Office of Community & Academic Enrichment

Migrant Trail Driving Tour & Dinner

During this two-day driving tour you’ll make several stops along the Old Spanish National Historic Trail with Colonel Al Matheson, Utah director of the Old Spanish Trail Association. Learn how this trade route crossed Utah’s high mountains, deserts, and canyons to connect northern New Mexico to southern California. At the end of the first day enjoy dinner, with the option to stay for the night, at Iron Springs Adventure Resort, a boutique lodge just west of Cedar City. Day two will include further stops along the trail, culminating at the Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial.

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Summer 2019

TH, F / 12:00 pm
Cost: $116
Date: June 27 - 28

Location: Paragonah
Teacher: Al Matheson

Instructor Bio

Al Matheson is a Retired United States Air Force Colonel. He was Director of Space Launch and Communications Contracting, Space Division, for Air Force Systems Command. He also worked as a contract aerospace engineer for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Litton via Vendor Surveillance Corp. Currently, Colonel Matheson is the owner and president of four corporations involved in construction/demolition, recycling, historic restoration of vintage machinery, and an active FAA Certified Flight Instructor. He is the Utah director of the Old Spanish Trail Association, adjunct professor at Southern Utah University (SUU), director of treks and monuments for the Sons of Utah Pioneers and director of the Mormon Battalion Association Benefactor at SUU.