Geology Hike of Thunderbird Gardens

Hike with a geologist on a five-mile loop trail through the Thunderbird Gardens area, located east of the Cedar City Golf Course. Participants will view and discuss the geologic formations and processes that have created the colorful landscape comprising Hurricane Cliffs and Cedar Canyon. Due to the length, elevation gain, and some off-trail scrambling, participants should be physically able. Be prepared with drinking water, snacks, trekking poles, proper hiking shoes, and comfortable clothing.

*This 1-day course meets from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at the Thunderbird Gardens trail head, transportation is not provided. Please be prepared with your own water, food, hiking gear and sunscreen. Registration deadline is May 30.

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Summer 2019

1 Day / F 4:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $50
Start Date: May 31

Location: Thunderbird Gardens Trailhead
Teacher: Tyler Knudsen

Instructor Bio
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.