Saturday, July 11, 2009

Possible Earth Science Field Trips in Utah

I've been scheming.

Here's the list so far:

We're smack dab in the middle of things here in Utah. I would love to visit Yellowstone after we study volcanoes and geysers, and I would love to go to the Grand Canyon after we study it as well. I'm pleasantly surprised at the amount of things there really are to be done around here.

(And I totally didn't know that I look at the Wasatch Fault Line every time I look out my back door! I feel so geologically-savvy now.)


  1. The Wasatch Fault Line info was very informative! Thanks! Diane

  2. If you're out the way of U-Dig fossils, keep heading west and just over the border into Nevada is Great Basin National Park with Lehman Caves--no hiking, you just walk right into the side of the mountain. My kids loved it last fall.

    There are some gorgeous hikes in the park though, you can go up past 10,000 feet and see the bristlecones, oldest living organisms on earth. It's quite a trek though for little feet.

  3. Pretty fun stuff you have planned! There is a cool cave in Idaho near Bear Lake called Minnetonka Cave. I went when I was a kid - and I don't remember there being any hiking to it. We are going to try and go there next week and I will let you know how it works for the kiddies. Good luck with your adventures!


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