through December 15. On or before this date, we will decide if the trip has enough participants to go forward. In the event the trip does not go forward, we will refund the deposit.
The remainder of the balance including any single supplements and payments for optional activities is due on February 15. After this date, we will no longer offer refunds. We encourage attendees to consider the trip insurance offered through Western Leisure.
Not included in the package price:
- Meals not mentioned as included
- Optional activities listed in descriptions
- Items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages at meals
- Single Supplements
- Trip Insurance
- Tips to guides and Western Leisure Manager