Geologic Guided Tours

UtahGeology Scenic Tours ( Tours) offers guided geologic scenic tours of Southern Utah. Specializing in Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Southern Utah’s hidden adventures. Don’t just go to these places… understand them.

How are we different from other Tour Outfitters?

UtahGeology Scenic Tours has one guide… me.   You wont just get hooked up with some 22 year old hippy doing a summer job, you will be guided by one of the most knowledgeable geologist and outdoor enthusiast in Southern Utah. I grew up here. I know virtually every nook and cranny of Southern Utah. I canyoneer, I mountain bike and hike. I’ve spent over 20 years studying the area’s Geology, and I can help you see things from a perspective and depth you wont find elsewhere. I work for the Utah Geological Survey and have access to a depth and bredth of information you won’t find elsewhere. And on top of that.. I’m better company.  I often go to dinner with my clients and become life-long friends. I care about people and love getting to know them.  I LOVE southern Utah and want to help you have an amazing time exploring it.

The day will start with a pick up from your hotel, place of lodging, or a predetermined location (usually Springdale, St George or Bryce City, UT). Actual meeting time and location will be decided per group. After meeting, me, your professional guide, we’ll drive to one of the various area attractions or parks. Throughout the day, I’ll explain the geologic history and ecology of the area.

Because of my unique background in geology, canyoneering, backpacking and archaeology, you won’t find a more knowledgeable guide for exploring the hidden nooks or popular trails of Southern Utah. I’ve explored almost every corner of South-west Utah, and would love to share my knowledge and love of the attractions with you.

Visited sights can include:

  • Snow Canyon State Park
  • The Zion National Park Area
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Many of the areas less known attractions in Southern Utah’s backcountry.
  • Grand Canyon National Park or Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Area
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Guided hikes through Kanarraville Canyon or other Slot Canyons in the area

Email me from the Contact Page for more information!

Great White Throne, Zion Canyon, Zion National Park


Some of commercial guiding services in Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park are prohibited. If you’d like to be guided on an outing to Zion National Park or the Grand Canyon, you can join our UtahGeology Club. As a member we can plan a club event within the park. However, group size limits must remain small, and we’ll try and take care of most of the interpretive “guiding” activities before we go into the park. Club events can be a lot of fun, and a great way to learn the geology of these parks.

In order to respect Park Resources, we do not do club events on Angel’s Landing, or Back-country slot canyons in Zion National Park. But there are many, many other amazing hikes and drives to explore in the Park and area. Send us an email or give us a call and we can trailor something perfect for your specific abilities and interests!


Tours include guiding, transportation from your hotel or place of lodging (if group size permits), binoculars, and some types of hiking equipment if needed.

Two – Four:
Five or More:  ​
One on One:  ​
Two – Four:
Five or More:
One on One:
Group rates available for larger groups which utilize their own transportation.


Parunaweap Canyon, Zion National Park


Most guests choose to fly into Las Vegas or St George Airports. Guiding sessions can be custom made to fit the scenery and locations you wish most to visit. The default Grand Staircase Package includes up to three main destinations which cover the breadth of Southern Utah’s Geologic Record.

Destination 1. Zion National Park area.  Zion’s geologic units pick up where the Grand Canyon ends, showcasing the Early Mesozoic Layers of the Grand Canyon.

Destination 2. Bryce Canyon National Park or Cedar Breaks National Monument. Bryce Canyon and the Paunsaugunt Plateau showcases the upper Mesozoic and Early Cenozoic layers of the Grand Staircase.

Destination 3. Toroweap Viewpoint of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is much farther from my home base of St George/Cedar City and has an additional fee. (It is also a 2.5 hour drive). From Torweap visitors can hike to the Colorado River and experience each layer of the Paleozoic sequence to the Grand Staircase. For Zion National Park visitors who are pressed for time, the same layers can be seen by a short excursion through the Virgin River Gorge south of St. George.

Email me for more information!  Visit the Contact Page

UtahGeology Scenic Tours Geologic & Scenic Guided Tours
2155 N Ashdown Forest Rd.
CedarCity, UT 84721
St George, UT 84770


North Rim Grand Canyon as seen from Toroweap


Bryce Canyon National Park