The Institute for Continued Learning

Hikes & Botany Field Trips

September Hikes

Please remember to register online for your hikes. Due to the increased interest and for safety reasons, we will have to limit hikes to 25 individuals, unless otherwise specified.

Oct 05, 2019 Aspiration Trail

9:00 am
Meet at Hampton Inn on Souther (Sun River) Parkway

Leader: Frida Audele (435-632-1552)
Summary: Moderate, 4 miles, 500-foot elevation change
Details: This fun trail is short but challenging. We will hike steadily up, up and up to the top. We will “pause” here to look around a bit before heading back down, down and down. No place to sit for a break on this trail, but we will have frequent pauses along the way. Hiking poles are highly recommended.

Oct 12, 2019 Gorgeous Canyon

9:00 am
Meet at Hart's Food & Gas (corner of Green Springs & Telegraph)

Leader: Frida Audele (435-632-1552)
Summary: Easy, 5.5 miles, 100-foot elevation change
Details: This hike is on a paved trail through a beautiful canyon. There are benches along the trail and picnic trails & bathroom facilities at the trailhead.

Oct 19, 2019 Black Ridge

9:00 am
Meet at ACE Hardware on Bluff Street

Leader: Frida Audele (435-632-1552)
Summary: Moderate, 5 miles, 1000-foot elevation change.
Details: This hike is a combination of difficult and easy. Difficult on the 1-mile steep sections at the beginning and end of the hike, where we gain/lose the 1000 ft. elevation. Once we conquer that, the rest is easy and pretty level. We will be rewarded with panoramic views of town and a few sites of interest. We will take it slow and easy on the steep sections.

Oct 26, 2019 City Creek Trail

9:00 am
Meet a Chuckwalla Trailhead parking, north Bluff (HWY 18)

Leader: Frida Audele (435-632-1552)
Summary: Easy, 5-6 miles, less than 500 foot elevation change.
Details: The trail is packed dirt with several ups and downs. We will have glimpses of St. George and mountains on three sides. This is an out-and-back trail. We will follow it for 2.5-3 miles before turning around to return to the cars.

Botany Field Trips

Oct 14, 2019 Black Rock Mountain or Mt. Logan Arizona Strip

9:00 am-4:00 pm
Meet at North Plaza Building, west side of parking lot.

Leader: Lee Hughes

Details: Bring lunch, water, walking stick, and high clearance vehicle.