Southern Utah Geology Hiking

Learn about the geologic events that shaped southwestern Utah’s spectacular landscape. Few places in the world can rival the diversity of geologic structures and rock types that are superbly exposed in our own backyard. Tropical seas, violent volcanic eruptions, and active faults are all part of the landscape’s story. This informative and non-technical course will add new dimension and fascination to southwestern Utah’s scenic beauty. The course includes field trips and short hikes to explore local geologic highlights.


Spring 2018

Full. This session has sold out. Please call 435-865-8259 with questions.

8 weeks / T 7:00-8:30
Cost: $125
Start Date: March 20th

Location: ED 205
Teacher: Tyler Knudsen

Cost includes two field trips/transportation.

Instructor Bio

Tyler Knudsen

Tyler Knudsen earned his Master’s Degree in Geology from University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Since then, Knudsen has spent his career with the Utah Department of Natural Resources studying the geology and mapping southern Utah in the Cedar and Parowan valleys, Zion National Park, the St. George Basin and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. His “Investigation of Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Cedar Valley” won an award from the Geological Society of America in 2015.